On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas

Deep Purple released Bananas on this day in 2003. Album cover. Retrieved from here. (Fair use) This album marked a notable change in the band's history. It was the first album to feature Don Airey on keyboards after he took the job from a retired Jon Lord. Lord actually received writing credit on two songs … Continue reading On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas

Concert 2 – Drøbak, the First Record

August 10, 2001 saw Deep Purple with Don Airey performing at another festival for their second date together. This festival was at Drøbak, Norway. Airey is often referenced as the tourist of Deep Purple, often going off in whatever city the band happened to be and experiencing the place. However, even if the group did … Continue reading Concert 2 – Drøbak, the First Record

Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New

The first gig was terrifying...so I just went on, and bugger me, I'm playing with Deep Purple! [laughs]Don Airey recalling his first concert with Deep Purple at Skanderborg. On August 9, 2001, Deep Purple first took the stage with Don Airey at the keys. Airey had only heard he would be getting the gig with … Continue reading Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New

Sixth Impressions: Whoosh Was Worth the Wait

Here we are, folks! Today is August 7th, 2020, and Whoosh! is finally available worldwide. It's been a long journey from that short Facebook clip I covered in February. It's release has been delayed by a pandemic and the tour to support the album has been similarly pushed back, but it's here. Album cover. Originally … Continue reading Sixth Impressions: Whoosh Was Worth the Wait

Fifth Impressions: The Hits, They Keep Coming

Just the few of us walk arm in armIt's innocent and charmingThe children seem to be getting alongDon't worry kids, it's nothing at allIan Gillan, first verse of "Nothing at All". Retrieved from here. So far, Whoosh! has been nothing short of awesome. From the time of the first teaser and the cover art reveal, the album has slowly but surely … Continue reading Fifth Impressions: The Hits, They Keep Coming

On This Day (November 16)…Deep Purple on the BBC

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2017 at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, England for BBC2. I suppose this stop on the Long Goodbye Tour would technically count as a BBC session. The history of Deep Purple's BBC sessions was at this point nearly fifty years old; they had first gone in in … Continue reading On This Day (November 16)…Deep Purple on the BBC