Deep Purple – Machine Head

Written by on April 20, 2020

20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother's favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the song.…/deep-purple-machine-head/

Deep Purple – Machine Head

These days, perhaps, Machine Head’s stature has become somewhat tainted by the overbearing familiarity of Smoke On The Water. As well as being Deep Purple’s best-known song it’s also become a bit of a bugbear.

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