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Deep Purple
Deep Purple
are an English rock band formed in Hertford
Hertford
in 1968.[1] The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock,[2][3] although their musical approach changed over the years.[4] Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970.[5] Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies".[6] They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book
Book
of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre,[7][8] and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[9][10][11][12] Deep Purple
Deep Purple
have had several line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV.[13][14] Their second and most commercially successful line-up consisted of Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan
(vocals), Jon Lord
Jon Lord
(keyboards, backing vocals), Roger Glover
Roger Glover
(bass), Ian Paice
Ian Paice
(drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans
Rod Evans
(lead vocals) and Nick Simper
Nick Simper
(bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 ( Tommy Bolin
Tommy Bolin
replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale
David Coverdale
(lead vocals) and Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes
(bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner
Joe Lynn Turner
(vocals). The band's line-up (currently including Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although keyboardist Jon Lord's retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice
Ian Paice
as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band. Deep Purple
Deep Purple
were ranked number 22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme[15] and a poll on British radio station Planet Rock ranked them 5th among the "most influential bands ever".[16] The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards.[17] Deep Purple (specifically Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Gillan, Glover, Evans, Coverdale and Hughes) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.[18]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Beginnings (1967–1968) 1.2 Early years (1968–1970) 1.3 Breakthrough success (1970–1973) 1.4 New line-up, successes and struggles (1973–1976) 1.5 Band split and solo projects (1976–1984) 1.6 Reformation, reunions and turmoil (1984–1994) 1.7 Revival with Steve Morse
Steve Morse
and longer tours (1994–present)

2 Legacy

2.1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

3 Band members 4 Concert tours 5 Discography 6 Notes 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Beginnings (1967–1968)[edit] In 1967, former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis
Chris Curtis
contacted London businessman Tony Edwards, in the hope that he would manage a new group he was putting together, to be called Roundabout. Curtis' vision was a "supergroup" where the band members would get on and off, like a musical roundabout. Impressed with the plan, Edwards agreed to finance the venture with his two business partners John Coletta
John Coletta
and Ron Hire, who comprised Hire-Edwards-Coletta Enterprises (HEC).[19] The first recruit to the band was the classically trained Hammond organ player Jon Lord, Curtis' flatmate who had most notably played with the Artwoods (led by Art Wood, brother of future Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, and including Keef Hartley).[20] Lord was then performing in a backing band for the vocal group The Flower Pot Men (formerly known as the Ivy League), along with bassist Nick Simper
Nick Simper
and drummer Carlo Little. Simper had previously been in Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and survived the 1966 car crash that killed Kidd. Lord put the two on alert that he'd been recruited for the Roundabout project, after which Simper and Little suggested guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, whom Lord had never met.[21] Simper had known Blackmore since the early 1960s when his first band, the Renegades, debuted around the same time as one of Blackmore's early bands, the Dominators.[22] HEC persuaded Blackmore to return from Hamburg
Hamburg
to audition for the new group. Blackmore was making a name for himself as a studio session guitarist, and had also been a member of the Outlaws, Screaming Lord Sutch, and Neil Christian. Curtis' erratic behaviour and lifestyle, fuelled by LSD use, caused a sudden disinterest in the project he had started, forcing HEC to dismiss him from Roundabout. But HEC was now intrigued with the possibilities Lord and Blackmore brought, while Lord and Blackmore were also keen to continue. The two carried on, recruiting additional members and keeping Tony Edwards as their manager.[23] Lord convinced Simper to join for good, but left Carlo Little behind in favour of drummer Bobby Woodman.[21] In March 1968, Lord, Blackmore, Simper and Woodman moved into Deeves Hall, a country house in South Mimms, Hertfordshire.[24][25] The band would live, write and rehearse at Deeves Hall, which was fully kitted out with the latest Marshall amplification.[26] According to Simper, "dozens" of singers were auditioned (including Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
and Woodman's friend Dave Curtiss)[19]until the group heard Rod Evans
Rod Evans
of the club band The Maze, and thought his voice fit their style well. Tagging along with Evans was his band's drummer, Ian Paice. Blackmore had seen Paice on tour with The Maze in Germany in 1966, and had been impressed by the 18-year-old's drumming. The band hastily arranged an audition for Paice, given that Woodman was vocally unhappy with the direction of the band's music.[21] Both Paice and Evans won their respective jobs, and the line-up was complete.[27] During a brief tour of Denmark and Sweden in April, in which they were still billed as Roundabout, Blackmore suggested a new name: "Deep Purple", named after his grandmother's favourite song.[23][26] The group had resolved to choose a name after everyone had posted one on a board in rehearsal. Second to Deep Purple
Deep Purple
was "Concrete God", which the band thought was too harsh to take on.[28][29] Early years (1968–1970)[edit]

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in 1968. Standing from left to right: Simper, Paice and Evans. Seated: Blackmore and Lord

