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The Deep Purple family jungle

Glenn Wellard sent us his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree together with the following note: Being a fan myself, and this year being the 50th year since Deep Purple were formed, I decided I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and produce something to hand on my own study wall. So, […]

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Eclipsed celebrates Purple’s 50th

German magazine Eclipsed is celebrating 50th anniversary of the band in style. The current April 2018 issue has a historical picture of Mark 2 on the cover and 18 pages dedicated to the band inside. This includes the roadmap for the rest of the year, a career retrospective, timeline from February 1968 to the present […]

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The end of the road

Rock Candy magazine has a 4-page spread on Deep Purple Mark 4 in their February-March 2018 issue. DEEP PURPLEā€™S MK IV LINE-UP CRASHED AND BURNED IN SPECTACULAR FASHION IN 1976 AND MANY FANS THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME. BUT WHY DID THE BAND FALL APART SO PUBLICLY? WHAT PART DID IT PLAY IN THE DEATH […]

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Best British Band and Album

Deep Purple have picked up a couple of Planet Rock The Rocks awards on the strength of their 2017 performance — Best British Band and Best British Album for the inFinite. Unlike some other industry awards that we know, these are decided by the fan vote “as a welcome antidote to the pop music back-slapping”. […]

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Glenn’s Purple set in the UK

Glenn Hughes will take his “Classic Deep Purple Live” set to the UK later this year. The 9-date starts on October 2 in Bristol and wraps up on the 15th in London. Tickets for most shows go on sale for general public on February 23 at 10am. Glenn’s band will include Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper […]

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A little milk and one sugar, please

A relatively rare glimpse behind the curtains of how the band works during rehearsals. This clip is from a studio showing the band preparing for their appearance on the Australian TV show Hey Hey It’s Saturday in 1999: …And the performance itself:

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Crocodile rocks

A Czech outfit called Crocodile Quartet offers their take on the Highway Star. Ladies and gentlemen, behold, the way you never heard it before.

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Planet Rock salutes Purple

The latest issue of the Planet Rock magazine features Deep Purple on the cover and a 15-page feature inside. With the band set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, we join Purple on tour in Stockholm and London to hear how the monumental In Rock album set the classic Mk. II line-up on the […]

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Oslo 9th November 2017

Back in 1993, at the age of seven, my daddy brought my little brother and myself to Oslo. Wearing the worlds largest jacket, I got earmuffs at size of my thigh and placed at a chair in the middle of Oslo Spectrum. I was about to see my first concert with Deep Purple. Since then […]

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BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day

Between the Copenhagen and London Radio shows this week, BBC Radio2 will be hosting a ‘Deep Purple’ day. Details are as follows: Radio 2 is streamed in the clear worldwide. Thursday 16th November 0900-1200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl8v/2017/11/16 Live session in the Ken Bruce show 1700-1900 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dwcdc Ian Gillan is guest on Simon Mayo show 2000-2200 Purple live […]

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