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 (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

Deep Purple released "Throw My Bones" on this day in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4 Music video for the song. As of this writing, the video has had over two million views! "Throw My Bones" was the first complete song that the group released from their album Whoosh! and the second musical snippet overall. For their first look … Continue reading On This Day (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

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 (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 (November 30)…Going Bananas in Copenhagen

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2003 at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time touring to support their most recent album, Bananas. This was the first album the group released which featured Don Airey on keyboards; he had become a permanent member … Continue reading On This Day (November 30)…Going Bananas in Copenhagen

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 (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

Deep Purple released Rapture of the Deep on this day in 2005. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album was the second album of the Mark VIII era, following Bananas, which had been released in 2003. By this point, even newest member Don Airey had been with the band for three years; every other member … Continue reading On This Day (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Abandon Tour, supporting the album of the same name. This album had been released in June of that year. Reviews of the concert were on the … Continue reading On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen