Deep Purple donates money and support many charities including: Pro Dono.
Deep Purple is an award winning and iconic English rock band that formed in the 1968. Originally from Hertforshire, the band is known for their iconic song ‘Smoke on the Water’. Throughout their music career, Deep Purple had an endless changes to their band roster. Their original roster includes: vocalist Rod Evans, guitarist Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord, bassist Nick Simper and drummer Ian Paice. The band move to London to release their debut album, ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ at London’s Mable Arch debuting at number 24 on the Billboard’s Pop Album Charts. By their third LP, Deep Purple recruited Ian Fillan as their lead vocalist and Roger Glover as their new bassist. Their breakthrough success came in the mid 1970s with their orchestral rock album, ‘In Rock’ which put Deep Purple onto the UK Top Ten charts. The single, ‘Smoke on The Water’ was released in 1971 which admitted Deep Purple as an elite rock band in the industry. The Guinness Book of World Records gave Deep Purple the title of the World’s Loudest Band in 1975. As the band went on to produce successful albums such as ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ and ‘Stormbringer’, Deep Purple dissolved in 1976 due to constant changes and artistic differences within the band. The band line-up of Gillan, Blackmore, Lord, Glover and Paice reunited in 1984 for the album, ‘Perfect Strangers’ which was eventually certified platinum. As the band went through more line-up changes, Deep Purple still went on to actively perform and release music into the 21st century. Deep Purple was listed as number 22 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and received a Legend Award in 2008. In 2016, Deep Purple was admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their influential music throughout the 1970’s to present day.