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August 9, 1968

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1968, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker, Traffic, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Taste, Jerry Lee Lewis and Arthur Brown all [...]

December 4, 1971

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1971, During a Frank Zappa concert, the Montreaux Casino in Switzerland catches fire when someone fires a flare gun, inspiring Deep Purple’s “Smoke [...]

November 13, 1974

November 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1974, an imposter posing as Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore crashed a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, IA, having already conned food and shelter from [...]

April 14, 1945

April 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1945, Richard ‘Ritchie’ Hugh Blackmore was born in Western-Super-Mare, England. His father was of Welsh ancestry and his mother of English. When [...]
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