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- Ian Paice’s “Boy Howdy!” picture from In Rock (25th) episode:
- Thanks to the great Mike Healy for clearing that up.
- Nate recorded a guest spot on the Alphabetallica podcast. Tom was a very gracious host and an excellent interviewer. Check out the Alphabetallica Podcast where Tom reviews and discusses the entire Metallica catalogue one song at a time in alphabetical order! You can also follow Tom on Twitter at @MetallicaPod.
- Clay Wombacher
Album Art & Booklet Review
- Ian Gillan had issues with drinking at this point. He contributed extensively to the In Rock 25th anniversary CD booklet. When asked about contributing to Fireball he said, “I can’t remember anything.”
- Doing the Hollywood Bowl Concerto gig to try to ignite excitement in America, the same way it had in the UK. This did not work.
Album Details and Analysis:
- 25th Anniversary Booklet Review.
- Strange Kind of Woman
- I’m Alone (B-Side)
- Slow Train
- Demon’s Eye (Remix)
- The Noise Abatement Society Tapes
- Fireball (Take 1 Instrumental)
- Backwards Piano
- No One Came (Remix)
In The News . . .
- Review of Ian Paice’s performance with the Buddy Rich Band
- Absolutely no photo/video allowed.
- Hoping for a live recording.
- Ian Gillan and other celebrities in attendance
- The Artwoods “Art’s Gallery” compilation being released.
- Compiled from three live BBC sessions.
- Ian Gillan helps fund a local theater’s website
- Gabby Rabbitts, director of the Marine Theatre, said: “Our old website had run its course and we were finding it difficult to communicate with our audience and the community. The new website is responsive, user friendly, and people can become members. We are very grateful to Ian Gillan for funding this important project and we hope that everyone enjoys using the new site.”
- Ian said: “I am delighted to support the Marine Theatre in its anniversary year; it does a fantastic job at bringing in names in to the town, while celebrating local performers. This new website is helping to communicate their important work to the community.”
This Week in Purple History . . .
July 8 through July 14
- July 10 1942 Ronnie James Dio Born
- July 10, 1969 Gover/Gillan’s first show at the Speakeasy
- July 9, 1970 Fireball was released
- July 14, 1973 Roger Glover quits deep purple
- July 9, 2006 John Coletta dies in Spain
Deep Purple Deep Track of the Week:
- Johnny Gustafson
- Make Me Your Number One (December of 1965 B-side to single “Take me for a little while”
- No information on backup musicians
For Further Information:
- Deep Purple: A Matter of Fact by Jerry Bloom
- Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story
- The Road of Golden Dust: The Deep Purple Story 1968-1976 by Jerry Bloom
- Child in Time by Ian Gillan
- Deep Purple: Complete Uk Vinyl Discography 1968-1982 By Neil Priddey
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