Classic Rock on Rhythm (via Music Fan)

Many international acts are hard to find on Rhythm Music Store due to various licencing restrictions, however there are a number of classic rock songs that can be found. Here is a list of some of my favourites in no particular order; please note that quite often they are live versions or updated re-recordings. Pinball Wizard – The Who The Ghost Of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen Like A Rolling Stone – Jimi Hendrix Ball and Chain – Janis Joplin Comfo … Read More

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Darker Than Blue News Update June 16 2011 (via darker than blue)

Darker Than Blue News Update June 16 2011 A little late with the latest DTB News Update; we had builders descend on us again last week to gut the old bathroom. Seeing as the fittings dated from 1967 some might say about time, but if the previous owner hadn’t scoured the life out of them, I’d be putting them back! Sadly though re-enamelling the old bath was going to cost hundreds, and involve a journey down to the Aga factory in Birmingham. Anyhow, they’re having the day off today while t … Read More

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For Group With Orchestra (via darker than blue)

For Group With Orchestra With their usual lack of proper PR, the Deep Purple Orchestral Tour has sort of just emerged without any real attempt to big it up in the press at all, which seems a shame. It now looks as if most of the shows during 2011 will take this format, building on Ian Gillan’s occasional shows fronting an orchestra during 2009/10. That there is confusion is clear from the enquiries we had from North America asking if the band were doing The Concerto. We … Read More

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Deep Purple photos, 1 June 2010

Ian Gillan

Deep Purple: Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Ian Paice

Deep Purple: Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Ian Paice

Steve Morse

Photos: michael.currin.co.za

Deep Purple played at GrandWest Casino in Cape Town, following Wishbone Ash and Uriah Heep. Read the review of the event on the EntertaintmentAfrica website.

More photos on the next blog post.

Deep Purple: Top Ten Tunes

Ten of my favourite songs by my all-time favourite group, Deep Purple.

  1. Smoke On The Water (live 1972, from Made In Japan) the song and album that started it all for me!
  2. When A Blind Man Cries
  3. Highway Star
  4. Child In Time
  5. Mistreated (incl Rock Me Baby) (live 1975, from Made In Europe)
  6. Strange Kind Of Woman (live 1972, from Made In Japan)
  7. Speed King (piano version)
  8. Burn
  9. Pictures of Home
  10. Black Night (unedited remix 1995)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course many (many!) more of my other favourites have had to be omitted.

Yes, I know all these songs come from between 1970 and 1975 and feature Ritchie Blackmore … so?

Masters Of Rock Head South in 2010

Considered as one of the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock, Deep Purple were listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s loudest band and ranked as number 22 on VH1s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They incorporate many sounds into their rock music including classical, blues and pop. Deep Purple is still one of the hardest touring bands in the world and has continued to tour around the world since 1968. They’re most famous for their haunting hit – Smoke On The Water.

Deep Purple will be supported by Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash.

The technically brilliant heavy rock band ‘Uriah Heep’ (taken from the character featured in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield) have sold over 30 million records and have had 5 US Top 40 albums. Their debut in 1970 was a simplistic bass driven sound from electric folk to a direct harder appeal. Uriah Heep were at the forefront of a richly embossed, fastidious style of music later to be dubbed as progressive rock.

Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen, Bob Skeat, Joseph Crabtree make up Wishbone Ash, a British rock band who were hugely successful in the mid 70s. Their popular records include Wishbone Ash, Argus, There’s The Rub and New England. Wishbone Ash are considered one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format. Their contributions helped Powell and Turner to be included in the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Tour Itinerary:

Johannesburg

Friday 28 May 2010
Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg
Tickets from R275 to R500 (incl. service charges)

Durban

Sunday 30 May 2010
Indoor Arena, International Convention Centre, Durban
Tickets from R272 to R426 (incl. service charges)

Cape Town

Tuesday 1 June 2010
Grand Arena Grandwest Casino & Entertainment World Cape Town
Tickets from R297 to R476 (incl. service charges)

Tickets available from Computicket outlets, http://www.computicket.com and 083 915 8000.

http://deeppurple.co.za

Download Deep Purple Live In Montreux 2006 from RhythmMusicStore.com