25 years ago now

Posted: February 1, 2016 in Classic Rock, Deep Purple Family, Fanzines - backissues, Jämtland (County), Magazines


Back in February of 1991 I published the first issue of my DEEP PURPLE FOREVER publication here in Sweden. Had a big party in my hometown of Östersund (Jämtland County) with a band performing Deep Purple tunes (featured members of 220 Volt and Pride) that attracted hundreds of people (they were lining up around the block). Local media covered the event. Nice memories.

I am proud of my DEEP PURPLE FOREVER period, and I think it started out well with this issue. The front shot of Ritchie Blackmore was taken in Copenhagen back in 1988 by photographer Michael Johansson, who was supporting the magazine from day one. Plenty of cool stuff in this issue. How about Yngwie Malmsteen reviewing “Slaves And Masters” track by track? Not bad.

Copies sold out quick and I have seen auctions with fantasy prices since then. To all of you that supported this club, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was a blast.

(This blog has permission by Michael Johansson to show his images)

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