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Ace Frehley Solo Album Cover - 1978. (my personal images are used in audio e-books for children 3-7 and Illustrative Poetry, available at

"Child in Time" is a song by the English rock band Deep Purple. A protest song against the Vietnam War, it is featured on the band's 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock and runs over 10 minutes. Ian Gillan has said that "Child in Time" is based on It's a Beautiful Day's psychedelic song "Bombay Calling". As Ian put it in a 2002 interview, "The song basically reflected the mood of the moment, and that's why it became so popular.