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Smoke on the Water on this day!

It inspired one of the most iconic rock rifts ever

Published at 6:02am 4th December 2018. 1-minute read.

Smoke on the Water on this day!

PHOTO CREDIT Abhijeet Rane

There was smoke on the water on this day!

It was on 4th December in 1971 when Deep Purple were inspired to write one of the greatest rock rifts of all time.

The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a Frank Zappa gig.

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