Deep Purple’s eternal lead singer Ian Gillian turns 78

It’s a fact, that Ian Gillian will always be regarded as Deep Purple’s eternal lead singer, despite not being a founding member of the band and being replaced twice

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On this day in 1971 there was literally “smoke on the water” on Lake Geneva during a Frank Zappa concert

The famous Montreux Casino in Switzerland was engulfed by flames during a Frank Zappa concert and later immortalized on the Deep Purple’s song “Smoke On The Water” who were there on the spot, it happened on this day in 1971. Learn more about one of Rock’s most legendary moments

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