Deep Purple came out to Montreux

If you are a Deep Purple fan, you will know their classic 1972 hit Smoke On The Water starts with "We all came out to Montreux". The lyrics later describe a fire in a casino in the Swiss city. On Wednesday, the British rockers were a hot attraction a
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If you are a Deep Purple fan, you will know their classic 1972 hit Smoke On The Water starts with "We all came out to Montreux".

The lyrics later describe a fire in a casino in the Swiss city.

On Wednesday, the British rockers were a hot attraction at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

The event, which runs till July 14, showcases a variety of genres, with an exhibition paying tribute to rock icon David Bowie, who died in 2016.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'Deep Purple came out to Montreux'. Print Edition | Subscribe