In 1984 I added a third "Big D" to my list of favourites, Deep Purple (Funny how most of my first favourites during highschool started with either D or S. Since then I've discovered letters like L, M and T as well. I'm growing up and learning :-) !!!!!). I did know of them before then, but, except for "Smoke on the water", I wasn't that interested in them. When they released "Perfect Strangers" I was sold.
They have, with a break between 1976 and 1984, been around for about 30 years, and are proof that even if you've passed 40 you don't have to be old (Yeah, hard to believe, isn't it).
It was a pleasure to see them again at 5-Ýren in 1999 and 2001, even without Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Morse did a very good job in his place. In 2001 Jon Lord was forced to stay at home due to a knee operation. In his place they brought Don Airey.
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