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Ian Gillan

Singer and Song Writer with Deep Purple

Ian Gillan is a British musician and lyricist, best known as the Lead Singer of "Deep Purple." To date, Ian continues to work with lead Guitarist Steve Morse to transform the group into a regular touring outfit, which he still fronts. Ian began his musical career in the mid-1960s with his debut in "Episode Six." His interest in music began at a young age, when he decided to form his own musical group, "The Moonshiners." He found worldwide commercial success with the band "Deep Purple," which he joined in 1969. During the next four years, the band worked to create 6 albums and the notable song "Smoke on the Water." He left the band in 1973, and joined "Black Sabbath" for one year as their vocalist.

"World famous rock musician"

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In detail

In 1976, Ian's first album entered the UK and US charts, after which he achieved commercial success in the UK between 1979 and 1982. Deep Purple reformed from 1984-1989, and again in 1992 in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. Since 1989, Ian has been involved in a project aimed at helping Armenia after the north of the country was devastated by an earthquake in 1988. In 2009, on the 20th Anniversary of Rock Aid Armenia, the project was awarded with the Republic's Orders of Honor.

What he offers you

Having performed for over 40 years with a multitude of performances worldwide, Ian Gillan is quite simply as close as you can get to him today, offering all his classic hits in a spectacular production.

How he presents

Ian Gillan's shows are incredibly entertaining and always immensely enjoyable, which exceeds everyone's expectations.


He presents in English.

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  • 1998
    Ian Gillan: The Autobiography of Deep Purple's Lead Singer
  • 1995
    Child in Time: The Life Story of the Singer from Deep Purple

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