Amazingly the guy who did the artwork job for Deep Purple In Rock has surfaced. Colin is 93 but still going strong, and his son got in touch with me recently following a feature which appeared on the ST33 album sleeve design blog. Colin also worked on a couple of the band’s other sleeves, via his friendship with manager John Coletta. Needless to say I have emailed him some questions via his son and hope to find out more soon. In the meantime, you can read the story of the In Rock design on ST33.
The Wait For The Ricochet book is now finally expected later this month.