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Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2802
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 1:31 am:   Edit Post

65 today and still one of the world's great rock bassists. My eldest brother took me to see deep purple in Newcastle in 1972 (I was 11) and even at that age I could tell he was something special. Rumour has it there'll be a new album and a tour in 2011 - can't wait.

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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 860
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post

I was fortunate to see them on the "Perfect Strangers" tour - "Destiny Brought Them Together Again" (that's what it said on the t-shirt) - at Budokan!

Roger Glover was actually a really big influence on me. Thanks for reminding me!
Advanced Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 244
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

He is a seriously underrated bass player. I learned tons of his stuff with Purple back in my early days as a bassist in the 1970s.

He was also the first (and only) player I ever remember using a _double_ Marshall Major stack, if I remember the cover of "Made in Japan" correctly. Lordy Lu, that rig must have been able to pulverize stone at 100 feet considering he played a Rick (with roundwounds) pickstyle. Yipes!

No wonder Purple hit 130 dB on stage. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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