Watch Ritchie Blackmore teach Hugh Hefner how to finger!
Posted: 3:28 pm Friday, September 29th, 2017
Question to DP fans “What song is the band playing in the clip (1st video) while Hef make his way to the band?”
When I was a young lad growing up I treasured my tiny transistor radio. Truly it was only a tad bigger than a pack of cigarettes. But I loved plugging in my earbud and listening to all kinds of music. It was during the late 60’s where I believe I was first infected with harder music. Specifically Deep Purple’s remake of the Joe South’s “Hush” and Neil Diamond’s “Kentucky Woman”. I still love both of those songs however now they don’t seem heavy at all by metal standards but Purple really ramped up the originals.
With the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner I sought to learn more about him and his legacy. Among his many endeavors was his Playboy After Dark television show, where he brought many bands and celebrities to light. One of those bands was Deep Purple! Check out this short video of Hef welcoming us to his world and Richie Blackmore showing him how to place his fingers on the guitar to play. Classic! I have also included the full video of “Hush” being played on the show below. Enjoy. – Fingers