On This Day (February 1)…Deep Purple Chasing Gladsaxe

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Gladsaxe Teen Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Programming note about this concert. Retrieved from here.

Deep Purple were at this time on their Book of Taliesyn Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was their first multi-continent tour, taking them both to Europe and North America. In fact, this particular appearance was only their second in Europe on the tour. A few weeks before this, they had appeared at an unknown venue in Crewe, England.

Besides returning to the touring circuit, Deep Purple had had a busy January, beginning 1969 on as busy a note as they had spent 1968. Soon before this concert, Purple had returned to the studio. While there, they had come up with two songs, “Emmaretta” and “Bird Has Flown”. The latter would be part of their forthcoming self-titled album. They also recorded a BBC session with the legendary John Peel.

This was apparently a TV appearance by the group. However, I don’t know whether any audio or visual material from the appearance survives to this day.

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