On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at the Rai in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, supporting the album of the same name. It had been released the previous June while the group finished off their previous tour, the far more modestly-named European Tour. 1971 was … Continue reading On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam

On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at De Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Deep Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. In Rock, their first major hard rock album, had been released the previous summer. It was probably the band's most … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year

On This Day (December 16)…Deep Purple in Dania

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at Pirates World in Dania, Florida. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This date, late in the group's Machine Head World Tour, was the final concert the group performed in 1972. This year had been up to this point one of their most successful. It had … Continue reading On This Day (December 16)…Deep Purple in Dania

On This Day (October 24)…Deep Purple Minus One

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Deep Purple in Popfoto apparently in 1971. From left to right: Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, and Jon Lord. Retrieved from Pinterest. Purple were at this time apparently just finishing up their legendary In Rock World Tour. … Continue reading On This Day (October 24)…Deep Purple Minus One

On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came as part of the Machine Head World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were currently early in the UK leg of the tour, which … Continue reading On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

On This Day (September 6)…Deep Purple Rock Gothenburg

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Konserthus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their European Tour. This was their first major tour as their second lineup, as well as at the time the biggest tour they had undertaken of Europe. … Continue reading On This Day (September 6)…Deep Purple Rock Gothenburg

On This Day (August 22)…Deep Purple Onstage and On Camera

Jazz Bilzen Festival Program

Bands including Humble Pie, Soft Machine and Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Jazz Bilzen Festival in Bilzen, Belgium. Program for the show. Retrieved from here. Yes was also scheduled to perform, but appear to have cancelled. This concert came as a very early stop on Deep Purple's European Tour. This … Continue reading On This Day (August 22)…Deep Purple Onstage and On Camera

On This Day (June 7)…Hallelujah, a New Lineup!

There is a better way of life and it's not so hard to findIf you live and let the people in your world speak its mindLyrics to Hallelujah. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple began recording "Hallelujah" on this day in 1969 at De Lane Lea Studios in London, England. The late Derek Lawrence was the … Continue reading On This Day (June 7)…Hallelujah, a New Lineup!

On This Day (June 5)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

Deep Purple released Deep Purple in Rock on this day in 1970. Retrieved from here. Normally said to have been released on June 3, I've seen more information that suggests it was actually released on this day. This album, beloved by fans to this day, marked Deep Purple’s entry into the genre of hard rock. … Continue reading On This Day (June 5)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

On This Day (January 5)…Deep Purple In Anciennes Halles

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Pavilion 8 of the Anciennes Halles in Paris, France. Deep Purple's Mark II lineup. Retrieved from here. This concert was the group's first performance of 1970. They would go on to perform several concerts every month of the year and release an album in June. Deep … Continue reading On This Day (January 5)…Deep Purple In Anciennes Halles