‘Deep Purple The Visual History’ By Chris Charlesworth Redesigned/Expanded By Rufus Publications; Shipping 7th July 2023

Renowned music journalist Chris Charlesworth has revised his original text from the 1983 edition of his book and added new Introduction and Aftermath chapters. The new look book has been completely redesigned and expanded to almost 500 colour pages and now incorporates hundreds of photographs and images, some seen for the first time, including a series of unpublished images from the ‘Made In Japan‘ concerts from 1972.

Researched in 1982 through original interviews with members of Deep Purple, the book covers the period between the band’s formation in 1968 through to their eventual break-up in 1976. Forthright and remarkably detailed, it is the ultimate treasure trove of the era when Deep Purple established their legendary status. The book is also personally signed throughout by six of the original band members from this time: David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, and Nick Simper and comes in two editions, expected to ship at the end of June 2023.

Says Charlesworth: “Over the years I’ve been asked over and over again by fans how they could get hold of my Deep Purple book. It disappeared from the shelves because the printers in Japan – like the Casino in Montreux – burned to the ground, taking the film for the book with it. But now, finally, here it is again, new and improved, with more pictures and more text. I hope you like it.

‘Deep Purple The Visual History’ is available to pre-order: here