Ian Gillan was becoming a superstar with Deep Purple when he played one in Jesus Christ Superstar, as the cast album hit the US No. 1 on 20 February 1971.
After the Perfect Strangers reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with The House Of Blue Light.
On 28 November 1968, the Mk I line-up of Deep Purple made their first appearance at the famous Fillmore West in San Francisco.
The UK album chart of 42 years ago had new entries for Elton John, Queen, Sparks and the 1974 vintage Deep Purple, with Stormbringer.
Legendary heavy rockers Deep Purple are set to play a special live concert for BBC Radio 2's In Concert series on 16 November 2017
In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice released the reunion album Perfect Strangers.
Jon Lord, one of the greatest keyboard players in rock history, died on 16 July 2012. We remember a man revered for his work with Deep Purple and more. .
Deep Purple entered the Hot 100 on 26 May 1973 with 'Smoke On The Water,' which went on to become their biggest-ever hit single.
Deep Purple have landed their first UK top ten album for nearly 30 years, as their 20th studio album inFinite enters the survey at No. 6,
Deep Purple have gone some way to alleviating fans' tangible concerns that the title of their tour, The Long Goodbye, suggested their days may be numbered.
Deep Purple have announced a new set of UK dates for late next year, in support their album inFinite, which will be released by earMusic early in 2017.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, N.W.A. and the late Bert Berns were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (8 April).
'The Vinyl Collection' box set brings Deep Purple's game-changing studio albums together on 180g vinyl, giving them the lavish treatment they deserve.
This is the band's musical autobiography, the landmarks and the key moneys…it's Deep Purple in 20 Songs
Deep Purple today win the endorsement of a British government minister, as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale pronounces himself a big fan.