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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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He likes to play for a hundred people

Bonus track for the Blackmore’s Night interview (watch inside)

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Sixteen sympathetic strings

After a brief hiatus, here’s the third and the final part of Blackmore’s Night interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

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He thought it was yesterday

Something that you don’t hear every day — a recording of Ritchie Blackmore guesting on Jackie Lynton’s gig in Fulham, London, on March 10, 1987. The description says it’s a full concert, it is not. But it has all the important (for us) bits, the ones where Ritchie is playing. Nothing really new here as […]

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