Deep Purple este o formație britanică de muzică rock, înființată la Hertford, Anglia în 1968. Wikipedia
Membri: Steve Morse, Don Airey, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, mai multe
Soliști: Ian Gillan, Rod Evans, David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner
Nominalizări: Premiul World Music pentru cel mai bun album din lume
Smoke on the Water
Child in Time
Deep Purple in Rock
Shortly after the orchestral release, the band began a hectic touring and recording schedule that was to see little respite for the next three years. Their first studio album of this period, released in mid-1970, was In Rock (a name supported by the album's Mount Rushmore-inspired cover), which contained the then-concert staples "Speed King", "Into The Fire" and "Child in Time". The band also issued the UK Top Ten single "Black Night". The interplay between Blackmore's guitar and Lord's distorted organ, coupled with Gillan's howling vocals and the rhythm section of Glover and Paice, now started to take on a unique identity that further separated the band from its earlier albums.