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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
The original band was formed out of an obscure psychedelic project named Roundabout, created by former drummer of The Searchers Chris Curtis, in 1967, which was aborted when Chris quit.

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 in 1969, and ...
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, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Ian Gillan Band, 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-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (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, Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes, The Dead Daisies, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Heaven & Hell (live), 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-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, 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-Fabulosa Brothers, 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: Sunstorm, Ахат (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Eridan (live), ex-Walter Giardino Temple (live), ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fandango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus
Current (Live)
Jordan Rudess Keyboards (2020-present)
See also: Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess, Liquid Tension Experiment, ex-Liquid Trio Experiment, Levin Minnemann Rudess, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Dixie Dregs, ex-Speedway Blvd.
Past (Live)
Chas Hodges Bass (1971)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Chas & Dave, ex-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, ex-Planet Us
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (1993)
See also: Rainbow (live), 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-Rainbow, ex-Black Sabbath, 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
Don Airey Keyboards, Organ (2001)
See also: Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (live)
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, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Ian Gillan Band, 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-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (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, Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes, The Dead Daisies, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Heaven & Hell (live), 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-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, 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-Fabulosa Brothers, 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: Sunstorm, Ахат (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Eridan (live), ex-Walter Giardino Temple (live), ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fandango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus
Current
Jordan Rudess Keyboards (2020-present)
See also: Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess, Liquid Tension Experiment, ex-Liquid Trio Experiment, Levin Minnemann Rudess, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Dixie Dregs, ex-Speedway Blvd.
Past
Chas Hodges Bass (1971)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Chas & Dave, ex-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, ex-Planet Us
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (1993)
See also: Rainbow (live), 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-Rainbow, ex-Black Sabbath, 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
Don Airey Keyboards, Organ (2001)
See also: Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (live)
Nick Fyffe Bass (2011)
See also: The Temperance Movement, ex-Jamiroquai (live)
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: SF01
Added on: 2002-08-02 01:32:59 Last modified on: 2020-10-19 18:39:33