Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story

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ECW Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 402 pages
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It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today -- 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later -- the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing from candid interviews with band members, associates, and fans alike, it traces the group through some of the most turbulent times that any band has survived, placing the band's own music in vivid context and illustrating just how profoundly this one group helped change the world.

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Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Come Taste the Bands
An Invitation to the Ball
A New Wave to Surf
As the Colors Fade
The NotSoPerfect Strangers
Farewell to Blackmores Day

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Dave Thompson is the author of "The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne", as well as more than 100 other music-related books. He has been a contributor to "Goldmine" magazine since 1990 and is a regular contributor to such publications as "Mojo", "Record Collector", "Rolling Stone", "Shindig", "Melody Maker" and "Alternative Press".

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