simper v : smile affectedly or derisively [syn: smirk]
- A frivolous, self-conscious smile.
Nicholas John Simper (b. 3 November 1945, at Frogmore House Maternity Home, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex) is a bass guitarist, best known as a founding member of pioneering hard rock band Deep Purple.
Prior to co-founding Deep Purple in 1968, Simper played for a number of bands, including The Renegades (1960-61), The Delta Five (1961-63), Some Other Guys (1963-64), Buddy Britten & The Regents renamed Simon Raven Cult (1964-66), Johnny Kidd and The Pirates renamed Pirates (1966-66) and The Flower Pot Men (1967-68), where he played with Jon Lord. He also collaborated with Lord Sutch's Savages, where he met Ritchie Blackmore.
Simper was fired from Deep Purple in 1969. After his departure, he worked with Marsha Hunt, played on a Lord Sutch live album, and was a member of the following bands: Warhorse, Nick Simper's Dynamite (1975), Flying Fox (1977-84), Nick Simper's Fandango (1978-80), Quatermass II(1994-97), and The Good Ol' Boys (1985-now).
with Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
with Deep Purple
with Quatermass II
- 1997 Long Road
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