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Rod Evans (born 19 January 1947 in Slough, Berkshire) is a former English singer and was a founding member of Deep Purple in 1968. He provided vocals for the group's first three albums, including the hit singles "Hush" and "Kentucky Woman". He was replaced by Ian Gillan in 1969.

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  • He is also the voice of Captain Beyond- take a listen to
  • Oh btw. no, he wasnt the founder of dp, not even close.
  • He got lawsuited pretty heavily after touring under the name deep purple (without having the rights of course) in the early 80s. Guess he never put a foot on the groudd after that.
  • I reliably heard he went to the health care industry. WTF
  • founder of deep purple. respect !!!

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