Episode #19 – Before They Were Purple (Part 4 – Tommy Bolin)

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Episode #19

“Before They Were Purple (Part 4 – Tommy Bolin)”

September 2, 2019

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ZEPHYR featuring Tommy Bolin ‘St James Infirmary’ – Barry Richards Show

Bass, Backing Vocals – David Givens

Drums, Backing Vocals – Robbie Chamberlain*

Guitar, Backing Vocals – Tommy Bolin

Lead Vocals, Harmonica – Candy Givens

Piano, Organ, Flute – John Faris

Zephyr, Sunset Ride, Going Back to Colorado.


“Limits” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOinWtLXSo8

Bass – Stanley Sheldon

Congas – Bobby LaKind (tracks: 1-7)

Drums – Bobby Berge

Guitar, Vocals – Tommy Bolin

Keyboards – Tom Stephenson

Vocals – Jeff Cook

Billy Cobham – Spectrum

James Gang – Wildfire

Bass, Backing Vocals – Dale Peters

Drums – Jim Fox (2)

Guitar, Backing Vocals – Tommy Bolin

Lead Vocals, Percussion – Roy Kenner

Alphonse Mouzon – Mind Transplant

Snow Bound

Bass – Henry Davis

Drums – Alphonse Mouzon

Guitar – Tommy Bolin

Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Jerry Peters


Moon Rider (Earl Johnson, Buzz Shearman)

Bass – Terry Juric

Drums – Bill Wade

Guitar – Tommy Bolin

Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Earl Johnson (5)

Rhythm Guitar – Buddy Caine (2)

Vocals – Buzz Shearman

In The News . . .

Bernie Marsden’s autobiography ‘Where’s My Guitar?’ gets full release in November

This Week in Purple History . . .

September 2 through September 8

9/5/1945 – Mick Underwood is born

9/4 & 9/6 1986 – Nobody’s Perfect Live Performances

9/3/2010 – Blackmore’s Night Releases Autumn Sky

For Further Information:

Deep Purple: A Matter of Fact by Jerry Bloom

Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story

The Road of Golden Dust: The Deep Purple Story 1968-1976 by Jerry Bloom

Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story by Greg Prato

Tommy Bolin The Ultimate Special from Music Link

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