In May 1968, the band moved into Pye Studios in London's Marble Arch to record their debut album, Shades of Deep Purple, which was released in July by American label Tetragammaton, and in September by UK label EMI.[30] The group had success in North America with a cover of Joe South's "Hush", and by September 1968, the song had reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in the US and number 2 in the Canadian RPM charts, pushing the Shades LP up to No. 24 on Billboard's pop album charts.[31][32] The following month, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
was booked to support Cream on their Goodbye tour.[31] The band's second album, The Book
Book
of Taliesyn, was quickly recorded, then released in North America in October 1968 to coincide with the tour. The album included a cover of Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman", which cracked the Top 40 in both the US (No. 38 on the Billboard charts) and Canada (No. 21 on the RPM charts),[33][34] though sales for the album were not as strong (No. 54 in US, No. 48 in Canada).[35][36] The Book of Taliesyn
The Book of Taliesyn
would not be released in the band's home country until the following year and, like its predecessor, it failed to have much impact in the UK charts. Early in 1969, the band recorded a single called "Emmaretta", named after Emmaretta Marks, then a cast member of the musical Hair, whom Evans was trying to seduce.[37] By March of that year, the band had completed recording for their third album, Deep Purple. The album contained strings and woodwind on one track ("April"), showcasing Lord's classical antecedents such as Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov, and several other influences were in evidence, notably Vanilla Fudge. (Lord and Blackmore had even claimed the group wanted to be a "Vanilla Fudge clone".)[38] This would be the last recording by the original line-up. Deep Purple's troubled North American record label, Tetragrammaton, delayed production of the Deep Purple
Deep Purple
album until after the band's 1969 American tour ended. This, as well as lackluster promotion by the nearly broke label, caused the album to sell poorly, finishing well out of the Billboard Top 100. Soon after the third album's eventual release, Tetragrammaton went out of business, leaving the band with no money and an uncertain future. (Tetragrammaton's assets were assumed by Warner Bros. Records, who would release Deep Purple's records in the US throughout the 1970s.) During the 1969 American tour, Lord and Blackmore met with Paice to discuss their desire to take the band in a heavier direction. Feeling that Evans and Simper would not fit well with a heavy rock style, both were replaced that summer.[39] Paice stated, "A change had to come. If they hadn't left, the band would have totally disintegrated." Both Simper and Blackmore noted that Rod Evans already had one foot out the door. Simper said that Evans had met a girl in Hollywood
Hollywood
and had eyes on being an actor, while Blackmore explained, "Rod just wanted to go to America and live in America."[40]

Ritchie Blackmore
Ritchie Blackmore
in Hannover, Germany, 1970

In search of a replacement vocalist, Blackmore set his own sights on 19-year-old singer Terry Reid. Though he found the offer "flattering", Reid was still bound by the exclusive recording contract with his producer Mickie Most
Mickie Most
and more interested in his solo career.[41] Blackmore had no other choice but to look elsewhere. The band hunted down singer Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan
from Episode Six, a band that had released several singles in the UK without achieving their big break for commercial success. Gillan had at one time been approached by Nick Simper when Deep Purple
Deep Purple
was first forming, but Gillan had reportedly told Simper that the Roundabout project would not go anywhere, while he felt Episode Six was poised to make it big.[42] Six's drummer Mick Underwood – an old comrade of Blackmore's from his days in the Outlaws – introduced the band to Gillan and bassist Roger Glover. This effectively killed Episode Six and gave Underwood a guilt complex that lasted nearly a decade, until Gillan recruited him for his new post-Purple band in the late 1970s. According to Blackmore, Deep Purple was only interested in Gillan and not Glover, but Roger was retained on the advice of Ian Paice.

"He turned up for the session...he was their [Episode Six's] bass player. We weren't originally going to take him until Paicey said, 'he's a good bass player, let's keep him.' So I said okay."

Ritchie Blackmore
Ritchie Blackmore
on the hiring of Roger Glover.[40]

This created the Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Mark II line-up, whose first release was a Greenaway-Cook tune titled "Hallelujah".[43] At the time of its recording, Nick Simper
Nick Simper
still thought he was in the band, and had called the studio to inquire about the recording dates for the song. He then found that the song had already been recorded with Glover on bass. The remaining original members of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
then instructed management to inform Simper that he had been officially replaced. Despite television appearances to promote the "Hallelujah" single in the UK, the song flopped.[43] Blackmore had told the British weekly music newspaper Record Mirror they "need to have a commercial record in Britain", and described the song as "an in-between sort of thing"—a median between what the band would normally make but with an added commercial motive.[43] The band gained some much-needed publicity in September 1969, with the Concerto for Group and Orchestra, a three-movement epic composed by Lord as a solo project and performed by the band at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold.[31] Together with Days of Future Passed
Days of Future Passed
by the Moody Blues and Five Bridges
Five Bridges
by the Nice, it was one of the first collaborations between a rock band and an orchestra. This live album became their first album with any kind of chart success in the UK.[44] Gillan and Blackmore were less than happy at the band being tagged as "a group who played with orchestras", both feeling that the Concerto was a distraction that would get in the way of developing their desired hard-rocking style. Lord acknowledged that while the band members were not keen on the project going in, at the end of the performance "you could put the five smiles together, and it would have spanned the Thames." Lord would also write the Gemini Suite, another orchestra/group collaboration in the same vein, for the band in late 1970. In 1975, Blackmore stated that he thought the Concerto for Group and Orchestra wasn't bad but the Gemini Suite was horrible and very disjointed.[45] Roger Glover
Roger Glover
later claimed Jon Lord
Jon Lord
had appeared to be the leader of the band in the early years.[46]

Breakthrough success (1970–1973)[edit]

The classic Deep Purple
Deep Purple
line up, 1971. From left to right: Jon Lord, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice

Shortly after the orchestral release, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
began a hectic touring and recording schedule that was to see little respite for the next three years. Their first studio album of this period, released in mid-1970, was In Rock (a name supported by the album's Mount Rushmore-inspired cover), which contained the then-concert staples "Speed King", "Into The Fire" and "Child in Time". The non-album single "Black Night", released around the same time, finally put Deep Purple into the UK Top Ten.[47] The interplay between Blackmore's guitar and Lord's distorted organ, coupled with Gillan's howling vocals and the rhythm section of Glover and Paice, now started to take on a unique identity that separated the band from its earlier albums.[5] Along with Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
II and Sabbath's Paranoid, In Rock codified the budding heavy metal genre.[2] On the album's development, Blackmore stated: "I got fed up with playing with classical orchestras, and thought, 'well, this is my turn.' Jon was into more classical. I thought, 'well you do that, I'll do rock.' And I said, 'If this fails, this record, I'll play with orchestras the rest of my life.'"[48] In Rock performed well, especially in the UK where it reached number 4, while the "Black Night" single reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and the band performed the song live on the BBC's Top of the Pops.[49][50] A second album, the creatively progressive Fireball, was issued in the summer of 1971, reaching number 1 on the UK Albums Chart.[50] The title track "Fireball" was released as a single, as was "Strange Kind of Woman", not from the album but recorded during the same sessions (although it replaced "Demon's Eye" on the US version of the album).[51] "Strange Kind of Woman" became their second UK Top 10 single, reaching number 8.[50]

