Deep Purple announced on this day in 2001 that Jon Lord would be unable to take the stage at the beginning of their forthcoming tour. The Highway Star carried the … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple In The Absence of the Lord
Jon Lord's injury, plus an overview of Deep Purple's similar reactions to member injuries in the past and a brief discussion of a possible successor. The Surprising post #3.
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 … Continue reading Tour Guide: Three Titans Tour
A guide to Deep Purple's Secret Mexican Tour, which took place in November of 1994.
To set the scene, an overview of the activities and members of Deep Purple past and present circa 2001. Post #2 for The Surprising.
The keyboardist and composer Jon Douglas Lord died on this day in 2012 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old. Retrieved from here. Lord's long career, spent … Continue reading On This Day (July 16)…Rest in Peace, Jon Lord
Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Speakeasy Club in London. Mark II circa 1969. Retrieved from here. The Mark II lineup had been fairly busy in … Continue reading On This Day (July 10)…Welcome to the Stage, Mark II
Deep Purple released Fireball on this day in 1971. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album was the group’s fifth studio release and the sixth release overall, a direct follow … Continue reading On This Day (July 9)…Fireball is Released
Deep Purple performed on this day at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the final concert on a short … Continue reading On This Day (July 8)…Deep Purple Before the Change
Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Top Rank Club in Cardiff, Wales. The first lineup of Deep Purple. Clockwise from top left: Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, … Continue reading On This Day (July 4)…Mark I Comes to an End