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 - Machine Head - Green obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $105.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2021 16:52)on June 18, 2021 at 4:14 am
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head (1972 Japanese 'Burbank' label 7-track LP manufactured by Warner Pioneer, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with glossy 28" x 12" English lyric poster, Japanese insert & '¥2,500' green & white obi-strip with WB/Pioneer logo P-10130W)
- Deep Purple - Last Concert In Japan - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 04-Jun-2021 07:53)on June 18, 2021 at 4:14 am
DEEP PURPLE Last Concert In Japan (1978 Dutch 9-track live LP featuring Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord & Ian Paice, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless)
- Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are - 1st + Insert - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 09:59)on June 18, 2021 at 4:14 am
DEEP PURPLE Who Do We Think We Are (1973 UK first press 7-track LP with 'Gramophone Co.' perimeter text, A1/B1 matrices & 'Purple Peckie' & 'Porky' hand scratched in the dead wax, front laminated gatefold sleeve complete with lyric insert. Thesleeve is Excellent with only minor age wear & the vinyl grades VG+ with several spindle marks around the centre hole with a couple of scuff marks & a deep sheen both sides with very little lessening in sound quality TPSA7508)
- Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 10:01)on June 18, 2021 at 4:14 am
DEEP PURPLE Perfect Strangers (1984 UK 8-track LP, the eleventh studio album recorded by the reformed Mark II line-up, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains inexcellent condition with a few light paper hairlines not affecting play POLH16)
- Deep Purple - Fireball - Purple Vinyl - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £34.99, $49.34, €40.59 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 16:10)on June 18, 2021 at 4:14 am
DEEP PURPLE Fireball (2018 UK/EU limited edition 7-track LP, their classic 1971 album newly remastered from the original analogue tapes and cut to vinyl at half speed for optimum sound quality, pressed on strictly limited edition Purple Vinyl. Includes the singles Fireball and Demon's Eye. Gatefold textured picture sleeve with lyric insert and hype sticker, factory sealed from new. Recommended)