A hard rock band formed
in 1968 that featured (in the Mk II lineup) Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, John Lord on keyboards, Roger Glover on bass, and Ian Paice
on drums. Deep Purple
is known best
song "Smoke on the Water" from the Machine Head album. Other popular Deep Purple
songs are "Hush", "Fireball", "Black Night", "Highway Star", "Woman from Tokyo", and "Perfect Strangers" just to name a few. Deep Purple
are often considered the pioneers
of Heavy Metal music.