I could not resist putting up this photograph of some of the guys at their table during the evening. As far as I can recall the last time you could have taken this shot was back in 1975 at the Butterfly Ball concert. I can sort of understand all the aggro and stuff which goes on between artists but it is nice to see them together like this.
And for people who collect Deep Purple and related programmes, there was one produced for the evening, shown here. There isn’t much about the band in, and just a small montage of the 8 inductees. But people are disposing of them online if you want to try and grab one before they all vanish.