Episode #44 – Deep Purple and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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  • Regarding the German man reading the poetry on the “Windows” episode. Jörg Planer writes: “The German Vincent Price is an German actor, Klaus Löwitsch. You won’t find him in the album credits, because his part isn’t on the album. I don’t know why, maybe just the German language, maybe copyright reasons…”
  • Ritchie Blackmore . . . is left handed! — More to come, Candice Night may disagree with this assessment!

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Hall of Fame History

  • History of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    • https://www.rockhall.com/
    • Established April 20, 1983
    • Artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first record
    • Official induction process:
      • A nominating committee composed of rock and roll historians selects names for the “Performers” category (singers, vocal groups, bands, and instrumentalists of all kinds), which are then voted on by roughly 500 experts across the world. Those selected to vote include academics, journalists, producers, and others with music industry experience. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll. Block approval voting is used, with those nominees who receive the most votes being inducted, subject to a minimum of 50% approval. Around five to seven performers are inducted each year.
      • List of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees by year
  • Deep Purple history of not getting in
    • First year eligible would have been 1993
    • Took 23 years for them to get in
  • Who was admitted into the Hall of Fame
  • Fan anger around band not being admitted:
  • Controversy surrounding Ritchie being inducted, attending
  • Interviews with band members
    • Deep Purple’s Roger Glover on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: ‘It’s not that important’ – December 12, 2017
      • Roger told Morgan Richards Interviews: “It’s not that special to us. I mean, it’s special that people support us, yes — we’re very thankful for that. And lots of people – from Metallica to Alice Cooper to RUSH, lots of people – wondered why we weren’t in there.
      • “Actually, we didn’t get it twice (Deep Purple were previously nominated in 2013 and 2014) before we got it, and what do you answer that with? Well, it’s not that important to us. And now that we’ve got it, it’s still not that important to us. It hasn’t changed my life in any way except I got a gong and a free mug. But it’s a bit of icing on the cake.
      • “A friend of mine, when he was getting an award like that, said, ‘The real reward for what you do is getting onstage and playing. Every night, that’s the reward.’ Something like a recognition like that, it’s just a little bit of icing on the cake — that’s all. It’s not that important.”
    • Deep Purple | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
      • 0:30 – Coverdale asked about if he’s been in touch with Ritchie
      • 1:20 – Coverdale/Hughes photo shoot
      • 1:55 – Coverdale/Hughes on mic answering questions
      • 3:30 – Coverdale talks meeting Gillan, Butterfly Ball, etc.
    • Deep Purple Legend Glenn Hughes on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
    • Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan Has ‘No Respect’ For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – October of 2015
      • “I have no respect for them They’re the kind of people that having seen A Hard Day’s Night decided that The Monkees would be America’s equivalent to The Beatles. They’ve no idea what goes on in the big, wide world outside of their self-arbitrating surroundings.
      • “To me, those people are bloody arrogant and rude. I’ve heard that somebody on their committee dismissed us as one-hit wonders. I couldn’t figure out whether that was Hush, Kentucky Woman, Black Night, Stange Kind of Woman, Child In Time, Perfect Strangers, Knocking At Your Back Door, or perhaps even âSmoke On The Water.
      • “I’m very grateful for the other bands and artists that stood up for us with a view to our induction – that’s nice of them. But I wish that the Hall Of Fame had had the discretion to ask us first. It’s now become a debate in which we are too late to have the final word.”
    • DF 58 – Hall of Fame on Ian Gillan’s Caramba! In December of 2015
    • Ritchie’s Official Facebook
      • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame update
      • Ritchie was honored by the offer of induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was discussing the possibility of attending, until we received correspondence from the President of the Rock Hall of Fame, who said that Bruce Payne, management for the current Deep Purple Touring Band, had said “No”……….!!!!!”
      • Therefore Ritchie will not be attending the ceremony. He sincerely thanks all the fans that voted for him for their support.
  • Induction Ceremony

Eight Inductees:

  • Ian Gillan
  • Ian Paice
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice
  • Roger Glover
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • David Coverdale
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Rod Evans

Not Inducted:

  • Nick Simper
  • Tommy Bolin
  • Joe Lynn Turner
  • Joe Satriani
  • Don Airey
  • Steve Morse

In The News . . .

  • https://rockcandymag.com/ – Michael Schenker talks about a potential collaboration with David Coverdale that never happened:
    • Back in the early ’80s when I had the Michael Schenker Group my manager at the time, Peter Mensch, believed we needed a new singer to replace Gary Barden. I’d picked Gary for a reason, but Peter wanted to take the band to the next level and he wanted David Coverdale to work with me.
    • Coverdale probably asked Mensch to get me and Cozy Powell and [bassist] Chris Glen over to Whitesnake to replace Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody and whoever else was in that band at the time. I think that was the idea, but I didn’t want to let go of MSG. I said, ‘No, you ask Coverdale to join us.’
    • You know that song ‘Dancer’ from the MSG Assault Attack album? I actually jammed that song with Coverdale. I already had the music and he sung it differently, with some different words. So we tried something, but I didn’t really want to do it.

This Week in Purple History . . .

February 24 through March 2

  • March 1, 1946 – Tony Ashton is born
  • February 28, 1970 – Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar is stolen in Liverpool – serial number 221737

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