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?


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