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Time for Deep Purple to fade away

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Published at 6:01am 19th July 2018.

It was time for Deep Purple to fade away.

It was on this day (19th July) in 1976 that the band spilt up after a UK tour.

It wasn't so bad for David Coverdale who would go onto form Whitesnake.

But there was no more 'Smoke On The Water' until Deep Purple reformed in 1984.

For more of the best music from the decade - listen to Stray 70s

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