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What Happened Next?


Deep Purple played Quebec August 12th 1980 and after the 1st song (Highway Star) people started to realize, what was going on, i.e. who was in DP and who not... The audience started to boe at them during the 2nd song (Might just take your life), which Rod Evans really introduced as "here´s one of OUR Burn album..." and throw things on to the stage. They finished the song and Rod4s microphone went down. As it could not be helped, they did a instrumental (Wring that neck) with long solos from Tony Flynn and Geoff Emery, to give the crew time to get the microphone working again. The audience was getting more and more impatient, and boed the band off really loudly. Rod comes back "One, two... one, two,... here´s Space Truckin´..." While the band started to play the song, more and more things being thrown on stage, and someone in the audience up on the balconys takes a chair and throws it on to the stage, just missing the drum kit. The audience boed. Rod left the stage and never reached the vocal cue to Space Truckin´, the band played it instrumental. The audience kept on boeing and somebody else throws another chair on to the stage, this time hitting the drum kit and the audience gave this a big applause... The band stopped to play and left the stage as well. After the audience calmed down a bit, Tony Flynn returned to the stage and grabbed Rod´s microphone and yelled to the audience: "...whoever wants to see the REAL Deep Purple is welcome to stay, the rest of you, f*** off!!!!" After more boes and more things being thrown on to the stage, Tony gives up and they never returned...


What happened to Rod after this sorry episode?
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I dont think anybody really knows, so we tend not to talk about Rod on here. emoticon

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I was set to see them but they cancelled,saved my ticket
didn't bother getting a refund cause I heard what had happened and I kept it for novelty sake.
If the show would have happened I would have walked out.

I wonder why this has never happened since,
there is a lot of people here in the forums that believe they are engaging in the same sort of crime these days
but even the people who come out to see them and don't know who's in the band,don't boo them or throw things at them.
Gillan must be recognisable enough for them,
and that shows his signifigance in a big way. emoticon
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Click around on the Highway Star web site, Ocean King, there's a section that deals with the 1980 episode in pretty good detail(s). I know someone has posted a link to a whole 'nother site dealing with Evans and the 1980 (Bogus) Deep Purple incident, but for the life of me, I can't remember it. I'll guess that maybe it can be found by going through the "Captain Beyond" web site, or like I said - check the links page on the Highway Star or go to Brian Currin's excellent "Deep Purple Web Index" and check through that site.
Hope this will be of help.

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All of the above is highly recomended and quite extensive
you will enjoy the info on the bogus incedent. emoticon
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quote:

Gillans micstand wrote:

I was set to see them but they cancelled,saved my ticket
didn't bother getting a refund cause I heard what had happened and I kept it for novelty sake.
If the show would have happened I would have walked out.

I wonder why this has never happened since,
there is a lot of people here in the forums that believe they are engaging in the same sort of crime these days
but even the people who come out to see them and don't know who's in the band,don't boo them or throw things at them.
Gillan must be recognisable enough for them,
and that shows his signifigance in a big way. emoticon



