On This Day (May 11)…Deep Purple Enter the Studio

Deep Purple went into the studio for the first time on this day in 1968 at Pye Studios in London, England. This was the first time the group recorded material for an album. They had just completed their first-ever tour, which took place primarily in Denmark. On this tour, they had used the moniker "Roundabout", … Continue reading On This Day (May 11)…Deep Purple Enter the Studio

On This Day (May 4)…Roundabout at Club Dynamite

Deep Purple, then known as Roundabout, performed on this day in 1968 at Club Dynamite in Store Heddinge, Denmark. This was one of the final known dates of the group's debut tour. One week later, they went into the studio for the first time to record their first album. There is no known recording of … Continue reading On This Day (May 4)…Roundabout at Club Dynamite

On This Day (May 3)…Roundabout Return to Copenhagen

Roundabout performed on this day in 1968 at the Studenterforenigen in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is believed to be one of the final concerts on the group's first tour. They would soon enter the studio to record their first album. After this tour, the group changed their name formally to Deep Purple; the upcoming album, Shades … Continue reading On This Day (May 3)…Roundabout Return to Copenhagen

On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!

...Memorable for Ian Gillan donning a tutu he found in a dressing room cupboard and proclaiming himself “Deep Purple in Frock”, for the gear arriving at 7pm and somehow the show starting at 8pm, for an old apparatchik single-handedly trying to make the young audience sit back down during the set with such zeal that … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!

On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at Meteor Sport Hall in Dnipro, Ukraine. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Don Airey was a brand new recruit to the band at this time. While he had temporarily filled in for Jon Lord the last summer, this short tour through Eastern Europe was Airey's … Continue reading On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

Tour Guide: Deep Purple’s 2002 Eastern Europe Tour

Jon Lord left the band after the UK tour, but in his place is the very excellent Don Airey, who also helped out last year. Please give him a nice welcome...The Highway Star about the recent lineup change Deep Purple's 2002 tour season saw many short tour legs throughout the world. After beginning the year … Continue reading Tour Guide: Deep Purple’s 2002 Eastern Europe Tour

On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri

From an in-between time; a sound that starts east and ends up looking west.About the album. Retrieved from here. Lauren Hope released Missouri on this day in 2016. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This was Hope's first official release. It features five songs, a number she would repeat on both of her following EPs. One … Continue reading On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri