Deep Purple - October 1962 to March 1964

October 1962 to March 1964

The Javelins   

People involved

Gordon Fairminer (gtr); Jess Gillan [= Ian Gillan] (vcl); Keith Roach (drm); Tony Tacon (gtr); Tony Whitfield (bss); plus John Kerrison (drm) occasionally.

The Javelin's apparently had a lousy singer. When they heard Gillan (who sang together with a bunch of lousy musicians), they didn't think twice when ditching the old singer for Gillan. They toured a lot but didn't record; that is, not until 1994 [see further below].



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