Song of the day: Deep Purple- Smoke On The Water
On the fourth of December 1971, there was a fire in a casino in Montreux.Frank Zappa was playing, as someone shot a flare gun and set the place on fire. The members of Deep Purple were in front, as they were next to play there. They left and were taken to a hotel in the neighbourhood. The hotel completely burnt down and the smoke from the fire went over the lake. This inspired them to write a song about the whole thing, which was recorded with the mobile studio of the Rolling Stones for the album Machine Head, which was released in 1972. Even though it is a great song, it took about a year for it to become a hit. In the UK it became number 21, in the US number 4. Enjoy
Deep Purple- Smoke On The Water
Posted on May 30, 2017, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1972, casino, deep purple, fire, FlinterFiles Song Archive, frank zappa, hit, lake, machine head, Music, seventies, smoke, smoke on the water, song, story, water. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.