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Deep Purple: Guildhall, Portsmouth

Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

LITTLE DID the capacity crowd at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday night know just how new Deep Purple's opening number 'Highway Star' really was. On the coach on the way down from London, Ian Gillan asked for suggestions for titles for a rock number, Roger Glover suggested 'Highway Star', and Ian set to writing it. It was finished during rehearsals and performed for the first time three hours later!

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