Here are Lamont's Music Notes for March 31st.
March 31st, 1972 - Deep Purple
Holy Schnikes !!!!
On this date in 1972, Deep Purple released what I consider one of the
ALL-TIME great metal albums. When you were a kid, who didn’t try to play “Smoke On The Water” on their guitar? “Highway Star”, “Maybe I’m a Leo”, “Space Truckin’ !!!! Come on !!!!! CLASSIC ! A must have album, cd, 8-track, cassette. Whatever system you were listening to music on in 1972, you had to have this freakin’ album.
Machine Head is Deep Purple’s most successful album. In America it hit # 7 on the album charts. It freakin’ stayed on the charts for 118 weeks. The album went double platinum for Deep Purple in the U.S.
The single “Smoke On The Water” (which, btw, features one of the greatest guitar riffs of all-time) peaked at #2 in Canada, and # 4 in America.
Here’s Deep Purple from a concert in 1972, introducing the Machine Head album to an audience. Sit back and take it in, it’s the entire concert!
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