Archive for November, 2013

RF7_page2 

Next year´s issue of RETROFUTURE (issue 7) is officially in progress as of today. I just created page 2, inspired by the recent Purple party at Jane Doe. There will be lots more from Sioux City and Östersund inside this issue – celebrating what has now passed into history. Friends of this blog will know what I am talking about.

This feels good…

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Partynight_1 

Well, we had a blast last night at Jane Doe, celebrating the legacy of Deep Purple. The place was half full at 19.00 when the party kicked off (which is unusual such early on I hear) and well before midnight it was just packed with people that wanted to enjoy some decent music in good company.

Five DJ´s had been invited and they all came along – Lars Ericsson, Staffan Eriksson, Jonas Öhlund, Björn Höglund and Michael “Mojo” Nilsson. Together, taking turns, they provided with seven hours of Purple Family music that went by quicker than I thought was possible. Jonas celebrated the legacy of Tommy Bolin between 21.00 and 22.00, playing everything from Billy Cobham, James Gang, Alphonse Mouzon to Purple and solo stuff. It went down very well.

Partynight_2 

I had a good time chatting to people and giving out the accumulated presents – the CD´s, DVD´s, books etc. To some this was a highly unexpected bonus. Others knew it was coming. A friend of mine overheard somebody say “Is it always this good at Jane Doe?”.

There were no speaches or anything, just great music from the greatest musical family that rock has ever seen. It was nice to just be part of it all, to leave 99% of the music that was presented to the DJ´s. They seemed to have had a ball as well, I think we were all brothers and sisters of rock last night.

There will be a photographic record of this night in RETROFUTURE 7 next year. This is all part of me wanting to end proceedings in a nice way.

I would like to thank the good people at Jane Doe for allowing us to have had this party at their establishment. Also, a big thank you to the DJ´s and to Seth Nilsson and Martin Andersson.

I hope you all enjoyed it.

DP_75 

Well, tonight is the night – the Deep Purple party at Jane Doe here in Östersund (Jämtland county, Sweden) is finally going to take place. Interest seems to be fairly high. The weather is fine (last Saturday saw quite a storm passing by), everybody seems to be ready to do their bit. The event will be photographed by myself and my friend Martin Andersson. I will film some of it as well.

Stay tuned for after party posts.

(Picture shows Deep Purple in 1975, official Warners shot)

Stawka 

My friend Maciek Szatko over in Poland, who contributed with an article about the classic tv-series Stawka to RETROFUTURE 6 (Western edition), has just sent me some images taken last weekend when friends of his from the Fan Club met with actor Stanislaw Mikulski. Seen here is the president of the club, Bogdan, with Mikulski getting the magazine and signing a couple of issues to Maciek and to yours truly. Now, that is an honour! Also seen here is a couple of shots on a tv-screen captured by Maciek.

The three page story about Stawka in RETROFUTURE 6 is something that I am very proud of. The show was a great success here in Sweden (as Kapten Kloss) when I was a kid and I have fond memories of watching it with my grandmother Agnes. Books and comics were also popular for some time. Nobody has written about this show for ages here, but we changed all that with this issue, the 100´th anniversary publication. I tend to ask people what they thought about the latest magazine, and the Stawka article has come up several times in such conversations. I like that. Mission accomplished!

(Big thanks to Maciek & The Stake´s Fans)

Bolin 

The Deep Purple party is getting quite a lot of attention among fans around the world – Deep Purple Overseas has posted the link to the last post about the upcoming event on Facebook a few hours ago and as a result this blog has an average of 492 visitors per hour right now. And that is an official record for Trinkelbonker. Around 300 was the highest until today. The thought does occur to me that Trinkelbonker must be one of the most visited blogs in my county Jämtland at the moment. No major cities around here. Not too much competition outside of a couple of newspapers etc.

I would like to welcome any new visitors to this blog now. Back in the fan club days, I published many Deep Purple magazines here in Sweden. This interest makes this a very “Purple friendly” blog, but it really is a blog for people that share my general interests (or a few of them). Just having a bit of fun here.

Thank you for the interest.

