Deep Purple’s In Rock Signed by Ian Gillan – Los Angeles 2005

He popped by the Virgin office and I missed him. Roger Ritchie kindly asked him for his John H. Thanks...

Rainbow – Newcastle 1980 Jan03

Rainbow – Newcastle 1980

I saved up my milk round money for this one. Despite dreading Graham Bonnet, it was a good show. I remember Don Airey taking a lot of abuse from Newcastle fans after coming onstage for the encore wearing a Sunderland...

Deep Purple – London 1987 Jun09

Deep Purple – London 1987

I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it, but I remember reading a review of the show a couple of days later (pre web!). It said that the typical looking road crew – biker shirts, beards, bad unkempt hair, tracksuit bottoms, flashlights and generally pretty scruffy (I’ve roadied a...

Deep Purple’s Roger Glover Pic – Brighton 2009

Glover’s a great writer and undoubtedly an underrated bass player. Styx opened for Purple at this show in Brighton. I remember thinking that it may not have been the best match while watching bikers throwing glasses at...