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Questions that come with answers Answers to almost any question. Yes and it's come to that: a very special Q&A between ig and Stephen Crothers. (2 + 2) = 5, ig in dialogue with Stephen Crothers, when some become infinitely hot when the infinitely dense is challenged, or is it the other way about? Cornucopic and challenging abundance is here! November 2014

Dear Friends, wormholes and cat flaps, well what can one say. Proof yet again that Caramba boldly goes where others forget to tread. Hold on to your hats, or indeed your wigs, as you read a challenge by Stephen J Crothers to 'Black Hole Theory' and the uses to which 'Einstein's Theory Of Relativity' has been put.

Ian introduces Stephen Crothers in the latest Dear Friends which can be accessed from HERE or by clicking the image above. Note well what Ian says about a forthcoming Q&A.

What is more, in genuinely Caramba cornucopian fashion, there's a link to the reply by Stephen Crothers to Professor Gerardus 't Hooft, Nobel Laureate, which makes for fascinating if slightly disconcerting reading. Prepare to be disconcerted.

Rock Meets Classic 2015

March 10 Ingolstadt (DE) Saturn Arena / 11 Dresden (DE) Messehalle / 13 Neu-Ulm (DE) Ratioharm Arena / 14 Wurzburg (DE) s.Oliver Arena / 15 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion / 17 Bern (CH) Festhalle/Bernexpo / 18 Kempten (DE) BigBox / 20 Stuttgart (DE) Porsche Arena / 21 Munchen (DE) Olympiahalle / 22 Linz (AUT) Trips Arena / 23 Vienna (AUT) Stadthalle / 25 Leipzig (DE) Arena / 26 Berlin (DE) Tempodrome / 27 Regensburg (DE) Donau Arena / 28 Nurnberg (DE) Arena / 29 Frankfurt (DE) Jahrhunderthalle / 31 Passau (DE) Dreilanderhalle

April 01 Bamberg (DE) Stechert Arena / 02 Halle/Westfalen (DE) Gerry Weber Stadion

Great pic of Ian and Ronnie James Dio jamming at the House of Blues on Sunset, in Hollywood, Wednesday 13th September 2006, during the 'Gillan's Inn' tour of N. America. It's a bit small isn't it...but the pic links to a bigger exposition of the same.

Photo: Rich Trevino

     Deep Purple in Europe 2015

October 2015

  • 25 Lodz (PL) Atlas Arena
  • 27 Ostrava (CZ) CEZ arena
  • 28 Pilzen (CZ) CEZ arena
  • 30 Padova (IT) Palafabris
  • 31 Milan (IT) Mediolanum Forum

November 2015

  • 02 Marseille (FR) Le Dome
  • 03 Bordeaux (FR) Patinoire Meriadeck
  • 05 Florence (IT) Mandela Forum
  • 06 Rome (IT) PalaLottomatica
  • 08 Geneva (CH) Arena
  • 09 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion
  • 11 Paris FR) Zenith
  • 13 Oberhausen (DE) Konig Pilsener Arena
  • 14 Magdeburg (DE) Getec Arena
  • 16 Rostock (DE) Stadthalle
  • 17 Leipzig (DE) Arena
  • 18 Hannover (DE) Swiss Life Hall
  • 20 Trier (DE) Arena
  • 21 Nurnburg (DE) Arena
  • 23 Hamburg (DE) 02 World
  • 24 Berlin (DE) Max Schmeling Halle
  • 26 Munich (DE) Olympiahalle
  • 27 Frankfurt (DE) Festhalle
  • 28 Stuttgart (DE) Schleyer Halle
  • 30 Lyon (FR) Amphithéâtre Cite des Congres

December 2015

  • 01 Strasbourg (FR) Zenith
  • 03 London (UK) O2

Severe Nervousness Induction Warning Alert

Be warned, at least once.....

Brand new CTV archive (if such a statement isn't an oxymoron) can be found here at the CarambaTV Archive.

Ian in New York Photo by: Bob Mussell


Release dates:
01/08/2014 (Germany)
18/08/2014 (UK)


Release dates:
01/08/2014 (Germany)
22/09/2014 (UK)

Release dates:
12/09/2014 (Germany)

Edel's superb flurry of vinyl releases:
Edel is releasing yet more for vinyl fanatics, this time of Gillan's Inn, WhoCares and DP's Live Copenhagen 1972 3 disc set. All Amazon buying links and release dates are above. No date yet for WhoCares availability on Amazon UK.

