A Steve Morse Band show is recorded and filmed for the German TV program 'Ohne Filter' on March 21. The band also plays at the Musik Messe in Frankfurt.
The Steve Morse Band tours in October opening for the John McLaughlin Trio.
Biff Baby's Allstars do four shows in Japan at the end of November and early December.
Biff Baby's Allstars are joined by Eddie Van Halen for their show in Malibu, CA on January 17.
'Southern Steel' is released in February.
The Steve Morse Band tours from late April until the end of July.
Steve Morse rejoins Kansas for a tour from late August until the end of November. The Steve Morse Band is the opening act for several shows.
The Dixie Dregs reunite for a tour in February. Two shows at the Center Stage in Atlanta, GA on February 14 and 15 are recorded.
The Steve Morse Band tours from the end of April until the end of August.
'Coast To Coast' is released in June and 'Bring ‘Em Back Alive' in July.
The Dixie Dregs tour from September until the end of November. Jerry Goodman, former violinist of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, replaces Allen Sloan.
Steve Morse appears at a show celebrating Guitar Player magazine's 25th anniversary on September 19.
The Dixie Dregs tour in January and they perform 'Take It Off The Top' on the 'Tonight Show' on January 7.
Another Dixie Dregs tour follows in April.
The Steve Morse Band tours from May until November.
The Dixie Dregs end the year with a short tour in December.
The Steve Morse Band tours in March followed by a short Dixie Dregs tour.
The Steve Morse Band tours again in May and June.
'Full Circle' is released in June.
The Dixie Dregs tour from the end of June until early November. Jordan Rudess replaces T Lavitz in August.
The Steve Morse Band tours in Australia in November.
Steve Morse plays his first three dates with Deep Purple at the end of November in Mexico City, Monterey and Corpus Christi, TX.
The Dixie Dregs tour in December.
Deep Purple have a writing session in Orlando, FL in January and February.
Deep Purple tour in March and April in Florida, Korea, South Africa and India. The show in Bombay, India on April 8 is filmed.
'Structural Damage' is released in March.
The Steve Morse Band tours in April and May.
Deep Purple start recording in June.
Deep Purple, using the name 'Dick Pimple', record a jam 'The Turtle Island Shuffle' on June 21 for a Deep Purple Appreciation Society convention.
The Steve Morse Band tours again in August and September.
Steve Morse takes part in a Guitar Summit tour with Manuel Barrueco, Jorma Kaukonen and Kenny Burrell in October.
The Steve Morse Band tours in November.
'Purpendicular' is released in February.
Deep Purple tour in the UK in February and March followed by a European tour until July. The show at the Olympia in Paris, France on June 17 is recorded.
'StressFest' is released in April.
Deep Purple do another European tour in September and October, followed by tours in Japan in late October and early November and North America in late November and early December.
The Steve Morse Band tours at the end of December.
The Steve Morse Band tours in February.
Deep Purple tour in South America in late February and March. During the first show of the tour in Santiago, Chile, the sound control tower collapses. The infamous 'spitting accident' occurs at this show as well.
Another Steve Morse Band tour follows in April.
Dregs Records releases 'The Great Spectacular' on CD in April. The CD's are signed by all the original members. 'Stand Up', like 'The Great Spectacular' released on CD for the first time, and 'Industry Standard' follow a few weeks later.
Deep Purple have a writing session in Orlando, FL in May and June without Jon Lord who is finishing a solo album.
'Live At The Olympia ‘96' is released in June.
Steve records 'It Came Upon A Midnight Clear' for the Windham Hill Christmas album 'The Carols Of Christmas II'.
Deep Purple perform shows in Germany, Lebanon and Switzerland in July and Canada in August.
Steve records 'Joy To The World' for the Epic Christmas album 'Merry Axemas'.
Deep Purple have a recording session in September and October.
'King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Dixie Dregs' is released in September.
G3 play at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL on October 15 and Steve Morse joins them for the encore.
Another Deep Purple recording session follows in November and December.
In December Deep Purple do a House of Blues tour.
Deep Purple have a recording session in January.
In January Steve Morse plays three shows with Manuel Barrueco. Dave LaRue joins Steve for some duets.
Deep Purple do a short American tour at the end of January and early February.
The Steve Morse Band tours in April.
'Abandon' is released in May.
Deep Purple tour in Europe in June and July.
The Steve Morse Band plays at the Gibson Guitar Festival in July.
In August Deep Purple tour in North America with ELP and Dream Theater.
Deep Purple tour in Europe from mid September until the end of November.
'King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas' is released in October.
The Steve Morse Band tours in January.
Deep Purple do a South American tour in March and early April.
In April Deep Purple tour in Australia for the first time since 1984, followed by a show in Malaysia in May. The show at Melbourne Park in Melbourne on April 20 is recorded and filmed.
Deep Purple tour in Europe in June and July, followed by a show in South Korea.
'Total Abandon' is released in July.
The Dixie Dregs do a short tour in late August. The first part of the show features the current lineup. For the second part of the show original members Andy West and Allen Sloan join Steve, Rod and T. The finale features both lineups. The shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA on August 26, 27 and 28 are recorded.
Deep Purple perform Jon Lord's 'Concerto for Group and Orchestra' with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 25 and 26. The Steve Morse Band performs 'Night Meets Light' and 'Take It Off The Top' with the Orchestra.
The Steve Morse Band tours in October.
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