Glenn Hughes To Mark Anniversary Of Friends Death With Special Show

10/12/2015
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(Classic Rock) Former Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes will return to Jakarta for a show to mark the 40th anniversary of his bodyguard's death in the city. Patsy Collins was a member of the band's crew when he fell down a lift shaft in the Indonesian capital on December 4, 1975. He initially survived two three-storey drops but later died of his injuries.

Hughes and three other crewmen were originally suspected of murder and spent a night in jail, before authorities released them. The following night, Purple abandoned their second of two Jakarta shows after heavy-handed police officers began assaulting members of the audience.

Hughes recalled last year: "That sh*t was flying - we were in a time bomb in the midst of war that had just started in the country. All of us were lucky to escape alive."

Now he tells Metal Shock Finland: "40 years after the death, I'm going to play that city again, to commemorate the loss of my friend, and go to a place I could never go to.

"They threw me in jail for murder and they let me out. We had to pay money to get out. It was a horrible event." Read more here.

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