On This Day (April 27)…Roundabout on TV

Roundabout, soon to be rechristened Deep Purple, recorded a TV spot on this day in 1968 for the Danish “Toppop” program.

This performance would have been the first time that the group was ever recorded, as their three known previous concerts on their debut tour were not. They had also not yet been in the studio to record Shades of Deep Purple, which they would do after this tour. During this performance, they apparently played “Help”, a cover of the Beatles song.

The performance on “Toppop” appears on the DVD collection Hits, History and Highlights.

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