On This Day (May 11)…Deep Purple Enter the Studio

Deep Purple went into the studio for the first time on this day in 1968 at Pye Studios in London, England.

This was the first time the group recorded material for an album. They had just completed their first-ever tour, which took place primarily in Denmark. On this tour, they had used the moniker “Roundabout”, a nod to the original concept which inspired the band’s creation, though they had already come up with the idea to change their name to Deep Purple.

On this day, the group reportedly recorded “And the Address”, “Hush”, “Help”, and “Hey Joe”.

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