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).
In comes a new singer and a new bass player, and the classic line-up is born. They managed four albums: Deep Purple in Rock (1970), Fireball (1971), Machine Head (1972) and Who Do We Think We Are (1973).
Albums & singles
See the Deep Purple Discography