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Messages from Roger Glover

Hear Here

One of my favourite occupations––when I’m not busy doing my other favourite occupations––is listening to music. Although I have a decent vinyl collection, mostly from the 70s and all bought decades ago, it’s downstairs. In any case, I rarely play much because it involves such a ritual. But I’m proud of it.

So apart from background kitchen radio din or pop insincerity in the car, sitting at my computer is mostly where I listen.


Little Richard R.I.P.

It may be difficult for younger people to fully understand how Little Richard changed everything; from music to society in general. Context is everything. He shook up the world in a profound way. Not only did he write the songs, but performed them without inhibition; he did for singing what Jimi Hendrix did for guitar…he freed it from its former constraints.


Nick Blagona R.I.P

Nick Blagona  R.I.P

Nick Blagona, sound engineer extraordinaire, has died.

It’s difficult to assess the impact Nick had on my life…something like this has no form of measurement…but to say that it was truly profound would be an understatement.

He was the house engineer at Le Studio in Morin Heights when, in the winter of 1981, Rainbow started recording Straight Between The Eyes. As the producer, I spent a lot of time with him, sitting at the SSL desk, drinking endless cups of coffee and playing Battleships late into the night.


It’s Been A Year

It’s Been A Year

It’s been a year since I last posted. Somehow, life slips by without warning. I do read all the posts you send, grateful that you take the trouble to share your thoughts and questions. I shall answer some in due course. The lovely words for my birthday leave a warm feeling my heart, thank you.

I eschew social media––not one to share the trivia of my everyday life with the world-–so this site is one of the few ways I communicate stuff.


A December Thank You

A December Thank You

Suddenly, here we are, looking back on the year – a busy one indeed.

On the road, again, again; a Mexican festival, two European tours, an American/Canadian tour, a Japanese tour, and Mexico again.

Thank you to all who came to see live music, I am truly grateful. To those who didn’t get to see us in Mexico, I am sorry.