24 Maret 2011

Dmitry Medvedev met with Deep Purple

Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office
Legendary British rock band Deep Purple, which concert will be held on Wednesday at the scene of the Olympic Sports Complex in Moscow, visited the night before visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Group Deep Purple, playing in the genre of hard rock, was formed in 1968 under the name of Roundabout. In April the same year the band changed their name to the now famous phrase.
The Russian head of state - a dedicated fan of Deep Purple - invited the musicians on Tuesday evening at his residence in Gorki. Rockers have remained true to his style and came to the president in jeans, T-shirts and hoodies, but lead singer Ian Gillan put on a jacket.
In anticipation of Medvedev, who at that time met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the musicians looked at installed in a room audio equipment, including a few rare instances of tape recorders.

Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office, used with permission
Entering the room, the Russian president, before greeting the guests, including at full volume a short fragment of recording one of the songs Deep Purple to roll tape. The musicians greeted with applause chords, and the permanent drummer Ian Paice Medvedev handed his drumsticks.
The Russian head of state invited the musicians to have tea with cakes, but apparently, catching sight of one of the musicians who promised that "when all (journalists) are gone, bring something else."
He said he had conducted at the school disco, which always put writing rock band. Medvedev admitted that the past 33 years listening to music Deep Purple. "When I started listening to Deep Purple, of course, could not have imagined that I would be here so you sit at this table," - said the president.
"It was an unusual disco as shaping her music was hard rock. I brought for the approval of the Komsomol committee a list of musicians who will be played at the disco" - said Medvedev.
Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office, used with permissionThe President thanked the participants for their creativity. "You are planting this musical culture, helping young people understand what rock music," - said Medvedev.
He assured the musicians, that in Russia Deep Purple "cohort of the most loyal fans, which is preserved from the time of the Iron Curtain.
Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office, used with permission
In response, the lead singer Ian Gillan joked that when he was young, he thought, "that the police and the presidency - these are old people." "But that's changed," - a compliment to President Gillan.
Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office, used with permissionMedvedev noted that the ranks of fans of Deep Purple in Russia "is not only elderly people like politicians and presidents." "I'll introduce you to one young man who is much younger than me, but also in love with your creativity, and even trying something play softly" - promised the president.
As the press-secretary of state Natalia Timakova, this time Medvedev will not go to Deep Purple concert in the "Olympic".
During a meeting with President musicians gladly recalled four concerts of rock bands, which he visited.
"Every time getting a great pleasure. I hope that this concert will be a very powerful," - said the president. Musicians assured him that it will.
Meeting with Medvedev, March 23 2011; Photo: Presidential Press Office, used with permissionNext, the conversation continued without the press and the interpreter, Medvedev moved into English.
Group Deep Purple has repeatedly visited the concerts to Russia, where she has many fans, including President Dmitry Medvedev. In February 2008, when the current head of state held the post of first deputy prime minister, to celebrate the 15 th anniversary of Gazprom in the Kremlin, he photographed the musicians who participated in the concert.


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info :  thehighwaystar.com and  RIA Novosti  for the info and to Presidential Press and Information Service  for the pictures.

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Formasi VIII (2002-saat ini)

Formasi VIII (2002-saat ini)
Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Don Airey & Steve Morse

Formasi VII (1994-2002)

Formasi VII (1994-2002)
Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice

Formasi VI (1993-1994)

Formasi VI (1993-1994)
Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Joe Satriani, Roger Glover, Jon Lord

Formasi II-c (1992-1993)

Formasi V (1990-1992)

Formasi V (1990-1992)
Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Lynn Turner & Ian Paice

Formasi II-b (1984-1990)

Formasi II-b (1984-1990)
Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Roger Glover & Ian Gillan

Formasi IV (1975-1976)

Formasi IV (1975-1976)
David Coverdale, Jon Lord, Tommy Bolin, Ian Paice & Glenn Hughes

Formasi III (1973-1975)

Formasi III (1973-1975)
Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes & David Coverdale

Formasi II-a (1969-1973)

Formasi II-a (1969-1973)
Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore & Jon Lord

Formasi I (1968-1969)

Formasi I (1968-1969)
Rod Evans, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice dan Nick Simper

Pengikut

1967-1969

Salah satu pelopor musik Hard Rock kemudian berkembang menjadi Heavy Metal ini pada awal berdirinya merupakan ide dari bintang pop tahun 1960-an dan telah memperoleh kebesaran dengan band-nya, THE SEARCHER, dialah Christopher Crummy atau yang dikenal dengan nama Chris Curtis (Oldham, Lancs, tgl. 26 Agustus 1941).

