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March 25, 2011

NO WORD ON THE FRENCH RESPONSE

Russian President Welcomes Deep Purple to His Home

Deeppurplemedvedev456
(Thanks to Chuck Cody)

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The next day the toured Chernobyl and played "Smoke On The Water" as a tribute.

Heh. He shuffled Sec'y Gates through the schedule fast so he wouldn't miss the band.

During his school days such a meeting would have been hard to imagine given the political climate of the time. Even playing Deep Purple songs was a far from straightforward process. Medvedev said, "You know that we had a very restrictive political system then and, as a DJ at school, I had to get the school Young Communist League committee's approval for disco music playlists."

Deep Purple did disco music?

Well, you have to remember they did cover DB's second-favorite songwriter, Neil Diamond ("Kentucky Woman").

Following the photo session, President Dmitry Medvedev successfully rummaged through his attic for his official V. I. Lenin High School bong. When asked about the group's after-dinner plans, Mr. Medvedev coyly repied, "No comment."

I'm a Deep Purple fan.
Unfortunately, my work filter wouldn't let me use the link because it was "Tasteless and Offensive"
What did I miss?

The sad thing is that if i didn't know, I couldn't tell you which was the President, and which were band members.

So Dave? When'e YOUR invite?

Oh Hush.

Here you go, pokerplayer:

Russian president and life-long Deep Purple fan Dmitry Medvedev saw his dream of meeting his heroes realised after welcoming the band to his residence on Wednesday.

Meeting singer Ian Gillan and company before their concert in Moscow, Medvedev heralded the band's arrival at his home by cranking up the volume and blasting out a snippet of one of their tracks.

"When I began to listen to Deep Purple I could never imagine that one day I would sit at the same table with them" the Russian president told the band (via the Voice of Russia).

During his school days such a meeting would have been hard to imagine given the political climate of the time. Even playing Deep Purple songs was a far from straightforward process. Medvedev said, "You know that we had a very restrictive political system then and, as a DJ at school, I had to get the school Young Communist League committee's approval for disco music playlists."

Before the band headed off for their concert, there was a chance for a brief jam with Medvedev's 15-year-old son joining in on guitar. In return for his hospitality the band presented the president with a set of drumsticks.


Thanks, Jeff
What's so offensive about that?

pp, it was probably the unretouched current photo of the band that set your filter off. Not quite as wrinkly as the Stones, but close.

Medvedev heralded the band's arrival at his home by cranking up the volume and blasting out a snippet of one of their tracks

He didn't play a medley of their hits?

pokerplayer, it's probably the entire site - not just the article - that your company won't allow you to see. My company has blocked spinner.com also.

I'm with fred - I don't know who's who.

If this helps, Medvedev is this guy.

Smoooookkkkeee, on the Gulag....

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