Hush 45 by Deep Purple

August 10, 2012

This was the very early Deep Purple before Ian Gillian and Roger Glover. Guitarist Richie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice, bassist Nick Simper, and vocalist Rod Evans were the original Deep Purple. While Simper and Evans would only last for three albums worth of material, they did manage to produce some excellent material.

The early incarnation of the band was more psychedelic rock than the hard rock sound for which they would become famous.

“Hush” was their first big hit single. Released during the summer of 1967, it reached number four on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart in the United States.

“Hush” remains one the the more unique and one of the best songs in their large catalogues.