Deep Purple

Deep Purple

 

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in 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 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 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 (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards, backing vocals), Roger Glover (bass), 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 (lead vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (lead vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including 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 as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band.

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]

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A Fire In The Sky
Album
A Fire In The Sky is an album by musical group Deep Purple, released on September 15, 2017.
Johnny's Band
Album
Johnny's Band is an album by musical group Deep Purple, released on August 4, 2017.
Johnny's Band
Song
Johnny's Band is a song by musical group Deep Purple, released on August 4, 2017.
Shades of Deep Purple
 
Shades of Deep Purple is the debut studio album by the English rock band Deep Purple, released in July 1968 on Tetragrammaton in the United States and in September 1968 on Parlophone in the United Kingdom.

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Ritchie Blackmore Talks New Incarnation of Rainbow, Skipping Deep Purple's Rock Hall Induction
  –  March 28, 2018
Listen to a live premiere of "I Surrender." Just when the rock world wrote him off as a Renaissance musician, Ritchie Blackmore has had a rock n' roll renaissance. Sort of. Back in 2016 the Deep Purple co-founder, who's been concentrating since 1997 on the ...
Ritchie Blackmore: Talking Tone, Gear, Deep Purple Years and a Rocking Rainbow Revival
  –  April 13, 2018
I was never one for reading note-for-note. I asked James Burton if he reads music, and he said, “Not to where it hurts my playing.” Exactly. A great guitar player, by the way. Deep Purple had a song called “Black Night,” and the main riff came from ...
Glenn Hughes ‘Classic Deep Purple Live’ Tour Heads To North America
  –  April 3, 2018
has announced that he is bringing his Classic Deep Purple Live tour to North America during August and September 2018. As uDiscover Music previously reported, Hughes will be then taking the tour to the UK and Europe during the autumn. It is believed a ...
GLENN HUGHES Announces First U.S. Leg Of 2018 'Classic Deep Purple Live' Tour
  –  April 3, 2018
The tour promises to be dynamic, a turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of DEEP PURPLE — one of music history's most seminal and influential rock and roll groups.
Ritchie Blackmore Talks New Incarnation of Rainbow, Skipping Deep Purple's Rock Hall Induction
  –  March 28, 2018
Back in 2016 the Deep Purple co-founder, who's been concentrating since 1997 ... It's always nice to kind of blast out on the Stratocaster for a while. But I still prefer the music of Blackmore’s Night because it’s so far-reaching and the spectrum ...

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