I HAVE MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY!!!

  • :cool: Hi folks, does anyone know, when the book is shipped out in german ?
    Hope soon!!??

    regards
    Sigurd :bouncer:

    If you mean the Paperback edition - it is published the first week of November. The limited editions take some time to be individually made once the order is received, so somewhat longer delivery times.

  • Arjen is very interested in the Seventh Star period! One of the best rock albums ever made, in my opinion. Arjan: this fall there will be and TONY IOMMI biograpy, with also a lot (I think) about that period with GLENN :thumbup:

  • Arjen is very interested in the Seventh Star period! One of the best rock albums ever made, in my opinion. Arjan: this fall there will be and TONY IOMMI biograpy, with also a lot (I think) about that period with GLENN :thumbup:



    I ordered my copy already but honestly I dont expect too much of it since Tony Iommi never was much of a talker or mentioning anything (troubles etc) in the media. Also he seems to have forgotten the other era's other than Ozzy and Dio... I hope Im wrong ... we'll wait and see :)

  • I will so look forward to reading this book when the paperback is out there. In the meantime, I've been told that Keith Richards' book is awesome so will be buying that at the weekend. Any of you read that one? Can you recommend any other autobiographies (the only thing I do read really)? My favourite read (still) is Nikki Sixx' The Heroin Diaries.

    'You thought that you could take me for granted, but I couldn't take it no more. Better run if you see me coming ... '

  • In the meantime, I've been told that Keith Richards' book is awesome so will be buying that at the weekend. Any of you read that one?



    Shirl, good to see you're posting and to have you back in our midst again. :) No, I haven't read the Richards book so far, hope to get it for X-Mas. But I've heard it's good.

    There even was a documentary in six parts around the time of the book launch:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBH9L6l2kg0&feature=player_embedded#at=40

    Btw, I have the paperback "Deep Purple - The Illustrated Biography" written by Chris Charlesworth with some input from Jon Lord and Roger Glover. When I bought it back in 1983, I paid what would now be 16 Euros. Recently I checked amazon.de for it, it's being offered at 394 Euros!!

    Should you ever find this at an affordable price, I can highly recommend it. Excellent document about the history of DP :clapper:

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • Yes, the book of Richards gets quite good critics. I didn't read a lot of (auto)biographies but some time ago the autobiography of Tina Turner was very interesting and touching to read: "I, Tina".
    When I just googled a bit I thought that Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boyhttp://www.amazon.com/Tony-Vis…&qid=1313533540&sr=1-18#_ might be good to read as well.
    But I didn't trust my eyes when I just discovered the "biographies" of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Whaaaat? :huh: Crazy world.
    I'm still waiting and very much looking forward for Glenn's autobiography...

  • Thank you lioness and for the link - will watch that some time tomorrow. And thanks for the nudge regarding the DP book! :thumbup:

    ... and geosoulberlin ... thanks for the Visconti book link too. Read a lot of Bolan stuff over the years because I was a MASSIVE fan. This book does look really interesting :thumbup:

    Can't speak for the young sprog Beiber, but love Lady Gaga ... though she's a lot more to do before writing her autobiography!? :confused:

    'You thought that you could take me for granted, but I couldn't take it no more. Better run if you see me coming ... '



  • Btw, I have the paperback "Deep Purple - The Illustrated Biography" written by Chris Charlesworth with some input from Jon Lord and Roger Glover. When I bought it back in 1983, I paid what would now be 16 Euros. Recently I checked amazon.de for it, it's being offered at 394 Euros!!

    Should you ever find this at an affordable price, I can highly recommend it. Excellent document about the history of DP :clapper:



    WOW! i bought this when it came out too and its still in excellent condition. not looked at it for years.

