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 68th birthday of jimi hendrix, and yesterday it was exactly nine years ago that george harrison passed away. another beatles member, pete best, celebrated his 69th birthday on last wednesday, the 24th.
wow, whole lotta events going on… so finally here we have a nice little footage of expisode six on german tv, 1967, when roger glover was just barely into his twenties (unfortunally the directors decided to film gillan most of the time, but just look out for the young guy with shades!)