If you've been meaning to collect all of Deep Purple's LPs from their peak decade, things just got a whole lot easier for you: This fall, Rhino Records will release the box set 'Deep Purple: The Complete Albums 1970 - 1976.'
Purple Pyramid's ongoing series of tribute records has offered new re-recordings of hits by a growing list of artists that includes Genesis and Yes. The latest offering pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.
By mid-1973, the bloom was off the rose for Deep Purple. Internal issues had risen to the top and long-standing lead singer Ian Gillan opted to leave the band. At the same time, bassist Roger Glover was told his services were no longer needed, by direct order of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The Deep Purple lineup known as Mark II, was no more.
Every time we talk classic rock we manage to always mention groups like The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Styx, John Fogerty, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, and Judas Priest before it's all said and done.
There's a starting point for everything in life and for Deep Purple it all got under way in 1968. Ever wonder what can we do next (?) well with Deep Purple the new album is appropriately titled, 'Now What?!'
It's been an up-and-down year between Deep Purple fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- the band was finally nominated for induction into the Hall, but didn't make it in. Keyboard player Don Airey seems to be taking it all in stride, though; as he put it during a recent interview, "I don't think the band really care, actually."
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