There are at least two bands of this name: 1. The Purple Hearts were an Australian rock group, formed in Brisbane in 1964. The band consisted of lead vocalist Mick Hadley, lead guitarist Barry Lyde (known as Lobby Loyde), rhythm guitarist Fred Pickard, bassist Bob Dames, and drummers Adrian 'Red' Redmond (1964-66) and Tony Cahill (1966-67). 2. Purple Hearts were often considered one of the best British mod revival groups.