Deep Purple in 1973 with a legendary performance of Strange Kind Of Woman featuring ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore.
Strange Kind of Woman is a song by British rock band Deep Purple that was originally released as a follow up single after "Black Night" in early 1971. The song also became a hit, peaking at #8 on UK charts, and later appeared on the re-release of their 1971 album Fireball. The track was also released on the US edition of Fireball, in lieu of the UK version's track Demon's Eye. The song was originally called "Prostitute". Vocalist Ian Gillan introduced the song on Deep Purple in Concert: "It was about a friend of ours who got mixed up with a very evil woman and it was a sad story. They got married in the end. And a few days after they got married, the lady died."
When Deep Purple performed the song live, Gillan and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore would play a guitar-vocal duel in the middle. This would always end with an extremely long, high-pitched scream from Gillan before the band returned to playing the original song. An example can be heard on the live album Made In Japan recorded in 1972.
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