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Istria Deep Purple
In March 1968, a group composed of Richie Blackmore – lead guitar, John Lord – organ, backing vocals, Rod Evans – vocals, Nikki Simper – bass, backing vocals, Ian Pace – drums. A new group at the suggestion of Richie decided to call “Deep Purple”. This title was taken from an old song that Grandma Richie loved to listen to.
Richie Blackmore (Ritchie Blackmore) – was born in the English province on April 14, 1945. Already in his youth, he demonstrated a virtuoso possession of a guitar, which caused the desire of many beginning groups in England to have such a solo guitarist in his group. Continue reading
DO IT YOURSELF: DIY AND MODERN MUSIC
DIY (from English do it yourself) is a popular phenomenon among young people, the basis of which is the production of any kind of product with their own hands. However, such amateur activity is not limited to making funny articles on educational videos on YouTube. Modern DIY affects even such a serious area as the music business.
For most artists, music has long ceased to be a hobby that is practiced for the soul. The modern music industry is a well-established business, where in the first place is not the performing talent, but the producer. Continue reading
ROCK CLUBS OF LENINGRAD
Rock clubs as a phenomenon emerged in the Soviet Union under the very curtain of its existence, partially adopting the features of its Western counterparts, but on the whole became something completely new. And Leningrad, being one of the cradles of rock music along with Sverdlovsk and Moscow, acquired its own organizations and platforms that embodied the ideas and philosophy of new music.
The Leningrad rock club is the first place in the USSR where rock bands, which later became cult, gathered together with the permission of the authorities. Let’s try to figure out how this legendary site appeared, and why the rock club is popular today.
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