Whatever Happened to Iowa Native Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple (Mark IV)?
Deep Purple was one of rock music's most iconic bands with hits like "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," "Burn," "Hush" and many, many others.
However, the band has undergone a number of roster changes after original members Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Rod Evans, and Nick Simper. Among those was a guitar player from Sioux City, Iowa: Tommy Bolin, who joined the "Mark IV" version of the band.
Sadly, Bolin's run was short-lived as the band released only one album with him as a member - Come Taste the Band - before heading out on a disastrous and heavily criticized world tour (that even resulted in the death of Bolin's well-liked bodyguard in Indonesia).
The band broke up following that 1975 tour. But, whatever happened to Tommy Bolin?