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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:
Edel Music AG
Years active:
1968-1976, 1984-present
Left to right: Glover, Morse, Paice, Gillan, Airey.

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 "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" live album, and lasted until Gillan and Glover left, after the release of "Who Do We Think We Are".

The remaining band members got then-unknown shoe salesman ...
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: Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Persian Risk, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Rainbow, 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: ex-Rainbow, Blackmore's 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, California Breed, Glenn Hughes, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Erik Norlander, ex-Black Country Communion, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, 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-Zephyr
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Brazen Abbot, Joe Lynn Turner, Legacy X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Rainbow, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, 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 and 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: Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Persian Risk, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Rainbow, 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: ex-Rainbow, Blackmore's 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, California Breed, Glenn Hughes, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Erik Norlander, ex-Black Country Communion, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, 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-Zephyr
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Brazen Abbot, Joe Lynn Turner, Legacy X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Rainbow, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, 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 and 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: kalervon
Added on: 2002-08-02 01:32:59 Last modified on: 2014-10-01 00:10:01
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