Deep Purple released Who Do We Think We Are on this day (January 26) in 1973. The album marked the demise of the classic Mk II line-up of the band – for the time being, at least. Come inside to read about the inspiration behind Mary Long, one of the record’s top tracks – and a song that still features regularly in Purple’s present-day live performances
It may seem odd to include a band who had hit singles and successful albums in this series. But Atomic Rooster have been all but forgotten over the past three decades. Time to redress the balance, and celebrate the Rooster booster in the latest in this Cult Heroes series. Check out all the other Cult Heroes.
Deep Purple were the surprise eleventh hour saviours of two European festivals when they agreed to replace Oasis in the wake of the Gallagher brothers’ well-publicised fracas. Read our previous report about Purple’s surprise shows here.