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 - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 15:46)on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 am
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head (1972 UK 7-track LP with the 'Gramophone Co' label credit, Garrod & Lofthouse front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play TPSA7504)
- Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 13:36)on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 am
DEEP PURPLE Come Taste The Band (1975 UK first issue 9-track LP featuring Tommy Bolin taking over on axe duties, with A1/B1 matrices, EMI perimeter text & 'Kendun' stamped in the run outs, fully laminated picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The sleeve has a little spinewear, but remains in EX condition, albeit with a split in thin lyric inner and light foxing. The vinyl grades VG with faint paper hairlines which have little to no effect on play TPSA7515)
- Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn - Sealed with Kentucky Woman sticker - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2020 10:40)on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 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 - Concerto For Group And Orchestra - Rock Age obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £895.00, $1,118.75, €1,002.40 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2020 11:26)on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 am
DEEP PURPLE & THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Concerto For Group And Orchestra (Extremely rare 1970 original Japanese blue label promo sample black vinyl LP pressed by Warner-Pioneer, heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve complete with insert & the unbelievably rare 'Rock Age' shaped obi-strip. The sleeve shows only light wear for being over forty five years old, the insert shows little signs of age. The labels have just a couple of light spindle marks whilst the vinyl show verylittle evidence of play. The all important obi remains in a fantastic condition and intact with very little wear or signs of age, one of the best we have seen. An outstanding example and only the second promo copy we have ever seen P-8093W)
- Deep Purple - Made In Europe - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 18:50)on August 7, 2020 at 10:50 am
DEEP PURPLE Made In Europe (1976 UK 5-track vinyl LP with the purple & white label, recorded live in Austria, Germany and France in April 1975, housed in the metallic gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear, whilst the vinyl has the odd light sign of play leaving it Excellent TPSA7517)