Hard Rock, Pop/Rock
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Arena Rock, British Metal, Classical
Earthy, Confident, Rollicking, Reckless, Confrontational, Gritty, Bravado, Theatrical, Aggressive, Rousing, Passionate, Rambunctious, Sleazy, Raucous, Dramatic, Rowdy, Brash
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
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Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Music Genre (Text)
Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock (early)
Tetragrammaton, Warner Bros., Polydor, BMG, EMI, Edel
The Maze, Episode Six, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night, Paice Ashton Lord, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Gillan & Glover, Hughes Turner Project, Living Loud, Rock Aid Armenia, WhoCares, Trapeze, Hughes/Thrall, Black Country Communion, Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne
Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Don Airey
Past Group Members
Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Nick Simper, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, Tommy Bolin, Joe Lynn Turner, Joe Satriani
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