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A Swiss Town, A Casino Fire And 'Smoke On The Water'

March 9, 2015 12:00 AM
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The British rock band Deep Purple, shown here in 1971, wrote the hit song "Smoke on the Water," after watching the casino in Montreux, Switzerland, go up in flames later that year. The casino caught fire during a Frank Zappa concert.

The lakeside Swiss town of Montreux was in the news this week as the host of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers.

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