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 legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
The powerhouse rock outfit's new set was bolstered by the rock radio hit 'Stone Cold.'
Formed in Hertford in 1968 Deep Purple are often called pioneers of heavy metal and while there’s some truth in that, they would prefer to be viewed as a quality rock group.
The rock favourites hit the UK top ten with their version of the Russ Ballard song.
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.'
The Long Goodbye tour kicked off in May 2017 in Europe and included a North American leg with Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter.
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.
Watch the new split-screen footage of the Mk II line-up in their early pomp.
Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has announced an extensive second leg of his 'Paranormal' tour, with the dates stretching across the fall of 2018.
After the 'Perfect Strangers' reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with 'The House Of Blue Light.'
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