40 years ago

Posted: May 7, 2017 in Classic Rock, Deep Purple Family, General


I should have added this post in March but I missed it. After the split of Deep Purple in 1976, Jon Lord and Ian Paice went on to form PAL (also known as Paice Ashton Lord). They released the album “Malice In Wonderland” in March 1977 but it failed to take off and after a few concerts they broke the band up. Seen here is the line-up: Paul Martinez (bass), Tony Ashton (piano, vocals), Ian Paice (drums), Jon Lord (keyboards) and Bernie Marsden (guitar). David Coverdale soon nicked Bernie for Whitesnake and it did not take very long for Jon and Ian to follow suit. “Malice In Wonderland” is actually a brilliant album, but it is possible that Purple fans wanted a heavier album from the ex-Purple guys.

Listen to opening track “Ghost Story” here.


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