Musical Mood Of The Day: Ian Gillan & Deep Purple

in #music2 months ago

Hello, everyone! For today's musical mood of the day, I decided to go with one of my all time favourite rock singers, namely Ian Gillan, the frontman of English hard rock band Deep Purple in three different turns, firstly from 1969 to 1973, secondly from 1984 to 1989, and then lastly since 1992 onwards.

Deep Purple's line-up in 1970, from left to right: Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass guitar), Ian Gillan (lead vocals, harmonica and percussion), Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), and Ian Paice (drums). Image source: Commons Wikimedia (under CC0 license)

For the purpose of this post's topic, I will be briefly focusing on Deep Purple's Gillan-led era, discarding the part of their catalogue under vocalists Rod Evans, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, or Joe Lynn Turner.

Therefore, I'll only limit myself by sharing a few memorable live performances and personal favourite songs below. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!


I saw the classic lineup with Gillan and Blackmore on the House of Blue Light tour. Sad that Jon Lord is gone now. The band has kept going for a very long time now.


What a lucky man you were! I haven't had the opportunity to see Gillan live, very much unfortunately. My mother went to a Deep Purple concert when I was little kid back in 2008 (or so, if I'm not mistaken) when they toured in Romania. I was to little to be admitted there as well, even if I would have had an entry ticket... Such a shame though. But I can assure you I knew Purple since my lullaby days. :)

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