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 - Live In London - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 14:31)on October 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm
DEEP PURPLE Live In London (1982 UK 6-track LP recorded live by the BBC at the Kilburn State Gaumont in London on 22nd May 1974, complete with picture inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains insuperb condition with few signs of play SHSP4124)
- Deep Purple - Strange Kind Of Woman - Hype & Promo Stickered - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 16:05)on October 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm
DEEP PURPLE Strange Kind Of Woman (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including I'm Alone and Highway Star. The vinyl is in excellent condition issued in the custom '3 Track 12" single' stickered picture sleeve which also has a promo stickeron the back 12HAR5234)
- Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 10:53)on October 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm
DEEP PURPLE Slaves & Masters (1990 UK/German-pressed 9-track LP, the only Deep Purple album to feature former Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, who had joined the previous year after the firing of Ian Gillan, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve is Excellent with a little shelf wear, the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with the odd faint paper hairline not affecting play PL90535)
- Deep Purple - Made In Japan - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £65.00, $72.15, €74.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 11:52)on October 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm
DEEP PURPLE Made In Japan (1972 UK first issue 7-track double vinyl LP with 'Gramophone Company' label perimeter text, featuring recordings made in Osaka & Tokyo in August 1972, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. See 'more info' for condition details... TPSP351)
- Deep Purple - Machine Head - Pathé Marconi - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $33.30, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 12:24)on October 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head (1973 UK issue of the 1972 7-track LP that was pressed in France by Pathé Marconi while the EMI plant was undergoing refurbishment, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve manufactured in the UK. The sleeve shows justalittle light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition & looks barely played TPSA7504)