Years

So what is this page?

Well to be honest, you are not supposed to stop here, you are meant to go to a year and see the photos from my main project which is to share 50+ years worth of travel photographs taken by a late friend of my wife. Why not go have a browse through the world?

So what to do with this page?

Well one thing I did that I was quite proud of, when I was a member of a music site which eventually sodded me off, was to list all the releases of all the members of a particular band and order them chronologically in order of recording, not release. The thought to do it came to me when I was stacking up my CDs that although the CD I was holding was released 30 years after the concert, surely it should sit next to the album being promoted?

Welcome then to Deep Purple and members albums arranged by recorded date. Oh, the idea is also include albums involving any official member (eventually).

This is an evolving project so expect it to be complete in 2028, maybe 2038.

So who are Deep Purple? A rock band who made some cracking songs, some ok songs and some which deserve never to be played again. Live, they were exciting and innovative. Did I ever see them – no.

I did however see Gillan (Marquee and Rainbow), Rainbow (Hammersmith) and  Whitesnake (Hammersmith) – so I’ve seen many of the band members, not necessarily together!

Who was/is in Deep Purple?


  1. Ritchie Blackmore
  2. Rod Evans
  3. Jon Lord
  4. Ian Paice
  5. Nick Simper
  6. Ian Gillan
  7. Roger Glover
  8. David Coverdale
  9. Glenn Hughes
  10. Tommy Bolin
  11. Joe Lynn Turner
  12. Steve Morse
  13. Don Airey

Sofa it looks like this. DP studio & live albums added, Bolin stuff in (mostly) …