The Parallax Effect On Long Hair

I was surprised to get an invitation to address the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin on 14th December 2012. It caused great hilarity in the band dressing room; Roger actually burst into spontaneous laughter; not sure if it was the cultural or diplomatic bit that set him off. Probably both.

When the director asked for the title and a copy of the speech I told him it would be entitled 'The Parallax Effect on Long Hair' and that it would be off the cuff, so to speak.

Basically it's about perception or how things are viewed differently, depending on where you're standing.

I was a little nervous to start with as it was unscripted and I'd never spoken publicly before, apart from the usual gibberish delivered on stage each night with DP before being gloriously interrupted by a drumist not known for his patience. But I did enjoy it and may do another, one day.


Rhino Poo Alert

RTL (a large TV station) announced the start of the sale for the Deep Purple tour in autumn 2012 in Germany. The message said that this will be the last tour of DP in Germany and therefore the last chance to see them live. what a shock! Is that true??? Is that an official/confirmed statement?

Yawning response from ig: "I must say that is an impressive heap of rhino poo!"

Coffee Kiev
Some things in life should just be simpler


Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Gillan, Gillan Glover....

Yes, all of them but the usual proviso of 'in due course' applies, of course. Such is the speed of this 'information age' that we could all know everything immediately but where would the fun be in that?

These don't replace the Wordographies, which also continue apace.

Perfect Strangers

'One Eye To Morocco' - the lyrics

Caramba takes the greatest of pleasure in unveiling the complete lyrics for all editions of 'One Eye To Morocco'.

These don't in any way replace the Wordographies, as these are winging their way to your screen at a speed significantly slower than the speed of light.

Go to 'The Complete Lyrics'.

     Another, even bigger fan writes


These biographies may be used by journalists.
This has been updated to include edel's latest biog.
This way for.... biographies.

Deep Purple's official store. Click above.

Deep Purple's official website. Click above.

On sending things in to be signed:

A number of people have over time sent unsolicited stuff into either Ian's or DP's management to be signed and returned. Such things can so easily get mislaid or just simply lost in a very busy organisation, which can be very upsetting for those who have sent their items in. Please don't do this as no-one wants to feel responsible for having lost what can be, for the owner, very precious items. Thanks. Steve/ED.

Can't be bothered to use the drop down menus above or the text menus below? Use the search engine, it doesn't bite very often. Mind you, if I could give it teeth I would.

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Now, who was it who asked the poor old search engine this question: "could you sing burn". Search engines cannot sing. Take a moment and reflect.

And now......"can you sing in far away places". This search engine still cannot sing. This is clearly a failure in some people's evolution........

At least the latter was asking about the search engine's capability whilst the former, clearly somewhere further down the evolutionary ladder, assumed the capability was there...... ed.

Click on the image above to access all the releases previously on this page. Go on, do it....

Gyumri Music School & WhoCares

Previous material on the Gyumri Music School and WhoCares makes itself available on a separate page, a page accessed by clicking on the above image.

Chopin's Story

Likewise, in an abovewise fashion, everything on Ian and Chopin's Story is available by clicking the above pic in time-honoured fashion.

an occasional series of random pics

Click on the above for the full glory of the photographic moment of truth or HERE if you're feeling lazy and/or curmudgeonly.

Jon Lord

Jon Lord interview with Ian

"There is nothing in the world that can prepare you for an interview with Ian Gillan! The British singer can’t stop surprising you, even if the topic is WhoCares the fund raising project he is handling the vocals, while Tony Iommi, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain and Jason Newsted fill the rest of the spots. Our talk went beyond the music, and ended up in a rather impressive, and up to date approach about the political situation in Greece, for which the singer seemed completely informed.

Interview by Yiannis Dolas"

Go to the interview - HERE


Interview Archives ... and other things

A collection of various interview links which have appeared on this page. So, in the usual Caramba way of doing things, it's this way for the ...
Interview Archive-orama

Just so you know when you are:

Caramba in translation

Caramba is gradually being translated....


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