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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (1968 – 1976, 1984 – present)

Deep Purple is an English band that formed in Hertfordshire in 1968. Together with groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, they’re considered as pioneers. Especially influential to later metal bands were Ian Gillan’s powerful screams and Ritchie Blackmore’s virtuoso solos. Deep Purple were also very influential to music as well, with their style evolving over the years and incorporating a variety of genres from to to and more.

The Early Days:
Deep Purple’s early output ranged from (such as their of Joe South’s “Hush”, which became an iconic radio hit that climbed to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart) to strongly classically influenced pieces (such as “April”, a fan-loved gem from their third album). Their first few albums contained very long solos, such as those on the band’s of “Hey Joe” and “I’m So Glad”. The appeal of the more heavy, arena-friendly tracks from the group brought them considerable success in the U.S., setting them apart from many English contemporaries, particularly in their 1968 debut album ‘Shades of Deep Purple’.

After their third album, founding member and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in particular felt the band should move in a harder direction. He additionally felt that then singer Rod Evans and bassist Nicky Simper were incapable of working in that direction.

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  • flaviovigatto

    In Rock rules!

    25 Jun 2:50pm Reply
  • Orkan60

    MADE IN JAPAN Let s rock the world

    19 Jun 9:56pm Reply
  • Acid_XenomorpH

    Thx this band existed so heavy metal could emerge.

    19 Jun 6:05pm Reply
  • EDRORR

    XXXXXXXXXXDDDDDDDDPPPPPPPPPP

    18 Jun 2:43am Reply
  • Orkan60

    See The Blind Man Shooting at the west

    13 Jun 9:22pm Reply
  • KurtGillanPage

    Deep Purple tem poder <3

    13 Jun 2:00pm Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Probably said earlier (more likely it twas I) but here goes anyways : "Smoke On The Water" ... That riff n' 'at.. Responsible for more guitar / shoppe sales etc going on 'round this here planet since 1972. Total sales figures in - since then updated : Source - Attys Morgan Stanley Steamers. Sales totals - Major f ' n boatloads. C'mon you burnouts. At the end, how many of you guys thought for a min...?

    6 Jun 4:47am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Perfect Strangers!

    23 May 5:25pm Reply
  • EDRORR

    Purple binge tonight!!!

    9 May 5:56am Reply
  • mysoundtrack_

    <3

    28 Apr 12:08am Reply
  • PancakePenguin

    Lol at people saying they aren't metal.

    22 Apr 11:21pm Reply
  • loulou311

    ♥ still as amazing as ever....

    19 Apr 7:12am Reply
  • sdnative

    signed up and all that crap....because i am a long time.(.middle sixties.).deep purple fan.....signed up just to say..?...try "book of taliesyn" for some deep purple....i think this was their second album and it is pretty ef'in good...any deep purple "fan" should hear where they came from...to get where they ended up and everything in between...this group was and is..?..top of the heap for talent and character...at their start the competition was huge "yet" they still made their mark....thanks DP for all the tunes and a lifetime of music....as with all the guys that started this era of "rock and roll"...there will never be any as good....or with as much talent....the chance to be original is just about gone....you guys are some of the first and best.....all in one moment of time......?......

    18 Apr 10:01pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Deep Purple - The Aviator = Love Song.

    17 Apr 12:30pm Reply
  • DrunkenAirplane

    Mmmmmm, from 1968..Thats a Awesome Good Year !!

    15 Apr 4:06pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    да уж, child in time эта весЧь.

    15 Apr 5:50am Reply
  • fellyanawai

    Lalena is so nice

    15 Apr 1:56am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    9 Apr 12:25pm Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    que delicinha rpz

    9 Apr 5:14am Reply
  • S_B_B

    Some interesting background information about DP Polish friends at http://sbb-music.jimdo.com Love!

    8 Mar 1:13am Reply
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