On This Day (July 4)…Mark I Comes to an End

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, Nicky Simper, Rod Evans and Ian Paice. Retrieved from here. The Concert This concert was the final gasp of the Mark I lineup before singer … Continue reading On This Day (July 4)…Mark I Comes to an End

On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1973 at Osaka Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Osaka, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. According to a German report, the band performed two sold-out shows on this night. It was the final stop on the Japanese leg of the tour, as well as the final … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split