Hello here is Gianluca Livi, italian journalist of Artists and Bands (www.artistsandbands.org) I would like interview Nick about his terrific career and vocation. I will send a dozen questions about Deep Purple, Warhorse, Nick Simper's Dynamite, Quatermass II. I will publish the interview just after aproval of him or its management. The interview will be realized in English and published in Italian and in English. Here some examples of my interviews: - BILL BRUFORD: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/7173-bill-bruford-yes-king-crimson-earthworks - PAUL WERTICO: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/8354-paul-wertico-pat-metheny-group-sbb - ADRIAN BELEW: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/7983-adrian-belew - CHARLIE DANIELS: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/7206-charlie-daniels - RICKEY MEDLOCKE: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/7226-rickey-medlocke-blackfoot-lynyrd-skynyrd-e-tim-rossi-blackfoot - JEFF PEVAR: http://www.artistsandbands.org/ver2/interviste/7879-jeff-pevar- Let me know, please. Best Regards Gianluca
Hi Nick, I saw you on BBC 4 TV this week and realised we were in school together. I was a year above but I was your dinner 'monitor' when you were a fourth former. What an amazing career you have had! My husband was a great fan of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates back in the day.
Hi Nick. I am a massive deep purple fan and that includes your time in the band my favourite song from your time is April. Please form a band and play Birmingham uk.
Edit: Last line of previous note should read: 'You've got more info than i do' Thanks. Terry Slater (I've edited it.... Webmaster)
Hi Nick, hope you've been well over the years !!! I came across your name again whilst checking out some Flintstones stuff,---- Omg,-- you've got more info than I do !! Take care Cheers Terry 🙂
Hi Nick , I have been playing bass since the mid 60's and still think Chasing Shadows is one of the best bass lines EVER!!!! Hope things are well with you and glad to see you're still playing 🙂
DEAR NICK! VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT DEEP PURPLE FORMATION... and after reading your STORY of of course... you tell the story about Ritchie Blackmore goes to see Jon Lord and you with THE FLOWERPOT MEN - California Ballroom, Dunstable... Was it 8 December 1967 or 1968? Or maybe you can say was GERMANY - MUNICH - BLOW-UP CLUB tour in 1967 with Jon Lord on keyboards - or 1968. ALL THE BEST and GREAT HEALTH!!! Rad
Happy belated Birthday mate. Hope it was a good one. Bell ya soon. Cheers. Great updated site to Matey boy Mike!!!
Happy birthday, Mr. Simper !!! Best wishes from Argentina
Happy Birthday, NICK!!! Many happy returns (to Poland 🙂
Hi Nick!! Just found your site and all kinds of good stuff on it. I've been a fan since the 60s of MK I and played lots of it in various bands over the years. When we auditioned for new bass players we had them play Emmeratta. But it was a version we got from a friend in England in '69 where you tear up the bass and very good highs on Ian's drums. Not the version that was on Purple Passages which seemed muddy with no high ends. Can you can give some info on why there were two versions and why the 'better bass' version didn't make it to vinyl? Was Emmeratta the last recording for MK I?
Please! Return to Brazil
Hi folks! I hope you like the revamp of this web site. I've tried to keep the look and feel as close as possible to the old site, but I'm now using the Wordpress CMS to manage the nuts and bolts. Drop me an email if you find anything that's not working properly!
Its been over 40 years, remember Rugby with Warhorse and 2 bottles of Bells. Your the Best
I will definitely be going to Brooklyn on 4-8-16 to watch DP get inducted and it is my hope that one its founding members the great Nick Simper will be there and once again be part of the band that he helped kick-start!!!!!!!!
DEAR NICK YOU ARE STILL ONE OF THE BEST BASS PLAYERS EVER, IM A LIFELONG FAN IM A 55 YEAR OLD GRANDAD TO MY DARLING SKYLAR MARIE 19 YEARS AGO I HAD A BLEED ON THE BRAIN BUT IM FINE YOUR MUSIC IS TIMELESS, EVOCATIVE, HEALING AND GROUNDBREAKING AND YOU ARE A LIVING LEGEND. MUCH LOVE T.F. XXXX
Hi Nick, Unbelievable to say the least regarding the RRHOF. To be honest, I think they made a mistake because they are clueless. Now to save face they can't possibly admit it.
Hi Nick...please tell us that you were inducted into the RRHOF and that your name missing was an oversight. Billboard ran an article that said you were included.
Shame on the Hall of Fame. I was shocked to learn that they excluded Nick Simper, the bandâ€™s founding bassist. This needs to be corrected soon
The Rock AND(?) Roll Hall of Shame has done it again. After years of ignoring Deep Purple, they are finally inducting DP next year. But, look who's being inducted:Blackmore, Coverdale, Evans, Gillan, Glover, Hughes, Lord and Paice. Anyone notice someone missing....?