To follow ‘Hush,’ the band covered a Neil Diamond song that had been a Top 30 hit for the singer-songwriter less than a year earlier.
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 1981, the four-track ‘Jealous Lover’ release qualified for Billboard's LP countdown.
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 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.
The rock favorites hit the UK Top 10 with their version of the Russ Ballard song.
The band's seventh studio album was fueled by the big US rock radio hit ‘Street Of Dreams.'
Two musical worlds came together in Purple's epic 1969 live recording.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.
From hard rockers to virtuoso jazzers, the best guitarists of all time represent a variety of sounds.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
Extensive line-up changes couldn't stand in the way of a fast-emerging rock force.