Five Records That Changed My Life, Part 22: Denise Dufort

Denise Dufort of Girlschool in Tokyo in 2019. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

By Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

British drummer Denise Dufort co-founded Girlschool in London in 1978. She has been in every line-up of the band and remains the foundation of the band’s rock-steady rhythm section. Roppongi Rocks’ Stefan Nilsson had a chat with Denise about albums that had an impact on her.

Colosseum “Daughter of Time” (1970)

“Jon Hiseman in Colosseum, fantastic drummer! He really inspired me.”

Status Quo “Blue for You” (1976)

“I used to love Status Quo but my fave album at the time was ‘Blue for You’.”

Deep Purple “Machine Head” (1972)

“Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’ was absolutely brilliant and I loved it because it was a really heavy album with great songs and fantastic drumming.”

Rainbow “Rising” (1976)

“’Rising’ by Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow had fantastic and brilliant drumming by Cozy Powell and amazing vocals by Dio.”

T. Rex “Electric Warrior” (1971)

“I also loved Marc Bolan and T. Rex but my favourite album by them was ‘Electric Warrior’.”

“I have so many more that inspired me but these are the ones that I think did the most…”

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