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Deep Purple
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Alternative Name Roundabout
Group Members 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
Music Genre (Text) Hard rock
heavy metal
blues rock
progressive rock
psychedelic rock (early)
Music Genre Hard Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Year(s) Active 1968–1976, 1984–present
Record Label Tetragrammaton
Warner Bros.
Polydor
BMG
EMI
Edel
Official Websites deeppurple.com
deep-purple.com
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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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