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Author: David Cohen,Ian Gillan
ISBN: 1857823206
Language: English
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Arts & Literature
Publisher: Blake Pub (November 1, 1998)
Rating: 4.7
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In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit Black Night and bestselling album Deep Purple in Rock This is the autobiography of their lead singer, Ian Gillan. Here he tells his life story, and that of the band he helped to make great.

In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit Black Night and bestselling album Deep Purple in Rock. This is the autobiography of their lead singer. This is the autobiography of their lead singer, Ian Gillan. Stories of friction and violence, groupies and non-stop partying, drugs and alcohol, and how, finally, it all spiralled out of control to destroy the band. This book traces Gillan's career from his childhood in Hounslow and early days with bands such as Episode Six and The Javelins.

The ‘Incredible Bard’, David Cohen, thinks this book is straight off the ‘do-da’. He says things like that! I called him at home one evening, and his wife, Janet, answered the phone. He is vitally important to the whole spirit of Deep Purple – whilst it might also surprise some readers to know that I have no bad feelings towards him at all. I used to room with him in the early days, and over many turbulent years – some exquisite, and some not so – I learned to love and admire his supreme musicianship and stage presence; plus, I had some great times with him on many occasions.

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This is the autobiography of their lead singer, Ian Gillan. Stories of friction and violence, groupies and non-stop partying, drugs and alcohol, and how, finally, it all. In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit "Black Night" and bestselling album "Deep Purple in Rock". It concentrates on the international fame he found with songs including "Smoke on the Water" and "Child in Time".

This is the autobiography of their lead singer, Ian Gillan This book traces Gillan's career from his childhood in Hounslow and early days with bands such as Episode. This book traces Gillan's career from his childhood in Hounslow and early days with bands such as Episode Six and The Javelins

Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band Deep Purple.

Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. Initially influenced by Elvis Presley, Gillan started and fronted several local bands in the mid-1960s, and eventually joined Episode Six when their original singer left. He first found widespread commercial success after joining Deep Purple in 1969. He resigned from the band in June 1973, having given a lengthy notice period to their managers.

In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit "Black Night" .

In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit "Black Night" and bestselling album "Deep Purple.

DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN To Release 'Contractual Obligation' Collection Of Performances. Gillan is best known of course as the lead singer and lyricist for the truly legendary DEEP PURPLE but his musical career takes in other avenues too. Upon leaving PURPLE in 1973, Gillan subsequently formed THE IAN GILLAN BAND (around late 1975/early '76) and the band simply called GILLAN in 1978. After a spell fronting BLACK SABBATH, Gillan rejoined a reunited DEEP PURPLE IN 1984.

Ian Gillan: все альбомы, включая Raving with Ian Gillan & the Javelins, Ian Gillan & the Javelins, Now It's Time for the Show Again  . Нравится слушателям: Deep Purple, Queen, Uriah Heep. Ian Gillan & the Javelins. Ian Gillan, The Javelins. Now It's Time for the Show Again.

Ian Gillan: все альбомы, включая Raving with Ian Gillan & the Javelins, Ian Gillan & the Javelins, Now It's Time for the Show Again и другие. Joe Hisaishi, Alan Menken, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Alfred Newman, Gershon Kingsley.

In 1970, Deep Purple burst on to the British rock scene with their hit "Black Night" and bestselling album "Deep Purple in Rock". This is the autobiography of their lead singer, Ian Gillan. Here he tells his life story, and that of the band he helped to make great. Stories of friction and violence, groupies and non-stop partying, drugs and alcohol, and how, finally, it all spiralled out of control to destroy the band. This book traces Gillan's career from his childhood in Hounslow and early days with bands such as Episode Six and The Javelins. It concentrates on the international fame he found with songs including "Smoke on the Water" and "Child in Time". His outrageous life continues with Black Sabbath and the Gillan band, with whom he toured worldwide, whilst also writing consistently bestselling albums and singles.
Comments (7)
Molace
I liked it very much, not because of coherence, clarification or amount of information (not much in it) but because of (a) who Ian Gillan was/is (I'm a huge fan of Deep Purple and also Ian's solo years) and (b|) the writing style uses sarcasm and malice that is Gillan's style and it's pretty humorous. The book suits me fine.
Nikojas
I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK .I AM REALLY INTO MR. GILLAN SO I DEVOUR ANY thing that has been written about him or by him.
Gaudiker
The main point he didn't discuss was how he became a singer. Even if totally naturally gifted he would've needed to train and practice. Was he an annoying to parents "shower" singer or learned through school or church choir? As is explained in the book he turned up for band practice one day.
Yllk
Very satisfied with this purchase experiance.
Iaiastta
We all know what goes on in the rock and roll world...the antics, drink, sex and drugs so why include it here. I purchased this book to learn more about Gillan the artist, his musical experiences etc. I found the first half of this book as boring as you can get. If you have not a lot to say don't pad it out with utter crap. However, it got better and was insightful to some extent.
Rivik
Boring.
Kazigrel
Ian Gillan has been not only one of rock's all-time greatest vocalists, also a lyricist of great talent and a true rock and roll personality for the ages. As a member of Deep Purple's key Mark II lineup, and through his various solo projects, he's been everywhere, done everything. An honest autobiography covering his life and times would make for a wild roller coaster of a read. And so it is.

So many musicians seem to know how to play their instruments, but don't know how to string a few words together on paper. Gillan's book, by contrast, is well enough written, positively brimming with his personality and great sense of humor, and stuffed with hilarious stories. It is a joy to read.

Gillan's story begins with his family, his cronies in the neighborhood, and early stabs at becoming rich and famous, initially not terribly successful in either direction. Following his major career breaks, getting into Purple and the success of the Jesus Christ Superstar recordings, he covers it all: his bumpy (to say the least) relationship with the legendary Ritchie Blackmore, life on the road, various incidents of band misbehavior, quitting the band, the various business failures which left him broke once more, and then rise back to the top of the hard rock music business (and lifestyle). He goes into management issues, the various bands and musicians, tour management, the girls on the road, you name it. Even some stories on some of the bands they toured with - like the wild days of the tour supporting the Faces - are included, every one of them hilarious. I would have liked to read a bit more on some particular issues, but as an overview, he seems to strive to cover all stages of his long career fairly evenly. At close to 300 pages, including a discography, he gives us a lot. Throughout the book the voice is unmistakably Gillan, jokester, drinking buddy, musician, emotional and touchy sparring partner. If you want to know about life on the road, all over the world, with one of the most successful touring bands of the last 25 years, this is the book to read. It is outstanding.
Downright dull & guarded. Just like Tony Iommi, he doesn't have a bad word to say about anyone --- and that's just hiding things under the carpet, it's not because he doesn't have any negative opinions. Total waste of time, this book. Too afraid of offending anyone. Too afraid to tell tales out of school. And no substantial insights, revelations, or confessions. This book is not interesting, not revealing, and not informative. His sense of humor sucks.