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Man In Black ties the knot

Blackmore’s Night in St.Petersburg, June 11, 2008. Photo © http://spblife.info/, used with permission.Richard Hugh and Candice Lauren were pronounced husband and wife at 4:48 pm on October 5, 2008, at a small gathering of friends and family.

Update [Oct 15]: pictures from the wedding are available on Candice Night’s website. More pictures here.

Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.

147 Comments to “Man In Black ties the knot”:

  1. 1
    Arik says:

    wish you a happy long marriage,
    long live ritchie the great,


  2. 2
    Tom Thorne says:

    Congratulations to both of you.
    Keep on inspiring us with your incredible music!

  3. 3
    Viktor says:

    Congratulation Richie!
    Have a long and happy marriage =)


  4. 4
    R says:

    Wish you all the best Ritchie and Candice!

    Ritchie Blackmore is The Greatest!

  5. 5
    Francesco says:

    Congratulazioni per il vostro matrimonio e mille di questi giorni.
    Long live Rock and Roll. The best in the World. Francesco

  6. 6
    Roberto says:

    Pronunced husband by who?
    isn’t his third marriage?

  7. 7
    George Martin says:

    I wish them nothing but the best but I can’t help but wonder, did Ritchie ask for a pre-nup? He could take a real hit if this ends badly. How many times can you lose half of everything?

  8. 8
    Rascal says:

    Im not sure any pre-nup will cover the fact Candice wears his ‘balls’ for ear rings these days.

  9. 9
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Did the Man in Black wed the Lady in White? Hopefully she will allow him to get “Rainbow Eyes” soon and look for some musicians to get together and do some Rock. Come on Ritchie, remove the “Cod Sack” ear rings and put them back in your toit pants and play some hard rock. The Honeymoon will soon be over. Us fans have been here longer than that Monotone Harlot.


  10. 10
    Bo says:

    All the VERY best to both of them.
    Next thing is to bring back the magic of Ritchie playing his white Fender again in a “The Berst of Rainbow & Purple” tour of the world. Support could very well be “Blackmores Night”
    I’m sure we will all be there.

  11. 11
    CE-Music says:

    Congrats to both…and a happy new life…I’ll have a beer on them…

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Rascal, thats hilarious!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 13
    WindHawk says:

    Rascal’s not hilarious, Ghostbuster…..
    he’s just a bonafide jerk off!!!!

  14. 14
    Annemie says:

    All happiness and love for both of you, both remaining as wonderful and passionate as your music 😀

  15. 15
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I’m with Rascal on this one!

  16. 16
    Sami says:

    Congratulations, health and happiness to Mr. & Mrs. Blackmore!!!

    I’ll drink to that, so Kippis to Annemie, Seven-47, Bo, Arik and all of you
    wonderful Purple-people. Rock On!!

  17. 17
    gillan says:

    Congratulations to Candice and her mother, because now if no one can take away the heritage when Ritchie dies.

  18. 18
    Andre says:

    Conratulations, Ritchie and Candice. But please, Ritchie, give us some new real hard riffs! We need it so much! You can get back to medieval music when you are 80…

  19. 19
    Mark Bee says:

    Ritchie, in that moment of deep passion, be sure to call out her name and not your own

  20. 20
    Crimson Ghost says:

    So, now her name is Blackmore?
    Guess they’ll have to either call it Blackmore’s Blackmore, or more appropriately, Stevens’ Blackmore’s.

  21. 21
    stoffer says:

    Rascal… that was a good one!!

  22. 22
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I thought they got married a long time ago . . .

  23. 23
    clay says:

    Apparently, it took 16 years for Ritchie’s heart to finally melt.

  24. 24
    elprupdeep says:

    anyone knows who were guests any from the deep purple family? cheers and long live BN AND DP.

  25. 25
    Rascal says:

    WindHawk just doesnt get it!!………… now that is hilarious!!

  26. 26
    George Martin says:

    To elprupdeep:
    Yes, Ian Gillan was the best man!

