'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 for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
The rock favorites hit the UK top ten 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.'
The band's eighth studio album hit the US Top 40 and went gold in the UK.
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.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The hard rock band founded by Ritchie Blackmore in 1975 released eight albums and still tour in the present day.
Extensive line-up changes couldn't stand in the way of a fast-emerging rock force.
The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
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.