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That's interesting that the ruling after the Evans affair specified that three members of Mark 2 needed to be present in the band. Were they always regarded as the 'definitive' lineup even before they reformed in 1984? In an alternative history Mark 3 could have reformed in 84 instead - they were a big selling concert act in their time in the mid 70s and Coverdale was riding high with Whitesnake. How did Mark 2 become 'the' Deep Purple?

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It could be argued that Mk 3 was riding on the wave created by Mk 2...
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That's interesting that the ruling after the Evans affair specified that three members of Mark 2 needed to be present in the band. Where they always regarded as the 'definitive' lineup even before they reformed in 1984? In an alternative history Mark 3 could have reformed in 84 instead - they were a big selling concert act in their time in the mid 70s and Coverdale was riding high with Whitesnake. How did Mark 2 become 'the' Deep Purple?



If you read any interviews from around the time of the re-union everyone agreed that it had to be the MK II line up.
I agree MK III may have been a bigger draw for live gigs in 74 but this was no doubt riding the MK II wave.
The ruling could also have seen MK III re-unite as RG, JL and IP would have been in the band, however I don't remember any great interest for MK III at the time.
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The rule from 1980 onwards was that 3 out of seven (Mk II + Coverdale and Hughes) have to be in the band to call it Deep Purple...

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Jerry Bloom also mentioned in his "A matter of fact" book, that the right to the name belonged to HEC Enterprises, who granted Thames Talent the right to use it in 1987 under the three of seven condition.

Don't know what happened with these rights after HEC fell into administration...

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The rule from 1980 onwards was that 3 out of seven (Mk II + Coverdale and Hughes) have to be in the band to call it Deep Purple...



Thanks for clarification.
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The rule from 1980 onwards was that 3 out of seven (Mk II + Coverdale and Hughes) have to be in the band to call it Deep Purple...



Interesting about that ruling. So theoretically Blackmore, Coverdale and Hughes could go out under the Deep Purple name? Or can there only be one version of the band at one time? A very unlikely scenario I know but could get messy.

Seems the consensus on here is that Gillan holds the power in the band and Ian Paice is happy to go along with things for the sake of a quiet life. Shame he can't use his status as the only original member to curate a one off concert that really gives a full celebration of the different periods of the band before they finally retire. I am sure it would get a lot of attention and interest.
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The rule from 1980 onwards was that 3 out of seven (Mk II + Coverdale and Hughes) have to be in the band to call it Deep Purple...



Interesting about that ruling. So theoretically Blackmore, Coverdale and Hughes could go out under the Deep Purple name? Or can there only be one version of the band at one time? A very unlikely scenario I know but could get messy.

Seems the consensus on here is that Gillan holds the power in the band and Ian Paice is happy to go along with things for the sake of a quiet life. Shame he can't use his status as the only original member to curate a one off concert that really gives a full celebration of the different periods of the band before they finally retire. I am sure it would get a lot of attention and interest.



I guess that scenario could happen but I doubt that any of the three would seriously consider it.
I am sure it would gather plenty of interest but it will never happen.
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Good Morning,

Bruce Payne of course has a lot of influence, read Colin Hart’s book and you will see how the balance of power changed from 1988 to 1993. As the band became disenchanted with RB, BP could see this and also that RB’s behaviour and attitude was damaging the brand.

Secondly, Ian Paice does carry a lot of weight in the band, he may not be overly vocal but I recall a quote to the effect ‘when he speaks everyone listens’.

Also, IP (again according to Colin Hart’s excellent book) was the one who’d be checking tour receipts, post gig, expenses etc, very involved with the financial side of things.

Musically, Don and Steve will have a significant voice, so it’s a mix of things.

One other things I was wondering about, wasn’t there some accountant in South London who acquired some sort of share or ownership of the brand, a Mr Rao if memory serves?

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Good Morning,

Bruce Payne of course has a lot of influence, read Colin Hart’s book and you will see how the balance of power changed from 1988 to 1993. As the band became disenchanted with RB, BP could see this and also that RB’s behaviour and attitude was damaging the brand.

Secondly, Ian Paice does carry a lot of weight in the band, he may not be overly vocal but I recall a quote to the effect ‘when he speaks everyone listens’.

Also, IP (again according to Colin Hart’s excellent book) was the one who’d be checking tour receipts, post gig, expenses etc, very involved with the financial side of things.

Musically, Don and Steve will have a significant voice, so it’s a mix of things.

One other things I was wondering about, wasn’t there some accountant in South London who acquired some sort of share or ownership of the brand, a Mr Rao if memory serves?



Rao took over both pre 84 DP companies DP overseas and HEC and embezzled funds ...[sign in to see URL]

And its damn right disappointing that the band is not doing anything for 50 year reunion. Would have liked to see some guest spots from former members to honor the [sign in to see URL] to go DP...emoticonemoticon

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