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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 – ‘Graz 1975′ Album Review

Deep Purple Graz
Eagle Rock

'Graz 1975' captures the Mark III Deep Purple lineup in one of its very last performances. However, this is hardly the sound of a band in its final hours.

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Former Members of Deep Purple and Vanilla Fudge Form Rated X

Rated X
Frontiers

Put together former members of Deep Purple, Vanilla Fudge and Whitesnake, and the results are Rated X.

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30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Makes an Improbable Return with ‘Perfect Strangers’

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The celebrated Mark II lineup of Deep Purple had long refused to get back together simply to cash checks on a reunion tour.

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Watch Bruce Dickinson and Glenn Hughes Perform Deep Purple’s ‘Burn’

Bruce Dickinson
YouTube

We're still weeks away from the Sept. 26 release of the live film and CD 'Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall,' but you can catch an early glimpse of the concert's contents right now.

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Deep Purple Announce New Concert Film With Orchestra

Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Deep Purple's forthcoming 'Live in Verona' DVD finds the group working with strings again.

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Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan Leads Thousands of Guitarists Through ‘Smoke on the Water’

Ian Gillan
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

In 2013, the inaugural Guitars on the Beach event collected the biggest single gathering of guitarists playing simultaneously in the history of Britain.

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Deep Purple’s Ian Paice Says He’s Sad That He and Ritchie Blackmore Are No Longer Friends

earMusic/Frontiers Records
earMusic/Frontiers Records

It seems that guitarist Ritchie Blackmore didn't break up with just Deep Purple two decades ago.

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Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall

Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore
Daniel Liebl, Getty Images / YouTube

Ian Gillan would rather turn down induction than be forced to be on the same stage as Ritchie Blackmore again.

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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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