Black Sabbath and Deep Purple are both English rock bands.

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Black Sabbath versus Deep Purple comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartBlack SabbathDeep Purple
  • current rating is 3.89/5
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Black SabbathDeep Purple
Music videos released 10 14
Live albums released 5 34
Website Official website www.deeppurple.com
Associated acts Heaven and Hell, GZR, Dio Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gillan, Black Sabbath, Blackmore's Night, Tommy Bolin, Episode Six, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dixie Dregs, Coverdale-Page, Trapeze
Label(s) Vertigo, Warner Bros, Sanctuary, IRS, Reprise, Epic Edel, EMI, BMG, Polydor, Warner Bros., Tetragrammaton, Aquarius
Years active 1968–present 1968 – 1976 1984 – present
Origin Birmingham, England Hertfordshire, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal Hard rock, heavy metal
Compilations released 6 20
Studio albums released 18 18
Introduction Black Sabbath are an English rock band. Formed in Birmingham in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums and percussion). Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford, Hertfordshire in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock.
Singles 44 31
Albums sold Over 70 million Over 100 million

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