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Deep Purple

About

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in London in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, but their musical approach has changed over the years. Originally formed as a psychedelic rock and progressive rock band, they shifted to a heavier sound with their 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock. 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.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. Their second and most commercially successful line-up consisted of Ian Gillan (vocals) and Roger Glover (bass), who joined founder members Jon Lord (keyboards), 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 with the line-up including David Coverdale (lead vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals) (and Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975), 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 last original Deep Purple member still in the band.

Deep Purple was ranked number 22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme, and a poll on radio station Planet Rock ranked them 5th among the "most influential bands ever". The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards. Deep Purple (specifically Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Gillan, Glover, Coverdale, Evans, and Hughes) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Articles

March 31, 2022

Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse steps away from live duties

"I continue to be privileged to be a part of the Purple family tree" The post Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse steps away from live duties appeared first on NME.

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January 25, 2022

Keyboardist Don Airey on His Years With Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath

The heavy-metal veteran has also played with Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Rainbow, UFO, Whitesnake, and Bruce Dickinson

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January 14, 2022

Round Hill Music Acquires David Coverdale Catalog

Round Hill's acquisition includes Coverdale's music publishing and master recording royalties and from his three-album stint with Deep Purple.

www.billboard.com

April 9, 2021

‘X Moves’, a new DMX song featuring Bootsy Collins and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, has been released

Cleopatra Records, who released the track, say their "hearts go out to all of DMX’s family, friends and supporters" while he remains on life support in hospital The post ‘X Moves’, a new DMX song featuring Bootsy Collins and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, has been released appeared first on NME.

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Discs

7 and 7 Is (German TV Rehearsal Take 1)

March 4, 2022

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Turning to Crime

November 26, 2021

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Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

November 22, 2021

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Oh Well

November 5, 2021

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7 and 7 Is

October 6, 2021

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Live in London 2002

August 13, 2021

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Whoosh!

August 7, 2020

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Nothing at All

July 10, 2020

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Man Alive

May 1, 2020

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Throw My Bones

March 20, 2020

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Live in Rome 2013

December 6, 2019

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Live in Newcastle 2001

July 5, 2019

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The Infinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1

December 8, 2017

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Johnny's Band

August 4, 2017

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Infinite

April 7, 2017

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All I Got Is You

March 10, 2017

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Time for Bedlam

December 15, 2016

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From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) (Live)

August 28, 2015

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To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) (Live)

August 28, 2015

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The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Graz 1975

September 12, 2014

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The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Stockholm 1970

March 7, 2014

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The Now What?! Gold Edition

November 29, 2013

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Above and Beyond (Live)

October 25, 2013

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Above and Beyond

October 25, 2013

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Vincent Price

June 7, 2013

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First Sign of Madness

April 6, 2013

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All the Time in the World (Digital Special Edition) (Live)

March 29, 2013

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The Now What?! Live Tapes

January 1, 2013

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Now What?! (Gold Edition Deluxe)

January 1, 2013

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Now What?! (Limited Edition)

January 1, 2013

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Copenhagen 1972

January 1, 2013

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Perfect Strangers Live

January 1, 2013

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The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Paris 1975

December 7, 2012

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Radio Special 1968-1976

March 11, 2011

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Phoenix Rising

January 1, 2011

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Live In Stuttgart 1993

January 1, 2007

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Live At Montreux 2006

January 1, 2007

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Live At Montreux 1996

January 1, 2006

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Rapture of the Deep

November 1, 2005

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Machine Head (2016 Version)

January 30, 2001

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In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra (Live)

January 14, 2000

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MKIII The Final Concerts (Live)

September 27, 1996

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Come Hell or High Water (Live)

January 1, 1994

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The Battle Rages On

July 2, 1993

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Slaves and Masters (Bonus Track Version)

October 5, 1990

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The House Of Blue Light

January 1, 1987

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Nobody's Perfect (Remastered 1999)

January 1, 1987

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Perfect Strangers

September 16, 1984

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When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll

January 1, 1978

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Made in Europe (Live)

January 1, 1976

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Come Taste the Band

January 1, 1975

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Stormbringer

November 1, 1974

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Burn (Expanded 2005 Remaster)

February 15, 1974

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Who Do We Think We Are (Deluxe Edition)

January 13, 1973

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Who Do We Think We Are

January 13, 1973

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Smoke on the Water / Smoke on the Water (45 Version) [Edit]

January 1, 1973

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Made in Japan (Deluxe Edition)

December 1, 1972

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Machine Head

March 25, 1972

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Made in Japan (2014 Remaster)

January 1, 1972

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Live In Denmark '72

January 1, 1972

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Fireball

January 1, 1971

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Deep Purple in Rock

June 3, 1970

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Concerto for Group and Orchestra (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Arnold)

January 1, 1970

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Deep Purple

June 21, 1969

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The Book of Taliesyn

October 1, 1968

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The Book Of Taliesyn

October 1, 1968

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Shades of Deep Purple

July 1, 1968

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