Vocalist Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan
on stage in Clemson, South Carolina, US, 1972

Within weeks of Fireball's release, the band were already performing songs planned for the next album. One song (which later became "Highway Star") was performed at the first gig of the Fireball tour, having been written on the bus to a show in Portsmouth, in answer to a journalist's question: "How do you go about writing songs?" Three months later, in December 1971, the band travelled to Switzerland to record Machine Head. The album was due to be recorded at the Montreux Casino, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, but a fire during a Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
and the Mothers of Invention gig, caused by a man firing a flare gun into the ceiling, burned down the Casino. This incident famously inspired the song "Smoke on the Water". The album was later recorded in a corridor at the nearby empty Grand Hotel.[52][53] Continuing from where both previous albums left off, Machine Head became one of the band's most famous albums. It became the band's second number 1 album in the UK, while re-establishing Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in North America, hitting number 7 in the US and number 1 in Canada.[50] It included tracks that became live classics, such as "Highway Star", "Space Truckin'", "Lazy" and "Smoke on the Water", for which Deep Purple is most famous.[47][54] Deep Purple
Deep Purple
continued to tour and record at a rate that would be rare thirty years on; when Machine Head was recorded, the group had only been together three and a half years, yet the album was their sixth.

"When I was nine years old it was all about Deep Purple. My all time favourite [album] is still Made in Japan"

Metallica
Metallica
drummer Lars Ulrich.[55]

Meanwhile, the band undertook four North America tours in 1972, and a Japan tour that led to a double-vinyl live release, Made in Japan. Originally intended as a Japan-only record, its worldwide release saw the double LP become an instant hit. It remains one of rock music's most popular and highest selling live-concert recordings.[56] The classic Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Mark II line-up continued to work, and released the album Who Do We Think We Are
Who Do We Think We Are
in 1973. Spawning the hit single "Woman from Tokyo", the album hit number 4 in the UK charts and number 15 in the US charts while achieving gold record status faster than any Deep Purple
Deep Purple
album released up to that time.[57][58] But internal tensions and exhaustion were more noticeable than ever. Following the successes of Machine Head and Made in Japan, the addition of Who Do We Think We Are made them the top-selling artists of 1973 in the US.[59][60] In Japan alone, Machine Head and Made in Japan would go on to sell well over 1 million copies combined on the back of multiple reissues.[61] New line-up, successes and struggles (1973–1976)[edit] Gillan admitted in 1984 that the band was pushed by management to complete the Who Do We Think We Are
Who Do We Think We Are
album on time and go on tour, although they badly needed a break.[62] The bad feelings, including tensions with Blackmore, culminated in Gillan, followed by Glover, quitting the band after their second tour of Japan in the summer of 1973.[63][64][65] In interviews later, Lord called the departure of Gillan and Glover while the band was at its peak "the biggest shame in rock and roll; God knows what we would have become over the next three or four years."[66]

David Coverdale
David Coverdale
was the band's vocalist between August 1973 and March 1976

The band hired Midlands bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, formerly of Trapeze. According to Paice, Glover told him and Lord a few months before his official resignation that he wanted to leave the band, so they had started to drop in on Trapeze shows. After acquiring Hughes, they debated continuing as a four-piece, with Hughes as bassist and lead vocalist.[67][68] According to Hughes, he was persuaded because the band would be bringing in Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
of Free as a co-lead vocalist, but by that time Rodgers had just started Bad Company.[69] "They did ask," Rodgers recalled, "and I spoke to all of them at length about the possibility. Purple had toured Australia with Free's final lineup. I didn't do it because I was very much into the idea of forming Bad Company."[70] Instead, auditions were held for lead vocal replacements. They settled on David Coverdale, an unknown singer from Saltburn in Northeast England, primarily because Blackmore liked his masculine, blues-tinged voice.[68] This new lineup continued into 1974, and their spring tour included shows at Madison Square Garden, New York on 13 March, and Nassau Coliseum four days later.[71] The band coheadlined the famous California Jam
California Jam
festival with Emerson, Lake & Palmer at Ontario Motor Speedway located in Southern California on 6 April 1974. Attracting over 250,000[72] fans, the festival also included 1970s rock giants Black Sabbath, Eagles, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Seals and Crofts, Rare Earth, and also Black Oak Arkansas. Portions of the show were telecast on ABC Television in the US, exposing the band to a wider audience. This lineup's first album, titled Burn, was highly successful, reaching No. 3 in the UK and No. 9 in the US, and was followed by another world tour.[50] The title track, which opens the album and would open most concerts during the Mark III era, was a conscious effort by the band to embrace the progressive rock movement that was popularised at the time by bands such as Yes, ELP, Genesis, Gentle Giant, etc. "Burn" was a complex arrangement that showcased all the members' virtuosity and particularly Blackmore's classically influenced guitar prowess, while Hughes and Coverdale provided vocal harmonies and elements of funk and blues, respectively, to the music, a sound that was even more apparent on the late 1974 release Stormbringer.[68] Besides the title track, the Stormbringer album had a number of songs that received much radio play, such as "Lady Double Dealer", "The Gypsy" and "Soldier of Fortune", and the album reached No. 6 in the UK and No. 20 on the US Billboard charts.[50] However, Blackmore publicly disliked the album and the funky soul elements, even calling it "shoeshine music".[73][74][75] As a result, he left the band on 21 June 1975 to form his own band with Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio
of Elf, called Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, later shortened to Rainbow after one album.[76]

