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A potential supergroup

Another bit of history appearing in the venerable Music History for Those Who Are Able to Read blog. It is an article from Sounds magazine, originally published on April 17, 1976. The article is an overview of several hard rock bands that were “new” at the day, with Rainbow among them. Ritchie Blackmore`s Rainbow Ritchie […]

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Medieval torture devices

In this very candid interview Candice Night spills the dirt on her husband — what kind of torture devices he has in the dungeon, how he does his garden wizardry, his nicknames, and how he likes to drink blood. Ok, we made the last one up. As for the rest…

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Chance to move up

Paicey reminisces about his first time meeting Ritchie Blackmore and then a year later joining a nascent band Ritchie was forming with Jon Lord and Nick Simper.

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Winter Carols, the 2021 edition

German Amazon is lisiting a Blackmore’s Night release Winter Carols. This appears to be a yet another repackaging of the 2006 album, already re-released in 2013 and again in 2017. This new edition is due on November 19, 2021.

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Ritchie Blackmore through the viewfinder of Ross Halfin

Another very expensive book is being prepared for publication by Rufus — this one is on Ritchie Blackmore with pictures by Ross Halfin. This new book is an intimate portrait of Blackmore both on and off stage and captures the brilliance and madness of Rainbow during those years. Ross had unparalleled access for several years […]

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Something there

Rock And Roll Garage has a collection of quotes from various interviews Blackmore gave over the years talking about the other guitar players in Deep Purple. I think they’ve done very well. Of course, Joe (Satriani) is a brilliant player. But I think he did the right thing by leaving only after two weeks [laughs]. […]

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Was happy to be in a band with some good musicians

Ritchie Blackmore reminisces about his days in Deep Purple, including a rather convoluted explanation of the story behind the infamous spaghetti incident. This looks like it was recorded a few years ago.

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Weston-super-Mare petition

There is a petition going on the change.org for Weston-super-Mare Town Council to honour Ritchie Blackmore with a memorial plaque. Ritchie, of course, was born in Weston, at the Allendale Nursing Home, on April 14, 1945. At the time of this writing, the petition has 900 signatures with the next immediate goal being 1,000. You […]

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City of heavenly sin

A cover of Rainbow Gates of Babylon done by a neoclassical metal band Lost Symphony with guest musicians, including Dave Abbruzzese (of Pearl Jam fame) on drums.

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Something epic is about to happen

Our favourite opera singer continues fangirling over Ronnie James Dio with her analysis of Rainbow’s Gates of Babylon.

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