  27. 27
    Mike Eriksson says:

    That “Blackmore´s Blackmore” joke was pretty funny. Methinks Ritchie might have giggled if he read that… Very Monty Python.

    Can we put up at petition for it somewhere?


  28. 28
    victor ponzo says:

    Best wishes You continue to inspire and make sure you inspire each other cheers

  29. 29
    Lance says:

    I hope Ritchie’s next wife likes Hard Rock.

  30. 30
    elprupdeep says:

    now it’s g martin who is hilarious I thought about that joke but say to myself na not funny!!! anymore.
    well in fact if that was happening in the 70ty Ian would certainly be his best man.

  31. 31
    Annemie says:

    Cheers to you too Sami! Perhaps champagne could be in order this time ? 😀

  32. 32
    Lajos says:

    All the best to Blackmore familly

  33. 33
    jim says:

    Tracy do you hate Blackmore or do you hate Night or both and why cos they’re very popular world wide…I might see your point if you never liked anything that Ritchie ever played but you always point to B/N for your hate point….Ritchie said its really just the same as rock and roll but played much quieter and he’s right as usual..try playing it with Ritchie style chords and fills and you’ll see if you play guitar that is and eh Candice can sing very well but like Ian Gillan who we all know hates Blackmore but he also hates anything by Blackmores Night just for the hell of it and by the sound of it so do you

  34. 34
    Roberto says:


  35. 35
    AndreA says:

    “EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY” or something THROUGH somebody..
    so best wishes to RB marriage,to Candice (gggggrrr)…best wishes to everybody here,best wishes on all over the world (included me of course ghgh)..

    [about BN,DP now,JON LORD…the important thing is that everyone can do what he wants in life .. I don’t like really my job and am not very happy in my life)]

  36. 36
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Jim: you wrote…

    “Tracy do you hate Blackmore or do you hate Night or both and why cos they’re very popular world wide”…

    If you are responding to what I entered on #9, I don’t see the point of your question. I show no hate for Blackmore or his fine Maiden. Quite the contrary. I state (without all the mushiness), that I wish him to return to the Rock World if his ‘fair maiden’ such allows. As far as BN, I have everything they have put out. I have seen them ‘Live’ in concert. I have in the past, praised them. I still like their music for what it is. I am only commenting on the fact that it time for him to show his “Balls” if there are any left, and do something for the fans. Yes, they sell records. He could sell more if he would put aside his little “Circus” and make a Rock Record. It’s just an opinion, but it seems that the “Man in black” has become the “Sheep in tights”. Love his music though, so to answer your question…..

    Nobody hatin’ here. Except for the “Blackmore Worshipers” whom would like to selfishly see him return to ruin “Deep Purple”….then it’s time for the ‘gloves to come off’.


  37. 37
    AndreA says:

    well said Tracy Heyder..

    me too,
    I don’t blame RB to come back to DP,I only wish to listen him playng hard rock with his guitar..only this.

    BN are until the repetitive boredom..imho.

  38. 38
    Rascal says:

    Surely their is a difference between ‘hating’ someone, and just taking the ‘piss’ out of them!!

    If you wear tights and prance about like a fucking ‘elf’ with your bollocks in your wifes pocket then im afraid you deserve a ‘roasting’

    If you dont agree………….big frikkin deal.

  39. 39
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Rascal, you are such a Rascally One…

    OK all.., isn’t it time we drop the “Man in Black” title and lean towards the present?

    From this point on, I crown Mr. Blackmore….”Man in Tights”.


  40. 40
    stefan says:

    Tracy & Rascal!

    Couldn´t agree with you more!I´m waiting for the video were we see Sir Ritchie of Poofsterville, riding into the sunset with his fair maiden holding his manhood in a firm grip!And they lived happily ever after!

  41. 41
    T says:

    This is a Deep Purple website devoted to the members of the various incarnations of the band as well as the musicians associated with spin-off groups–not just the current line-up.

    Without Blackmore, there would be no website and Purple would never have existed. It was he, more than any other, who established the band and created the greater part of the classics that continue to be played to this day.