    I also have Ian Gillan's autobiography Child In Time (1993) and this is now £35 on Amazon! This is a very open and honest account of his career up to that point (Battle Rages On) :thumbup:

    The IG autobiography that came out in 1998 i haven't read but a reviewer on amazon says this

    "It's a heartbreaking & very honest book - it's similar to the book that was released later on named "The autobiography of Deep Purple's leadsinger" - but it's NOT the same book. Some chapters has been changed, edited, altered and even removed. Some of the TRUTHS in this book, about his contribution in Black Sabbath for example and the way he let down the members of his band Gillan, has been changed or removed - it's all in this book, but not in the more recent "autobiography..."! Ian really take the lid of his private life and tells about the women, the weddings, the love of his wife and her struggle with him and against cancer, his daughter, the fans, the friends and musicians, the economy, the highlights and the darkness, Purple and solo..."

  • WOW! i bought this when it came out too and its still in excellent condition. not looked at it for years.

    I also have Ian Gillan's autobiography Child In Time (1993) and this is now £35 on Amazon!



    Wow indeed, Wolfy, that's what I thought when I saw that hefty price. Didn't know what treasure I have.

    I too have the Child in Time. Always wondered about the other autobiography, how it would differ. I'm sure I will buy that one day too when I find it at a reasonable price.

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • Something else i have in the reading material dept is a copy of Record Collector, Xmas 2004 edition. This has a 17 page feature on Deep Purple including full UK discography, brief interviews with every member there has ever been, and a list of the top 10 rarities and bottom 10 turkeys.

    I paid 99p for it in a charity shop last year and its now worth a cool £2.80 plus postage on amazon!

  • Shirl, there's a book in the pipeline which, I believe, is right after our heart. It's from Colin Hart, who used to be roadie and tour manager for Purple, Rainbow and then Purple again for over 30 years. Just imagine all the stories he can tell. :cool: Hope this will come as paperback too.

    A Hart Life by Colin Hart & Dick Allix / Wymer Publishing
    Forewords by Roger Glover & Paul Mann

    "Colin was our mother hen" - Jon Lord

    ISBN: 978-0-9557542-7-2 (Deluxe slipcase with bonus book)*
    ISBN: 978-0-9557542-8-9 (hardback)

    Colin Hart, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager devoted over thirty years of his life to these great rock musicians. This is his story and indeed theirs. A tale of excess in terms of greed, petulance, anger and devotion. It is counter balanced by extremes of pure talent, showmanship and, of course musicianship. He was the constant 'man in the middle' through all of the break ups, make-ups and revolving door line-up changes. Joining them at twenty-four years old and leaving with a curt email dismissal thirty years later, he was there every step of their rock 'n' roll way. A story of two of the most innovative, often copied, rock bands; seen through the eyes, ears and emotions of their 'mother hen'. He was their minder, chauffeur, carer, provider, protector, father confessor & confidant. In truth he is the only one who can tell this tale of both bands as he was the only one there on the road throughout the life of, not one, but both gigantic bands.

    * Bonus book, Hart's Life 1971-2001, 80 pages of photos and memorabilia from Colin's collection including reproduction of tour itineraries, faxes and letters. Also includes reproduction of the 'Burn' 1974 tour programme.

    Scheduled publication: 26th September 2011

    Read more on this link:

    www.classicrockrevisited.com/NEWS.htm

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • i have ians book too-bought it for about 3 dollars about 5 years ago- like the part were he talks about waking up on a roof in india

  • Sometimes it makes me sad that time passes by that fast, wow, 40 years ago :eek:
    Well, Hart`s book could be interesting, maybe give it a try later this year, there`s still many books on my shelves....

  • Regarding the Paperback... and for those who like the fine print :D

    ISBN-10: 1906002924 - ISBN-13: 978-1-906002-92-3
    Format: Paperback - Trim Size: 152x215/6x8.5 - Pictures: 20 colour and b/w in plate section
    US Price: $19.95 - UK Price: ₤14.95
    Category: Music & Performing Arts - Publication Date: November 1st, 2011

    Also don't forget Amazon offer FREE shipping on qualified orders, so keep an eye open for that. Best deals are from Amazon.co.uk - who ship FREE to over 17 countries in the EU. But I'm sure other online retailers offer a similar deal.

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