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

On This Day (March 11)…Deep Purple Taste Leicester

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at Granby Halls in Leicester, England. Promotional image of Deep Purple Mark IV. Retrieved from here. This date was the beginning of a five-date mini-leg of their Come Taste the Band tour, which had been occurring since November of the previous year. It was also the beginning … Continue reading On This Day (March 11)…Deep Purple Taste Leicester

On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple’s sole album from their fourth lineup is reasonably well-remembered today. However, their concert work, often marred by drugs taken by guitarist Tommy Bolin and bassist Glenn Hughes, is significantly less … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya

Deep Purple Mark IV performed on this day in 1975 at the Nagoya-Shi Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Poster advertising the gig. Retrieved from here. This was the first concert Purple did since their time in Jakarta, which has gone down as one of the worst periods in their touring history. It was the first of … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya

On This Day (December 4)…Rest in Peace, Tommy Bolin

Guitarist Tommy Bolin died on this day in 1976 of a drug overdose. He was twenty-five years old. Retrieved from here. Up to his final days, Bolin remained hard at work. At the time of his death, he was in Miami, Florida on tour supporting a recently-released solo album. He had played his final gig … Continue reading On This Day (December 4)…Rest in Peace, Tommy Bolin