Кто был инициатором воссоединения Deep Purple в 1984 году?
(Finish magazine "Rumba", No 12.1993)
"Gillan. He was in those days in Black Sabbath and he took contact to me and Ritchie. We had a meeting in restaurant - all Deep Purple meetings have been made in restaurants. We are kind of a strange band, because we only can talk business while eating. During that meeting Gillan boozed all the time and very quickly he was totally drunk. I don't know what was with him, maby he was just nervous. Gillan finally managed to made his potion.
I and Ritchie didn't warmed for a proposition. Rainbow's success was quite good and we didn't want to bury the good band. Gilland didn't give up, but called us continuosly: "Think about it, just think once again". After "Bent Out Of Shape" we thought we got Rainbow as far as possible and finally agreed to Gillan's proposal. Jon and Paice had already agreed."