    It is therefore amazing to see the sarcasm directed at this amazing musician.

    What Blackmore chooses to do in his personal–and professional–life is his own business.

    I congratulate him on his marriage and wish he and Candice much success and happiness.

  42. 42
    Sami says:

    Absolutely right, T! Once again the voice of reason!!

    All the best to Ritchie & Candice…

    Annemie, champagne is fine, but how about some vintage brandy with a few good beers!

    Have a great weekend, be well 🙂

  43. 43
    Syed Al-Jamalulail says:

    Congratulation & all the best to Ritchie & Candice.
    For once, Ritchie, live your ego behind, why don’t you get all the past & present members of DP except for Tommy Bolin, join DP MK VIII on the stage JUST for ONE NIGHT Only!.
    I love to see that happen with the following Purple on stage :-
    Rod Evans, Nick Simper, Joe Lynn Tunner, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale, Joe Satrani, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey, Steve Morse and off course you, Master Man In Black Ritchie Blackmore. Just for One night.
    Get a sponsor to sponsor this Great DEEP PURPLE REUNION ONE NIGHT ONLY.
    I love all the purple members past & present, each and indiviual have their own unique style, they are great.
    DP 4 ever!

  44. 44
    Annemie says:

    Oh, Sami what a wonderful idea…I do my very best 😀

    Very well said T, thats a sincere comment, and as always with knowledge and style!

  45. 45
    Rascal says:

    your right…….its every mans right to wear tights if he wants to

    im just off to the ‘pointy hat’ shop myself…..heard that theirs a sale on!

  46. 46
    Martin Cook says:

    Richard Hugh??????????? According to Chris Charlesworth’s definitive early DP biography it was Richard Harold!!!!!

  47. 47
    John Russo says:

    Congratulation Ritchie and Candice. Wishing you the best for along happy and healthy life together. I really enjoy your music and look foward for lots more in the future. Again Congratulations. One of your HUGH!!!!!!! Fans John

  48. 48
    stefan says:


    Well….If one´s going from guitar hero to a whipped loon in tights, one´s asking for it!

    I don´t think anyone on this blog rather see him rocking, than performing this ridicilous act on stage! Of course he´s free to do whatever he chooses, and wish him nothing but the best!That said…I make no secret that I´d rather see Candice gone (with her mother)and Ritchie rockin´again!

    The marriage….congratulations to them both! Let´s see for how long and before she utter the words “HALF”!!Rock on!

  49. 49
    Rascal says:

    I dont think anyone here has actually directed sarcasm or negative comments at RB’s once fine guitar work…………….On contrary

    Its just his present choice in outfits, instruments and women that have drawn a ‘few comments’………..which really has nothing whatsoever to do with DP………

    ‘Whipped Loon’………..I like it!

  50. 50
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Greetings from Mister GaGa

    I noticed you don t need me

    It s strange

    I often feel bored with BNand would LOVE to see him REALLY rock again too but at the same time I keep playing lots of BN stuff

    What s strange as well is the fact that HE attracts so much nore negativity than IG who really fucked things beyond shame and belief

    T, way to go

    The others who wish to keep foulmouthing at anything RB, BN and JLT…..WASH YOUR MOUTH, please

  51. 51
    Rascal says:

    As opposed to foulmouthing at IG.

    Nice to see the good and righteous amongst us.

    Self medicate………its an option

  52. 52
    Annemie says:

    Most important…for those washing their mouth don’t forget the soap 🙂

    And…good luck Rascal! 8)

  53. 53
    stefan says:


    As a wise man once said…”Don´t get high on your own supply”!!I seriously dought the advice been taken by good ol´ Purplepriest……!!

  54. 54
    Rascal says:

    Only the opened minded can accept advice………

    So I seriously doubt it

  55. 55
    purplepriest1965 says:

    As long as so called advice did help make me become worse it s more and more a resaonable option to be careful with others who THINK they know who you are and how you should do things

    Who do I think I am…….

