On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”….
Written by megarock on June 3, 2018
On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively.
Deep Purple in Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at No. 4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months . The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months.
The LP was a huge hit worldwide. It was a top 5 LP in many countries. However, it didn’t catch on in the US where it only hit #143 on the charts. We always wondered about that, although it did eventually go gold (500,000 copies sold in the US).
Happy 48th Birthday to “Deep Purple In Rock”!!! And no, we don’t need to see the back side……
w/ Deep Purple (1968-1976)