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Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story

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Publisher Comments:

It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today — 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later — the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing from candid interviews with band members, associates, and fans alike, it traces the group through some of the most turbulent times that any band has survived, placing the bands own music in vivid context and illustrating just how profoundly this one group helped change the world.

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The definitive, most comprehensive rock-bio of this hugely influential, veteran band.

Synopsis:

From their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003, this comprehensive look at Deep Purple's career paints a vivid portrait of the music scene that influenced the band and their effect on a generation of new musicians. Candid interviews with band members, friends, and fans trace the turbulent history of the band, including the acrimonious departures of legendary members Ian Gillian and Ritchie Blackmore and the death of guitarist Tommy Bolin. For die-hard fans and rock aficionados, this musical biography discloses insights into the staying power of this classic band.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550226188
Subtitle:
The Deep Purple Story
Author:
Thompson, Dave
Publisher:
ECW Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Music -- biography.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
England
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Rock musicians -- England.
Subject:
Deep Purple (Musical group)
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
No Series Information required
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
20040601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
1400x3400

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"Synopsis" by , From their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003, this comprehensive look at Deep Purple's career paints a vivid portrait of the music scene that influenced the band and their effect on a generation of new musicians. Candid interviews with band members, friends, and fans trace the turbulent history of the band, including the acrimonious departures of legendary members Ian Gillian and Ritchie Blackmore and the death of guitarist Tommy Bolin. For die-hard fans and rock aficionados, this musical biography discloses insights into the staying power of this classic band.
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