Episode #035 – The Deep Purple Christmas Special 2019

The Deep Purple Podcast

Show Notes

Episode #35

“The Deep Purple Christmas Special 2019”

December 23, 2019

The Christmas Program:

Throw another log on the fire.

Glenn Hughes’s 2008 Christmas Message

Time for some Christmas cheer – Glühwein

Blackmore’s Night – We Three Kings (Live at Minstrel Hall)

Blackmore’s Night “Winter Carols” Ads

David Coverdale – Chestnuts

Deep Purple Holiday Ads from BRAVO (courtesy of Jorg Planer)

Jon Lord & Frida’s Christmas Experiment

Featuring Frida from ABBA

Pretty Maids (with Ian Gillan) – A Merry Jingle

1990 guest spot with Swedish band Pretty Maids off their EP “In Santa’s Claws.”

Over the years Graham Bonnet, Ian Paice, and Roger Glover have guested on their recordings.

Are those sleigh bells?

Melody Maker Ad for Purple Records from December 18, 1971 – two months after Purple Records launched:

Page 1 features the first four albums being released by Purple records (Drop in the Ocean, Curtiss

Maldoon, Gemini Suite, and Pick Up a Bone. Also Merry Christmas from Yvonne Elliman, Al Shaw, Rupert

Hine, Jon Lord, Clive Maldoon, Johnny Gustafson, Roger Glover, John Cann, Buddy Bohn, Tony Ashton, Paul

Hammon, David MacIver, Dave Curtiss, Ian Paice, and Purple Records.

Second page features the band with a mountain range in the background (possibly taken in Geneva while

the band was recording “Machine Head.”)

Energy – Miss Christmas

Time for some more Christmas cheer – winter warmer beer

David Coverdale – Zat You Santa Claus?

We Wish You a Metal Xmas – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Featuring Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright

Whitesnake Christmas Greetings over the years

Reindeer in the Dark (parody of “Rainbow in the Dark”)

Chris Rush – vocals,

Sergio Ortega – guitars,

Brian Hunsaker & Brian Laws – lyrics,

Mixed and mastered by Brian “Singe” Hunsaker,

Video by Brian Laws,

Completed December 16th, 2011

As heard on KISW 99.9 Seattle

David Coverdale – Whitesnake Christmas

Sail Away For Christmas

Glenn Hughes – Soulful Christmas

Time for some even more Christmas cheer – Egg Nog with Brandy and nutmeg

David Coverdale – The Night Before Christmas

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