The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
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The rock favourites hit the UK top ten with their version of the Russ Ballard song.
Hit singles were less of a consideration for Ritchie Blackmore's band, but the song became the rock radio flagship for their seventh album 'Bent Out Of Shape.'
In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice reconvened in style for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
The band's seventh studio album 'Bent Out Of Shape' was fuelled by the big US rock radio hit ‘Street Of Dreams.'
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's epic 1969 live recording.
With a colourful sleeve and a confident rock sound, the debut album by Ritchie Blackmore's new band made its mark.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
‘The Last In Line’ remains one of the great metal albums of the 80s, proving that Dio were capable of muscle, flash, and a subtler, more reflective side.
Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots the celebrated guitarist's career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night.
Of the new hologram, Dio's widow Wendy says: “I'm much happier with the new one. It's a million times better."
Extensive line-up changes couldn't stand in the way of a fast-emerging rock force.
With the 'Jailbreak' album already climbing the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Lizzy's ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ single entered the Hot 100 on 15 May 1976.