Как произошло первое боевое крещение Джо Линн Тернера в группе Rainbow?
(www.rockforever.com, October 2000)
Joe recalls that memorable night at the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. Joe had
gone out for a few hours and came back to his room with some people he had
met that night. He was minding his own business, entertaining his guests
in his room when there was a knock on the door. It was Blackmore's roadie,
also known as "Hurricane." He'd claimed he'd left his passport in a jacket
that was in Joe's room.
Hurricane was getting quite belligerent, so Joe felt obligated to open the
door to let him in. When he did, Richie and other band members as well as
a few "groupies" paraded into his room. Turner was still "the new guy"
and was not sure what to make of all this. It was slightly amusing until
Blackmore and his cohorts started throwing everything in Turner's hotel
room out the window. The window only opened to a 45 degree angle, so Joe
admits they "had a tough time with the TV," but when they finished, the
room was pretty much stripped! They even took the mattress off Joe's bed.
Joe remembers holding on to it, all while being dragged down a carpeted
hallway (yes, he even admitted to suffering severe rug burns from his
efforts). When Joe met Don Airey at breakfast the next morning, Don
remarked about how "things kept flying" past his window all night.
Joe remembers the hotel manager accompanying him to his room to assess the
damage with a very grave, worried look on his face. The manager admitted
that the room "was not so bad" that "Bob Marley had left a more disgusting
mess" and finally revealed that "Ritchie Blackmore has paid for it all"
with the message(to Joe)... "welcome to the band!"
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