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Any updates as to what Rod Evans has been doing?


Surely someone must know? When I met Ian Paice 2 years ago in Clearwater, FL he told me that through a mutual friend he had heard that Rod was battling alcholism. Just want to know if Mr. Evans is doing ok. I miss him.

BTW, if this mutual friend of both Rod and Ian visits this site or if Rod's children frequent the board can you kindly give an update? I can certainly respect the fact that Rod wants to protect his privacy.

All the best.

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Re: Any updates as to what Rod Evans has been doing?


I don't believe anyone knows for 100% sure. Even the "Northern California" speculation, I'm not so sure of anymore.

If the guy doesn't wish to be found, I'm not sure there's much more that could be done.

Sad really.... to me Evans propelled my interest in Purple to begin with. Gillan, though armed with the heavy sound that most people were looking for, just didn't give the band what I thought Evans did.

So while his contribution was unique and special-- no doubt-- I'm betting we're probably going to just have to let this one go and be grateful we have three remastered albums from Mk 1, plus Inglewood '68, plus whatever else anyone can find from the era.

I'm still looking for rare footage from the ABC Shopping Center in Evansville, IN.... but I too think I have to bite the bullet and let that one go!
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Re: Any updates as to what Rod Evans has been doing?


Yes , Rod is in Northern California, although not in the bay area. I did a very lengthy search last week and found some information. He appears to be married with a college age son, and is still alive. He owns a home which is only about 35 miles from where one of my uncles lives. It's sad that I think he's the only Purple guy who had to completely give up music. I could not find any information on his employment, but he is at retirement age. Also sad we've not gotten a single interview or pic of him since 1980, am sure he wants it that way. Also , I wonder if he's not even mentioned his past to his family ? I found his son on MySpace and Facebook as well. Won't be bothering Rod or his son, just wanted to see if I could find where he was.

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quote:

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Yes , Rod is in Northern California, although not in the bay area. I did a very lengthy search last week and found some information. He appears to be married with a college age son, and is still alive. He owns a home which is only about 35 miles from where one of my uncles lives. It's sad that I think he's the only Purple guy who had to completely give up music. I could not find any information on his employment, but he is at retirement age. Also sad we've not gotten a single interview or pic of him since 1980, am sure he wants it that way. Also , I wonder if he's not even mentioned his past to his family ? I found his son on MySpace and Facebook as well. Won't be bothering Rod or his son, just wanted to see if I could find where he was.




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  I found his son on MySpace and Facebook as well. Won't be bothering Rod or his son, just wanted to see if I could find where he was.



I think you've gone a bit over the top - judging by the picture itself, the similarity of this boy to Rod is almost none (well, one can always claim that there is something, but to me there is nothing - Rod was a dark haired guy while his 'son' has blonde hair and that should be it). As someone here said "Rod Evans" is a rather popular name and even I some time ago found a "Rod Evans", an insurance agent, who looked much more like original Rod that his "son" you have found. So in my opinion, without any "hard evidence" this discussion is pretty pointless.

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I don't see a resemblance either, but last I checked it takes two to make a baby emoticon Little Rod could've picked up his mom's genes.
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Thanks for the feedback. Based on searching myself and friends to test it I've found online people searches to be very accurate on age and who is living with who . This still will need further research and I think I can figure it out. By the way Jr's MySpace lists his original hometown as Studio City, which is also listed as a former residence of Rod. Jr's mom is also from the san fernando valley, presumably she met Rod there in the LA area.

Thanks

JH

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RatBatBlu wrote:

I don't see a resemblance either, but last I checked it takes two to make a baby emoticon Little Rod could've picked up his mom's genes.



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quote:

RatBatBlu wrote:

I don't see a resemblance either, but last I checked it takes two to make a baby emoticon Little Rod could've picked up his mom's genes.



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