    I ve been searching for something I might have left behind
    Gary Moore, Corridors of power

  56. 56
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Ahhhhh…..Purplepriest. I guess the ‘Purple Sunshine’ has finally worn off. Must be between hits, just long enough to transcribe the SOS. To state that IG ‘fucked things up’ is where you lose your credibility. Let’s see…..Deep Purple still exists. They still play “Hard Rock”. They tour the world extensively. They get along well. What did he ‘Fuck Up’?

    Your ‘hero’ still exists. You can listen to him and his ‘Monotone Harlot Wife’ anytime you are in the mood. Of course you also have the choice to turn the gas on in the oven, and stick your head in. Funny how your type blame everyone else instead of the very person you are so driven to. He is in charge of his music and you are drunk on his ‘Kool-Aid’. I have a challenge for you. Play every BN CD, from beginning to end, back to back. If you don’t find yourself hearing the SOS, rehashed solos and monotone vocals, along with songs that all run together, over and over again, you truly are ready to push up some daisies. It’s the equivalent to Chinese Torture, whereby you are locked in a room and a water faucet continues to drip, drip, drip…..until you lose your mind and go insane….hmmmmm, maybe that’s the problem. Were you once held captive by the Chinese?

    Do I enjoy BN from time to time? YES. But not when I want to Rock Out. Just when I need to pretend I’m flying through the forest on Pixie Dust and need a soft place to land. Then my headache from the excess of booze wears off.


  57. 57
    Annemie says:

    ooooooooaaaaaaaahhh…turning on the other side….

  58. 58
    T says:

    The Blackmore debate is an interesting psychological study of two differant camps of Deep Purple fans. Followers of the band seem to be adamantly pro- or anti-Blackmore/Morse in the same way that they are pro- or anti-Turner/Gillan.

    For some people, Deep Purple cannot exist without Gillan. This intelligentsia contend that the only “true” Purple is a Purple fronted by the Mark II singer. This is one reason why Turner was never and *could* never be accepted by these fans. It was simply “sacrilege” to have anyone replace Gillan.

    You find this same philosophy among fans who say that Purple cannot exist without Blackmore. For this legion of fans, Morse is tolerated in the same manner that Turner was, but for them, Purple is not REALLY Purple–but is rather “something else”. Slaves & Masters is often thought of as an un-Purple album, even though had it been a *Rainbow* album, it most likely would have ranked highly.

    Likewise, Blackmore is villified for disrupting the Purple “church”–a sort of Judas who brought a chaos for which some in the congregation can never forgive. It was not an amicable split in the way that Lord’s departure was. In that instance, we all saw it coming and were “prepared” for the change.

    Thus, many harbor ill-will towards Blackmore, who cannot be forgiven for “breaking up” Purple and leaving the “faith”. The guitarist should be revered for his past contributions which are plentiful enough to warrant his retirement–if he so desires. But the animosity remains.

    It’s just weird.

  59. 59
    AndreA says:



    oh yes! only you could make me write now here…

    it seems to be all into a purple religion where everybody speaks about his faith…and doubts



    but all in the name of..(of?)

  60. 60
    Annemie says:

    x 59 x
    All in the name of ME of course…(just kidding! 😉
    I think in the name of opposite fanticism tying the knot with purple solidarity…
    Although…like you said before …we are not the pope 🙂
    cin cin !!!

  61. 61
    AndreA says:

    cìn cìn Annemie 🙂

    oh sure..we are not..

    “Take me out and let me go to hell
    No laughing in Heaven
    Don’t laugh, this place is Hell”



    I have a question to do to everybody here:

    I am searching for a CD that in Italy there is not,I am sorry to do this request here ; it is not abou DP but THIN LIZZY;
    her in Italy I miss YHIN LIZZY LIVE LIFE double cd live,
    in your countries have you never seen it on music store?

  62. 62
    Jeffs says:

    Anyone noticed that Candice is not only his longest lasting girlfriend but also his longest serving vocalist? How come he got fed up with the likes of IG, RD, DC, GH probably four of the finest and most emulated rock singers of any generation but is happy with the way she sings? Sadly, the balls in the pocket story may give you a clue…

    In marriage, I wish them much happiness and success!

