Archive for the ‘Deep Purple party (2013)’ Category


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)

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.


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).


(My image)


Loads of work connected to the upcoming Deep Purple party of mine at Jane Doe here in Östersund (Jämtland county, Sweden), planned to take place on Saturday November 23 (kicking off at 19.00, see earlier posts). Hundreds and hundreds of magazines (RETROFUTURE 6 – both editions) with information about the party is going out right now in many ways, many of them simply dropped in mail boxes in the general area. Pictured here is part of a couple of hundred RETROFUTURE 6 (Purple edition) that I have just prepared. Needless to say, this is one hell of a campaign. But it is all part of me ending this hobby of mine with some interesting moments – and a proper Deep Purple party is obviously going to be a good one. 62 out of the 100 magazines that I have published since 1978 have been Deep Purple Fan Club issues (DEEP PURPLE MAGAZINE existed 1978-1983 and DEEP PURPLE FOREVER 1991-2003). Many interviews and articles have been in print after that as well, as many of you know. Plenty of magazines will be up for grabs on this night (see earlier post).

Packages with books, DVD´s, CD´s etc are still coming in. Fans will have a decent shot at getting something for free on this night. I am calling in lots of favours and some real goodwill from great people that I have been in touch with over the years. Some of the response has been very heartwarming to say the least.

I will present a snapshot before the night showing it all. Any Purple related club (or artist) out there that wants to add something to this certainly can. I have noticed that plenty of people have picked up on this. I can be contacted through this blog (see categories).

Local media (newspapers and radio) has been notified about the party, we will see if somebody picks up on this before it happens or if somebody decides to just cover it on the night in question.

Tasted one of the drinks they are creating at Jane Doe for the party last week, very tasty. Somebody will get hammered… I detected a bottle of Fireball Whisky as well, I didn´t know that such a brand existed. Google it! Very fitting for this night I would say.

As I have said before there will not be a band but I have called some friends in to do the music as DJ´s. I don´t want to mention names, let it be a surprise for the night! I do feel blessed by the response. Nobody is making any money on this (except the establishment, but that´s OK, good fun to support a local rock club I say) – this is for the love of Deep Purple and the Purple family and all the great music. And for meeting people that share this love.

I will drop off 50 copies of RETROFUTURE 6 (Purple edition) at Jane Doe tomorrow (Thursday), with a heads up about the party.

(My image)


Here is a couple of goodies that will be handed out at the upcoming Deep Purple party at Jane Doe in Östersund on November 23. Two signed books by author Martin Popoff – the first two that he wrote about the band. These are quite rare in Sweden so this is quite exclusive. Stay tuned for more updates on this event.

I did interview Martin Popoff for my TOP SECRET 2009 publication once, which is up on this blog should you want to read it. Martin has said nice things about this blog too, which is very nice.

– “Man, I could just read that forever… so cool. You have almost created your own alternate universe”.

Lovely feedback from a true rocker.

(My image of said books)


The upcoming Deep Purple party at Jane Doe here in Östersund on November 23 is taking up some of my spare time right now. Lots to prepare. What you see here is the first out of two boxes with magazines from my past that people will be able to pick up for free. To get the real goodies, you may need to be there early.

CD´s, DVD´s, books etc are coming in. I will take a shot of it all a few days ahead of the party and show it to you here on this blog. I dare say there will never be a party quite like this in these parts again.

Word is starting to spread, I can tell. Good to know.

(My image)


Got a package from the Tommy Bolin Estate today, courtesy of Johnnie Bolin and Trace Keane. CD´s, shirts, buttons etc. This will be handed out for free to visitors of the upcoming Deep Purple party here in Östersund (Sweden) on November 23 at Jane Doe (see earlier posts for details). I may ask the gals who serve drinks to wear the shirts, we will see. There is going to be plenty of Tommy Bolin related stuff on this night, I think it will be a night to remember.


Today I have also prepared a greeting for the tables – a few words to the people that take part of the festivities. It sports a shot by Trace Keane taken at the Sioux City Museum (see earlier post) in which RETROFUTURE 6 (Purple edition) can be seen. On the opposit side there will be an A4 sized reproduction of the poster for the event (see earlier post). As for the posters, these will be put up around town in November as the party is closing in.

Stay tuned for more details.

(Big thanks to Johnnie & Trace!)