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Friday, May 29, 2009

Deep Purple - Rock Band For Non- Rockers Too!

Deep Purple is one of very few heavy metal bands I appreciate and Smoke On The Water, Space Trucking and Highway Star are three of the very few rock songs I love. Formed in 1968, this magnificent English band is from Hertford, Hertfordshire.

Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members have tried not to categorize themselves as any one genre. The band also incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements.
They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's loudest band and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Deep Purple was ranked number 22 on VHI's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.
Ian Paice, Deep Purple drummer, was featured in another posting on February 22nd 2009. Check it out.
Article from: Wikipedia
Image: Deep Purple Website
There are too many websites. Just key in: deep purple.

3 comments:

Victor said...

I still hear Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water being played at Malay weddings in HDB void decks every now and then.

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful hard rock classic.

Andy Young* said...

"Deep Purple" was the biggest hit written by pianist Peter DeRose and was published in 1933 as a piano composition. So British rock band "Deep Purple" got the name from Pete De Rose's hit, after guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's grandmother repeatedly asked if they would be performing the song, as it was her personal favourite.

Donny and Marie Osmond, revived "Deep Purple" in 1976 and took it into the Top 20, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls/And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky/In the mist of a memory you wander back to me/Breathing my name with a sigh..."

Beautiful song, beautiful group.
(From: Wikipedia)