Artist Album Title Date of Recording (UK format) Date of Release (UK) Involved
Patch of Blue Patch of Blue Live! 1967 1999 10
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple 11 to 13 May 1968 September 1968 1,2,3,4,5 (DP MK1)
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn August & October 1968 June 1969 1,2,3,4,5 (DP MK1)
Deep Purple Inglewood – Live in California 18 October 1968 2002 1,2,3,4,5 (DP MK1)
Deep Purple Deep Purple January – March 1969 September 1969 1,2,3,4,5 (DP MK1)
Deep Purple BBC Sessions 1968–1970 (First Part) 18 June 1968 – 30 June 1969 7 November 2011 1,2,3,4,5 (DP MK1)
Deep Purple; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Malcolm Arnold Concerto for Group and Orchestra 24 September 1969 December  1969 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa) + others
Deep Purple Live in Montreux 69 4 October 1969 August 2006 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Zephyr Zephyr 1969 October 1969 10
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Concert (First half) 19 February 1970 December 1980 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock   14 October 1969 – 13 April 1970 3 June 1970 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Space Vol. 1 & 2 / Live In Aachen, Germany (Official bootleg) July 11th 1970 2001 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Gemini Suite Live 17 September 1970 1993 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple BBC Sessions 1968–1970 (Second Part) 11 August 1970 – 23 September 1970 7 November 2011 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Zephyr Going Back to Colorado October 1970 1971 10
Deep Purple Scandinavian Nights 12 November 1970 October 1988 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Stockholm 1970 [Scandinavian Nights + Paris 1970] 12 November 1970 + 1970 Released: March 2014 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Fireball September 1970 – June 1971   9 July 1971 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Long Beach 1971 July 30th, 1971 27 Feb 2015 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Machine Head December 1971 25 March 1972 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Zephyr Leaving Colorado 1971 2016 10
Deep Purple Live in Denmark 1972 1 March 1972 1 March 2007 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Concert (Second half) 9 March 1972 December 1980 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Copenhagen 1972 1 March 1972 1 March 2007 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Made in Japan 15 – 17 August 1972 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are? July 72 to October 72 January 1973 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIa)
Energy Energy 1972 1999 10
Energy THE ENERGY RADIO BROADCASTS 1972 1997? 10
Energy Live at Tulagi 1972 1997? 10
James Gang Bang March 1973 September 1, 1973 10
Billy Cobham Spectrum May 14–May 16, 1973 1 October 1973 10
Deep Purple Burn November 1973 15th February 1974 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Tommy Bolin Whirlwind 1973ish 2013 10
Deep Purple California Jamming 6 April 1974 1996 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Perks and Tit [Live in San Diego 1974] 9 April 1974 2004 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Live in London 22 May 1974 1982 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Tommy Bolin Band Live At Ebbets Field June 3 & 4, 1974 3 4 June 1974 1996 10
Deep Purple Stormbringer August-September 1974 November 1974 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Alphonse Mouzon Tommy Bolin & Alphonse Mouzon: Fusion Jam October 1974 1999 10
Alphonse Mouzon Mind Transplant December 4, 5, 6, 9 & 10, 1974 1975 10
James Gang Miami 1974 July 1974 10
Deep Purple Made in Europe April 4 5 7 1975 October 1976 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Mk III: The Final Concerts April 3 4 7 1975 1996 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Paris 1975 7 April 1975 5 April 2001 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Graz 1975 April 3rd, 1975 12 Sep 2014 1,3,4,8,9 (DP Mk III)
Deep Purple Days May Come and Days May Go June 1975 14 March 2000 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Deep Purple 1420 BEACHWOOD DRIVE: THE CALIFORNIA REHEARSALS
PART 2
June 1975 2000 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Tommy Bolin Teaser July 1975 November 17, 1975 10,9 (uncredited)
Tommy Bolin Whips And Roses (first bit) July 1975 April 25, 2006 10
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band 3 August – 1 September 1975 10th October 1975 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Deep Purple Last Concert In Japan 15 December 1975 16 March 1977 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Deep Purple Phoenix Rising (First Part) [This Time Around: Live in Tokyo] 15 December 1975 11 May 2011 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Moxy Moxy early 1975 1975 10
Deep Purple Phoenix Rising (Second part) [King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert] January, 1976 27 February 1976 11 May 2011 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Deep Purple On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat (King Biscuit) February 27th 1976 July 1995 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Deep Purple Long Beach 1976 February 27th 1976 29 Apr 2016 3,4,8,9,10 (DP Mk IV)
Tommy Bolin First Time Live April 28, 1976 2000 10
Tommy Bolin Private Eyes June 1976 September 1976 10
Tommy Bolin Whips And Roses II June 1976 2006 10
Tommy Bolin Live At The Jet Bar November 22, 1976 2004 10
Tommy Bolin Whips And Roses (final bit) December 1976 April 25, 2006 10
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers August 1984 29 October 1984 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIb)
Deep Purple In the Absence of Pink 22 June 1985 April 1991 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIb)
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light April-September 1986 12 January 1987 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIb)
Deep Purple Nobody’s Perfect 23 May 1987 – 26 February 1988 June 1988 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIb)
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters Early to mid 1990 5 October 1990 1,3,4,7,11 (DP Mk V)
Deep Purple Come Hell or High Water 16 October and 9 November 1993 7 November 1994 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIc)
Deep Purple Live in Europe 1993 16 October and 9 November 1993 7 November 2006 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIc)
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On… 2 July 1993 1,3,4,6,7 (DP Mk IIc)
Deep Purple Purpendicular February to October 1995 17 February 1996 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple Live at the Olympia ’96 17 June 1996 9 June 1997 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple Live at Montreux 1996 (first part) 9 July 1996 May 2006 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple ABandOn 1997 to 1998 2 June 1998 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple Total Abandon: Australia ’99 20 April 1999 12 October 1999 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple; LSO In Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra 25–26 September 1999 8 February 2000 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple Live at Montreux 1996 (second part) 22 July 2000 May 2006 3,4,6,7,12 (DP Mk VII)
Deep Purple Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy 30 October 2000 2001
Deep Purple The Soundboard Series 2001 2001
Deep Purple Bananas January–February 2003 9 September 2003 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep May–June 2005 24 October 2005 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple Live at Montreux 2006 15 July 2006 12 June 2007 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple Live at Montreux 2011 16 July 2011 7 November 2011 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple Now What?! 2012 26 April 2013 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Tommy Bolin and Friends Great Gypsy Soul 1975 (Bolin) revised 2012 (others) 2012 10,9
Deep Purple From the Setting Sun… (In Wacken) August 1, 2013. 28 Aug 2015 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple …To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) 2014 28 Aug 2015 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple Infinite 2016 7 April 2017 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)
Deep Purple The Infinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 2017 17 November 2017 4,6,7,12,13 (DP Mk VIII)