What do you know about Deep
Alan's FUN Music Trivia Quiz.
Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
1) After a brief tour of Denmark in
the spring of 1968, Richie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep
which was his grandmother's favorite song. The group had resolved
to choose a name after everyone had posted one on a board in rehearsal,
and second to Deep Purple was "Concrete God" which the band thought was
too harsh to take on.
2) In October 1968, the
group had success with a cover song which reached #4 on the US
Billboard chart and #2 on the Canadian RPM charts. The song was
taken from their debut album Shades of Deep Purple, which was
released in July 1968, and they were booked to support Cream on
their Goodbye tour.
What was the song?
- John Denver’s “Country Roads”
- Joe South's "Hush"
- Carole Kings “Brave Tiger”
3) The band's second
album, (including a cover of Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman"),
was released in the United States, on December 11, 1968, to
coincide with their tour, reaching #38 on the billboard chart
and #21 on the RPM charts, although it would not be released in
their home country until the following year.
What was the
second album’s title?
- The Book of King Arthur
- The Book of Moses
- The Book of Taliesyn
4) In 1969, they
release of their third album, which contained strings and
woodwind on one track ("April").
What was the title of their third
- Deep Purple
- Taste of Honey
- Vanilla Fudge
5) Who was
NOT fired from Deep Purple in 1969?
- Rod Evans – lead vocals
- Jon Lord – keyboards, organ,
- Nick Simper – bass, backing vocals
6) In 1969, who
did the lead vocals, harmonica, and congas?
- Chris Curtis
- Tony Edwards
- Ian Gillan
7) The band gained some
much-needed publicity with the Concerto for Group and Orchestra,
a three-movement epic composed by Lord as a solo project and
performed by the band at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold.
8) In December 1971,
the band traveled to Switzerland to record Machine Head.
The album was due to be recorded at a casino in Montreux,
Switzerland using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
What album were they recording?
- Machine Head
9) But a fire during a
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig burned down the
casino. The album was actually recorded at the nearby empty
hotel. This incident famously inspired the song "Smoke on the
What was the name of the empty hotel?
- Doubletree Hotel
- Grand Hotel
- Market Garden Hotel
10) The classic Deep
Purple Mark II line-up continued to work and released the album
Who Do We Think We Are (1973), featuring the hit single "Woman
from Tokyo", but internal tensions and exhaustion were more
noticeable than ever. In many ways, the band had become victims
of their own success. Still riding the wave of Machine Head and
Made in Japan, the addition of Who Do We Think We Are made them
the top-selling artists of 1973 in the USA.
Who did NOT
leave the band in 1973?
- David Coverdale
- Ian Gillan
- Roger Glover
11) When did Ritchie Blackmore
leave Deep Purple to form Rainbow?
- June 21, 1975
- July 21, 1975
- August 21, 1975
12) The decision to
disband Deep Purple had been made some time before the last show
by Jon Lord and Ian Paice (the last remaining original members),
who hadn't told anyone else.
When was the break-up finally made
- July 1976
- September 1976
- December 1976