Glenn Hughes, bassist and co-lead vocalist with Coverdale, 1973 to 1976

With Blackmore's departure, Purple had to fill one of the biggest vacancies in rock music. In spite of this, the band refused to stop, and announced a replacement: American Tommy Bolin. Before Bolin was recruited, Clem Clempson
Clem Clempson
(Colosseum, Humble Pie), Zal Cleminson (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), Mick Ronson
Mick Ronson
(David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars) and Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher
were considered.[77] There are at least two versions about the recruitment of Bolin: Coverdale claims to have been the one who suggested auditioning Bolin.[78] "He walked in, thin as a rake, his hair coloured green, yellow and blue with feathers in it. Slinking along beside him was this stunning Hawaiian girl in a crochet dress with nothing on underneath. He plugged into four Marshall 100-watt stacks and...the job was his." But in an interview published by Melody Maker
Melody Maker
in June 1975, Bolin claimed that he came to the audition following a recommendation from Blackmore.[79] Bolin had been a member of many now-forgotten late-1960s bands – Denny & The Triumphs, American Standard, and Zephyr, which released three albums from 1969 to 1972. Before Deep Purple, Bolin's best-known recordings were made as a session musician on Billy Cobham's 1973 jazz fusion album Spectrum, and as lead guitarist on two post- Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh
James Gang
James Gang
albums: Bang (1973) and Miami (1974). He had also jammed with such luminaries as Dr. John, Albert King, the Good Rats, Moxy and Alphonse Mouzon, and was busy working on his first solo album, Teaser, when he accepted the invitation to join Deep Purple.[80] The resulting album, Come Taste the Band, was released in October 1975, one month before Bolin's Teaser album. Despite mixed reviews and middling sales (#19 in the UK and #43 in the US), the collection revitalised the band once again, bringing a new, extreme funk edge to their hard rock sound.[81] Bolin's influence was crucial, and with encouragement from Hughes and Coverdale, the guitarist developed much of the album's material. Despite Bolin's talents, his personal problems with hard drugs began to manifest themselves. During the Come Taste the Band tour, many fans openly booed Tommy's inability to play solos like Ritchie Blackmore, not realising that Bolin was physically hampered by his addiction. At this same time, as he would admit in interviews years later, Hughes was suffering from a cocaine addiction.[82] After several below-par concert performances, the band was in danger.

Band split and solo projects (1976–1984)[edit]

Promotional photo of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
for their 1976 UK Tour. From left to right: top row: David Coverdale, Ian Paice bottom row: Glenn Hughes, Tommy Bolin, Jon Lord

The end came on tour in England on 15 March 1976 at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.[83] In the words of Jon Lord:

"At one point during the show, Glenn said to the audience, 'I'm sorry we're not playing very well, but we're very tired and jet-lagged.' And I remember spluttering to myself, 'Speak for yourself.' I was working like a Trojan to try and make this work ... Paicey was playing like a madman just to keep it all together ... Coverdale was singing his socks off. So to hear this guy who was extremely high on various substances telling the audience, 'I'm sorry, We aren't playing well' kind of rankled me a bit. I came off stage and went straight to my dressing room, which I was sharing with Ian Paice, and I said, 'Ian ... that's it, isn't it? That's absolutely the end of this band as far as I'm concerned. Why are we doing this to ourselves?' So he and I shook hands and said, 'It's over. Thank God.' About ten minutes later, Coverdale came in, big blustery guy that he is, and he said, 'I'm leaving the band!' And we said, 'David, there's no band to leave.'"[82]

The break-up was finally made public in July 1976, with then-manager Rob Cooksey issuing the simple statement: "the band will not record or perform together as Deep Purple
Deep Purple
again".[84] Later in the year, Bolin had just finished recording his second solo album, Private Eyes, when, on 4 December 1976, tragedy struck.[80] In a Miami hotel room, during a tour supporting Jeff Beck, Bolin was found unconscious by his girlfriend and bandmates. Unable to wake him, she hurriedly called paramedics, but it was too late. The official cause of death was multiple-drug intoxication. Bolin was 25 years old.[80] After the break-up, most of the past and present members of Deep Purple went on to have considerable success in a number of other bands, including Gillan, Whitesnake
Whitesnake
and Rainbow. There were, however, a number of promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform, especially with the revival of the hard rock market in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1980, a touring version of the band surfaced with Rod Evans
Rod Evans
as the only member who had ever been in Deep Purple, eventually ending in successful legal action from the legitimate Deep Purple camp over unauthorised use of the name. Evans was ordered to pay damages of US$672,000 for using the band name without permission.[85] Reformation, reunions and turmoil (1984–1994)[edit] In April 1984, eight years after the demise of Deep Purple, a full-scale (and legal) reunion took place with the "classic" early 1970s line-up of Gillan, Lord, Blackmore, Glover and Paice.[86][87] The reformed band signed a worldwide deal with PolyGram, with Mercury Records releasing their albums in the US, and Polydor
Polydor
Records in the UK and other countries. The album Perfect Strangers was recorded in Vermont
Vermont
and released in October 1984. The album was commercially successful, reaching number 5 in the UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
and number 17 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
in the US.[50][88] The album included the singles and concert staples "Knockin' At Your Back Door" and "Perfect Strangers".[89] Perfect Strangers became the second Deep Purple
Deep Purple
studio album to go platinum in the US, following Machine Head.[90] The reunion tour followed, starting in Australia and winding its way across the world to North America, then into Europe by the following summer. Financially, the tour was also a tremendous success. In the US, the 1985 tour out-grossed every other artist except Bruce Springsteen.[91] The UK homecoming saw the band perform a concert at Knebworth on 22 June 1985 (with main support from the Scorpions; also on the bill were UFO and Meat Loaf), where the weather was bad (torrential rain and 6 inches (15 cm) of mud) in front of 80,000 fans.[92] The gig was called the "Return of the Knebworth Fayre".[93]

