Heavy metal music has been around for decades, and its gradual shaping was largely influenced by the Deep Purple band. Formed in the 1970’s, this band prides itself in having shaped the rock and metal music industry and has won several accolades in the same respect. In 1975, the band went into the Guinness book of records as the most powerful band ever.
History of Deep Purple Band
Official records indicate the band members first came together in 1968 in Herford. They later joined to form a band in 1970. The band did heavy metal performances and with time they changed their musical style to modern rock. Chris Curtis, a professional drummer is said to have been the first member to come up with the initiative. His initiative materialised after contacting a local businessman who would later bring other band members together. Most members have since passed on.
Most Influential Band
Having been in the industry for decades, and made several debuts too, this band has been ranked as one of the most influential bands ever formed on the planet. Highly recognized for the electrifying heavy metal performances, the group received the Legend Award in 2008. Members present during the award included Coverdale, Evans, Hughes, Blackmore, Lord, Paice and Glover.
Other Deep Purple Awards
Success is always rewarding and after decades of toiling, the band was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2016. The band also received the Innovator Award in 2011 at the Classic Rock Awards in the UK. In 2012, the group’s Made in Japan album was ranked as the sixth best live music album of all time.