Tag: Jon Lord
Concerto for Group and Orchestra – Deep Purple’s classical/rock fusion experiment!
1969 saw the first change in Deep Purple’s lineup, with the departure of original vocalist Rod Evans and bassist Nick Simper. They were subsequently replaced by new vocalist Ian Gillan and new bassist Roger Glover, both of whom had played together in the band Episode Six. In the years that followed, this became Deep Purple’s […]
Sound of Purple – Rocking the Eastside Cannery!
It has been an interesting year for this fledgling Deep Purple tribute, to say the least. Initially known as Purplesque, and then Knee Deep in Purple, the group recently changed names again with the departure of keyboardist Brandon Lynn (who had coined said moniker and will apparently be starting his own separate band), and are […]
Deep Purple – Revisiting the Legendary Made in Japan!
In the wake of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s 1972 magnum opus, the group set off on their first tour of Japan. By this point in time, the classic MK II version of the band, featuring Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord (RIP), and Roger Glover was in full swing, having just released the […]
Knee Deep in Purple and Tailgun – Classic Hard Rock on Stage at Babes!
At long last, after months of anticipation, Knee Deep in Purple (formerly Purplesque) made their live debut in Vegas. As one of the most difficult bands to pay tribute to, this was an eagerly awaited show for this rock and roll fan. The show this evening, also featuring co-headliners TailGun, took place at […]
Deep Purple – Revisiting Slaves and Masters, the Band’s Lone Effort with Joe Lynn Turner!
In 1984, fans were astonished when they got a Deep Purple reunion at long last, reuniting the classic Mark II lineup of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, and Jon Lord. The reunion album released by the band, Perfect Strangers, was a runaway success and revealed that the band was back […]