Replaced Rod Evans (who joined Captain Beyond)
A concerto performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold in 1969 and composed by Jon Lord.
The album reached #24 on Billboard's Pop Album charts in US for 1968
3rd studio album and last album with the original lineup. 1969
Released 1970, the cover shows the band in a rock scupture inspired by Mt. Rushmore
Originally published in 1933 by Peter de Rose as a piano solo, lyrics were added in 1939 by Mitchell Parish.
American guitarist, his joining band revitalised the band creatively
1972; hard rock, included on the album "Machine Head" and released as a single in 1973; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
1968. Originally recorded by Billy Joe Royal (1967)
1968; released on "Shades of Deep Purple"; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100