  63. 63
    stefan says:


    And yet he screwed them the best he could!!!

  64. 64
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 56

    1 He lost his GOD LIKE superbe voice of the 70, s by drinking and smoking too much

    2 During the TBRO tour he not only annoyed RB but also fans by forgetting lyrics and definitely not always singing superbe and at the same time showing fans that he did not think his attitude sucked

    3 Blaming everything on RB including the setlistproblem but for many years making the same mistake, espescially relying too much on the RB era

    Quite ironic that he quit the DP campin 73 and saying they did not progress, too much relying on the same formula
    He probably may be excused for that because he also said his words were a cry for help

    Again and again I must stress the man was my GOD
    They all were

    Again and again I must stress I see lots of errors in RB,s behaviour as well

    Again and again I have to stress that I m NOT a BN fan
    On the contrary

    Saying that we all have to progress because change is good is ridicilous


    Ofcourse DP is happy now but that does not mean I have to enjoy the wrong sound of a otherwise very kind man, Mister Morse


    And if still intent to hurt or something like that, stay in your tub, stick a cigar in your holes and please drown

  65. 65
    stoffer says:

    Ill will? not me…weird..yes, absolutely but after seeing the pics at the BN website I really think RB is one totally happy man! Would we all like to hear Ritchie rock again? Oh yeah, but I don’t think RB gives a f*** what anyone likes as long as he and his bride are happy (which everyone is entitled). Love him, hate him, make fun of his tights or whatever, he was once the best ROCK guitarist and probably still is just not for our beloved DP. I probably listen to more Morse era now but will never stop listening to DP with Blackmore and remembering fondly. Good Luck to Ritchie and his quite beautiful bride, play whatever you want but we still reserve the right to hope for some ROCK in the future.
    Cheers To All

  66. 66
    Tracy Heyder says:

    The Only “Godlike” part of his voice that is missing, is the highest pitch of his scream. All else is in tact (some better than ever), and is proven all the time. His instrument is a physical one, which at least he continues to push to the max, screaming as much as possible to Deep Purple tunes. He hasn’t retired to the forest to coast along and plink away at meaningless “Halloween” festivals in the woods. He continues to produce some very good PURPLE stuff.

    Ian quit in ’73 due to extensive pressure from the record label pushing for records and constant touring. Not to mention his constant battle with the ‘man in tights’. Ritchie quit in ’75. So what? They went on, and there are some great recordings done by various Purple Members ever since. Including TODAY.

    We as Purple fans have a huge amount of thanks to give to ALL whom have graced the stage and studio as members. Each has their contribution, and each is as valid as the next. I have never minimized Ritchie’s part in this. On the contrary. He was my favorite guitarist for years, and his style has a place all it’s own. I love playing the records he is on, for the sake of hearing his guitar work. Just as I love putting on “Come Taste the Band”, when I wish to hear Bolin doing his thing. The present “Guitar God”, Mr. Morse is yet another level and layer of direction and sound that is wonderful to be added to this amazing group of players. None is better or worst than the other. It’s about taste and about what they are doing NOW. Ritchie isn’t making many of us happy right now. That’s his choice. But….I am very happy in the fact that PURPLE is still around, and still producing some great material.

    So, to get back to the topic of this blog……

    Good Luck Ritchie and Candice. May you have as wonderful a marriage as I do, and may it last forever. As far as BN……let’s put that to rest for a while and work on making some little “Blackmores”, and let the “Man in Tights” dawn his “WizARD” hat from the past and produce a ROCK RECORD so that all the little crybabies can finally have something new that they enjoy, rather than frustrate them with your ‘pussy ass twanging’ in the forest.

    Oh, and Priest, HURT? Sorry, I didn’t intend to hurt you. Maybe you should switch off to Boy George for a while. Sit back and watch the “Crying Game”. DROWN? No thanks. I have way too many things to accomplish. Life is my Life………and I do it pretty well.


