Join us in extending our congratulations to, Vincenzo from Italy, the lucky winner of the Roger Glover Birthday Trivia Contest! He will be receiving an autographed photograph of Deep Purple, all in celebration of the Master of Bass, the Lord of Low-end, Roger Glover’s birthday.
Thanks to all of you who sent in entries. Just about everyone was able to answer all the questions correctly. Also, we were pleased to see a healthy number of the respondents catching the trick planted in question 4. This confirms our intuition that the DeepPurple.org community is up to the task of getting into more advanced Deep Purple lore (stay tuned for future trivia contests).
Our hearty thanks to everyone for participating, and for everyone still itching for some gratis Deep Purple memorabilia, keep an eye out for future contests and promotions!
1. Roger wouldn’t be in Deep Purple if it wasn’t for this band member getting his first audition in 1969 and bringing Roger along for session work.
Ian Gillan invited Roger to play bass at a session which led to being offered to join the band full-time.
2. In 1984, Roger returned to Deep Purple after a nearly ten year hiatus. Who was he playing with during the five years preceding his return to DP?
Roger played with Rainbow, started by Ritchie Blackmore.
3. On the album, “Butterfly Ball”, what five instruments (hint: voice counts as an instrument) did Roger Glover contribute?
Background vocals, synthesizers, guitar, bass, and percussion.
4. During a special charity concert in Modena, Italy in May, 1991, Roger and the band play which two songs along with Luciano Pavarotti?
The songs were “Smoke on the Water” and “Nessun Dorma”.
*trick question: there were two performances, one in 2001, and one in 2003, and all artists including Deep Purple carried the same set list for both dates. (Good catch Vincenzo!)
5. In 1961, Roger attends the Harrow County Grammar School and starts a band. What is this band called?
The band was called Madison.