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Houston we have some pictures.

Deep Purple’s first American tour during July 1971 is not very well documented visually, the band being support to The Faces for most of the shows and yet to overcome their days as chart toppers with Hush. 104 more words

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Made In Japan 2?

Deep Purple’s recent show at the Budokan was filmed and recorded officially for what we assume is an upcoming release. Full set list (which still includes the five new songs as well as most of the original MIJ) is on the… 29 more words

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Purple People

Some of the Purple guys at the Jon Lord show (photos by Moth Clark). The recording is being mixed at Abbey Road right now! Reviews of the show on the site here.

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Tonight for Jon

It’s great to see how hard everyone has been working to make sure tonight’s concert for Jon Lord is something extra special. Paul Mann has been rehearsing his orchestral parts since last flipping year, and photos circulated over the last couple of days show the rest of the musicians and others going through their material.  80 more words

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Deep Purple part 3: booze, coke and funky cock rock

In 1973 Deep Purple changed their lineup again.  Ian Gillan quit because he and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore couldn’t reconcile their differences and, in turn, Blackmore gave the ultimatum that Roger Glover had to leave as well.  2,553 more words

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Spoiler alert!

It was hoped the labels owning the various strands of the Deep Purple archive might put their heads together and organise things but this increasingly seems to be wishful thinking. 286 more words

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Deep Purple part 1: the original lineup

Deep Purple is typically associated with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin as one of the primary creators of hard rock and heavy metal.  Ritchie Blackmore’s crunchy, heavy riffs served as a foil for Jon Lord’s distorted Hammond organ blasts while singer Ian Gillan belted out twisted lyrics in his big, brawny voice and anyone who listens to classic rock radio is familiar with hits such as “Highway Star” and “Smoke on the Water.”  But it wasn’t always that way. 1,411 more words

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