Curtis melihat semakin berkembangnya musik Rock Progressive sehingga terbentuk suatu ide bersama rekannya di bisnis musik yang bersedia menolongnya.

Curtis mulai mendiskusikannya dengan Tony Edwards, yang bekerja di bisnis textile milik keluarganya di West End, London. Mereka pun diperkenalkan ke Vicki Wickham, seorang asisten produser acara TV : Ready, Steady, Go Pop Show.

Setelah setahun berjalan, secara formal Curtis lalu meminta pertolongan manajemen dan Edwards pun menghubungi teman bisnisnya, John Colletta, yang saat itu memiliki agen periklanan diatas perusahaan textile milik Edwards. Mereka lalu membuat keputusan untuk menggabungkan bisnis mereka dengan melakukan promosi band yang akan dibentuk Curtis.

Seiring dengan waktu, mereka sadar bahwa Curtis hanya memiliki mimpi besar yang hanya berisikan gagasan dan gagasan belaka. Sedangkan bagian yang paling nyata terletak kepada keberadaan teman Curtis yang juga musisi yang tinggal satu flat (Fulham's Gunter Grove) dengan Curtis, dialah Jon Lord.

Curtis pun masih bersemangat untuk membicarakan proyeknya tersebut dengan menampilkan kumpulan musisi terbaik. Salah satu musisi yang sangat diinginkan Curtis adalah Ritchie Blackmore, gitaris terkenal di Reeperbahn dan saat ini bermukim di Hamburg bersama kekasihnya, Babs.

Saat itu band telah terbentuk dengan formasi : Ritchie Blackmore (gitar), Jon Lord (organ), Chris Curtis (vokal), Dave Curtis (bass) dan Bobby Woodman Clarke (drum). Clarke merupakan referensi dari Blackmore berdasarkan promosi Melody Maker yang dibayar 25 Pound setiap minggunya. Sedangkan Dave Curtis tidak ada hubungannya dengan Chris Curtis.

Setelah melakukan jam, Blackmore melihat kelemahan Band terletak pada diri Chris Curtis sendiri, sehingga (sangat ironis) akhirnya Chris Curtis harus keluar dari Band disusul oleh Dave Curtis, sehingga Band hanya terdiri dari Blackmore, Lord dan Clarke saja.

Tak lama berselang, rekan Jon Lord semasa di The Flowerpot Men, Nick Simper (bass) ikut bergabung. Sedangkan untuk posisi vokal, Band telah melihat nama Ashley Holt, Rod Stewart dan Terry Raid.

Dari sekian pelamar, harapan terbesar terletak pada diri Mick Angus. Inkarnasi embrio ini ditambah lagi dengan saran Simper dan Lord untuk memilih Ian Gillan. Saat itu terjadi dilema apabila Gillan masuk ke dalam Band, sedangkan saat itu Gillan masih bergabung dengan EPISODE SIX.

Setelah kembali ke Slough dengan saat itu telah diberikan kepercayaan oleh Band, Angus mereferensikan teman akrabnya, Rod Evans.

Entah mengapa justru Rod Evans (ex. The Maze) bersama rekannya Ian Paice masuk kedalam Band. Dengan masuknya Paicey otomatis Clarke harus keluar dari Band.

Begitu banyak nama Band diusulkan seperti Orpheus dan Concrete God, namun Management mengusulkan nama Roundabout dan nama ini dipakai dalam tour.

Dalam tour di Tastrup, Denmark tgl. 20 April 1968, nama Band pun berubah menjadi DEEP PURPLE, yang diambil dari nama sebuah lagu favorit dari Neneknya Ritchie Blackmore.

Debut album Deep Purple, Shades Of Deep Purple direkam di bulan Mei 1968. Dalam relatif sangat singkat, hit single Deep Purple, Hush (dirilis bulan Juli 1968) menembus tangga lagu Amerika, dengan menduduki posisi no. 4.