(personal message please) Hey Nick, Bob Smith here. Lost touch with you last Time we connected, But I will be back in London the 1st two weeks of Oct. Will you be around? I'm buying, just don't know how to contact you. Cheers.
Hi Mr Simper, you are an AMAZING bassist and your work with deep purple is the best out of all their lineups... Thanks for all your music
You are a star in my eyes, you shine in the hush video! Love music too! Wish you all the best always! Denise from Michigan USA. 😘💝
Hi Nick You were my FAVORITE bass player with Deep Purple, and Rod Evans was my FAVORITE singer, never did care for Ian Gillian and Roger Glover. Just Personal tastes. Loved John Lord, who could ever forget the keyboards on Hush? R.I.P. John Lord. Stumbled upon this site by accident. Keep up the good work!
Hi, Nick! I just want you to know that several of us guys here in Ohio still listen to and dig your stuff in Deep Purple like we have since 1968 and 1969. Those are our favorite Purple albums.
Hi Nick, Thanks for your recollections of your musical journey - really good to hear about my Uncle Geoff and his various incarnations! I can certainly recognise his personality through your words. He is still on the Island but mainly writing with an occasional guest slot at one of the island's hotels. All the best, David
Hi Nick...I'm on a bit of a mission. My girlfriend turns the big 5-0 in August. Her dad was a drummer in 50's and 60's and played at the 2i's coffee bar. It has been said that he played with Rory Blackwell, Johnny Kidd , Georgie Fame and possibly even Emile Ford. His name was Alan Fox but he went by the stage name of Scott Yangtze. Unfortunately Alan died in 1978 after complications with MS. My girlfriend has very few memories of him and would dearly love to speak to people who knew him... Obviously time is running out coz none of us are getting any younger. Is he someone you would remember or would you know of anyone who would have been around the 2i's at that time that we could speak to?... Thanks in advance and it's great to see you still out there doing it. Rock n roll is obviously in your blood. Thanks again Smudge p.s I ask everybody this but did you ever play the Half Moon in Putney?
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!