Posts Tagged ‘Cozy Powell’

Fifty once

May 1, 2018

Classic Rock have pushed the boat out with a Deep Purple cover issue on sale now. Some of us have been admiring the cover art too, would look great as a poster. It’s actually quite a strange image, familiar but not quite right. The answer turns out that it really is a montage – Ritchie’s head is from a 1969 pic, the rest of him from Mk3 days! Frankenpurple.

Not been into town to buy a copy yet but several people have. Tom Dixon reckons “the angle this time is the justifiable, inarguable fact that shows “how the Deep Purple Family tree ruled rock” Inevitably for most of us there is nothing new but they do interview all the members (bar Morse, and Blackmore of course) and even do a ‘special’ on the Butterfly Ball. Airey gets a couple of pages too to expand on Moore in particular with a sidebar on Simon McBride as he has featured with Don a few times and is on his forthcoming album. Warhorse, and Captain Beyond get a brief appearance. Some nice period pics too. Nicely put together piece on the huge influence the band and its’ many members have had on rock.” There is a sample CD with the magazine featuring a few old Purple label tracks.

Funnily enough we were watching the lengthy Jeff Beck special on BBC4 TV the other day and were quite touched by the way Cozy Powell was bigged up when they came to talking about The Jeff Beck Group (and nice to see a bit of rare footage too). Jeff says he got his label to organise the auditions, and when he turned up they pointed Cozy out and said “forget the rest”, some of whom were already packing their drum sticks away! The show is on iPlayer.

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Remembering Cozy

November 3, 2014

Cozy PowellFans of Cozy Powell are gathering support for the Cirencester Town Council to find a way to mark the fact that the drummer was born and raised in the city, and to mark his life and work.  To this end they have a petition set up which has already persuaded the council to look into the idea.  It already has some famous signatories but all help is welcome. It has been organised by an Italian fan, Rossella Amadori

If you want to lend your support, the petition is being organised on the link below.

https://www.change.org/p/councillor-joe-harris-a-plaque-to-remember-cozy-powell

Whitesnake open the archives

October 1, 2014

Whitesnake Live In 84 sleeveIt does seem strange to be talking about what I regard as the real Whitesnake again after how many years, well thirty in actual fact. David has announced the first decent archive DVD release from the band’s classic era, specifically the Slide It In live tour, with footage from Super Rock Japan and Sweden in 1984, which was Jon Lord’s last show ever as a member of the band, plus bonus audio CD disc with other live extra tracks (NOT available separately). It makes a real change after all the many best ofs which have been the pattern up until now. We’ve delved into our own archives to take a closer look at the period and see exactly what’s on offer on the review pages. The DVD can be pre-ordered at DTB Online store and is due in November.

Let there be drums

March 30, 2014

Cozy Powell kit Graham Bonnet tour

One of Cozy Powell‘s custom Yamaha kits had an outing on the recent Graham Bonnet tour.  Very strange to hear the sound after so many years, but unmistakable even so.  Details of the Wakefield show (where the kit above was pictured a few days ago) and a couple more photos on the site (plus early details of an upcoming biography of the singer) herePhoto © Simon Robinson.

Around the site this week

July 19, 2013

New on DTB over the past few days: Deep Purple current tour date list cancellation and corrections (http://wp.me/P5b2S-Dn), a review of the Purple show in Bonn the other night, with a set-list spoiler (three tracks off the new album) (http://wp.me/P5b2S-PJ). Roger didn’t make the show, so Nick Fyffe covered for him. Speculation about an operation was settled by Ian Gillan, who told everyone Roger was getting a brain-transplant! He was back for the following concert. There’s also a review of Blackmore’s Night on tour here a couple of weeks back (http://wp.me/P5b2S-PH). Also details of a mad special edition of the new album, complete with badges, a tote bag and an embroidered framed piece of cover art (as well as the regular CD and DVD) AND a possible 4CD Rainbow history… There aredetails of an Ian Paice session from last year on the site which we’d missed. And don’t forget news of the upcoming Jon Lord photo biography.

Roberto Souza spotted the mention of the tribute to Jon and others at the Whitesnake shows on the site and kindly sent us this photograph which captures the moment.

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On the drums…

September 19, 2012

Cue the opening music to the 1812 overture….
Tonny Steenhagen on the drums. Cozy’s drums. He says the sticks (Cozy’s) were like broom handles.

Cozy Powell drum kit Tonny Steenhagen


‘somewhere over the Rainbow…..in Cornwall’.

Tonny does some work for a Youth Centre in Saltash, Cornwall (www.livewireyouth.com) and the centre is being supported by quite a few ‘bona fide’ rock stars. The drum kit was given on a long term loan to them last year and is sometimes on display to the public on open days. Do check though as for obvious reasons it’s kept elsewhere. We think it’s one of Cozy’s custom gold and black Yamaha kits from his time with Sabbath at the end of the 1980s but drum experts are invited to put me right!

If you missed it we covered one of Cozy’ flight cases which turned up a while ago.