Best Members of Deep Purple

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A list contains best member of deep purple from 1968 to now

The Top Ten

1 Ritchie Blackmore - (Guitars) Ritchie Blackmore - (Guitars) Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

Formed the band with Jon Lord. "68 to "75 was the golden year for them. And then they again got better after '84. All these times Ritchie Blackmore was with Deep Purple. Though there are lots of songs that I like which Ritchie Blackmore didn't play. But still he was the best member of Deep Purple. - zxm

2 Ian Gillan - (Vocals) Ian Gillan - (Vocals) Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

The definite voice of Deep Purple in my opinion. The guy had impressive range in his prime and his style has been a big influence in metal singing ever since.

3 Jon Lord - (Keyboards) Jon Lord - (Keyboards) Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.

He formed the band with Ritchie Blackmore. More likely he was the original founder of the band. Ritchie Blackmore did the music experiment part and he did the member management part. - zxm

There was no Purple without the Lord

4 Ian Paice - (Drums) Ian Paice - (Drums) Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation.

As of 2017, he's the only original member left on Deep Purple. - zxm

5 Roger Glover - (Bass) Roger Glover - (Bass) Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Second longest running member of Deep Purple - zxm

6 David Coverdale - (Vocals) David Coverdale - (Vocals) David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.

Sang soldier of fortune. Remained my favorite song of their's. - zxm

7 Rod Evans - (Vocals) Rod Evans - (Vocals) Roderic Evans is an English former singer. In the late 1960s he began his professional career in The Maze, formerly MI5, after which he was a member of the original Deep Purple line-up.

Underrated as a member. A lot don't even know he was there. But there were many good songs that he sang. - zxm

8 Steve Morse - (Guitars) Steve Morse - (Guitars) Steven J. "Steve" Morse is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple.
9 Joe Lynn Turner - (Vocals) Joe Lynn Turner - (Vocals) Joe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.
10 Don Airey - (Keyboards) Don Airey - (Keyboards)

The Contenders

11 Tommy Bolin - (Guitars) Tommy Bolin - (Guitars) Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.
12 Joe Satriani - (Guitar) Joe Satriani - (Guitar) Joseph Satriani (born July 15, 1956) is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie ...read more.

He was there too? - zxm

13 Glenn Hughes - (Bass) Glenn Hughes - (Bass) Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.
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1. Ritchie Blackmore - (Guitars)
2. Ian Gillan - (Vocals)
3. Jon Lord - (Keyboards)
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1. Ritchie Blackmore - (Guitars)
2. Ian Gillan - (Vocals)
3. Jon Lord - (Keyboards)
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