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 The actual reason I 'cut 'n pasted' that bit from the re-printed interview that's on the DPAS site was to illustrate that my powers of misinterprtation + my capacity to bring facets of my faulty memory to the fore haven't waned in the slightest over the last year or so. emoticon
 As one can see by reading through the previous pages/posts in this thread, that I obviously had the "Nick was the next on board..." part as related by Lord as taking place earlier in the genesis of the band than it actually did. I thought that Lord was placing that event as occuring when both Simper + Lord were in the Flowerpot Men...it evidently took place AFTER Curtiss had been invited to be Roundabout's bassist. My mistake, and apologies for being so adamant about to my buddy Nogel.
 However, I still stand by what I said earlier about Curtiss not being considered by me as a 'member' - like he himself has said, no music was created, rehearsed or anything. So to me, he can only be considered as a 'founder member' in the loosest interpretation of the term. I look at Curtiss' involvement as a 'temp' arrangement (at the end of things) for which he was adequately compensated for his time and travel costs. I have always - and will continue to - rate Nick Simper as a 'founder member' and lobby for the general acceptance of that. Of course, being fully aware that it probably won't be a successful lobbying attempt. emoticon

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 Anyway, the conclusion I seem to have reached in my mind is:

Chris Curtis + Dave Curtiss = the Jeff Fenholt + Dave Donato of Deep Purple MkI.

 Not an exact or a precisely finite comparison, I know...but it's still apt for my purposes. emoticon

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Jeff Fenholt - Now there is a character. I wonder if he still has that rambling website of his in operation?
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quote:

Diostillrocks wrote:

Jeff Fenholt - Now there is a character. I wonder if he still has that rambling website of his in operation?



You mean this one: emoticon

http://www.elijah.org/fenholt/

Hasn't been updated in just over a year!

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Found this interesting link.

http://www.tbn.org/about/newsletter/index.php/346.html

Evidently he's working for Pat Robertson's TBN ministries now.

Pat Robertson fits into every stearotype the world has for American televangilists.
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 Just to take this topic in a bit of a different direction, anyone wanna speculate on what direction Purple might've followed had the differences within the band been reconciled? I can think of a few questions, anyway...

a) Would Evans + Simper have done as credible work on the concerto outing as Gillan + Glover did? How much - if at all - do you think it would have affected Lord's composing had the personnel changes in DP NOT happened?

b) Which would have had the easier time adjusting to the "harder" way of playing that Blackmore desired to have Deep Purple playing - Evans or Simper?

c) Given the (scattered) critical (if not commercial) acclaim Deep Purple's self-titled 3rd album got, what would you speculate a 4th studio album with the same line-up (MkI) would've sounded like? A progression or regression from where the band had got to with "Deep Purple"?

d) If the internal problems within the band had been worked out, what length of time would you realistically assign as the "shelf life" of MkI? Giving that the actual demise of the band was during July of 1969, how much longer past that point would you expect that MkI could've/would've successfully carried on?

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a) Don't know if Simper would have been a loss, but I don't think Evans would have come up with anything like Gillan did. First of all, Evans would have written the lyrics days, if not more, before entering the stage, and it would hardly have been lyrics about not knowing what and when to sing... emoticon

b) Simper, that would be my guess.

c) More April-stuff, methinks. Instead of the concerto + gemini suite, Lord would have filled half the following records with strings and flutes. Blackmore would maybe not have got his mind set on uncompromising rock, and ... yeah, seems we may have lost some great and uniqe albums there. Good thing they didn't leave us empty handed! emoticon

d) I think maybe 71 or 72, then hard rock would have taken over anyway, no matter what Deep Purple puzzled around about. And sooner or later Blackers would have taken up on the competition on the hard rock stage!

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