Dear Friends

DF 58 - Hall of Fame

December 2015

Dear Friends, Families and Fans,

Putting the past shenanigans to one side, the induction is not - in clear fact - for Deep Purple.

It is an arbitrary selection of past members, which excludes Steve Morse and Don Airey; both of whom have been with the living breathing DP for a very long time.

Obviously this is very silly, and so my response is quite simple: 'Thank you very much'.

And….what a coincidence…This morning I got an invitation to a wedding from some dear old friends. Unfortunately my family was not invited and they said that I would be required to sit next to my ex (we divorced decades ago) at the wedding feast.

They were shocked when I called to thank them and decline the invitation.


Ian Gillan

Copyright © Ian Gillan 2015

A few comments:

1) Dear God that's hard to digest. The powers that be don't realize that a band that has been together longer than most marriages is as much of a family as it is a band. If they did some real research and hung around the band for even a week they would have seen the dynamic of the band and how the members all care about each other from a music standpoint and as human beings. It's heart breaking to see what the HOF has done to Don and Steve.

BM in Buffalo

2) Oh my, I didn't know they'd left out Don and Steve. Idiots! I just read the incredibly selective (to put it mildly) DP bio on their website. Unreal. It's as if the last twenty years didn't happen. The HOF could have made this much easier to embrace, but given their history, it's not surprising . Ah well, as you said, "thank you very much….."

MLJ in L.A.

3) I didn't know that.
That is disgusting!
Really annoyed at that !
Steve and Don are as much deserving of the honour as any other member
They are indeed part of the Deep Purple I have loved and love past and present

Annoyed of Liverpool xxx BW in…er…Liverpool

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