On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1973 at Osaka Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Osaka, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. According to a German report, the band performed two sold-out shows on this night. It was the final stop on the Japanese leg of the tour, as well as the final … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

On This Day (June 29)…Happy Birthday, Ian Paice!

The drummer Ian Anderson Paice was born on this day in 1948. Retrieved from here. As a young child, Paice was inspired by drummer Gene Krupa, whose films he would watch, to begin banging knitting needles against the back of his sofa. After receiving a small drum kit as a gift for his fifteenth birthday, … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Happy Birthday, Ian Paice!