Deep Purple

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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's sound shifted to hard rock 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, including 8,5 million certified units in the US.

The band has gone through many 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 British radio station Planet Rock poll ranked them 5th among the "most influential bands ever". At the 2011 Classic Rock Awards in London, they received the Innovator Award. In October 2012, Deep Purple were nominated for the first time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but were not voted in the following March. In October 2013, the band was announced as a Hall of Fame nominee for a second time.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1968 Shades of Deep Purple 3 8
1968 The Book of Taliesyn 4 10
1969 Deep Purple 4 12
1970 Deep Purple in Rock 4 16
1971 Fireball 4 16
1972 Machine Head 4.5 28
1972 Made In Japan 5 1
1973 Who Do We Think We Are 9
1974 Burn 13
1974 Stormbringer 10
1975 Come Taste the Band 7
1984 Perfect Strangers 4 5
1987 The House of Blue Light 5 5
1990 Slaves and Masters 5
1993 The Battle Rages On... 3 2
1996 Purpendicular 3
1998 Abandon 2
1999 The Essential Collection 1
2003 Bananas 3
2005 Rapture of the Deep 3.5 6
2013 Now What?! 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1972 Purple Passages Compilation 2
1973 Mark I&II Compilation 2
1975 24 Carat Purple Compilation 2
1977 Powerhouse Compilation 2
1978 When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll Compilation 1
1980 Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple Compilation 3.65 5
1980 The Deep Purple Singles Compilation 1
1980 The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's Compilation 4 2
1985 Best (Super Star Hit Collection, Volume 15) Compilation 1
1985 Greatest Purple Compilation 1
1989 New, Live and Rare Compilation 1
1989 Дым над водой Compilation 1
1990 Black Night - Best Compilation 1
1991 The Compact Disc Anthology Compilation 1
1992 Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's Compilation 2
1993 Hush Compilation 2
1993 Progression Compilation 1
1993 Singles A's and B's Compilation 2
1994 Smoke on the Water: The Best of Compilation 1
1995 Child in Time Compilation 2
1997 The Collection Compilation 3 1
1997 Knocking at Your Back Door Compilation 1
1998 30: Very Best Of Compilation 3 3
1998 Machine Head / Who Do We Think We Are Compilation 2
1998 Purplexed Compilation 2
1999 Friends & Relatives Compilation 3
1999 Shades 1968–1998 Compilation 1
1999 Under the Gun Compilation 1
2000 Days May Come and Days May Go: The California Rehearsals, June 1975 Compilation 3

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