39 - Gunga Din, Born Again, Spanish Fleas, JCS, Wordogs, Belgrade?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John C Micallef)
Dear Mr. Gillan,
see the following website: click here
Also: click here This website has an English poem, wherein Gunga Din is a character - maybe tied to the film and story mentioned above.
I hope this helps.
Best regards from Malta,
This is a wonderful collection, a copy of which sits on a shelf within arm's reach here in my studio.
Full of humour and poignancy this one tells the story of a Cockney soldier at war in India, and his respect for the man who brings him water. At the end, after receiving a mortal wound, his dying words are '.....you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!'
There's a fair amount of brutal humour, which wouldn't be allowed today; however, it suits my way of thinking and can be inspirational '....I only insult my friends, my friend. The rest can go to hell!'
Contemporaneous stories like this add texture to our history books, don't you think.
From: stx32802@Allstate.com (Garza, Judy)
It's one thing to hear Ozzy knock the post-Ozzy sabbath albums, but I was disappointed to hear first you, and then later even tony Iommi himself frown upon that Born Again album. The riffs were good, the singing was good, and the concert was good (san antonio). Rock on, mate, because the age of the great rock singers seems to be dying with you, Dio, Halford, Perry, Graham etc .. As the music industry continues in its grunge rock mode.
Thanks for writing, cheers, ig
From: email@example.com (Joasia Ostrowiecka)
I seldom ask for something, unfortunately, now I need one text. I have got DP texts from Highway Star page, but they are incomplete. What is the third verse of "Living wreck"? Where can I find it? My English isn't ideal (out of practice), so I can't understand the whole text from my records. I like Internet very much. I'll write before long. I'll try not to ask for anything more.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org ("Bernt Küpper")
Hi Ian, I read in an old newspaper that you were performing "Jesus Christ Superstar" only for one evening live in a church in New York in the beginning of the 70ies. Is this true or is it just a rumour? Thank you and all the best! Bernie
Hi Bernie, It is not true. Cheers, ig
From: email@example.com (Catherine)
Please, answer - you'll make me happy.
P. S. Gee, how could I forget! Thank you for "I LOVE YOU TOO" that I got from you at the show in Riga on March, 29. I was so endlessly happy that my desperate "I LOVE YOU" reached you that night . Million thanks! You are the sweetest Ian of all Ians in the world!
Hugs, kisses, love, admiration and all the pleasant things that you can possibly think of - from me to you.
Catherine, Riga, Latvia
You will find 'Smooth Dancer' and 'Nobody's Home' in the Wordography in due course, as I plan to go through the whole catalogue eventually. Then you'll be able to judge for yourself. However not everything is attributable to obvious sources.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (MT)
I am only 23 years old but have been a loyal DP fan for good 10 years, believe it or not. My favourite DP LP is In Rock, and I truly believe no-one will ever top it. It is by far the greatest hard rock album ever made. It was also the first DP album I'd come across. I still remember the day I first played it... Will remember it for the rest of my life. It truly was an eye-opener! You are the best vocalist ever, but I am sure 1000s of people the world over have already told you that.
I only have one question: Is there even a remote possibility of you guys ever coming to Yugoslavia - namely Belgrade and/or Novi Sad? I would give my arms for the opportunity to see you en vivo! I am sure I speak for all DP fans in Yugoslavia. Playing either of the two abovementioned cities --or better yet, both BG and NS! -- would mean the world to us.
There are loads of awesome venues here but - provided you decide to come, of course - I don't think the 100,000-capacity Red Star stadium would be large enough to hold all of us who admire your music.
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