The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
'Made In Japan,' the double live set recorded in the summer of 1972 during the band's first tour of Japan, charted in January 1973.
uDiscover presents a career-length playlist honouring the work of one of the world's greatest guitarists.
The Mk I line-up's show at the famed venue was part of their new focus on the American market.
'Stormbringer' was the second Purple album to feature Mk II staples Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice along with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
In recognition of a man who was a key ingredient in the early emergence of a British rock institution.
In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice reconvened in style for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra.'
In praise of the stalwart rock guitarist who replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie and played with Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Cozy Powell and many others.
Watch the new split-screen footage of the Mk II line-up in their early pomp.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The rock of Deep Purple, drummer and co-founder Ian Paice, was born in Nottingham, England on 29 June 1948.
After the 'Perfect Strangers' reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with 'The House Of Blue Light.'
Ritchie Blackmore's memories of Deep Purple's second single, Neil Diamond's ‘Kentucky Woman,' released in the UK on 6 December 1968 as it climbed in the US.
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