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Time for Deep Purple to fade away

It was a colourful end for the rock group

Published at 6:06am 19th July 2018. 1-minute read.

Time for Deep Purple to fade away

It was time for Deep Purple to fade away.

It was on this day (19th July) in 1976 that the band spilt up after a UK tour.

It wasn't so bad for David Coverdale who would go onto form Whitesnake.

But there was no more 'Smoke On The Water' until Deep Purple reformed in 1984.

For more of the best music from the decade - listen to Mix 70s

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