That reminds me of when a couple of friends of mine had told me in 1980 that they were going to see Deep Purple. Even though info in general wasn't nearly as up to date as it was even ten years after that, I was still convinced that there was no way that Purple would've reunited and no news of it had come out. I told them that I didn't know who they were gonna be seeing, but it probably wouldn't be a lineup that would be recognizable as Deep Purple. I was telling them that the latest I knew was that Blackmore+ Glover were in Rainbow, Gillan had his own band and Lord, Coverdale + Paice were in Whitesnake. Thus, I had no intention of buying a ticket or planning to attend, even for free. So, when they related the events of the show - which they saw in Somerset, Massachusetts (another reason to have doubts about it REALLY being Deep Purple) - I was sort of split in my feelings. I felt good about being correct, but felt bad for them, to an extent.
That ticket is a nice bit of historical "trivia', Micstand. If "trivia" is the correct word to use..."memorabilia", perhaps?
Anyway, I just wanted to talk about why the reaction(s) haven't been similar to the latest lineup(s) - and I take it you mean since '93? I think a lot might have to do with when the incidents took (take) place. 1980 was very close to the band's 1976 break up, and there had been a few rumors around (off and on) of a Purple reunion. Most likely a lot were fueled by carefully planted press stories, which may have been misinterpreted by readers (deliberately or otherwise); a few likely by the reports of Blackmore playing those encores with Gillan in England;and doubtless a lot of "wishful thinking". The promoters of the "Bogus" Deep Purple - as we know now - doubtless were encouraged to take any advantage of this need for people to see and experience Deep Purple in concert. After the '84 reunion, maybe people are more open to change in the band's lineup, or just more accepting of it.
I count myself as being in the camp that think it's perfectly ok for the band as it is now - 3 long tenured members, all 3 from what's generally regarded as the "classic" lineup - to record + tour under the name Deep Purple, though I also fel that a great deal of the "essence" or "spirit" or whatever people want to call it is gone and left with Blackmore and then Lord. This doesn't mean they don't and haven't made some high quality music since the departure of these two, though. Just a different "feeling" - and I'll know better in time if that "feeling" is a good feeling, a bad feeling or an indifferent feeling.
So, maybe for the people who think the band is perpetrating a similar "hoax" on the public it's best they simply stay away. I can understand their point, but not agree with it. Even if I was willing to concede the point that the current band is committing the same type of "crime" as the 1980 "Deep Purple", it's certainly not close to being on the same scale.



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Some seem to think so and have expressed it here
as being "almost criminal".

Anyway to elaborate further on the bogus Purple issue,
I remember wondering just what the hell it was going to be since I was already an avid collector and new first hand
what was up with Rainbow from a friend of mine who lived
on the coast of southern Ca at the time(Racita beach?)
just down the road from Ritchies.
He kept me well informed of goings on at the Rainbow bar and grill(particularly the incedent I once wrote about a run in between Blackmore and Page that nobody believes)

So I was very curious to see what it was going to turn out to be.
I was also thinking maybe it was some sort of secret
reunion tour or something,but I was very leary of this type
of thing cause I always hoped they would do it the way they eventually wound up doing it.(album first then tour).

I had gotten ahold of my buddy after they cancelled and he said somehting about how they were suing.
Then all the magazines started flowing the details.
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Gillan's Micstand,

what run in between Jimmy Page and Blackmore???? Please tell!!!!!! I won't be skeptical I gotta hear this one!!!

John
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Okay you asked for it,
Around 1978 or so Jimmy once tried to approach Ritchies table at the Rainbow
bar and grill,a famous local Hollywood club.

I gather Ritchie could see him coming from accross the bar
and told his security buddy to keep Jimmy away from him.
He wouldn't even let Jimmy say hello,which was all he was going to do,they hadn't spoken since around 1968 or so.
They used to fight for lead time on stage in Lord Sutch's
band every night while they both worked for him.

Neither Ritchie nor Jimmy like to go around admitting that they worked for Joe Meek in the early days.
Joe wound up on the other end of his own gun in 1967.
He was gay and had a crush on one of his singers that
Ritchie played in a lot of sessions with,Jimmy also recorded with the same singer but not near as many sessions as Ritchie.

Can anyone guess who the singer is?
I'll give you one hint:
he was German and he passed away just recently.
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Was Page still in his heroin addiction phase at the time of this incident, Micstand? I think it's pretty well known that Blackmore doesn't prefer such people in his company. Seeing as if they hadn't spoken or been in ine another's company since '68, perhaps Blackmore had heard of Page's problems with drugs and was just taking no chances about having to deal with it, even peripherally - just speculation, here. Drinkers are ok, as long they're under control, but I've always heard that Blackmore pretty much draws the line when it comes to the harder stuff - heroin, coke, etc.,etc. Doesn't want - and tries not to ever allow - it around him. It's one trait that he and I definitely share.

About that singer, that Meek had the crush on - was it the guy billed as "Heinze"? Heinze Burt? I can't recall if that was his real name or not, but if I remember correctly, wasn't the band "Heinze + the Wild Boys"?

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