From Planet Rock.
The Mark II line-up of Deep Purple were honoured with the Ivor Novello International Achievement award at The Ivors 2019 at Grosvenor House in London yesterday (23rd May).
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice personally attended the 64th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony to pick up their International Achievement award and pose for photos with their Ivors statuette – a solid bronze sculpture of Euterpe, the muse of lyric poetry.
Alongside Roger and the two Ians, fellow Mark II members Ritchie Blackmore – who didn’t attend the ceremony – and the late-great Jon Lord (posthumously) were also listed as the Deep Purple members honoured.
Explaining why the Mark II line-up of Deep Purple were getting their award, Ivor Novello Awards organisers said they were “acknowledging an exceptional legacy that has inspired and shaped generations of hard rock musicians all over the world.”
The Ivors Academy presented Ivor Novello Awards to 29 individual songwriters and composers across 14 award categories, 83% of whom are first time winners.
The Ivors Academy Chair, Crispin Hunt, has said: “From heavyweights of rock, to gods of grime, jazz maestros to chart royalty; today’s celebrated music creators have been rightly recognised for their artistic merit and inspiring influence on their fellow creators. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners from The Ivors Academy.”
The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft received the PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution To British Music award and used the opportunity to announce that The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had agreed to hand over their publishing for ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ to him.
The Deep Purple Mark II line-up in 1972 © Getty
The classic Mark II line-up of Deep Purple released seven studio albums together during three separate spells – ‘Deep Purple in Rock’ (1970), ‘Fireball’ (1971), ‘Machine Head’ (1972), ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ (1973), ‘Perfect Strangers’ (1984), The House of Blue Light (1987) and ‘The Battle Rages On… (1993).
The current incarnation of Deep Purple features Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan alongside their guitarist of 25 years Steve Morse and Don Airey on keyboards.
Deep Purple last toured the UK in November 2017 on the inFinite The Long Goodbye arena tour. They play an extensive North American tour this coming September and October.
In tenuously related Deep Purple news, Mark III bassist Glenn Hughes embarks on his Performs Classic Deep Live tour this November.
Alongside rescheduled shows in Salisbury, Norwich, Holmfirth and Birmingham from his postponed May tour, the ‘Voice of Rock’ will play additional dates in Bexhill, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Aberdeen, Inverness and Middlesbrough.
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DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple (1978 UK issue of the 1969 7-track vinyl LP, with 'EMI Records' label perimeter label text, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' & looks seldom played SHVL759)
- Deep Purple - California Jam 1974 - Japanese - CD album - Promo - £45.00, $56.70, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2022 17:17)on May 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
DEEP PURPLE California Jam 1974 (2008 Japanese promo sample issue of the exclusive limited edition K2 digitally remastered 7-track CD, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release. Recorded live at the California Jam Festival on April 6th 1974; with a custom stamped inner rim on the disc, housed in a mini LP-style pasted card sleeve with lyric sheet, promo stickered obi strip, and sealed in the stickered shrink)
- Deep Purple - Live In London - Japanese - 2-CD album set - Promo - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2022 16:00)on May 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
DEEP PURPLE Live In London (2008 Japanese 6-track promo sample 2-CD set, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release date, recorded at the enormous Gaumont State, Kilburn on May 22nd 1974; with a custom stamped inner rimon the disc complete with picture sleeve & promo stickered obi-strip, still sealed from new VICP-64300~1)
- Deep Purple - In Concert - Japanese - 2-CD album set - Promo - £45.00, $56.70, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2022 16:04)on May 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
DEEP PURPLE In Concert (2008 Japanese promo sample issue of the exclusive limited edition K2 digitally remastered 12-track 2-CD set, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release. Recorded by the BBC for their 'In Concert' series on February 19th 1970 and March 9th 1972. The disc has a custom promo prinited inner rim, housed in a mini LP-style gatefold pasted card sleeve with inner sleeves, lyric booklet & promo stickered 'K2' obi-strip & remains sealed inthe hype-stickered shrink VICP-64308/9)
- Deep Purple - Live In Paris 1975 - Japanese - 2-CD album set - Promo - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2022 16:19)on May 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
DEEP PURPLE Live In Paris 1975 (2008 Japanese promo sample issue of the exclusive limited edition K2 digitally remastered 11-track 2-CD set, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release. Recorded live in Paris, France on the 7th April 1975. The disc's both have a custom promo printed inner rim, housed in a mini LP-style gatefold pasted card picture sleeve with lyric sheet, promo stickered obi strip, and remains sealed in the stickered shrink VICP64313~4)