On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple’s sole album from their fourth lineup is reasonably well-remembered today. However, their concert work, often marred by drugs taken by guitarist Tommy Bolin and bassist Glenn Hughes, is significantly less … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

On This Day (December 9)…Deep Purple Start Anew

On this day in 1973, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes performed with Deep Purple for the first time in at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. They would go on to be part of the band until it went on hiatus in 1976. Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale and Ritchie Blackmore onstage with Deep Purple's third lineup. … Continue reading On This Day (December 9)…Deep Purple Start Anew

On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya

Deep Purple Mark IV performed on this day in 1975 at the Nagoya-Shi Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Poster advertising the gig. Retrieved from here. This was the first concert Purple did since their time in Jakarta, which has gone down as one of the worst periods in their touring history. It was the first of … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya