Say It's Your Birthday: Deep Purple's Ian Paice

Today is the birthday of Ian Paice, the drummer for Deep Purple and

Whitesnake born on this day in 1948, in Nottingham England. Deep

Purple was formed in 1968, signed to Bill Cosby's Tetragrammation

label. Their music was a heavy handed mix of classical and rock, and

earning them the dubious honor of being called the world's loudest

rock band, in the Guinness Book Of World Records. The band's

hey-day circa 1970-1972, was highlighted by the lightning fast duels

between keyboardist Jon Lord and then lead guitarist Ritchie

Blackmore. During their last incarnation, David Coverdale was the lead

singer, who went on with drummer Paice to form the popular MTV/AOR

band, Whitesnake. It is also the birthday of Colin Hay (Men At Work).