  67. 67
    Rascal says:

    I told you his sedation was wearing off……..

    Are they aware that their are three of them in this marriage………RB, Candice, and Priest??

  68. 68
    Joanna says:

    Best wishes!

  69. 69
    EYAL says:

    Mazal Tov for RB and thje bride !! wish them all the best … 🙂 !!

  70. 70
    Simon says:

    Married? I thought he was her dad, which is why I always believed that there was a Smirk on his Daughter . . . . 🙂

  71. 71
    stefan says:


    For the zillionth time….GET OVER IT,Priest!!

    I´ve never experienced a masochist like you before!I just don´t get it.If you´re hurtin´so much about the fact that RB is out of DP,why torture yourself and expose yourself for the verbal abuse unless you´re a bonafide masochist?????Or is just a case of a introvert bellybutton anal fase?

    Personally I think you´re just one of those oddballs that are not happy,unless you´re unhappy!!If RB (god forbid) should go back to DP,you just find something else to whine about!!So just kick back,put on “Bananas”(apt title for you)or “From the inside” by Alice Cooper,a couple of valiums and snooze off to the land of elves!!ROCK ON!

  72. 72
    Bo says:

    To me it’s easy.
    I’m happy to have Purple around, BUT I’m not happy NOT to have Ritchie playing Rock these years. The Fender sound he has is still “the sound” to me. Purple with Richie is still THE Deep Purple to me, but with Steve Morse it’s for sure far better than nothing. I wish RB back with his Fender. Blackmores Night can be support act.

  73. 73
    RICK says:

    Congratulations to Ritchie and his wife/ musical director/ controller/ ball possessor/whatever… if you guys are happy, that’s all that matters , i guess.. I just hope Ritchie doesn’t get burned like McCartney did….. If that ever happens , you can fully expect to see Ritchie getting back to drilling on his strat, and totally making up for lost time … The world is still waiting , Ritchie, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s with DP or not, considering all the goofy animosity that exists…. Just get back to doing what you do best………

  74. 74
    AndreA says:

    Who is the best
    between Ronaldo and Hughes in Manchester United?

    Manchester United were better with Mark Hughes in eighties and Giggs
    or is better now with Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Or the abosulte the best was with George Best?

    after that of DP debate, this is another issue that makes me not sleep at night..since 1974..

    “Please God Help Me!”


  75. 75
    Rascal says:

    You need to get a life!

  76. 76
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe the amazing duo of Stefan and Tracy should get married


    From the inside, Alice Cooper, don t know that one, maybe I ll check it out

    Are you guys still wearying that halo of flies?

    The smell of manure here is overwhelming

  77. 77
    fernando says:

    Lo siento muchisimo, a Richie se le ocurrio casarse con la mujer que lo alejo del rock. Todo mal.

  78. 78
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I listened to the song on You Tube and had to look for lyrics cause he did not pronounciate very clearly
    The music I find too messy too

    I suppose I stick to How are ya gonna see me now…..

    Cause the first is about drugs abuse and although I like a few glasses of wine, 2 coffee a day with lots of milk and cream and light brown sugar, loads of chocolate and in some periods giga loads of sex, sports, music…….
    the suggested one is not for me

    The 2nd song is more anywayabout heartache, seems better suited than some stupid drugs song

    Well, if that makes me a sentimental fool or something in your eyes, ok with me////

    Apart from that , your perception is at max something like black and white…..
    I need more colour, gimme a RAINBOW, dude


  79. 79
    stefan says:


    Proposing to Tracy….Hmmm,however tempting that might be I have to decline!I´m happily married, and so is he I belive!

    The major difference is that: No,I don´t always agree with Tracy,Rascal or whoever but they don´t get stuck in a specific topic forever like you Priest!My wife is a psychiatrist and have a diagnosis for you…nahh,better keep it to myself for your sake,don´t want the responsibility for loss of remaining marbles!

