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The Butterfly Ball film cover art

11/12/14 – Roger Glover And Guests – The Butterfly Ball – 1974

A concept album and Rock Opera put together by Deep Purple’s Roger Glover based on the children’s poem The Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper’s Feast written by William Roscoe 1n 1802. It spawned Love Is All, a cheery song with a convincing vocal performance from Elf/Rainbow and future Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio. The cover design […]

Dick Wagner Seventies Pic

4/8/14 – Dick Wagner – 14th December 1942 – 30th July – 2014

Dick Wagner was what you might call a ‘proper’ lead guitarist – flashy, technical, articulate but also melodic with a rich tone. The first time I noticed him was when he duelled with Steve Hunter (another guitarist in the same vein) on Lou Reed’s landmark live album Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal 1974. Harmony licks into […]