Rod Evans

Deep Purple, live in the USA 1968

with thanks to John Barnes


"Born January 19, 1947, in Edinburgh, Rod stands 6 feet tall, has blue eyes and black hair, and has had no formal musical or vocal training. He began singing at 15, made his first public appearance in a junior high school assembly, and considers the biggest break of his career the opportunity of joining DEEP PURPLE. The unique and unrefined quality of Rod's voice is one of the major characteristics of the group's sound. Outside of music, he has worked as an accountant and model. " Flip, 1969