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About Deep Purple

Deep Purple's most enduring hit, the AOR staple "Smoke on the Water" (featured on the multi-platinum classic Machine Head) reached the U.S. Top Five in mid-1972 and positioned Deep Purple among rock's elite. The group survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard rock community; once credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the globe's loudest band, their revolving-door roster launched the careers of performers including Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, and Ian Gillan. ~ Jason Ankeny & Greg Prato

ORIGIN
Hertford, England
FORMED
1968

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