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. January 1985

The Mark II line-up then released The House of Blue Light
The House of Blue Light
in 1987, which was followed by a world tour (interrupted after Blackmore broke a finger on stage while trying to catch his guitar after throwing it in the air) and another live album Nobody's Perfect (1988) which was culled from several shows on this tour, but still largely based on the by-now familiar Made in Japan set-list. In the UK a new version of "Hush" (with Gillan on lead vocals) was released to mark 20 years of the band. In 1989 Gillan was fired as his relations with Blackmore had again soured and their musical differences had diverged too far. Originally, the band intended to recruit Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison as Gillan's replacement, but this fell through due to complications with Jamison's record label.[94][95] Eventually, after auditioning several high-profile candidates, including Brian Howe (White Spirit, Ted Nugent, Bad Company), Doug Pinnick
Doug Pinnick
(King's X), Australians Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Barnes
(Cold Chisel) and John Farnham
John Farnham
(Little River Band), Terry Brock (Strangeways, Giant) and Norman "Kal" Swan (Tytan, Lion, Bad Moon Rising),[96] former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner was recruited into the band. This Mark V line-up recorded just one album, Slaves and Masters
Slaves and Masters
(1990) and toured in support. It achieved modest success and reached number 87 in the Billboard Charts in the US,[88] but some fans criticised it as little more than a so-called "generic Foreigner wannabe" album.[97]

"Musically, it was very satisfying. The setlist was straight out of classic rock heaven. And the band were just great. Their timing was just fantastic."

--Guitarist Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani
on his brief period with Deep Purple.[98]

With the tour complete, Turner was forced out, as Lord, Paice and Glover (and the record company) wanted Gillan back in the fold for the 25th anniversary. Blackmore grudgingly relented, after requesting and eventually receiving 250,000 dollars in his bank account[99] and the classic line-up recorded The Battle Rages On.... However, Gillan reworked much of the existing material which had been written with Turner for the album. As a result, Blackmore became infuriated at what he considered non-melodic elements.[100] During an otherwise successful European tour, Blackmore walked out in 1993, for good, after a show on 17 November in Helsinki, Finland.[101] Joe Satriani was drafted to complete the Japanese dates in December and stayed on for a European Summer tour in 1994. He was asked to join permanently, but his commitments to his contract with Epic Records
Epic Records
prevented this. The band unanimously chose Dixie Dregs/Kansas guitarist Steve Morse
Steve Morse
to become Satriani's successor.[102] Revival with Steve Morse
Steve Morse
and longer tours (1994–present)[edit]

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
was approaching death in 1993. Audiences were falling off, we were playing 4,000-seaters with barely 1200, 1500 people in them. ... Then, fortunately, Ritchie walked out, the sun shone again and we all said: "OK, we'll give it one more shot." So, yes, we are grateful for that chance.

--Ian Gillan, on the band's rebirth[103]

Morse's arrival revitalised the band creatively, and in 1996 a new album titled Purpendicular
Purpendicular
was released, showing a wide variety of musical styles, though it never made chart success on the Billboard 200 in the US.[88] The Mark VII line-up then released a new live album Live at The Olympia '96
Live at The Olympia '96
in 1997. With a revamped set list to tour, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
enjoyed successful tours throughout the rest of the 1990s, releasing the harder-sounding Abandon in 1998, and touring with renewed enthusiasm. In 1999, Lord, with the help of a Dutch fan, who was also a musicologist and composer, Marco de Goeij, painstakingly recreated the Concerto for Group and Orchestra, the original score having been lost. It was once again performed at the Royal Albert Hall in September 1999, this time with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann.[104] The concert also included songs from each member's solo careers, as well as a short Deep Purple
Deep Purple
set, and the occasion was commemorated on the 2000 album In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra.[104] 2001 saw the release of the box set The Soundboard Series, containing concerts from the 2001 Australian Tour plus two from Tokyo, Japan.[105]

Roger Glover
Roger Glover
and Steve Morse
Steve Morse
playing the intro to "Highway Star" at the Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, 2005

Much of the next few years was spent on the road touring. Most of the songs played in their live concerts consisted of classic 1970s material. The group continued forward until 2002, when founding member Lord (who, along with Paice, was the only member to be in all incarnations of the band) announced his amicable retirement from the band to pursue personal projects (especially orchestral work). Lord left his Hammond organ
Hammond organ
to his replacement, rock keyboard veteran Don Airey (Colosseum II, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake), who had helped Deep Purple
Deep Purple
out when Lord's knee was injured in 2001. In 2003, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
released their first studio album in five years (Bananas) and began touring in support of the album. EMI Records
EMI Records
refused a contract extension with Deep Purple, possibly because of lower than expected sales. Actually In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
sold more than Bananas.[106] In July 2005, the band played at the Live 8
Live 8
concert in Park Place (Barrie, Ontario) and, in October released their next album, Rapture of the Deep, which was followed by the Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep
tour. This Mark VIII line-up's two studio albums were produced by Michael Bradford.[107]

Drummer Ian Paice
Ian Paice
(2006)

In February 2007, Gillan asked fans not to buy a live album Come Hell or High Water being released by Sony BMG. This was a recording of their 1993 appearance at the NEC in Birmingham, England.[101] Recordings of this show have previously been released without assistance from Gillan or any other members of the band, but he said: "It was one of the lowest points of my life – all of our lives, actually".[101] In 2009, Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan
said, "Record sales have been steadily declining, but people are prepared to pay a lot for concert tickets."[108] In addition, Gillan stated "I don't think happiness comes with money."[108] In 2011, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
did concert tours in 48 countries.[109] The Songs That Built Rock Tour
The Songs That Built Rock Tour
used a 38-piece orchestra, and included a performance at London's O2 Arena.[110] Until May 2011, the band members had disagreed about whether to make a new studio album, because it would not really make money any more. Roger Glover stated that Deep Purple
Deep Purple
should make a new studio album "even if it costs us money."[111]

Glover and Morse in 2013 in Spain.