  80. 80
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Hey Priest and the likes thereof…..that smell of Shit that you are overwhelmed by, is probably the rotten crap that you keep spewing, over and over again. It’s finally reduced itself into the mung that overtakes one’s head and decomposes the brain. Basically stagnation, waiting for the past to resurrect and give you a place to feel comfortable. The present or reality is not for you. A padded cell is more comfortable. Therefore, a song from the same Alice Cooper Album……”The Quiet Room”. Get a copy and listen to it Priest. The lyrics of every toon on the album are something you might ‘relate to’.

    Also, that stench you smell is YOU. Take a bath. Wash away the old, let in the new. Stop wallowing in the old stuff that no longer exists. Grow the Fuck Up!!!!! Move ON!!!!! Maybe you should marry Ritchie. He seems to be a ‘basket case’ also……Could be a match made in “Twinkle, Pointy Hat and Shoes Town”. JLT could be Maid of Dishonor. Candice could strap one on during the Honey Moon and give you both what you truly need……..How romantic….Wow!! This could be the concept and title for the next BN album……”Two Full Moons full of Vibration”.

    Then, when the Honeymoon wears off, but still with that Vibrating Shlong in your caboose, you could hit that ‘high note’ that you complain IG can’t do anymore and then you and Ritchie could form your own MK2 Cover band. Scream baby Scream…….

    Now, as far as me and Stefan…..maybe if his name was Stephanie, but as you all know…..I too am a happily married MALE, to a WOMAN. Sorry, but as with Priest’s obvious “Mental Condition”, homosexuality is yet another sickness I don’t quite understand and am not interested in. AT ALL. But then…..I don’t have cats either…..


  81. 81
    Freddy says:

    To all fans of this site…

    I never have the habit to write, as many others, I only read and follow.

    I think many of you will agree that Mr.Tracy Heyder is here completely OUT OF LINE.
    His comments have nothing to do anymore with the subject or the opinion. They have evoluated to a disturbing insulting vulgar behaviour towards another fan .Priest writes always only his own opinion NEVER forgetting respect and style.There is a difference between teasing humor and crap replying like Tracy does.
    A majority of fans shares the wish for Blackmores music or return.
    Perhaps some Americans have everything bigger, even lack of taste and tolerance.
    As a passionate and true DP-fan and THS reader, I hope this stays a site of sharing respectful attitudes amongst eachother.
    All the best to you Priest and all other fans, cheers to Ritchie and Candice!

  82. 82
    Maurizio Leonardo says:

    Congratulazioni, spero di poter rivedere presto un vostro concerto.

    Cava dei Tirreni (Salerno Italy

  83. 83
    Chris says:

    Why does every thread on this web-site turn into a Blackmore v Gillan rant, usually involving the same few people? It’s fucking boring. And using bigotry (see above) to make your point is pretty poor too.

    Congratulations to both, I’m sure they’re very happy and couldn’t care less what others think.

  84. 84
    Rascal says:

    I only hope RB reciprocates the love he is shown…..

    Im not sure if Priest could deal with that kind of rejection. He has little grip on reality as it stands, a broken heart maybe just too much for him to take.

    Stefan……Priest doesnt need a diagnosis…. he just needs to stop feeling sorry for himself.

    Im afraid RB is just out of his league!

  85. 85
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I think the funniest part about this wedding is that Candy got herself a fancy wedding gown while RB just turned up in his regular stage (and everyday?) outfit. 🙂

  86. 86
    Rascal says:

    Jlt and priest turned up in spandex and strawberry lipstick

  87. 87
    AndreA says:

    to 81

    well said Freddy,

    I see/read that for someone is normal to consider homosexuality a sickness….poor man he is. this is descrimination and racism, FO! very very sad. but we all see that this world is more and more involved into the fascism..I hate you man and what you say…you are happy with your wife? nobody ask to you how is your condition of life with you dearly hot female..I don’t come here to speak about my girl against gays or lesbic..you feel to be free but your mind is closed into water close like a piece of . . . .

