20 years ago

Posted: February 5, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, Deep Purple Family, Fanzines - backissues, General, Magazines

I actually missed to give this a nod in January, but here we go. I published DEEP PURPLE FOREVER (issue) 22 in January 1999. The cover shots were taken by Michael Johansson at Solna-hallen in Stockholm on October 3 1998. Several interviews in this one, as was the norm back in the day. The first 200 to pay for this issue got a signed picture of ex-Rainbow singer Doogie (or Dougie) White. I recall printing them, shipping them over to him in the UK and then getting them back.

He did write a few words on these so everybody got something special. I kept one for myself (and framed it) and it says “Tried for three years – Dougie White 99” (yes it was Dougie then, it changed a bit later on). In any case, it was a good period for the DEEP PURPLE FOREVER club and I had a blast doing it.

Good times.

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