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Ritchie Blackmore talks again

I don’t know what do they feed him in Japan, but here he is again, talking. About his school, The Outlaws, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Purple reunion, and perils of playing hard rock. I’m sure you’ve heard many of these stories elsewhere, but there they are from the horse’s mouth. This interview was taken circa 1997.

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Part 2:

Thanks to Brendan Clutton for spotting this.

15 Comments to “Ritchie Blackmore talks again”:

  1. 1
    Thomas says:

    Nice video and interesting interview… But after heaving read the headline I was hoping for new material, which obvously isn`t the case. ( -> “Tokyo 1997”)

    Anyway Thx ­čÖé

  2. 2
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Thanks for the interview


  3. 3
    White Fender says:

    The almighty has spoken again…

  4. 4
    Strangeman says:

    “We took off his glasses, shaved his beard and put him on a diet.”

    Did you kick him around a bit, too? LOL.

    Thanks for this…very amusing.

  5. 5
    Zero says:

    What is the song called in the first video?

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Are you kidding?

    Have a guess…..

    Several tracks from : Deep PurpleMark 1 ………
    But Child in Time too……..Space truckin'(Made in Japan!)as well……

  7. 7
    Broof says:

    The first track is called And The Adress.

  8. 8
    Masse says:

    Biggest Blackmore fan on earth…but really Ritchie..Paicy┬┤s glasses didn┬┤t fall off..Too much Johnnie Walker??????

  9. 9
    Allan L. Digma says:

    Nice 2 c Ritchie Blackmore, my guitar hero. More power!!!

  10. 10
    SEEK says:

    Simply the best guitarplayer and also a nice guy…

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    Nikos22 says:


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    glassglow says:

    i ritchie you done it again. why all yhe ramblim. get yo ass back on the ranch and make some good music please!. black mos night sucks.

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    johann says:

    Very enlightening..Would like to hear the other members of the band talk about him-2 sides to each story

  14. 14
    Rat Bat John says:

    I always enjoy the subversive, playfully sarcastic tone RB takes in interviews. I’m sure it’s a function of his admitted insecurities.

    Anyway, it’s about time he and Ian knock it the fuck off and get together a final, full on MKII reunion (if Jon Lord can hack it … he’s been quite guarded about his health).

    One more time … please please please please …..

  15. 15
    Bo says:

    What can I say. With or without a guitar, Ricthie is THE man.
    I know that he can be IMPOSSIBLE to work with (I have both with DP and with Rainbow), but he is not only one to blame.
    I have said this many times: combine both worlds for the concerts. Start with 45 min Blackmores Night and then 60-75 min of DP/Rainbow. Then both RB and we his fans will heve the best guitar player in the world doing what he likes and what he best at.
    Can it be that difficult, or what?

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