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Deep Purple was an album rock, metal, and progressive group. Deep Purple made the top 20 twice. In 1968, Hush charted at number 2. Years later, in 1973, and with a different band line-up, Smoke On The Water made it to number 5. Deep Purple was known for it's live shows, and a live version of Smoke On The Water was also popular the same year.
Deep Purple changed over time, as shown in brown writing below.
Members of Deep Purple were in various rock groups. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was in Rainbow and Blackmore's Night. Guitarist Tommy Bolan was in James Gang. Singer Ian Gillan was in Black Sabbath. Singer David Coverdale was in Whitesnake. Singer Joe Lynn Turner was in Rainbow and Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force. In 1988, a side project by members Ian Gillan & Roger Glover produced the number 14 rock hit Telephone Box.


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Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Nick Simper, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
guitar, singer, bass, keyboards, drums

  1 One More Rainy Day   Sep 1968  
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  2 Hush 2   Sep 1968  
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  3 Happiness/I'm So Glad   Nov 1968  
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  4 Hey Joe   Dec 1968  
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  5 Kentucky Woman   Dec 1968  
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  6 River Deep - Mountain High   Feb 1969  
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  7 The Bird Has Flown   Mar 1969  
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  8 Emmaretta   Mar 1969  
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  9 Hallelujah (I Am The Preacher)   Aug 1969  
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Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  10 Speed King   Sep 1970  
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  11 Highway Star   Sep 1970  
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  12 Child In Time   Oct 1970  
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  13 Black Night   Dec 1970  
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  14 Strange Kind Of Woman   Mar 1971  
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  15 Fireball   Nov 1971  
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  16 Never Before   Apr 1972  
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  17 Lazy   Aug 1972  
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  18 Smoke On The Water 5   Jul 1973  
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  19 Smoke On The Water LIVE   Aug 1973  
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  20 Space Truckin'   Aug 1973  
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  21 Woman From Tokyo   Oct 1973  
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Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  22 Burn   Mar 1974  
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  23 Might Just Take Your Life   Mar 1974  
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  24 High Ball Shooter   Dec 1974  
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  25 You Can't Do It Right (With The One You Love)   Jan 1975  
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  26 Stormbringer   Feb 1975  
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Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  27 Getting Tighter   Jan 1976  
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Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  28 Perfect Strangers 5     Dec 1984  
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  29 Knocking At Your Back Door 3     Feb 1985  
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  30 Nobody's Home 8     Mar 1985  
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  31 Not Responsible   Dec 1985  
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  32 Bad Attitude 7     Jan 1987  
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  33 Call Of The Wild 8     Mar 1987  
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Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Lynn Turner, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  34 King Of Dreams 4     Oct 1990  
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  35 Love Conquers All 18     Dec 1990  
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  36 Fire In The Basement 20     Jan 1991  
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Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

  37 The Battle Rages On 20     Aug 1993  
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Steve Morse, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Don Airey, Ian Paice

  38 House Of Pain   Oct 2003  
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  39 Rapture Of The Deep   Dec 2005  
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  40 Hell To Pay   Jun 2013  
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  41 All The Time In The World   2014  
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Top Rock Songs by Deep Purple

1Knocking At Your Back Door
2King Of Dreams
3Perfect Strangers
4Nobody's Home
5Call Of The Wild
6The Battle Rages On

Rock Classics by Deep Purple

1Smoke On The Water
2Woman From Tokyo
3Hush
4Kentucky Woman
5River Deep - Mountain High