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Music Groups - Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford, Hertfordshire in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members have tried not to categorize themselves as any one genre. The band also incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's loudest band, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Deep Purple was ranked #22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976-84). The 1968-76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass guitar) and Ian Paice (drums). This line-up was active 1969-73 and was revived from 1984-89 and again in 1993 before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable. The current line-up including guitarist Steve Morse has been much more stable, though Lord's retirement in 2002 has left Paice as the only original member.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Ritchie Blackmore Classic LIneup Never Equaled
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Once again this band is passed over for the rock and roll hall of fame. They weren't even nominated this year. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on October 11, 2014, 7:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Deep Purple, a real rock group, finally gets nominated for the rock and roll hall of fame. Long overdue, but it's a shame that Jon Lord had to die first. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 12, 2012, 10:02 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 RIP Jon Lord. In my estimation, the heart of Deep Purple. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 17, 2012, 11:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Ian Gillan is back with Deep Purple. I met him in August 2007 when a friend of mine came down from Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) with his family, and we attended their concert at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. My friend's parents are personal friends with the band, and they got me an all-access Canada/USA pass. Gillan is a nice guy. Deep Purple bass player Roger Glover, who spent the evening at a table with myself, my friend and his family at the bar inside the hotel where the band was staying, is an extremely nice guy - he seemed to be a regular bloke (as his countrymen say) who happened to luck into his dream job. Gillan did stop by our table on occasion. -- Submitted By: () on February 7, 2012, 7:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Deep Purple began to lose my interest when Ian Gillen left in '73. Their performance at Cal Jam the following year was overrated, and Blackmore's increasing domination of the band did nothing at all for their overall quality. The only decent album they recorded after Burn (1973) was House of Blue Light 14 years later (not coincidentally with Gillan back on vocals). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 3, 2011, 2:35 pm - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Deep Purple without Rithie Blackmore was roughly the equivalent of Led Zeppelin without Jimmy Page or The Who without Pete Townshend -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 28, 2010, 2:01 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Deep Purple rock but whenever I see one of their 80's videos I think of Spinaltap for some reason. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on September 16, 2009, 6:05 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote

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