Deep Purple performing "Highway Star" live on German TV in 1972 featuring the classic Mk2 line up of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Jon Lord & Ritchie Blackmore.
"Highway Star" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple off their 1972 album Machine Head. It is characterised by a long classically-inspired guitar solo and organ solo. Ritchie Blackmore claimed that he wanted the song to have a "Bach sound." Robb Reiner of Anvil has called it one of the earliest speed metal songs.
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