Deep Purple, Billy Preston, David Blue – Cloverleaf Speedway – June 7, 1973

In honor of Deep Purple being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame tonight here is the poster from their 1973 Cleveland concert. Deep Purple played one of the first outdoor rock festivals in the Cleveland area and the only rock concert ever put on at Cloverleaf Speedway on June 7, 1973. Opening the show was Billy Preston and David Blue. After this show there was complaints about the loudness of the show and threats of lawsuits from residents causing the township to pull the permit for the upcoming Mott The Hoople show.

(poster courtesy of and available at