DEEP PURPLE Nearly Threw Away The Most Famous Riff In Rock History; PROFESSOR OF ROCK Investigates (Video)
May 16, 2023, 6 months ago
Professor Of Rock introduces the new video below with the following message:
"A flare gun fired by an idiot attending a concert led to the burning of a casino and a towering fire in the sky. The rock band Deep Purple happened to be in attendance and was supposed to record their new record, Machine Head, there the next day... they saw the whole thing. A few days later, the band’s bassist, Roger Glover, had a nightmare about the fire and a legendary song title came to him, 'Smoke On The Water'. Sometime later a riff just as iconic came to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore that he borrowed from a famous classical piece. It would be a chore to record. They were shut down by the police for playing too loud. Then, they had to move to an abandoned hotel to record... it was a disaster. Once they recorded this legendary song, they didn’t think much of it. Ian Gillan sang the hell out of it. One day Deep Purple played it live and got a massive reaction. They decided to release it as the last single off the album and it became their biggest hit. The riveting story of the disaster in Montreux, next on Professor Of Rock."