Deep Purple

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band's sound shifted to hard rock in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 8,5 million certified units in the US.

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Filmography

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Selected Deep Purple film and TV show credits.

Composer Credits

1971
Der kopflose Falke
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Soundtrack Credits

2012
Dark Shadows (2012)
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2012
Bank Roll
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2011
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2011
Metal Evolution (TV Show)
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2010
Mr. Nice (2010)
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2010
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2010
No me la puc treure del cap (2010) (TV Show)
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
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2008
Atop the Fourth Wall (2008) (TV Show)
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2007
Music Within (2007)
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2006
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2006
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2006
Requiem (2006)
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2006
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2006
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006) (TV Show)
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2006
Life on Mars (2006) (TV Show)
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2005
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2005
20 to 1 (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Criminal Minds (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
My Name Is Earl (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Prison Break (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Supernatural (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
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2004
Wolf (2004)
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2004
CSI: NY (2004) (TV Show)
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2004
Stromberg (TV Show)
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2004
Veronica Mars (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
Two and a Half Men (2003) (TV Show)
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2001
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2001
If I Were You
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2000
Almost Famous (2000)
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2000
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2000
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1999
East Is East (1999)
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1999
Freaks and Geeks (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
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1998
23 (1998)
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1998
Sex and the City (1998) (TV Show)
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1998
That '70s Show (1998) (TV Show)
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1997
Private Parts (1997)
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1997
ECW Barely Legal (TV Movie)
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1997
ECW as Good as It Gets
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1996
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1996
Twister (1996)
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1996
Apollo 11 (TV Movie)
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1996
7th Heaven (1996) (TV Show)
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1996
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) (TV Show)
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1994
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1994
Baseball (1994) (TV Show)
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1993
Body Melt (1993)
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1993
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1993
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1990
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1990
Have I Got News for You (1990) (TV Show)
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Viemäri-tv (TV Show)
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1986
Montgolfier of Death
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1977
Die Vorstadtkrokodile (TV Movie)
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1976
First Time Frenzy
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1974
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1974
Countdown (1974) (TV Show)
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1973
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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Deep Purple on the cover.
  • Don Airey, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Steve Morse - Metal&Hammer Magazine Cover [Poland] (May 2013)
  • Don Airey, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Roger Glover - Sweden Rock Magazine Cover [Sweden] (May 2013)
  • Rock Hard Magazine Cover [Italy] (December 2012)

Albums

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List of albums by Deep Purple, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Deep Purple.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Smoke on The Water 1973 793
Highway Star 2006 1,638
Child in Time 1971 2,271
Hush 1973 4,762
Perfect Strangers 1991 6,103
Burn 1977 5,641
Soldier of fortune 1977 12,107
Space Truckin' 1978 7,873
Lazy 1991 7,526
Black Night 1970 7,138
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Deep Purple songs.

Band Members

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List of Deep Purple group members, including current and former members.


Other NamesRoundabout
Group MembersIan Paice Ian Gillan Roger Glover Steve Morse Don Airey
Former MembersJon Lord Ritchie Blackmore Rod Evans Nick Simper Glenn Hughes David Coverdale Tommy Bolin Joe Lynn Turner Joe Satriani
GenreHard rock
heavy metal
blues rock
progressive rock
Genre LinksHard Rock, Pop/Rock
OriginHertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Year(s) Active1968–1976, 1984–present
Music StyleHard Rock, Heavy Metal, Arena Rock, British Metal, Classical
Music MoodEarthy, Confident, Rollicking, Reckless, Confrontational, Gritty, Bravado, Theatrical, Aggressive, Rousing, Passionate, Rambunctious, Sleazy, Raucous, Dramatic, Rowdy, Brash
LabelsTetragrammaton
Warner Bros.
Polydor
BMG
EMI
Edel
Official Websitedeeppurple.com
Associated ActsThe Maze
Episode Six
Rainbow
Paice Ashton Lord
Whitesnake
Black Sabbath
Gillan & Glover
Hughes Turner Project
Living Loud
Rock Aid Armenia
WhoCares
Black Country Communion

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