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Like many British rock bands that came of age in the late ‘60s, Deep Purple has had a long and turbulent history. The quintet lost its original singer by the end of the decade and before the band started selling tons of records. New singer Ian Gillan helped anchor the new lineup through some of its most successful albums, including ‘Fireball’ and ‘Machine Head,’ which spawned the classic song ‘Smoke on the Water’ in 1972. By the end of the decade, Deep Purple would lose guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and Gillan was replaced by David Coverdale. Turnarounds since the ’70s have been plentiful, with members leaving and joining and forming bands like Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Whitesnake. But at its peak, the band drove hard-rock muscle straight into the pop charts, becoming one of the era’s most beloved groups.

Deep Purple Finally Set To Issue Legendary ‘Graz 1975′ This Fall

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Deep Purple will officially issue the 'Graz 1975' concert, long considered the best-ever from its Mk III edition.

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Deep Purple’s Roger Glover on Their Upcoming U.S. Tour, A New Album + Working with Bob Ezrin

Image Credit: Jim Rakete
Image Credit: Jim Rakete

Roger Glover talks about Deep Purple's 'Now What?!,' the band's plans for a new album and a series of rare upcoming U.S. dates.

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Deep Purple Announce North American Tour

Photo by Daniel Liebl/Getty Images
Photo by Daniel Liebl/Getty Images

The veteran band will play 19 shows, with stops in Orlando and Las Vegas planned.

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45 Years Ago: Deep Purple Releases ‘Deep Purple’

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John Minihan, Getty Images

Deep Purple's Mk. I released their final album on June 21, 1969.

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Deep Purple At Work on New Album

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Deep Purple are currently in the studio creating the follow-up to 2013's 'Now What?!'

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Think Deep Purple Are Too Old to Rock? They’ve Got Two Words For You

Daniel Liebl, Getty Images
Daniel Liebl, Getty Images

Ian Gillan has a message for all the youngsters who think they should step aside.

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Metallica Cover the Beatles, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rare Earth During Acoustic Benefit Set

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Metallica delivered a four-song acoustic covers set at a benefit honoring Ozzy Osbourne.

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Deep Purple Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images / Warner Brothers / Chris Wallace, Keystone / Hulton Archive / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Charting nearly 50 years of changing faces in Deep Purple.

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Deep Purple Expected to Draw 100,000 for Controversial Concert

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Daniel Liebl, Getty Images

Deep Purple's decision to perform in Turkish-occupied Cyprus may not be sitting well with certain pundits and a number of fans, but the show itself looks like it's shaping up to be a colossal event.

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Deep Purple Announce ‘Live in California 74′ CD

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Eagle Rock Entertainment

Deep Purple are releasing a CD of their headline-making April 6, 1974 concert from the California Jam festival on April 1.

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