Though begun as a run-of-the-mill British, post-R&B group in 1968, Deep Purple have gone on to be hailed as one of the bands that helped to create the genre known as heavy metal. Their thick guitar crunch mixed with distorted organ has become one of the most recognizable sounds in rock history, and the band continues to tour and release albums some 40 years after their formation.
The beginning of the Deep Purple story starts in 1967 when Chris Curtis, the former drummer of The Searchers, got together with businessman and manager Tony Edwards and suggested an idea for a band that would be called Roundabout, and would have a revolving membership, in keeping with the name. The pair first recruited the classically trained organist and keyboard player, Jon... Read More
Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic