These pictures of Mk 1 were taken in 1968. The live pictures of Jon, Nicky and Rod were taken at an early gig in London. The shot of Blackmore and Paice was taken back-stage in America on the first tour. The group shot was taken just prior to the October '68 tour, and shows (l-r) Paice, Evans, Lord, Simper, Blackmore.
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