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Deep Purple, along with the well known Led Zeppelin, constituted the idea of Hard Rock. Hits like Black Night, Hush, Child In Time and Smoke On The Water with its terrific riff led Deep Purple to an amazing amount of success in the U.K and America. The Band has just recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary and they are still going strong.

The band began in 1968 under the name of " Roundabout " but after some disapointing demonstration tracks Jon Lord sacked the drummer and the bassist, leaving himself a gap in the group. He got contacted by two people wanting to be the groups mangers, bringing in Nick Simper {Bass} , Ian Paice {Drums} and Rod Evans {Vocals} who came from MI5.

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The group changed its name to Deep Purple and went about recording its single, Hush/One More Rainy Day, which landed the group its first hit in Hush. The group then covered Neil Diamonds "Kentucky Woman" before recording their first album, "Shades Of Deep Purple". The album received a moderate amount of Success so they decided to put " The Book of Taliesyn" out as quickly as possible to tap the success. The album was successful and the band was on its way.

Band Members
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Ian Gillan
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice

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This page was last updated on 21st October 1997 by Steve