Hush
Deep Purple
Deep Purple 1969 Hush 45
Hush, hush
I thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
1968
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968
  • from Deep Purple's debut studio album, Shades of Deep Purple (1968)
  • this single is a cover version of a song written by Joe South for Billy Joe Royal - Royal's version peaked at No. 52 on the Hot 100 in 1967
  • the group's first hit single and the first of three Top-40 singles to chart on the Hot 100 for Deep Purple in their career
  • Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was asked about keyboardist Jon Lord's best recorded performance: "I would have to say 'Hush' - his organ solo on that song is unbelievable"
  • on the record:
       Rod Evans- lead vocals
       Ritchie Blackmore- guitar
       Nick Simper- bass, backing vocals
       Jon Lord- keyboards, backing vocals
       Ian Paice- drums
  • written by Joe South
  • produced by Derek Lawrence
  • recorded at Pye Studios, London
  • Tetragrammaton Records label
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