40 years ago today, Deep Purple´s “Last Concert In Japan” was issued over there. Recorded in December 1975 on the final world tour of the band in the 1970s, it was dedicated to the memory of Tommy Bolin, who had passed away in December 1976. Produced by Martin Birch, the album was released in a few more markets in 1978, including Sweden and France. However, it was never seen as official product in any real sense from the ex-members of the band. They all knew that the gig had not been very good compared to other shows. Still fans enjoyed the album to a certain extent (I know I did), although the reputation of Tommy Bolin probably did suffer a bit of a blow. Seen here is a Japanese press cutting with Tommy Bolin and the cover of the album.