In early 2011, David Coverdale
David Coverdale
and Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes
told VH1
VH1
they would like to reunite with former Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Mark III line-up for the right opportunity, such as a benefit concert.[112] The current band's chief sound engineer on nine years of tours, Moray McMillin, died in September 2011, aged 57.[113] After a lot of songwriting sessions in Europe,[114] Deep Purple decided to record through the summer of 2012, and the band announced the release of their new studio album in 2013.[109] Steve Morse announced to French magazine Rock Hard that the new studio album would be produced by the highly respected Bob Ezrin,[115] who is known for his works with Alice Cooper, Kiss, and Pink Floyd. On 16 July 2012, the band's co-founding member and former organ player, Jon Lord, died in London, aged 71.[116][117][118] In December 2012, Roger Glover stated that the band has completed work on 14 songs for a new studio album, with 11 or 12 tracks set to appear on the final album to be released in 2013.[119][120] On 26 February 2013, the title of the band's nineteenth studio album was announced as Now What?!, which was recorded and mixed in Nashville, Tennessee, and released on 26 April 2013.[121] On 25 November 2016, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
announced Infinite as the title of their twentieth studio album,[114] which was released on 7 April 2017.[122] In support for the album, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
embarked on 13 May 2017 in Bucharest, Romania on The Long Goodbye Tour
The Long Goodbye Tour
due to end on 15 December 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the time of the tour's announcement in December 2016, Paice told the Heavyworlds website it "may be the last big tour", adding that the band "don't know". He described the tour as being long in duration, and said: "We haven't made any hard, fast plans, but it becomes obvious that you cannot tour the same way you did when you were 21. It becomes more and more difficult. People have other things in their lives, which take time. But never say never."[123] On 3 February 2017, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
released a video version of "Time for Bedlam", the first track taken from the new album and the first new Deep Purple
Deep Purple
track for almost four years.[124] Legacy[edit] Deep Purple
Deep Purple
are cited as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, along with Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
and Black Sabbath.[2][125] The group have influenced a number of rock and metal bands including Metallica,[126] Judas Priest,[127] Queen,[128] Aerosmith,[129] Van Halen,[130] Alice in Chains,[131] Pantera,[132] Bon Jovi,[133] Europe,[134] Rush,[135] Motörhead,[136] and many new wave of British heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden,[137] and Def Leppard.[138] Iron Maiden's bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris, states that his band's "heaviness" was inspired by " Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
and Deep Purple
Deep Purple
with a bit of Zeppelin thrown in."[139]

"In 1971, there were only three bands that mattered, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple."

Def Leppard
Def Leppard
vocalist Joe Elliot.[3]

In 2000, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
were ranked number 22 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" programme.[140] At the 2008 World Music Awards the band received the Legend Award.[17] In 2011, they received the Innovator Award at the 2011 Classic Rock Awards in London.[141] A Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
readers' poll in 2012 ranked Made in Japan the sixth best live album of all time.[56] As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Machine Head (1972), Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head was released on 25 September 2012.[142] This tribute album included artists such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, The Flaming Lips, Black Label Society, Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, Chickenfoot
Chickenfoot
(consisting of former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar
and Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani
and Chad Smith
Chad Smith
of Red Hot Chili Peppers) and the supergroup Kings of Chaos ( Def Leppard
Def Leppard
vocalist Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, and former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan
and Matt Sorum).[142] Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit] Before October 2012, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
had never been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
(though they have been eligible since 1993), but were nominated for induction in 2012 and 2013.[143][144] Despite ranking second in the public's vote on the Rock Hall fans' ballot, which had over half a million votes, they were not inducted by the Rock Hall committee.[145] Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and Rush bassist Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
commented that Deep Purple
Deep Purple
should obviously be among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductees.[146][147] There have been criticisms in the past over Deep Purple
Deep Purple
not having been inducted. Toto guitarist Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather
commented, "they put Patti Smith
Patti Smith
in there but not Deep Purple? What's the first song every kid learns how to play? ["Smoke on the Water"] ... And they're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ... the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has lost its cool because of the glaring omissions."[148] Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver
Velvet Revolver
guitarist Slash expressed his surprise and disagreement for the non-induction of Deep Purple; "The list of people who haven't even been nominated is mind-boggling ... [the] big one for me is Deep Purple. How could you not induct Deep Purple?".[149][150] Metallica
Metallica
band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett
Kirk Hammett
have also lobbied for the band's induction.[151][152] In an interview with Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
in April 2014, Ulrich pleaded: "I'm not going to get into the politics or all that stuff, but I got two words to say: 'Deep Purple'. That's all I have to say: Deep Purple. Seriously, people, Deep Purple. Two simple words in the English language ... 'Deep Purple'! Did I say that already?"[153] In 2015, Chris Jericho, WWE
WWE
wrestler and current vocalist of rock band Fozzy, stated: "that Deep Purple
Deep Purple
are not in it [Hall of Fame]. It's bullshit. Obviously there's some politics against them from getting in there."[154]

"With almost no exceptions, every hard rock band in the last 40 years, including mine, traces its lineage directly back to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Where I grew up, and in the rest of the world outside of North America, all were equal in status, stature and influence. So in my heart – and I know I speak for many of my fellow musicians and millions of Purple fans when I confess that – I am somewhat bewildered that they are so late in getting in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

—Excerpt from Lars Ulrich's speech, inducting Deep Purple
Deep Purple
into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.[155]

