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Tuesday, 27 February 2007

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Deep Purple Live! or Hatto's Bay City Rollers demo tape hoax?

Birmingham NEC - (Rioters): Deep Purple's album recorded in 1993 at the National Exhibitionism Center in Birmingham, Alabama has been withdrawn by the band's Ian Gillan who branded it as the biggest pile of crap ever to be squeezed out of the ageing heavy metal combo following scientific proof that the actual recording was a fraud perpetuated by former pianist and sicko con artist Joyce Hatto RIP.

The 1993 concert had been "one of the lowest points of my life - all of our lives, actually," Gillan said when he realised that cunning fraudster Joyce Hatto and her husband/partner in crime William Barrington-Coupe had been behind the monstrosity.

But it wasn't until Hatto died last year at the age of 77 that the scam came to light and her husband admitted to passing off some 100 recordings of other artists as those by his wife - a supposedly virtuoso pianoforte genius.

And being the mastermind behind the 1993 Deep Purple NEC album which turned out to be HIS compilation of early Bay City Rollers' demo tapes recorded in a garden shed somewhere in the Gorbals.

The controversy is now spreading fast with evidence coming to light that Gillan's hated 1993 Live! concert was a Hatto and Barrington-Coupe hoax which misfired horribly to everybody's eventual astonishment and disgust.

"We were all too smashed to notice when the album first came out in 1993", Gillan said. "We just thought it was one lousy gig but hey! What the hell, the record company had already doshed us up so we let it go public, like".

Meanwhile, Hatto was releasing hundreds of CDs of concert music such as Beethoven's Pianoforte Concerto in D Major, in association with the Budapest Choral Symphonia, conducted by Igor Sprouttenwormer. Or the fabled Chopin Concerto in E Flat major, in association with the Sheboygan Philharmonia, conductor Dave Redneck. Etc.

These have now turned out to be not her own work but already published recordings by some of the world's most famous pianists, orchestras and conductors.

But nobody seemed to notice until she died last year....

"They were all too smashed in 1993 and beyond to notice something going on and Hey! The public loved it and bought hundreds of thousands of albums and CDs of my lovely Joyce at the keyboards", said Barrington-Coupe.

Ian Gillan is livid.

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