I’d forgotten that a lot of the Deep Purple related stuff I’ve written over the years ended up in the glossy pages of the now defunct and glossy Darker Than Blue.  Tons of it in fact.  Some of which didn’t go down well with some of the readership.  Like the time I claimed that Ian Gillan was the 5th best vocalist in their history.  [FACT CHECKING] Yes, he was.

Anyway, turns out that tons of it is on that there internet and clicking here will take you to a list of bits and bobs from over the years.

Simon, who ran the magazine for many years, is still in publishing and has a rather splendid imprint called Easy On The Eye.  Their stuff is well worth buying.