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Ian Paice

Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation. Born in Nottingham but moving south in early childhood, Paice got his first drum kit at 15. He began his professional career in the late 50s playing drums in his father's dance band. The first band he was in was called Georgie & the Rave-Ons, which after being renamed for The Shindigs released their first single featuring the 17-year-old Paice and George Adams. In 1966 Paice joined The MI5, which soon changed its name to The Maze. Primarily a club band, The Maze produced a number of singles, recorded mainly in Italy and France. The Maze featured vocalist Rod Evans, who alongside Paice was to form the original line-up of Deep Purple in March 1968. Evans had responded to an ad for a lead singer published by Deep Purple management, and showed up for his audition with Ian Paice in tow. Given that Deep Purple's first choice for a drummer, Bobby Woodman, had expressed dislike for the band's musical direction, the group hastily arranged an audition for Paice and he was hired on the spot. Paice has remained a member of Deep Purple through every formation of the band, including up to the present day. During this time, Paice was also involved in doing sessions for producer Derek Lawrence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jun 29, 1948 In Nottingham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1966-06-11
Latest Project:
Movie Count Me In 2022
Known For
Poster of Count Me In
Poster of Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall
Poster of Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life
Poster of Kulturzeit
Movie Count Me In Unknown 2022
Movie Deep Purple: Knocking In Saarbrücken 2022
Movie Deep Purple: From The Setting Sun To The Rising Sun Limited Edition 2017-08-04
Movie Deep Purple: From Here To Infinite Himself 2017-03-11
Movie Deep Purple au Hellfest 2017 Himself 2017-11-13
Movie Deep Purple: Live at the NEC Unknown 2016-08-26
Movie Deep Purple: ...To the Rising Sun in Tokyo Himself - Drums 2015-02-22
Movie Deep Purple: From the Setting Sun... in Wacken Himself 2015-08-12
Movie Celebrating Jon Lord: Deep Purple and Friends 2014-09-01
Movie Made in Japan: The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II Himself 2014-09-12
Movie Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall Himself 2014-11-28
Movie Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live in Verona Himself 2014-10-20
Movie The Sunflower Superjam 2012 himself 2013-08-20
Movie Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers Live 2013-10-15
Movie Deep Purple & Orchestra - Live At Montreux 2011 2011-03-09
Movie Deep Purple: Phoenix Rising Himself 2011-06-28
Movie Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live at Montreux 2011 Himself 2011-11-08
Movie Whitesnake: Box 'O' Snakes Unknown 2011-11-09
Movie Deep Purple: Total Abandon Unknown 2011-08-25
Movie Deep Purple: History, Hits & Highlights '68-'76 Unknown 2009-06-03
Movie Deep Purple In Rock Himself - Drum 2008-11-03
Movie Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006 Batterie 2006-07-15
Movie Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux – Live at Montreux 2006 Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Deep Purple: Live in Concert 72/73 2005-07-25
Movie Chad Smith & Ian Paice Himself 2005-05-16
Movie Deep Purple: Live at Hard Rock Café, London Himself 2005-10-11
Movie Deep Purple: Live In California '74 Himself 2005-11-21
Movie Deep Purple: Rock Review 1969-1972 2004-01-01
Movie Deep Purple: Perihelion Unknown 2003-08-20
Movie Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head Himself 2002-12-02
Movie Deep Purple: In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra Himself - Drums 2000-02-07
Movie Deep Purple: Bombay Calling Unknown 2000-10-03
Movie Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club Himself (drums) 1999-12-15
Series Classic Albums Unknown 1997-04-14
Series Kulturzeit self 1995-10-02
Movie Deep Purple: Come Hell or High Water Unknown 1993-11-16
Movie Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Pioneers Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Deep Purple: Rises Over Japan Himself 1985-03-01
Movie Deep Purple - Deepest Purple Himself - Drums and Percussion 1980-06-01
Movie Deep Purple: California Jam 1974 drums 1974-06-05
Movie Deep Purple: Made In Japan Himself 1972-04-30
Movie Deep Purple: Concerto for Group and Orchestra Himself - Drums 1970-04-04
Series 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet Self 1966-06-11