On This Day (August 19)…Happy Birthday, Ian Gillan!

The singer Ian Gillan was born on this day in 1945. Retrieved from here. While growing up in Hounslow, Ian Gillan wanted to be an actor. He instead became a singer, early on in bands like Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners. By the time he reached Episode Six, he began to make his name for … Continue reading On This Day (August 19)…Happy Birthday, Ian Gillan!

On This Day (April 14)…Happy Birthday, Ritchie Blackmore!

The guitarist Richard Hugh Blackmore was born on this day in 1945. Retrieved from here. Blackmore is best known as the first guitarist in the band Deep Purple, with whom he helped create many of their early noted songs. After parting ways with the group for the first time, Blackmore joined with singer Ronnie James … Continue reading On This Day (April 14)…Happy Birthday, Ritchie Blackmore!

On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!

 Two of the guys were better guitar players than me, so I volunteered to play bass. I was just being practical...[W]hen I actually got a proper bass and amp, I realized that it really suited me. I enjoyed the sound and power of it.Roger Glover about his path to playing bass. Retrieved from here. The … Continue reading On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!