1983: With Ian Gillan in New York State
Ian Gillan

1983: With Ian Gillan in New York State

At first I thought that this picture was taken on our tour with Ian Gillan in Europe in 1989, but then I noticed Brent in the shot, which would have been impossible, as Brent had left the band by this time.  No, this is a picture taken in 1983 somewhere in New York State (Saracuse, Utica, or ?) when we opened three dates for Black Sabbath.  Gillan was singing for Sabbath and quit on the last night to go back to Deep Purple.  I think the guy with the beard might have been Bev Bevan from Electric Light Orchestra, who was playing with the band on that tour.

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