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 - Who Do We Think We Are - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.25, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Feb-2023 10:17)on February 9, 2023 at 6:28 am
DEEP PURPLE Who Do We Think We Are (1973 UK first pressing 7-track LP, with 'Gramophone Co.' perimeter text, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light edge scuffing and ringwear; the labels do have some spindlewear, but the vinyl remains in excellent condition with a few light scuffs/hairlines not affecting play) TPSA7508)
- Deep Purple - Live In Tokyo 2001 - Crystal Clear & Flag Of Japan Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 4-LP vinyl set - £54.99, $66.54, €62.14 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 15:37)on February 9, 2023 at 6:28 am
DEEP PURPLE Live In Tokyo 2001 (2022 UK/EU limited edition 17-track quadruple album 4-LP pressed on Crystal Clear & Flag Of Japan Vinyl. Two shows combined into one massive live album with Gillan, Glover, Lord, Morse & Paice rocking theTokyo International Forum on 24th and 25th March 2001, and featuring a special guest appearance by Ronnie James Dio. Remastered for the best audio quality possible. Housed inside an individually numbered title sleeve, limited to just 5000 copies worldwide. Hype sticker & factory sealed)
- Deep Purple - Made In Japan - 180gm Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $42.34, €39.54 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 16:35)on February 9, 2023 at 6:28 am
DEEP PURPLE Made In Japan (Sealed 2014 UK Limited Edition 'Back to Black' series issue of their 1972 7-track double LP now pressed on 180gm Heavyweight Vinyl featuring a collection of live tracks recorded during their during their first tour of Japan with performances at the Festival Hall in Osaka on 15th & 16th August and the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on 17th August. Complete with the download code voucher, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink)
- Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn - Sealed with Kentucky Woman sticker - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $181.50, €169.50 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 16:36)on February 9, 2023 at 6:28 am
DEEP PURPLE The Book Of Taliesyn (Scarce 1968 US 7-track stereo LP, back pasted picture sleeve. This copy is still sealed from new in its shrinkwrap with the rare 'Kentucky Woman' song hype sticker attached making it a true 'time warp' copy - Mint and unplayed T-107)
- Deep Purple - Whoosh! - Sealed - UK - vinyl box set - £79.99, $96.79, €90.39 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 11:46)on February 9, 2023 at 6:28 am
DEEP PURPLE Whoosh! (2020 UK/EU limited edition BOX SET comprising the 13-track album pressed on both DOUBLE VINYL LP and CD, both expanded with the bonus recording 'Dancing In My Sleep'; plus a DVD including an interview with Roger Glover & producer Bob Ezrin and footage of their live performance at Hellfest 2017 and THREE VINYL 10"s containing previously unreleased live recordings from their performance in Rio 2017. Complete with an exclusive Collectors T-Shirt [Size XL] and three different Art Prints, all discs remain UNPLAYED inside their own picture sleeves, all housed within the sealed & stickered two-piece 12.5" x 12.5" x 1.5" picture box!)