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Song's chords Bm, Em, D, A, E, G, B, Am
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"Black Night" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, first released as a single in June 1970 and now included on the 25th Year Anniversary version of their 1970 album, Deep Purple in Rock. The song became a smash hit following its release, peaking at #2 on UK charts, and to this day remains Deep Purple's highest charting UK single. Writing process and recording Once Deep Purple in Rock had been completed, EMI asked for a suitable single to be recorded to help promote the album. After spending six hours searching for inspiration, the band went to a nearby pub and got drunk. Ritchie Blackmore started playing a riff that was closely based on the riff to Ricky Nelson's 1962 rock recording of the old George Gershwin standard "Summertime". Ian Gillan and Roger Glover came up with the lyrics: "We borrowed the title from the words of an old Arthur Alexander song. We stole the tempo from Canned Heat" Live performances "Black Night" made its way into the setlist soon after release, generally as the first encore. The song was not played in full after Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left the band in 1973, but snippets were often played by Ritchie Blackmore as part of his improvisations. On the reformation of Deep Purple in 1984 "Black Night" returned as part of the main set list. There are many versions of the song available on Deep Purple live albums. Covers Bruce Dickinson - B side of single: "Dive, Dive, Dive", recorded live in 1990. Bad Manners - ska version on their 1997 album Heavy Petting. The song is also recorded by the American death metal band Deicide on their 2006 album, The Stench of Redemption, though with rewritten lyrics. CJ Crew also covered this song for the Dancemania compilation series, but has a heavier sound to it. Pat Travers has recorded a version on his album P.T. Power Trio 2. In 1982, post-punk group The Fall took to performing a medley integrating the song into their own composition "Cash 'n' Carry"; a recording of this was belatedly issued in 2002 on a reissue of Fall in a Hole. Personnel * Ian Gillan - vocals * Ritchie Blackmore - guitar * Roger Glover - bass * Jon Lord - organ * Ian Paice - drums Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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