Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Keyboardist
Don Airey is widely known as the current keyboardist for Deep Purple, a gig he has had since 2002. His career spanned the development of electronic instrumentation, which grew as his own career did over the years. In his early work with Gary Moore, Don played the Wurlitzer electric piano, which progressed to the Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes and the Mini-Moog. Don has added his special keyboard style to recordings and performances with Ozzy Osborne, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull and Steve Vai, among others. In 2013, Don was inducted into the Keyboard Magazine Hall of Fame.