Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. 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". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
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Glenn Hughes of making a documentary of his current world tour, which sees him performing a complete set of DEEP PURPLE songs for the first time since leaving the band in 1976. Speaking to Jack Antonio of "Do You Know Jack?", Hughes said (hear audio…
via Blabber Mouth at February 6, 2018
DON AIREY On Possibility Of RITCHIE BLACKMORE Playing With DEEP PURPLE Again: 'I Wouldn't Count On That Happening'
Don Airey says that fans shouldn't count on seeing a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the…
via Blabber Mouth at January 27, 2018
I am at present engaged in revising my 1983 biography of Deep Purple for publication in a different format later this year. Here's a story from the book that I decided to expand, all 100% true. It is late 1971 and Deep Purple are enjoying…
via Just Backdated at January 22, 2018
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