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Jon Lord
A founding member of heavy metal institution Deep Purple, keyboardist/composer Jon Lord was born June 9, 1941, in Leicester, England. He began playing piano at age nine, later forgoing his classical studies ... more »
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Smoke on the Water
"Smoke on the Water" is a rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. It was first released on the 1972 album ... more »
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Ian Paice
Although not as renowned as Ginger Baker or John Bonham, Deep Purple's Ian Paice was one of hard rock/heavy metal's early standout drummers, and like the ... more »
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Deep Purple
Deep Purple survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard ... more »
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Tommy Bolin
August 1, 1951 - December 4, 1976 Bolin who was a guitarist for Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple, died at age 25 from a drug overdose.
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