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#DeepPurple6Music - help create the Ultimate Deep Purple Playlist

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This week rock music lost one of its true greats after Jon Lord - former keyboard player with Deep Purple - passed away at the age of 71.

Best known for his pioneering hammond organ playing and fusing prog rock with flourishes of classical music, Lord's contribution to rock was immense. Lauren Laverne has already celebrated his organ playing in her People's Playlist this week, but we thought what better opportunity for you to show us just why Deep Purple are one of the all time greatest rock bands?

Between 7-8pm this Sunday. we want you to curate the Ultimate Deep Purple Playlist. It can touch on many aspects of the band and their 45 year career, from members past and present to current bands influenced by their sound, not to mention other classic rock acts.

It could be:
* Your favourite Deep Purple tracks, from Smoke on the Water which Lord co-wrote, to Highway Star, Hush or perhaps b-sides and rarities.
*Artists who've collaborated with Deep Purple members past and present such as Joe Satriani, Ronnie Wood and George Harrison.
*Artists who've covered Deep Purple such as Whitesnake, Metallica or even Kula Shaker (well, maybe...).
* Some of their contemporary like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin through to those they inspired including Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Judas Priest.

As always you can get in touch right here on the blog and on our Facebook page. We've created a collaborative Spotify playlist for the show, you can e-mail us and you can Tweet us using #DeepPurple6Music.

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