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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.

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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple Introduce Steve Morse on ‘Purpendicular’

For Deep Purple, the departure of Ritchie Blackmore amounted to addition by subtraction.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Glenn Hughes Says Deep Purple Member Stopped Him and David Coverdale From Performing at Band’s Rock Hall Induction

Former Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes says an unnamed member of the current lineup prevented him from being part of the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance.

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Theo Wargo,. Getty Images

Watch Cheap Trick, Deep Purple + Others Close Out Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Ceremony

The inductees ended the night by jamming on Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame."

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Lars Ulrich Praises Deep Purple’s ‘Legacy Without End’ in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Lars Ulrich of Metallica inducted Deep Purple into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony in Brooklyn tonight.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Deep Purple Tear Through Classics in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance

Right after giving heartfelt, emotional induction speeches, Deep Purple took the stage at the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Glenn Hughes on Deep Purple’s Belated Hall of Fame Induction and How David Bowie Kept Them Together: Exclusive Interview

Even as years of eligibility turned into decades, former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes was certain his old band would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Roger Glover Says Deep Purple’s New Album Is ‘All But Finished’

Roger Glover said Deep Purple just wrapped up band sessions in Nashville for the follow-up to 2013's 'NOW What?!' All that's left now is vocal tracking.

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Michael Kovac, Getty Images

Glenn Hughes Is Still Hoping to Play With Deep Purple During Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

No one knows how things will work out between the various Deep Purple alumni when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Facebook / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Joe Lynn Turner Thinks Deep Purple Alumni Are ‘Acting Like Children’ About Rock Hall Induction

According to singer Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple are being ridiculous about their Rock Hall induction.

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

Deep Purple Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

Charting nearly 50 years of changing faces in Deep Purple.

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