(Picture of Tommy Bolin is from my old collection, not sure who the photographer was so if anybody knows I will give proper credit)

DP_grandefinale93 

It was 20 years ago tonight that Ritchie Blackmore performed his last show as a member of Deep Purple in Helsinki, Finland. That very same day, the band issued a press release stating that Deep Purple would carry on without him and that Joe Satriani was set to go to Japan with them to finish the tour. Did Ritchie know about this press release from BMG when he walked on stage that fateful night?

In any case, this tour had been the best that MK2 had done since the reunion in 1984. At least they went out with a bang and not a whisper. However, few could have guessed back in the day that Deep Purple would carry on for decades still, and on a very respectable level. They had to rebuild it, but just look at them now.

All things considered, the fact that Deep Purple is still going strong after two decades without Ritchie is worthy to note. That means something.

(Press clipping is from Hufvudstadsbladet, November 23, 1993)

Party_stuff 

Preparations for the upcoming Deep Purple party at Jane Doe in Östersund (Jämtland county, Sweden) on November 23 are complete. I am as ready as I can be, and today I took a snapshot of the accumulated stuff that will be given away for free in different ways on the night. What I have in store for the night is in fact nearly 400 magazines, 70 CD´s, 30 DVD´s, 40 books, 6 buttons, 2 t-shirts and a can koozie (!).

MAGAZINES – Everything from old DEEP PURPLE FOREVER issues to recent publications from RETROFUTURE. Add a few surprises, including a few copies of a MORE BLACK THAN PURPLE “Rainbow Rising” special issue, and you know what to look forward to. 35 different titles in all. Guests will be able to pick out whatever they want from two boxes. Some magazines will be spread out on the tables for viewing.

BOOKS – 7 copies of Jerry Bloom´s “Black Knight – Ritchie Blackmore”, 11 copies of “Glenn Hughes – The Autobiography”, 1 signed copy of Martin Popoff´s “Gettin´Tighter – Deep Purple ´68-´76”, 1 signed copy of Martin Popoff´s “A Castle Full Of Rascals – Deep Purple ´83-´09”, 10 copies of Anders Tengner´s “Access All Areas”, 10 copies of Tony Iommi´s “Iron Man”.

CD´s – 5 copies of Deep Purple´s “Live In Japan” (3 CD sets), 3 copies of Deep Purple´s “Copenhagen 1972”, 3 copies of Jon Lord´s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” (2012 version), 3 copies of Deep Purple´s “Paris 1975”, 5 copies of Deep Purple´s “Come Taste The Band”, 5 copies of Ian Gillan´s “Naked Thunder”, 5 copies of Rainbow´s “Live In Munich 1977”, 5 copies of Rainbow´s “The Very Best Of”, 5 copies of Deep Purple´s “Made In Japan”, 10 copies of Deep Purple´s “Deepest Purple”, 3 copies of Deep Purple´s “The BBC Sessions”, 7 copies of Tommy Bolin´s “Private Eyes”, 2 copies of Tommy Bolin´s “Whips And Roses”, 2 copies of Tommy Bolin´s “The Energy Radio Broadcasts”, 2 copies of Deep Purple´s “This Time Around – Live In Tokyo”, 1 copy of Tommy Bolin Band´s “Live 1/19/76”, 1 copy of Tommy Bolin´s “Zephyr Live”, 2 copies of Tommy Bolin Band´s “Live At The Northern Lights Recording Studio, September 22 1976”.

DVD´s – 3 copies of Deep Purple´s “Copenhagen 1972”, 10 copies of Deep Purple´s “Australia 1999”, 3 copies of Jon Lord´s “With Pictures”, 14 copies of Deep Purple´s “Deepest Purple” (CD/DVD version).

The t-shirts, buttons and the can koozie is Tommy Bolin related.

This is the final post about this before the night, pictures from the event will appear on this blog on Sunday. A full story and plenty of snapshots will be published in RETROFUTURE 7 in 2014. This will also cover the Tommy Bolin festivities that were held in Sioux City in August.

A big thank you to all that have contributed. To the Tommy Bolin Archives, Deep Purple Overseas, Warners, Edel and Martin Popoff. See earlier posts for more information about the party (see categories).

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