Rod Evans’ birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Rod Evans (born 19 January 1947 in Slough, Berkshire) is a former English singer. In the late 1960s he began his professional career in The Maze, formerly MI5, after which he was a member of the original Deep Purple lineup who produced three studio albums with a more progressive and pop driven sound. After recording a solo single, he was a member of the original Captain Beyond lineup, who produced two studio albums.
Evans played together with drummer Ian Paice, in The Maze, formerly MI5. He was also in a band called The Horizons in the mid 1960s.
Reports state that Evans also worked as a male model around this time.
Evans and Ian Paice were original members of Deep Purple when they formed in Hertfordshire in 1968. The most recognised song recorded with Evans singing is “Hush”, which reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard charts in October, 1968.