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Nick, the book of taliesyn is one of my all time favourite albums, can you talk about what it was like making it?
thanks,
matt r.

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Nicky, have you met Candice Night yet and will you be asking for her autograph if you do happen to meet her? emoticon emoticon
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Are you planning to do a solo album???
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Mr. Simper,

(1) When times got tough in '68/'69, who in the band did you look to, to play a "leadership and/or support-giving role"? Was there one central person who played that role, or did different members look to different people?

(2) Did Jon Lord ever approach you about the idea of playing classical music with an orchestra while you and Rod were in the band?

(3) I'm sure you are well aware of the abrasive, "50-grit" sandpaper relationship that existed between Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore.... Was Ritchie on similar footing with Rod, or in the early years did he manage to keep his temper "better in check"?

(4) People have commented that the first three albums were particularly "keyboard oriented" and tended to showcase Jon Lord on organ more so than Ritchie on [sign in to see URL] you agree, and if so, did you think that was good, or would you have preferred those albums you were involved with to be a bit more "guitar balanced"?
  
Thank you for taking the time to field my [sign in to see URL] am especially moved by the Mark 1 era of Deep Purple, and appreciate your input on those first 3 albums.

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(1) Nick do you feel bitter at the way things were done, and could you bring yourself to follow the bands progress after the line-up changes.
(2) Or do you now look back with a fondness and feel proud of your contribution to what became one of the biggest bands in the world.
(3) If the changes had just been the vocalist do you think the next album would still have turned out to be a "in rock", i.e were your ideas maybe along that route as well,after all i am sure that the gillan/glover contribution was a big part of that but it was not just down to them, after all, the resulting album was a different direction for all the members involved and it is difficult to really know where that direction came from.
(4) are you happy to still be known as the former bass player of deep purple or do you feel that your subsequent work deserves a much broader acceptance among "rock fans".
(5) thank you very much for the opportunity to ask you these [sign in to see URL] is very much apreciated by everyone and good luck with future projects.
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Hi Nick !
Are you by any chance related to British TV cameraman Roy Simper ? He was one of the cameramen on Whitesnake's "Live At Donington" video in 1983, as well as countless British TV series and programmes in the 70s and 80s. I keep noticing his name, and wondered about this. Thanks !
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Hi Nick,

I've got almost everything you've done since your Deep Purple days, but one thing that still eludes me, is a vinyl single of Nick Simper's Dynamite.

What was the story behind this single? Do you know how many were pressed in the UK? I've been looking for a while now, but to no avail! Other than Pete Parks, what's the line-up of that band?

Would really appreciate any info!

Best regards,
Rahul

PS. Do you keep in touch with any of your former bands mates like Pete Parks or Ashley Holt? Any chance of a Warhorse reunion? That would be something truly incredible! Thanks for your time! emoticon

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Can you remember whose Idea it was to cover "I'm So Glad"?

I love Mk 1, but man that is one song that gets under my skin. emoticon

Also...

If you could have changed one thing during your time in Deep Purple what would it have been?






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Hi Mr Simper!
I won't bother you with my silly questions, I just like to say I'm a big fan of DP mk I, overly impressed by what I've heard of Warhorse, and I will indeed appreciate any answer to any of those questions asked here already!

Rock'n roll!!

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Some great questions there guys (and girls).
I'll get these off to Nick asap and get back to you with the replies.

Rob
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