Birth Place: Hertford, England, U.K.
Years Active: 1968–1976, 1984–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues-rock, Progressive Rock
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorized as belonging to any one genre. The band incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements. They were once listed by the “Guinness Book of World Records” as "the loudest pop group", and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The band currently consists of vocalist Ian Gillan, guitarist Steve Morse, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Don Airey. The band originally comprised voca...
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