In response to these, a Hall of Fame chief executive said, "The definition of 'rock and roll' means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music."[146] Roger Glover
Roger Glover
remains ambivalent about induction and got an inside word from the Hall, "One of the jurors said, 'You know, Deep Purple, they're just one-hit wonders.' How can you deal with that kind of Philistinism, you know?".[156] Ian Gillan also commented, "I've fought all my life against being institutionalised and I think you have to actively search these things out, in other words mingle with the right people, and we don't get invited to those kind of things."[157] On 16 October 2013 Deep Purple were again announced as nominees for inclusion to the Hall, and once again they were not inducted.[158][156] In April 2015, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
topped the list in a Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
readers poll of acts that should be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.[159] In October 2015, the band were nominated for induction for the third time.[160] In December 2015, the band were announced as 2016 inductees into the Hall of Fame, with the Hall stating: "Deep Purple's non-inclusion in the Hall is a gaping hole which must now be filled", adding that along with fellow inductees Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
and Black Sabbath, the band make up "the Holy Trinity of hard rock and metal bands."[161] The band was officially inducted on 8 April 2016. The Hall of Fame announced that the following members were included as inductees: Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Rod Evans, David Coverdale
David Coverdale
and Glenn Hughes. Excluded from induction were Nick Simper, Tommy Bolin, Joe Lynn Turner, Joe Satriani, Steve Morse
Steve Morse
and Don Airey.[162] Prior to the induction ceremony, Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan
announced that he was barring Hughes, Coverdale, Evans and Blackmore from playing with them onstage, as these members are not in the current "living, breathing" version of the band.[163] Of the eight inducted members, five showed up. Blackmore didn't show; a posting on his Facebook page claimed he was honoured by the induction and had considered attending, until he received correspondence from Bruce Payne, manager from the current touring version of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
saying, "No!"[164] In interviews at the Rock Hall, however, Gillan insisted he personally invited Blackmore to attend, but not to play onstage. Evans, who had disappeared from the music scene more than three decades prior, also didn't show, whilst because Lord had died in 2012, his wife Vickie accepted his award on his behalf. The current members of the band played "Highway Star" for the opening performance. After a brief interlude playing the Booker T. & the M.G.'s song "Green Onions" while photos of the late Jon Lord flashed on the screen behind them, the current Deep Purple
Deep Purple
members played two more songs: "Hush" and their signature tune "Smoke on the Water". Although barred from playing with Deep Purple, both David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes
(as well as Roger Glover) joined fellow inductees Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
and an all-star cast to perform a cover of the Fats Domino
Fats Domino
song "Ain't That a Shame".[18] Band members[edit]

Current members of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2011

Main article: List of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
band members

Current members

Ian Paice – drums, percussion (1968–1976, 1984–present) Roger Glover – bass guitar (1969–1973, 1984–present) Ian Gillan – vocals, harmonica, percussion (1969–1973, 1984–1989, 1992–present) Steve Morse – guitars (1994–present) Don Airey – keyboards (2002–present, touring member 2001–2002)

Former members

Jon Lord – keyboards, backing vocals, string arrangements (1968–1976, 1984–2002) Ritchie Blackmore – guitars (1968–1975, 1984–1993) Rod Evans – lead vocals (1968–1969) Nick Simper – bass guitar, backing vocals (1968–1969) David Coverdale – lead vocals (1973–1976) Glenn Hughes – bass guitar, vocals (1973–1976) Tommy Bolin – guitars, vocals, bass guitar (1975–1976) Joe Lynn Turner – lead vocals (1989–1992) Joe Satriani – guitars (touring member 1993–1994)

Concert tours[edit] Deep Purple
Deep Purple
are considered to be one of the hardest touring bands in the world.[165][166][167] From 1968 until today (with the exception of their 1976–1984 split) they continue to tour around the world. In 2007, the band received a special award for selling more than 150,000 tickets in France, with 40 dates in the country in 2007 alone.[168] Also in 2007, Deep Purple's Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep
tour was voted number 6 concert tour of the year (in all music genres) by Planet Rock listeners.[169] The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour was voted number 5 and beat Purple's tour by only 1%. Deep Purple
Deep Purple
released a new live compilation DVD box, Around the World Live, in May 2008. In February 2008, the band made their first ever appearance at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia[170] at the personal request of Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
who at the time was considered a shoo-in for the seat of the Presidency of Russia. Prior to that, Deep Purple
Deep Purple
has toured Russia several times starting as early as 1996, but has not been considered to have played such a significant venue previously. The band was part of the entertainment for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Czech Republic.[171]

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in Brazil, March 2009

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Debut Tour, 1968 Shades of Deep Purple
Shades of Deep Purple
Tour, 1968 The Book of Taliesyn
The Book of Taliesyn
Tour, 1968–1969 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
European Tour, (pre-tour for In Rock) 1969–1970 In Rock World Tour, 1970–1971 Fireball World Tour, 1971–1972 Machine Head World Tour, 1972–1973 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
European Tour, (pre-tour for Burn) 1973–1974 Burn World Tour, 1974 Stormbringer World Tour, 1974–1975 Come Taste The Band World Tour, 1975–1976 Perfect Strangers World Tour, aka Reunion Tour 1984–1985 The House of Blue Light
The House of Blue Light
World Tour, 1987–1988 Slaves and Masters
Slaves and Masters
World Tour, 1991 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
25 Years Anniversary World Tour, aka The Battle Rages on Tour, 1993 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
and Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani
Tour, 1993–1994 Deep Purple Secret Mexican Tour (short warm-up tour with Steve Morse), 1994 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Secret USA Tour, 1994–1995 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Asian & African Tour, 1995 Purpendicular
Purpendicular
World Tour, 1996–1997 A Band on World Tour, 1998–1999 Concerto World Tour, 2000–2001 Deep Purple
Deep Purple
World Tour, 2001–2003 Bananas World Tour, 2003–2005 Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep
tour, 2006–2011 The Songs That Built Rock Tour, 2011–2012 Now What? World Tour, 2013–2015 World Tour 2016, 2016 The Long Goodbye Tour, 2017[172]

