Ian Gillan und seine allererste Band endlich wiedervereint
Ian Gillan und seine allererste Band endlich wiedervereint "Ian Gillan & The Javelins" erscheint im August Was für eine tolle Idee, Projekt und Story: Bevor Ian Gillan mit Deep Purple durchstartete, tingelte er mit einigen unterschiedlichen Bands durch Pubs und absolvierte Auftritte. Eine dieser Bands war The Javelins: Who’d have thought it?! In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or The Rolling Stones doing Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’ at the Station Hotel in Richmond, and The Javelins doing Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ at Wistowe House in Hayes. Nobody started off doing their own material; we all went through the process of paying our dues, learning the trade, absorbing influences, copying our heroes, soaking it all up and trying to put our own stamp on the material we borrowed unashamedly from American Pop, Soul, Country, Jazz and Blues artistes from across the pond. Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Lazy Lester, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Sam Cooke almost certainly had no idea that all these English kids were soaking up their music and putting their own energies into it all. Certainly, that is how I ‘found’ my voice in 1969, after years of copying Elvis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Marvin Gaye, and so many others, including Arthur Brown. Yes, he of the amazing operatic voice first heard on ‘Fire’. I owe a lot to Arthur Brown; he gave me the confidence to come out of my shell, so to speak. In other words, let it go, banish my inhibitions, forget about formulaic deliveries, loosen up and be myself. Fortunately, this all coincided with my induction into the ranks of Deep Purple. The timing was perfect, the chemistry was alchemic; all we touched turned to gold. I was bringing my early influences to merge with those brought along by Jon, Ritchie, Ian P. and Roger. Of course, none of us recognised it at the time, but Elvis was mingling with Beethoven, Chopin and Jimmy Smith, Big Jim Sullivan, Gene Krupa and Lonnie Donegan to name some of the most significant contributors to the Deep Purple identity. These contemporary recordings (2018) by The Javelins are drawn from our set lists, circa 1963, when I was 18 years old. Now, a few years later, I have the privilege and joy of working with my old mates from the original group; Gordon Fairminer (Lead Guitar); Tony Tacon (Rhythm Guitar); Tony Whitfield (Bass Guitar); Keith Roach (Drums), as we make a long overdue L.P. This is where it all started. Ian Gillan ... im Studio getroffen, ihre Gitarren in die Hand genommen und sich gegenseitig mit einem großen Grinsen in die Augen geschaut. "Ian Gillan & The Javelins" erscheint am 31. August 2018 bei earMUSIC als CD Digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, schwarz) und Digital veröffentlicht:

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