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Deep Purple have never been the biggest band in the [sign in to see URL] one time they may have been the best though.





Agreed ,perhaps if MK2 hadn't split when they did they may have become the biggest as well as the best?We will never know [sign in to see URL] wonders about the guys work ethic though?Most interviews from the time state the "ridiculous workload" as the reason behind the tensions and ultimately the split ,but many successful bands were pushed into the album tour album tour thing by their management, and lasted a lot longer than MK2 [sign in to see URL] Sabbath being a prime example in the 70s and Iron Maiden in the 80s,their workload was massive throughout the 80s



Exactly, see the tour dates bands like Yes, Black Sabbath ELP etc. We're playing and making an album every 8-9 months. What DP were doing gig/tour wise was no different to any other band.



ELP took a break in 1974-1975 and so did Yes following the Relayer tour. Of the three bands you mentioned, only BS kept on the work schedule (although they weren't allowed to work for a while after they sued their former manager) and we all know all know that by 1977 the band was pretty much done due to substances abuse and internal struggles.

Had DP taken a similar break in 1972-1973, perhaps the MK2 wouldn't have dissolved indeed. Would it have been the same following the break? I very much doubt that..



The point I was making is that DP always say that they were ruined by over touring etc. In the 70's what they were doing was the norm apart for bands like the Stones and Led Zeppelin who were so big they were able to do more what they wanted.



Yup. In turn, my point was that the grueling touring schedule and management problems had taken their toll on pretty much every band that you mentioned.

My understanding though is that it was somewhat better at Atlantic though (Genesis, ELP, LZ and others). HEC saw DP as it's only milking cow and was trying to squeeze every last bit from the band.

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