Ian Paice is celebrating his birthday this Monday and to celebrate on DeepPurple.com, we're running a special Birthday Message contest! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $50 electronic gift card to the DeepPurple.com Online Store! So be creative and get started now!
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CONGRATULATIONS to Samantha from Fitchburg, MA 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.
MORE BIRTHDAY MESSAGES FROM FANS:
I remember back in the early 80s I spent one of your birthday's with you, you were playing drums for Gary Moore, in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at a place called City Island. I think Gary was opening for a young Def Leppard but I was there for you. Gary stopped the set, told the crowd it was your birthday and they brought a cake on stage for you. I was amazed by your playing that day as I have been every day since. You ARE the consummate rock and roll drummer. You are the heart and soul of Deep Purple. The music world owes you a debt of gratitude that can never be re-paid. Happy Birthday and God Bless!
Merv of Chambersburg, PA
14 billion years ago the universe woke to the big bang, 61 years ago the earth woke to the birth of Ian Paice, science has yet to determine which is louder! As the ringing in my ears grows louder day by day I'll put my money on the latter. For all the years of joy and happiness you have given to all on earth and elsewhere may this day bring you the mother of all hangovers! All the best Paicey, see you in Manchester later this year.
Jim of Ellesmere Port, England