July 1969 to June 1973
Deep Purple Mk II.a
Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).
Gillan joins Deep Purple and brings along Glover. They record four classic albums: Deep Purple in Rock (1970), Fireball (1971), Machine Head (1972) and Who Do We Think We Are (1973). Eventually, Gillan gets tired of the business.
Albums & singles
See the Deep Purple Discography