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Deep Purple logo by John Hopkins (RIP), 1998

Logo designed by John Hopkins (RIP),1998

The South African Deep Purple Fansite

A biography of my favourite band

Masters Of Rock tour 1995
Concert dates, venues and set lists for Deep Purple's first (and so far only) South African tour.

Japanese tour 1972
Setlists for the shows that became the classic Made In Japan album.

The Complete BBC Sessions
BBC sessions info including dates, venues, tracks played and availability on CD

All you ever needed to know (and more) about this obscure BBC session track.

South African releases

A number of albums and CDs have been released in South Africa,but never officially in the US or UK. Here they are:

Mark I & II vinyl only
Last Concert In Japan vinyl only
Platinum CD and cassette only
Live And Blue CD only
Essential Rock CD only

Fantasy Collections

Some imaginary compilations that I've compiled.

A Deeper Shade Of Purple a 4CD rarities box set.
Down The Road Of Golden Dust a 2CD set of Deep Purple live across the world and through the years.
Speed Kings a "very best of Deep Purple". Compare this to the official 30th Anniversary Collection released in September 1998.
New Live & Rare - The EPs a compilation of 3 EPs released between 1977 and 1980

Official Box Set

On The Road, a live 4CD box set was planned by The Deep Purple Appreciation Society for release in March 1999, but was unfortunately cancelled in January 1999. Eventually released in September 2001.


TheHighwayStar is the official home of Deep Purple on the Net and I am very proud to be able to contribute to this site. I contributed to 4 sections there:

The alphabetical song list with lyrics links
The Setlists year-by-year page.
The Chart Positions page
Songs covered by Deep Purple

Send any reasonable comments to: Brian Currin