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NICK SIMPER (Deep Purple) 2nd interview by RICHARD OLIFF

NICK SIMPER (Deep Purple) 2nd interview by RICHARD OLIFF

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Nick Simper (Deep Purple) 2nd interview by Richard Oliff
Wednesday 23rd October 2013: 1530 (UK)

Nicholas John Simper (born 3rd November 1945 at Frogmore House Maternity Home, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex)
Bass guitarist, best known as a founding member of Deep Purple. (See ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ Released: July 1968
‘The Book of Taliesyn’ Released: December 1968 & ‘Deep Purple’ Released: June 1969). Prior to co-founding Deep Purple in 1968, Simper played for a number of bands, including The Renegades (1960–61), The Delta Five (1961–63), Some Other Guys (1963–64), Buddy Britten & The Regents renamed Simon Raven Cult (1964–66) and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Unfortunately within a few months of joining, Kidd and Simper were involved in a car crash that took Kidd's life. Simper briefly reactivated The Pirates (1966–67) before joining the Garden, the backing band for The Flower Pot Men (1967–68) where he played alongside Jon Lord. He also had a spell with Lord Sutch's Savages

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