We all came down…

This interesting image turned up recently while we were working on the Deep Purple book all about their seminal Machine Head album. ¬†Anyone familiar with the lyrics “We all came down to Montreux” should realise that this is a contemporary shot of the famous Montreux Casino, which burnt down in December 1971 causing chaos in […]

We all came down to Montreux

Chatting last week – in broken French and English – with the owner of a small Italian restaurant in the Swiss town of Montreux, we explained that it was Deep Purple which had brought us there. He suddenly and unexpectedly went all misty eyed, and quietly proclaimed that Montreux was the band’s spiritual home. He […]

We all came down to Montreux

The second of our Deep Purple titles has been scheduled, and takes a detailed look at one of the most influential and best – selling rock albums of all time, Machine Head. DEEP PURPLE – FIRE IN THE SKY follows a similar format to our previous book on the group, and includes the story of […]