Hello there, fellow rockers worldwide and dear readers from both HIVE and outside of it! For today's musical flashback of the day, a brand new column on my HIVE blog, I decided to share a great performance of the classic rock song 'Smoke On The Water' originally recorded and released by British hard rock and classic rock band Deep Purple (under vocalist Ian Gillan or maestro Gillan as I like calling him) by, most notably, musicians from Queen (i.e. guitarist Brian May), Pink Floyd (i.e. maestro David Gilmour), or Black Sabbath (i.e. great Tony Iommi), Iron Maiden (i.e. legendary Bruce Dickinson), and Free (i.e. Paul Rodgers).
The following recorded performance dates from 1989 and was meant as a charitable effort in the wake of the dreadful and shattering earthquake which hit Armenia in 1988. Earnings from the selling of this musical performance were re-directed to the surviving victims of the earthquake.
John Dee, founder of Rock Aid Armenia notes in the description of the video on Youtube the following:
Organised by Jon Dee, the remake featured David Gilmour, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Lifeson and Chris Squire on guitars. On vocals it had Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Rogers and Bryan Adams. Keith Emerson and Geoff Downes played the keyboards and Roger Taylor played the drums.
This is the official promo video for the 2010 Wermut & Dee remix of the track. The song was released worldwide - it successfully raised funds to rebuild a children's music school in Gyumri in the Armenian earthquake zone. Today the new school teaches music to 220 children a year!'
You can also watch the making of documentary down below:
That being said, I truly hope you enjoyed this absolutely great performance by these amazing rock musicians and I wish you all the best! Stay blessed, loved, safe, and well along with your close ones! Peace and love, just as good ol' Ringo would say! Last but not least, thank you very much for all your readership, appreciation, support, and feedback on HIVE! Cheers and rock on! \m/