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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, this might sound like a stupidious idea but what the heck..

This topic is all about musicians that somehow got lost out of sight.

For example.. whatever happened to Rod Evans (original singer of Deep Purple)?


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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*Post Purple*
After leaving Deep Purple, Rod went on to form Captain Beyond, along with former Johnny Winter drummer Bobby Caldwell, former Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman and guitarist Rhino (Larry Reinhardt), who also was part of the last incarnation of the Butterfly. This band proved to be very influential, but sales never reflected their musical achievements. Someone also called them sci-fi rock, but anyway their first self-titled album became a rarity, because it was only distributed by Capricorn Records, a small label from Macon, Georgia, who also held the Allman Brothers Band at the time. Lack of commercial success ended the group after three albums.

Evans left Captain Beyond and the music business after their first two albums. He then became a director of respiratory therapy at a West American hospital until 1980.

*Reformation controversy*
In 1980 he was approached by a management company which specialized in questionably reformed bands with big names, and began to tour under the Deep Purple name accompanied by unknown session musicians. The line up was Rod Evans (vocals), Tony Flynn (guitar), Tom de Rivera (bass), Geoff Emery (keyboards), and Dick Juergens (drums).

After several shows ended in near riots,[citation needed] Evans was sued by the management of the real Deep Purple and they were awarded damages of $672,000. As a result of the lawsuit, Evans no longer receives royalties from the band's first three albums.

*Current whereabouts*
Evans has not been seen in public since the end of the lawsuit in 1980. He has become one of the most reclusive ex-musicians in the world, rivalling that of the now deceased Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd.

In 2005, there was controversy over a claim that he was residing in Essex, Vermont, however this has not been confirmed by him or his family.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Evans




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