Mail from Tonny Steen, UK, concerning Deep Purple / Roundabout
From: Tonny Steen
Subject: Deep Purple / Roundabout
I'm in the UK & found your website. Interesting!.. although I can only understand a bit of Danish...... I have a question; did you maybe see DEEP PURPLE play in Denmark in April/May 1968 when they were called Roundabout??
All the best,
thanks for writing, I'm glad to hear from people all over the world. That's why I recently decided to translate my homepage into English:
So far 4 articles are ready,
"The Story of Kurt",
The Rock Scene of the Sixties plus
"Wrenching at the Sixes" (this one I translated from English into Danish).
About Deep Purple / Roundabout,
oh, I always admired guitarist Richie Blackmore, he had a wonderful sound and a wonderful style. He had many admirers in Denmark among guitarists. I had this purple-coulored LP called "Shades of Deep Purple", until I sold all vinyls and converted to CD.
But alas, I never saw them live and don't know anything about Roundabout. I'll try to find out.
I got your request from Kurt.
Deep Purple played their first gigs in Denmark – as Roundabout in 1968 and later they returned as Deep Purple (Mark I) in January 1969.
De var her allesammen (næsten)...Best wishes
(They were all here...well nearly)
From: Keld Christensen
Subject: Deep Purple
Så på din hjemmeside at du konflekterede med en udenlandsk person vedr. hvornår Deep Purple spillede i Danmark under andet navn.
Det kan jeg oplyse, at det var i Roskilde på Fjordvilla, under navnet St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Tidl. The Shermen-Long John and Us, m.fl.