On This Day (August 21)…Happy Birthday, Glenn Hughes!

The singer and bassist Glenn Hughes was born on this day in 1951. Hughes in 1973 early in his tenure with Deep Purple. Retrieved from his twitter. Hughes' career has skirted the genres of rock and funk, beginning with his tenure with Trapeze. He brought these influences to Deep Purple, changing the sound of the … Continue reading On This Day (August 21)…Happy Birthday, Glenn Hughes!

On This Day (April 7)…Purple and Black(more) Separate

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1975 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on a tour supporting their most recent album, Stormbringer. The album saw a greater embrace of the R&B and funk genres than previous Purple albums thanks … Continue reading On This Day (April 7)…Purple and Black(more) Separate

Come Taste the End: The Final Five Concerts of Deep Purple in the 70s

March of 1976 saw a truly shocking moment in the world of rock 'n roll as Deep Purple shuddered to a halt, going on hiatus after a drastic decline in quality which proved as disturbing to members within the band as it was to critics and concertgoers. Deep Purple's short-lived fourth lineup. Retrieved from here. … Continue reading Come Taste the End: The Final Five Concerts of Deep Purple in the 70s

On This Day (March 15)…Deep Purple At An End

We were trying to do our best because the Liverpool audiences had always been marvellous to us. They should have booed us off but they didn't.Jon Lord discussing this concert. Quoted here. Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England. Ticket stub for the show. Retrieved from here. … Continue reading On This Day (March 15)…Deep Purple At An End

On This Day (March 14)…Deep Purple Taste Glasgow

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this point almost through with their worldwide Come Taste the Band tour, which had taken place since the previous November. This tour had taken them across three different continents, … Continue reading On This Day (March 14)…Deep Purple Taste Glasgow

On This Day (March 12)…Deep Purple Don’t Take The Empire Pool Swimmingly

“We`ve come to quash rumours that Purple have finished.”David Coverdale reportedly during this concert. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Empire Pool in London, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second of five dates that Deep Purple's fourth lineup performed England. After this, … Continue reading On This Day (March 12)…Deep Purple Don’t Take The Empire Pool Swimmingly