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Deep Purple

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Hertford, England
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1968
Genre:
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes:
Rock 'n' Roll, Love, Relationships, Life, Society
Current label:
earMUSIC
Years active:
1968-1976, 1984-present
Left to right: Glover, Morse, Paice, Gillan, Airey.

The band raises in the ashes of a obscure psychedelic project named Roundabout, created by former drummer of The Seachers Chris Curtis, in 1967, but the project was aborted when Chris quits.

The “classic” Mk II line-up of Deep Purple first came together with the addition of Gillan and Glover to the trio of Blackmore, Paice and Lord for the ...
Current
Ian Paice Drums, Percussion (1968-1976, 1984-present)
See also: ex-Gary Moore, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Paice, Ashton & Lord, ex-The Maze, ex-The MI 5, ex-The Shindigs, ex-Whitesnake
Roger Glover Bass, Vocals (1969-1973, 1984-present)
See also: Roger Glover, ex-Rainbow, ex-David Coverdale Band, ex-Episode Six, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Marlon
Ian Gillan Vocals (1969-1973, 1984-1989, 1993-present)
See also: ex-WhoCares, Ian Gillan Band, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-The Javelins
Steve Morse Guitars, Vocals (1994-present)
See also: Angelfire, Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors, Steve Morse Band, ex-Kansas, ex-Living Loud
Don Airey Keyboards, Organ (2002-present)
See also: ex-Crossbones (live), Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Andrew Lloyd Webber, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hammer, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Living Loud, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Quatermass, ex-Ten, ex-The Company of Snakes, ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Graham Bonnet (live), ex-Micky Moody (live), ex-The Snakes (live), ex-Uli Jon Roth (live)
Past
Nick Simper Bass, Vocals (1968-1969)
See also: ex-Buddy Britten & the Regents, ex-Flying Fox, ex-Johnny Kidd & The New Pirates, ex-Marsha Hunt Band, ex-Nick Simper's Fandango, ex-Quatermass II, ex-Simon Raven Cult, ex-The Good Old Boys, ex-Warhorse
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1968-1975, 1984-1993)
See also: Rainbow, Blackmore's Night, Candice Night, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire, ex-Neil Christian & the Crusaders, ex-Screaming Lord Sutch, ex-The Outlaws, ex-The Trip
Jon Lord Keyboards, Organ (1968-1976, 1984-2002)
(R.I.P. 2012) See also: ex-WhoCares, ex-Ashton & Lord, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Paice, Ashton & Lord, ex-St Valentine's Day Massacre, ex-The Art Wood Combo, ex-The Artwoods, ex-The Hoochie Coochie Men, ex-Whitesnake, ex-The Flower Pot Men (live)
Rod Evans Vocals (1968-1969)
See also: ex-Captain Beyond, ex-The Maze, ex-The MI 5
Glenn Hughes Bass, Vocals (1973-1976)
See also: Voodoo Hill, Iommi, Glenn Hughes, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Erik Norlander, ex-Heaven & Hell (live), ex-Black Country Communion, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-California Breed, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, ex-Kings of Chaos, ex-L.A. Blues Authority, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Trapeze, ex-Hank Davison (live), ex-Ken Hensley (live)
David Coverdale Vocals (1973-1976)
See also: Whitesnake, ex-Coverdale and Page, ex-David Coverdale, ex-The Government
Tommy Bolin Guitars, Vocals (1975-1976)
(R.I.P. 1976) See also: ex-Alphonse Mouzon, ex-Billy Cobham, ex-Energy, ex-James Gang, ex-Moxy, ex-Patch of Blue, ex-Tommy Bolin, ex-Zephyr
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project
Past (Live)
Chas Hodges Bass (1971)
See also: Chas & Dave, Chas & His Band, ex-Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, ex-Heads Hands & Feet, ex-The Outlaws
Joe Satriani Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Chickenfoot, Joe Satriani, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Mick Jagger
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (1993)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice Night
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (additional) (1999-2001)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Rainbow, ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Nick Fyffe Bass (2011)
See also: The Temperance Movement, ex-Jamiroquai (live)
Ian Paice Drums, Percussion (1968-1976, 1984-present)
See also: ex-Gary Moore, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Paice, Ashton & Lord, ex-The Maze, ex-The MI 5, ex-The Shindigs, ex-Whitesnake
Roger Glover Bass, Vocals (1969-1973, 1984-present)
See also: Roger Glover, ex-Rainbow, ex-David Coverdale Band, ex-Episode Six, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Marlon
Ian Gillan Vocals (1969-1973, 1984-1989, 1993-present)
See also: ex-WhoCares, Ian Gillan Band, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-The Javelins
Steve Morse Guitars, Vocals (1994-present)
See also: Angelfire, Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors, Steve Morse Band, ex-Kansas, ex-Living Loud
Don Airey Keyboards, Organ (2002-present)
See also: ex-Crossbones (live), Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Andrew Lloyd Webber, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hammer, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Living Loud, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Quatermass, ex-Ten, ex-The Company of Snakes, ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Graham Bonnet (live), ex-Micky Moody (live), ex-The Snakes (live), ex-Uli Jon Roth (live)
Nick Simper Bass, Vocals (1968-1969)
See also: ex-Buddy Britten & the Regents, ex-Flying Fox, ex-Johnny Kidd & The New Pirates, ex-Marsha Hunt Band, ex-Nick Simper's Fandango, ex-Quatermass II, ex-Simon Raven Cult, ex-The Good Old Boys, ex-Warhorse
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1968-1975, 1984-1993)
See also: Rainbow, Blackmore's Night, Candice Night, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire, ex-Neil Christian & the Crusaders, ex-Screaming Lord Sutch, ex-The Outlaws, ex-The Trip
Jon Lord Keyboards, Organ (1968-1976, 1984-2002)
(R.I.P. 2012) See also: ex-WhoCares, ex-Ashton & Lord, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Paice, Ashton & Lord, ex-St Valentine's Day Massacre, ex-The Art Wood Combo, ex-The Artwoods, ex-The Hoochie Coochie Men, ex-Whitesnake, ex-The Flower Pot Men (live)
Rod Evans Vocals (1968-1969)
See also: ex-Captain Beyond, ex-The Maze, ex-The MI 5
Glenn Hughes Bass, Vocals (1973-1976)
See also: Voodoo Hill, Iommi, Glenn Hughes, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Erik Norlander, ex-Heaven & Hell (live), ex-Black Country Communion, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-California Breed, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, ex-Kings of Chaos, ex-L.A. Blues Authority, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Trapeze, ex-Hank Davison (live), ex-Ken Hensley (live)
David Coverdale Vocals (1973-1976)
See also: Whitesnake, ex-Coverdale and Page, ex-David Coverdale, ex-The Government
Tommy Bolin Guitars, Vocals (1975-1976)
(R.I.P. 1976) See also: ex-Alphonse Mouzon, ex-Billy Cobham, ex-Energy, ex-James Gang, ex-Moxy, ex-Patch of Blue, ex-Tommy Bolin, ex-Zephyr
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project
Past
Chas Hodges Bass (1971)
See also: Chas & Dave, Chas & His Band, ex-Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, ex-Heads Hands & Feet, ex-The Outlaws
Joe Satriani Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Chickenfoot, Joe Satriani, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Mick Jagger
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (1993)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice Night
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (additional) (1999-2001)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Rainbow, ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Nick Fyffe Bass (2011)
See also: The Temperance Movement, ex-Jamiroquai (live)
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: JohnnyDays
Added on: 2002-08-02 01:32:59 Last modified on: 2016-06-22 18:45:44