Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Mighty Morris Ten!


 
look at that cool guy in his cool chequered pants… its his 65th birthday today!!! did you recognize him? yep, it is roger glover, bassist of deep purple (first in mk II and also in the current line-up), and early band mate of ian gillan. they had been in the pop/rock/mod band episode six, of which glover was a founding member and for which he wrote several songs (among them: thats all i want, mighty morris ten, sunshine girl (on this one he is also singing!!), when i fall in love, wide smiles, mr universe). at one point he told his friend ian gillan, who first was very reluctant in songwriting, that he would not talk to him again until he had written a song. well, it seems like it worked – but nevertheless glovers creative input has proved to be essential for deep purples success in rock history.

however, roger glover is not the only one celebrating today. it is also the 66th birthday of ten years after bassist leo lyons, woodstock hero and on the road for almost fifty years. happy birthday!
catching up with other events, on saturday it was the …

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I Need a Break…


 
first of all i am very sorry to tell you, but as you perhaps already noticed i need to retire from bloggin for a while. the reason is that i have to work on many big projects at a time in my studies and my job now. the most important of those projects is the one, which will ensure that i can finish my apprenticeship successfully. apart from that there are several exams waiting for me in january and february, so i have to learn and study a lot.
i will keep on posting on birthdays etc, and there will be a special gift for you on the 8th december (which is not only the 30th anniversary of john lennons passing, but also the day this blog was started last year). but there wont be new vinyl rips for some time, because i simply dont have the time for ripping, uploading and writing about them. god bless all the “old” hippies who are pensioneers now and have all the time for these things!!

as you might have noticed there have been some changes on this site recently. perhaps most important: the jukebox has its …

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

65 Years – a ‘Good Old Boy’!


 
as a tribute to one of my favourite rock bands, lets celebrate the 65th birthday of nick simper – who most of you most likely wont know. he was a founding member of deep purple and their bass player until being replaced by roger glover in summer 1969. but even before that he wasnt unknown in englands music scene of the 1960s. after playing in several rock & roll bands in the early 60s he joined johnny kidd and the pirates in 1966, just shortly before kidd died in a car crash on 7th october. nick himself had been in the car when the accident occured, but survived injured. he kept playing with the pirates until 1967, when he joined the flower pot men and their garden, where he met jon lord with whom he joined deep purple in early 1968.
after recording three albums with the group he was thrown out alongside singer rod evans in mid 1969. in 1970 he teamed up with screaming lord sutchs “heavy friends” (among others those were: ritchie blackmore, noel redding, matthew fisher, carlo little and keith moon) for an all-star show that was recorded live and released two years …

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