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.
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 May 15, 1976.
The powerhouse rock outfit's new set was bolstered by the rock radio hit 'Stone Cold.'
In the spring of 1978, Ritchie Blackmore's band scored their highest-debuting UK album to date.
uDiscover Music presents a career-length playlist honoring the work of one of the world's greatest guitarists.
Recorded while guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was leaving the band, ‘Made In Europe’ nevertheless reveals what a tight unit Deep Purple were.
After the 'Perfect Strangers' reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with 'The House Of Blue Light.'
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.