This is a band that defined rock in the 70s. Driving guitar lines, effected organs, cymbals galore and Ian Gillan's (he replaced Rod Evans) screeching vocals are just a few of the trademarks that made Deep Purple one of the finest hard rock bands of all time/ It all started in 1968 with the album Shades Of Deep Purple. But it was the early 70s line-up that really rocked!
I've included the official video for fireball, which was the band's third single (released in October 1971) and the title track from one of their finest albums.
Could I really compile a page about 70s rock music without mentioning The Who? This was another British band who matured and altered their sound in the 70s.
The band started the album with their best album, Who's Next. Released in August 1971, this dynamic fifth studio album had the benefit of the latest technology, which gave the band a unique sound at the time.
I've included the video for Who Are You, the title track from the band's 1978 album, and their last album recorded with drummer Keith Moon before his death, which was a result of his destructive lifestyle.