The performance of “Ritual” for the Beat Club session has reappeared, although this time it’s a dreadful second generation copy that looks like it’s been recorded on a mobile phone from a cheap TV screen.
Pete Parks remembers: “..the Beat Club session in Bremen like it was yesterday. The German engineer walked off the set and left the production to us. Apparently the volume we were playing at was affecting the cameras. As a result were ended up with a decent rock video instead of a Euro-Pop travesty.”
There is also a YouTube clip of Nick playing with the Marsha Hunt band at the Bilzen Festival in 1969, here. Deep Purple MKII also performed at that festival! Thanks to Gerhard Koritnik for the link.
Click on the picture to see it full size. You can then click on the autographs to see them close up.
This picture has been watermarked, so no copying without permission from Gerhard!
Johnny Kidd – a personal message from Nick
Saturday 7th October 2006 was the 40th anniversary of the death of a much loved and much missed hero of the British 60’s music scene.
Nick interviewed by the Deep Purple Fan Club of Argentina!
In the Summer of 2006, Nick replied to an interview letter received from Gabriel Gonzalez of the Deep Purple Fan Club of
Argentina. The letter was translated into Spanish and published in their fanzine “Deepest Purple”. and we have been given permission to reproduce it here. We have translated back into English, using our Collins dictionary and a very rudimentary knowledge of Spanish… here.
Good Ol’ Boys at the Mick Jagger Centre
Nick and the Good Ol’ Boys stepped in at the last minute to support 24 Carat Purple at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, on Saturday 6th September. From Nick : “On behalf of the Good Ol’ Boys, thanks to Ian, Pete, Chris, Garry and Rob for a great evening – a great bunch of lads. Best of luck for the future!”
Pictures courtesy of Rich Voysey Photography
The “Boys” are back in Austria 2008
The webmaster took a long weekend break to see the band play their second gig at the Reigen in Vienna on 27th April. A fantastic time was had by one and all, and it was great to meet Christian, Ralph, Wolfgang, Gerhard, Tilly & Swanage, and “Nasty Habits”. Thanks to everyone for contributing loads of photos, which you can see here. Nick joined Nasty Habits for a rendition of “Emmaretta”, he first time he’d played it in nearly 40 years! It was recorded for posterity below:
See you all again next year?
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Featuring Dick Taylor & Phil May (The Pretty Things), Wee Willie Harris, Ray Phillips & John Hawken (The Strawbs/Nashville Teens), Mickey Waller, Vince Eager, Mick Avory (Kinks), The Good Old Boys featuring Nick Simper from Deep Purple, Julian Dawson, Ali McKenzie (The Birds), Downliners Sect, Art Wood, John Idan (Yardbirds) …and more!
Click here for a video clip taster, featuring Paul Neon & The Saints (Windows Media format)
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The Good Ol’ Boys live in Vienna!
photos courtesy of Wolfgang Jaafar and Christian Schoen. Click here to see more pictures.
For anyone that was there, we’d love to hear your comments. E-mail us or post a message!
A message from Nick: “Thanks very much to Peter Brkusic and the “Crazy Austrians” for putting on such a fantastic show. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and a special thank you to all of you that came along to watch, and for helping us with our version of “Hush”. It was a memorable event!”
Another storming gig at the Angel, Bedford on March 9th. Click here for the photos, taken by our main man Rob Vernon.
There’s a couple of minutes of the Good Ol’ Boys playing at the Carlo Little ‘Night of Honour’ on 26th March 2006. It’s a Google video of pretty poor quality, but worth a look….
- Part 1 – Wee Willie Harris
- Part 2 – Wee Willie Harris
- Part 3 – The Good Ol’ Boys
- Part 4 – The Good Ol’ Boys
The Good Ol’ Boys at the Horns, Watford, 25th November 2006
The Boys were back in action at the Horns on 25.09.06 in front of a packed house, including some overseas fans, and welcomed Jeff Bennett who guested on drums for one number, nearly demolishing Hud’s kit in the process!
Jeff also took some pics, which you can see here.
The Good Ol’ Boys at Esquires, Bedford, 30th September
It was the webmaster’s great pleasure to invite Nick and the boys to play at his local venue in Bedford. The boys were in fantastic form and it was great to see Nick back on two feet again! We took lots of pictures of the event, which you can see here.
Sunday 26 March 2006 – CARLO LITTLE NIGHT OF HONOUR: You can read a review of the gig here.
You can listen to some 2-minute samples of tracks from some of Nick’s albums.
INTERVIEW WITH NICK by Charlie Jeffreys, during the Good Old Boys recording session at Felden, Herts on 30th December 2005.
Photos of the Good Ol’ Boys rehearsing on 30/12/05.