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The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

Featuring: Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Tony Ashton, Mickey Lee Soul, Twiggy, Ray Fenwick, Helen Chapelle, John Gustafson, Eddie Hardin, Vincence Price, Earl Jordan, The New World Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir and much more.

 

A concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children's poem of a similar title. The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge's design for a 1973 book based on the poem. The album spawned a number one-hit song, Love Is All (Netherlands and Belgium).

 

The work was originally conceived as a solo vehicle for Jon Lord to be produced by Roger Glover who had recently left Deep Purple. However, Lord proved too busy with Deep Purple and Glover took up the reins on his own. Using his connections, Glover recruited a large cast of noted rock musicians to perform on it, with a different vocalist for each character, including David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.

 

On 16 October 1975, a one-off performance at the Royal Albert Hall took place. Again it had a star-studded cast of rock musicians, most notably Ian Gillan who was drafted in at the last minute and received a standing ovation on his entrance. He replaced an unavailable Ronnie James Dio . Ian Gillan had not performed since leaving Deep Purple in 1973. Also notable was the appearance of Twiggy as singer and actress and Vincent Price as narrator. Apart from most of the musicians involved in the studio recording, the concert also featured Jon Lord. The live concert was filmed and released in 1976 produced by Tony Klinger.

 

 

The last rebel

Music by Jon Lord (conductor) with Tony Ashton, Kim Gardner & Roy Dyke and the Royal Imperial Blackpool Symphony Orchestra.

 

The Last Rebel ist ein im deutschen Sprachraum nicht aufgeführter, 1971 von Denys McCoy inszenierter Western mit sehr viel guter Musik, Spannung, Erotik und Witz.

 

1865, Missouri. Nach dem gerade beendeten Bürgerkrieg fliehen die Konföderierten Hollis Burnside und Matt Graves vor einigen Nordstaatlern, die sie ins Gefängnis bringen möchten. Dabei retten sie den Farbigen Duncan, der sich daraufhin ihnen anschließt, vor einem Lynchmob. Als Hollis beim Billard eine Menge gewinnt, gibt er Matt davon nichts ab, was die beiden zu Feinden werden lässt. Matt organisiert eine Gruppe von Banditen, die das Geld stehlen sollen. Bald stehen sich Hollis, der von Duncan unterstützt wird, und Matt mit seinen Leuten gegenüber und suchen mit ihren Pistolen und Gewehren die Entscheidung.

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