Posts Tagged ‘record collector’

More from your local newsagent

February 2, 2018

Anyone still short of that Planet Rock magazine Deep Purple special we mentioned a couple of weeks back, the Waitrose supermarket chain in the UK have just put it in the shelves as a promotion this week so we could pick a copy up at last. Quite a good read all in all, and a few nice pics.

Hopefully easier to find than Planet Rock, the new issue of Record Collector out this week has a big article entitled The Untold Story of Made In Japan, although those who have read it suggest The Retold Story might be more appropriate. However quite a few nice photos, some in colour, so worth checking out even if the regulation Mk 2 group photo is looking a bit over-used.  I can’t resist a decent Debbie Harry photo, so that will probably swing it for me! Thanks to Stephen Clare and others for the heads up.  

Best heading though which turned up this week while I was trying to find out when Roger Glover first brought his Rickenbaker back on stage during the reunion (he can’t remember, if you can confirm do tell! We think it was 1993):

Roger Glover Explained –
What is Roger Glover?


Record Collector’s 400th

April 18, 2012

record collector magazine 400th issueMany of us will have fond memories of Record Collector magazine which was in pre-internet days the only reliable place to hunt for used vinyl in the UK apart from shops and fairs. This month it is celebrating the 400th edition and has two pages of comments from musicians old and new to mark the event, with our own Ian Gillan kicking the praises off, followed not far behind by Glenn Hughes. Though it’s hard to imagine Ian or Glenn dashing back from the newsagent, then sat with a biro anxiously marking off Deep Purple rarities and getting letters off to sellers hoping to be first in line… Mind you, Bill Wyman reckons he’s got the full run from Issue 7 onwards. Rick Wakeman in his congratulations wishes he’d hung on to all his copies as they’d probably be worth a few bob. Fraid not! I’ve got boxes full in our loft and couldn’t even give them away to the vintage magazine shop near here, so letting them go to the charity book shop a box at a time. Hey ho. But not the Deep Purple articles I wrote of course. I must admit I don’t buy it that often these days, and the last two articles I penned for them are still sat in their in-tray, but nice to see the magazine thriving. And an extra small glow on an awful rainy wind-swept day for seeing our latest book getting a rave review in the issue as well!