Deep Purple (English rock band)

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Deep Purple Mk 1 (1968-1969) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Rod Evans (vocals), Nick Simper (bass, vocals), Jon Lord (organ, keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 2 (1969-1973) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (organ, keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 3 (1973-1975) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), David Coverdale (vocals), Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), Jon Lord (organ, keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 4 (1975-1976) were
Tommy Bolin (guitar), David Coverdale (vocals), Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), Jon Lord (organ, keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 2a (1984-1989) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 5 (1989-1991) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 2b (1992-1993) were
Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 6 (1993-1994) were
Joe Satriani (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 7 (1994-2000) were
Steve Morse (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Deep Purple Mk 8 (2002-present) are
Steve Morse (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums)

Annotation last modified on 2008-12-28 12:21 UTC.

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

Deep Purple have had several line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner (vocals). The band's line-up (currently featuring Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although organist Jon Lord's retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band.

Deep Purple were ranked number 22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme and a poll on British radio station Planet Rock ranked them 5th among the "most influential bands ever". The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards. Having been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and 2013, Deep Purple were announced as inductees into the Hall of Fame in December 2015. They were officially inducted on 8 April 2016.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Shades of Deep Purple Deep Purple 3.5 11
1968 The Book of Taliesyn Deep Purple 4 11
1969 Deep Purple Deep Purple 4.35 13
1970 Deep Purple in Rock Deep Purple 4.4 18
1971 Fireball Deep Purple 4.75 20
1972 Machine Head Deep Purple 4.6 30
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Deep Purple 4.5 11
1974 Burn Deep Purple 4.5 17
1974 Stormbringer Deep Purple 4 16
1975 Come Taste the Band Deep Purple 4 9
1984 Perfect Strangers Deep Purple 4.65 7
1987 The House of Blue Light Deep Purple 5 5
1990 Slaves and Masters Deep Purple 1 7
1993 The Battle Rages On… Deep Purple 3.5 3
1996 Purpendicular Deep Purple 4 4
1998 Abandon Deep Purple 4 2
2003 Bananas Deep Purple 4 3
2005 Rapture of the Deep Deep Purple 3.65 6
2013 Now What?! Deep Purple 4 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Purple Passages Deep Purple 2
1973 Mark I&II Deep Purple 2
1975 24 Carat Purple Deep Purple 2
1977 Powerhouse Deep Purple 2
1978 When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll Deep Purple 3
1980 Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 3.65 6
1980 The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's Deep Purple 4 2
1985 Best (Super Star Hit Collection, Volume 15) Deep Purple 1
1985 Greatest Purple Deep Purple 1
1987 The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
1989 New, Live and Rare Deep Purple 1
1989 Дым над водой Deep Purple 1
1990 Black Night: Best Deep Purple 1
1991 The Compact Disc Anthology Deep Purple 1
1992 Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's Deep Purple 2
1993 Hush Deep Purple 2
1993 Progression Deep Purple 1
1993 Singles A's and B's Deep Purple 2
1994 Smoke on the Water: The Best of Deep Purple 1
1995 Child in Time Deep Purple 2
1995 The Best of Rare Collection Deep Purple 1
1996 Child in Time: Best II Deep Purple 1
1997 The Collection Deep Purple 3 1
1997 Knocking at Your Back Door Deep Purple 1
1998 30: Very Best Of Deep Purple 3 3
1998 Machine Head / Who Do We Think We Are Deep Purple 2
1998 Purplexed Deep Purple 2
1999 Shades 1968–1998 Deep Purple 1
1999 Friends & Relatives Deep Purple 3
1999 The Essential Collection Deep Purple 1
1999 Under the Gun Deep Purple 1
2000 Days May Come and Days May Go: The California Rehearsals, June 1975 Deep Purple 3
2000 The Very Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
2000 Anthems Deep Purple 1
2000 Extended Versions: Encore Collection Deep Purple 1
2000 Gold Deep Purple 1
2001 The Battle of Rock Deep Purple vs. Scorpions 1
2001 The Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever Deep Purple 1
2002 Listen, Learn, Read On Deep Purple 1
2003 The Essential Deep Purple 1
2003 Purple and Other Colours Deep Purple 1
2003 Purple Hits: The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
2003 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
2004 The Early Years Deep Purple 1
2005 Forever: Very Best 1968–2003 Deep Purple 1
2005 The Platinum Collection Deep Purple 1
2005 Speed King: The Fastest Tracks Deep Purple 1
2006 Deep Purple and Friends Deep Purple 1
2006 The Collection Deep Purple 1
2007 Hit Collection Deep Purple 1
2008 Greatest Hits Deep Purple 3
2008 More Purple Hits: The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
2008 Deep Purple & Friends Deep Purple 1
2009 History, Hits & Highlights '68 - '76 Deep Purple 1
2010 Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80 Deep Purple 1
2010 The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
2011 The Deep Purple Collection Deep Purple 1
2011 The BBC Sessions 1968–1970 Deep Purple 2
2011 Essential Deep Purple 1
2011 Original Album Classics Deep Purple 1
2012 Icon Deep Purple 2
2014 Hard Road Deep Purple 1
2014 Essential Deep Purple 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
1990–1996 Deep Purple 1
Deep Purple - Best Ballads Deep Purple 1
Flying in a Purple Dream Deep Purple 1
Golden Ballads Deep Purple 1
Golden Ballads 1968–1993 Deep Purple 1
Golden Ballads 2013 Deep Purple 1
Golden Collection Deep Purple 1
Platinum: The Ultimate Collection Deep Purple 1
Purple Chronicle Deep Purple 1
Smoke on the Water Deep Purple 1
Smoke on the Water Deep Purple 1
Smoke on the Water (The Best Of) Deep Purple 1
Smoke on the Water & Other Hits Deep Purple 1
Soldier of Fortune: The Greatest Hits Deep Purple 1
The Best Deep Purple 1
The Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple 1
The Deep Purple Family Album Deep Purple 1

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