Roger Glover is celebrating his birthday this Sunday and to celebrate on DeepPurple.com, we're running a special Birthday Message contest! Simply send in your birthday messages to Roger - please include your name, location, and special birthday message. All messages must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 30, 2008. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $50 gift card to the DeepPurple.com Online Store! So be creative and get started now!
Need more incentive - check out all the cool DP gear in the store! It could be yours!
CONGRATULATIONS to Roy from Norway whose birthday message was chosen as the winning message! Thanks to all who entered. Below is the winning message along with some other notable submissions received.
Mr. Glover, the "stinkin' hippie"!
I just want to say happy birthday to you, and I want to thank you for sharing your gift with us for so many years. Deep Purple 40? Who would've thought... I hope you'll stay in good health (rock'n'roll keeps you young and healthy!), and that you will continue doing what you're doing for many years to come. There's something in DP's music that speak so strongly to me that I got to have my dose each and every day. I'm a DP addict, and proud to be so! The riffs, the songs, the musicianship, the jams, the fun, the smiles, the "taking care of the fans" attitude.....how can I not love you guys?????
Thank you very much for bringing so much joy to my life, and, again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROG!!!!!
Roy - Norway
MORE BIRTHDAY MESSAGES FROM FANS:
Hello Roger and Happy Birthday from the United States!
As a drummer and bandleader I have always enjoyed your bass playing and the many rhythmic techniques you have pioneered on the bass guitar. And as a musician I have listened closely to the many recordings you have produced with Deep Purple and have come to realize the important and crucial part that you have played in achieving that" Purple " sound. Here's hoping your life is filled with health and happiness and you have come to realize your dreams.
Happy birthday to you Rog,
It was really nice to see and meet you in Helsinki last august, you are truly such a nice, friendly and warm guy! Wish You all the best!
Seppo M - Finland
I wish you very, very happy birthday. Hope you have a birthday you'll never forget. As I am a bassplayer too, I have followed your playing for about 30 years. Thank you for being such a great player and a person who has inspired me so many ways.
I hope you have many rockin' years still coming!
Juha K - Finland
Just wanted to wish you a very "Happy Birthday" (or should I say "Many Happy Returns"?). And a hearty "thanks" for all the years of great rockin' I've enjoyed courtesy of you and your bandmates. Since I was in high school, DP has been my favorite band. I figure, after 35 years, I can safely add: "and always will be".
Mark M. - Kent, WA
You are one of the true heroes of rock, a legend and a superstar. Thanks for a lifetime of contribution to the pleasure of others. Have a great birthday, and many more to come.
Terry T - UK
To one of the nicest guys in rock, and the foundation upon which the sound of Deep Purple rests, a very happy Birthday Roger!
Jerry F - Canada