On This Day (May 5)…Roundabout Comes to Ringsted

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Beat House in Ringsted, Denmark.

Ad for the show. Note both the use of the band’s original name and the misspelling of said name. Retrieved from here.

This was one of Purple’s first-ever shows, from their very short Debut Tour. This debut tour took place primarily in Denmark, with some concerts apparently taking place in Sweden. While the Debut Tour is not very well-documented, this is the last recorded date on major websites. Their next known appearance was in the studio at the BBC.

At the time, “Deep Purple” were referred to as Roundabout, referencing the band’s original conception as a band built around a core of musicians with rotating extra players coming in and out as needed.

There is no known recording of this particular concert.

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