Vanilla Fudge’s Carmine Appice

Vanilla Fudge are remembered for pioneering a musical concept which exploded in the late 1960's with their version of a Supremes hit. Carmine Appice went on to be named the world's "Best Rock Drummer" and spent many years in Rod Stewart's band, in fact he co-wrote one of Rod's biggest hits!

Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan

They will be remembered for their pioneering work in the world of "heavy metal". Deep Purple were loud, but also had great songs. There was one inspired by a fire which destroyed a Swiss casino. Another was recorded after the boys had had a big night down at the local pub, as singer Ian Gillan admits when asked by Ian Keenan.

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