Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

In my “tour guide” series, I’ll be setting up guides to certain tours by certain bands. This is an aspect of a project I have been undertaking in some form or other since the summer of 2017, with some collaboration. I hope it’s useful to fellow music historians and aficionados!  Deep Purple's first-ever tour was … Continue reading Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

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

On This Day (December 1)…A Beautiful Purple Day

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at Fillmore West in San Francisco, California. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. The band were at this time on their very first visit to North America on an early leg of the Book of Taliesyn Tour. The group had first arrived in mid-October, and would … Continue reading On This Day (December 1)…A Beautiful Purple Day

On This Day (April 20)…Say Hello to Deep Purple—Err, Roundabout

The band Roundabout played their first live gig on this day in 1968 at Vestpoppen Parkskolen Club in Taastrup, Denmark. The group is better known today by the name they would adopt during this debut tour, Deep Purple. Photo of the group accompanying an announcement in the paper. From left to right: Ritchie Blackmore, Rod … Continue reading On This Day (April 20)…Say Hello to Deep Purple—Err, Roundabout

On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

The drummer Bill Bruford reportedly chose to devote his gap year to a music career on this day in 1968. Retrieved from here. I would dismiss such a specific as apocryphal more easily were it not for the fact that his own website puts January 1 as the day. He had at this time finished … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

On This Day (December 29)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 6

Deep Purple performed on this day at the Electric Circus in New York City. It was their sixth consecutive night at this location. Advertisement for the show. Retrieved from here. As with all previous nights at this location, Purple played two shows, one at 9 PM and one at 11 PM. The Electric Circus was … Continue reading On This Day (December 29)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 6

On This Day (December 27)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 4

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Electric Circus in New York City. They played two shows. As with the previous three shows, very little is known about the actual concerts beyond the fact that they were there and played. Hopefully that will be resolved some day! Deep Purple’s original lineup. Retrieved … Continue reading On This Day (December 27)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 4

On This Day (December 26)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 3

Deep Purple’s Mark I lineup was yet again performing at the Electric Circus on this day in 1968. They performed two shows, as they had both previous days. The electric circus, where Deep Purple performed on December 24th-31st. Retrieved from here. Once again, there is no information that the previous days do not cover. I … Continue reading On This Day (December 26)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 3