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Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.

Moody and mystical, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow debut launched medieval metal

Moody and mystical, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow debut launched medieval metal

Unfairly compared to Deep Purple, ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’ nevertheless arrived in August 1975 with a plethora of cool and interesting moments.

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Released in July 1968, the embryonic ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ already underscored the novel and industrious path that Deep Purple would take.

Which Yardbirds guitarist was better? Ritchie Blackmore decides: ‘He doesn’t have many ideas’

Which Yardbirds guitarist was better? Ritchie Blackmore decides: ‘He doesn’t have many ideas’

The Yardbirds once boasted two legends in Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and Rainbow, put their talents in perspective.

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Ever wondered what Ian Gillan did during those super-long Ritchie Blackmore solos?: ‘It was his personal orgy’

Deep Purple has always been known for its explorative improvisational journeys, something that led frontman Ian Gillan to a hilarious distraction.

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Deep Purple’s stunning breakup with founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was about more than personality clashes, Ian Gillan says.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Rainbows, Snakes and the Glory Road

Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale and Ian Gillan explore new sounds during a hiatus.

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

Asked to pick a favorite guitar track, Queen’s Brian May quickly names a surprising cut from Ritchie Blackmore’s discography.

Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple: ‘It’s a great riff’

Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple: ‘It’s a great riff’

Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.

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