Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English hard-rock band formed in 1967. They emerged at the height of psychedelia and played a key role in the development of heavy metal during the early 1970s. Their most well-known songs include “Hush,” “Smoke On the Water,” and “Woman from Tokyo.” The first Deep Purple lineup released the 1968 albums […]

Jon Lord

Jon Lord (1941–2012) was an English organist and composer, best known as a mainstay of hard-rockers Deep Purple. An early proponent of orchestral rock, he composed the band’s three-movement Gemini Suite, recorded in 1970 with the Orchestra of the Light Music Society. Lord first emerged in The Artwoods, an R&B/beat group with drummer Keef Hartley […]

Deep Purple ‎– Deep Purple in Rock (1970)

Deep Purple in Rock is the fourth studio album by English hard-rockers Deep Purple, released in 1970 on Harvest. The album is the band’s first to feature vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover. “Speed King” – Explosion! Beginning with a song ending (like Flash and Be-Bop Deluxe would later do). Crashing cacophony, feedback, dust, […]

Deep Purple ‎– Machine Head (1972)

Machine Head is an album by English hard-rockers Deep Purple, released in 1972 on the band’s own Purple Records sub-label of EMI. The album is the band’s sixth proper studio LP and their third with the classic Gillan/Glover lineup. Tracklist: A1. “Highway Star” (6:05) A2. “Maybe I’m a Leo” (4:51) A3. “Pictures of Home” (5:03) […]