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 - Burn - Japanese - CD album - £55.00, $69.85, €62.70 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jun-2019 10:07) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
DEEP PURPLE Burn (Rare 1999 Japanese exclusive limited edition 'Deep Purple 30th Anniversary Edition' 8-track 24 karat Gold CD, their eighth studio album originally released in 1974, the first to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals; lyric booklet picture sleeve with a hype stickered case and obi-strip WPCR-10194) […]
- Deep Purple - In Rock - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $120.65, €108.30 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 10:21) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
DEEP PURPLE In Rock (1970 UK first pressing 7-track vinyl LP with 'Gramophone Co' label credit & no EMI logo, featuring the classic line-up & including Speed King & Child In Time, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play SHVL777) […]
- Deep Purple - Live In London + inner - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2019 15:15) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
DEEP PURPLE Live In London (1982 UK 6-track LP on the green Harvest label with EMI perimeter print, recorded live by the BBC at the Kilburn State Gaumont in London on 22nd May 1974, complete with the double-sided illustrated inner. The picturesleeve is Excellent with some faint wear over time & the vinyl appears Near Mint with few signs of play SHSP4124) […]
- Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Concert - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2019 15:24) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert (1980 UK 10-track double LP, capturing the best of the band's early seventies stage shows & including Speed King, Highway Star & Child In Time to name a few, from a set of over 108 minutes, gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners. The cover does show some light wear yet the vinyl discs are Excellent with few signs of play SHDW412) […]
- Deep Purple - In Rock - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £250.00, $317.50, €285.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2019 14:16) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
DEEP PURPLE In Rock (Rare [in this condition!] 1970 first UK issue 7-track stereo LP, with 'Gramophone Co' label text with no EMI logo, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve complete with company catalogue inner. This is a stunning one previousowner copy. Both the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint. The laminate reveals minimal signs of ageing & the vinyl has a deep sheen both sides with no blemishes to the wax, perhaps played just once or twice in its life. Recommended SHVL777) […]