Purple

Happy 74th birthday to Ian Paice, born 29 June 1948, English musician, best known as the drummer of Deep Purple. He has been the band’s only constant member since its foundation. They scored the 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’ and the 1973 US No. 4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’. Paice has also worked […]

JOE SATRIANI: Why I Decided Against Joining DEEP PURPLE JOE SATRIANI: Why I Decided Against Joining DEEP PURPLE Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5607288495956434

21 April 2016, Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ […]

Happy 77th birthday to English guitarist and songwriter Ritchie Blackmore born 14 April 1945, from Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’ and the 1973 US No.4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’. Deep Purple were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a […]

17 March 1967, Jimi Hendrix Experience released ‘Purple Haze’ in the UK, (US release was June 19). Hendrix had read Night of Light, a 1966 novel by Philip José Farmer. In the story set on a distant planet, sunspots produced a “purplish haze” which had a disorienting effect on the inhabitants. It is thought that […]

Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival) (Digital Video) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165811846330167

26 Dec 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played an afternoon show at The Uppercut Club, London, (where he was billed as “The American Top soul Singer – Jimi Hendrix”). Hendrix also wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze in the dressing room on the same day. https://youtu.be/zSsjtiky9xI The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze – LIVE […]

Which Band Is More Important: DEEP PURPLE Or BLACK SABBATH? ROB HALFORD Weighs In Which Band Is More Important: DEEP PURPLE Or BLACK SABBATH? ROB HALFORD Weighs In Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5189920561026565

4 Dec 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the […]

IAN GILLAN Says DEEP PURPLE Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE ‘Would Be No Fun At All’, Blasts DAVID COVERDALE’s ‘Opportunistic Remarks’ IAN GILLAN Says DEEP PURPLE Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE ‘Would Be No Fun At All’, Blasts DAVID COVERDALE’s ‘Opportunistic Remarks’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/4854229221262369


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