Discography[edit] Main article: Deep Purple
Deep Purple
discography

Shades of Deep Purple
Shades of Deep Purple
(1968) The Book of Taliesyn
The Book of Taliesyn
(1968) Deep Purple
Deep Purple
(1969) Deep Purple in Rock
Deep Purple in Rock
(1970) Fireball (1971) Machine Head (1972) Who Do We Think We Are
Who Do We Think We Are
(1973) Burn (1974) Stormbringer (1974) Come Taste the Band
Come Taste the Band
(1975) Perfect Strangers (1984) The House of Blue Light
The House of Blue Light
(1987) Slaves and Masters
Slaves and Masters
(1990) The Battle Rages On...
The Battle Rages On...
(1993) Purpendicular
Purpendicular
(1996) Abandon (1998) Bananas (2003) Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep
(2005) Now What?!
Now What?!
(2013) Infinite (2017)

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Deep Purple
– The Illustrated Biography, Chris Charlesworth, Omnibus Press, 1983, ISBN 0-7119-0174-0 Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Story, Dave Thompson, ECW Press, 2004, ISBN 1-55022-618-5 The Complete Deep Purple, Michael Heatley, Reynolds & Hearn, 2005, ISBN 1-903111-99-4 Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin
Tommy Bolin
Story, Greg Prato, Createspace, 2008, ISBN 0-5780031-7-1.

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Jon Lord Ritchie Blackmore Rod Evans Nick Simper Glenn Hughes David Coverdale Tommy Bolin Joe Lynn Turner Joe Satriani

Studio albums

Shades of Deep Purple The Book
Book
of Taliesyn Deep Purple Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in Rock Fireball Machine Head Who Do We Think We Are Burn Stormbringer Come Taste the Band Perfect Strangers The House of Blue Light Slaves and Masters The Battle Rages On... Purpendicular Abandon Bananas Rapture of the Deep Now What?! Infinite

Live albums

Concerto for Group and Orchestra Made in Japan Made in Europe Last Concert in Japan Deep Purple
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in Concert Live in London Nobody's Perfect Scandinavian Nights In the Absence of Pink: Knebworth '85 Gemini Suite Live Come Hell or High Water King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in Concert California Jamming Mk III: The Final Concerts Live at The Olympia '96 Total Abandon: Australia '99 In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy This Time Around: Live in Tokyo Live in Paris 1975 Inglewood: Live in California Space Vol 1 & 2 Perks and Tit Live in Europe 1993 Live at Montreux 1996 Live in Montreux 69 Live in Denmark 1972 Live at Montreux 2006: They All Came Down to Montreux Live at Montreux 2011 Phoenix Rising Live in Verona

Compilation albums

Purple Passages Mark I & II 24 Carat Purple Powerhouse The Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Singles A's and B's When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll The Mark II Purple Singles Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple The Anthology Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
in the 80's Smoke on the Water: The Best Of 30: Very Best of Deep Purple Smoke on the Water Shades 1968–1998 The Very Best of Deep Purple Days May Come and Days May Go Smoke on the Water
Smoke on the Water
& Other Hits The Soundboard Series Listen, Learn, Read On Winning Combinations: Deep Purple
Deep Purple
and Rainbow The Early Years The Platinum Collection BBC
BBC
Sessions 1968–1970

Singles

"Hush" "Kentucky Woman" "River Deep – Mountain High" "Emmaretta" "Hallelujah" "Black Night" "Strange Kind of Woman" "Fireball" "Never Before" "Lazy" "Highway Star" "Smoke on the Water" "Woman from Tokyo" "Super Trouper" "Might Just Take Your Life" "Burn" "You Can't Do It Right" "Stormbringer" "You Keep On Moving" "Gettin' Tighter" "Perfect Strangers" "Nobody's Home" "Knocking at Your Back Door" "Call of the Wild" "Bad Attitude" "King of Dreams" "Fire in the Basement" "Love Conquers All" "The Battle Rages On..." "Anya" "Time to Kill" "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" "Any Fule Kno That" "Haunted" "House of Pain" "Rapture of the Deep" "All the Time in the World" "Vincent Price" "Above and Beyond" "Out of Hand" "Time for Bedlam" "All I Got Is You" "Johnny's Band"

Other songs

"Mandrake Root" "Wring That Neck" "Anthem" "Bird Has Flown" "April" "Speed King" "Child in Time" "Hard Lovin' Man" "The Mule" "No No No" "Space Truckin'" "Lazy" "Maybe I'm a Leo" "When a Blind Man Cries" "Rat Bat Blue" "Mistreated" "You Fool No One" "Soldier of Fortune" "Lady Double Dealer" "Comin' Home" "Under the Gun" "A Gypsy's Kiss" "The Unwritten Law" "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic" "Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover" "Hey Cisco" "'69" "Contact Lost" "Wrong Man" "Before Time Began" "The Well-Dressed Guitar" "Uncommon Man" "Hell to Pay" "The Surprising" "Birds of Prey"

Video albums

Concerto for Group and Orchestra Live in Concert 72/73 Live in California 74 Deep Purple
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Rises Over Japan Come Hell or High Water Bombay Calling Live at Montreux 1996 Total Abandon: Australia '99 In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra Classic Albums: Deep Purple
Deep Purple
– The Making of Machine Head Live at Montreux 2006 Around the World Live History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76 Phoenix Rising Live at Montreux 2011 Live in Verona

Concert tours

Shades of Deep Purple
Shades of Deep Purple
Tour The Book of Taliesyn
The Book of Taliesyn
Tour Deep Purple
Deep Purple
European Tour In Rock World Tour Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Secret Mexican Tour Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Secret USA Tour Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep
tour The Songs That Built Rock Tour Now What? World Tour The Long Goodbye Tour

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The Artwoods The Outlaws The Flower Pot Men Episode Six Trapeze Zephyr James Gang Dixie Dregs Captain Beyond Warhorse Ian Gillan
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Band Gillan Rainbow Blackmore's Night Whitesnake Coverdale•Page Paice Ashton Lord Black Sabbath Gary Moore Yngwie Malmsteen Hughes Turner Project Living Loud WhoCares Black Country Communion

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Bert Berns

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