  88. 88
    Jerry says:

    Would be nice if everyone who posted, at least had the courage to use their real names, such as Martin Cook did! Talking of which; “Richard Hugh??????????? According to Chris Charlesworth’s definitive early DP biography it was Richard Harold!!!!!”

    Martin- try my more definitive, later Blackmore biography, even if I do say it myself! Chris’s book had many errors, including within the gig list, much of which will be confirmed when Nigel Young’s book hopefully, eventually gets published!

  89. 89
    Jeff says:

    I like to wish all happiness and joy to Candice and Ritchie!

    Tracy Heyder & bridesmaids,

    I loath it, to read your low and unbecoming comments towards purplepriest1965 ,who just happens to be someone very open-minded and diverse of taste.It is only you always bringing in over and over again the same insulting booring answers,and always towards the same person.It’s just annoying .
    Behaving also rude and boorish towards the like-minded as priest, doesn’t change their preferences for Blackmore.
    Before writing more nonsens or crap,better take an upside down hot tub bad as long as possible.

    Cheers to all DP line-ups, and to respect for all the fan preferences !

  90. 90
    Rascal says:


    Freddy writes ‘Priest writes always only his own opinion NEVER forgetting respect and style’


  91. 91
    Freddy says:

    I’m sure you the expert in evaluating bollocks, Rascal!

  92. 92
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Freddy……since you confess that you never write and only read and follow……WHAT DO YOU FOLLOW?

    Either you read very little or you ignore the main issues. Are you an authority on the difference between ‘teasing humor and crap’? I surely am no authority, but I do know when I am ‘Teasing’ and when I am expressing ‘Crap’.

    I usually have something subjective or objective to state regarding the subjects of the various blogs I respond to. I usually express my points based on actual experience or knowledge in fact. If you will go back and review the past blogs, you will find that I am one of the first to give a remark or input regarding the topic, and from total unbiased side. Then as the various responders add on and remark, eventually the SAME OLD ‘Crap’ as you express is entered. Usually at the hands of ‘Priest’. Spewing the same old “Blackmore is God and Gillan is Crap”. No matter what the subject….This is a constant from ‘Some of YOU’. If you think that is what needs to be discussed, Over and Over again from the same old people, well then I understand your attack on me. I am only responding to the “Bigotry” of the ‘Morse’ haters. (Chris; 83). Sorry if I crossed that line for you, and (AndreA; 87). Again, read what is written before my response fully, and you will see where my response comes from. Sorry if I’m not very PC. Oh well. If you look, you will find that I was accused of being a ‘Woman’, and Priest advised that I should marry Stefan. Sorry again, but with my sarcastic wit that obviously is too much for you to handle, I responded. That is the only reason I brought up my ‘Wife’ (yes she is HOT). You can see pictures of her in some of the reviews I have submitted. Sorry again if I offended the land of Homos or those who think that it’s OK. If you are so tolerant, then you should respect my opinion. I don’t preach against it, but I also have no problem expressing my distaste for it. Nothing wrong with that, especially when I am being accused of being a chick or advised to marry a dude. I’m very against Gay Marriage and find it repulsive and disgusting. But again, just my opinion and this is no forum for it and until now, have never brought it up. But if we are going to stray away from the issues or the subjects of these blogs and constantly be bombarded by “Ritchie vs Morse” and “Gillan vs all the others”, no matter what the subject, then hold onto your hats, because eventually someone might have a response in protest….and you may not like it. Obviously.

    Can you imagine how boring this site would be if every Purple Fan was a ‘Blackmore Worshipper’? How many times would we see written…….MK2 is the best, Why can’t Ritchie come back to Deep Purple, Morse is not Ritchie, Gillan can’t scream like before, blah blah blah blah……


    Can’t wait for the next topic, but I also know where it will wind up. Unless of course Priest and little unhappy Blackmore Worshippers computers blow up and they can’t enter the SAME OLD CRAP for the rest of us to respond to.


    As far as the ‘racist or

  93. 93
    Sami says:

    I agree with you Freddy…Tracy was WAY OUT OF LINE,
    and not for the first time!!! Sad, really!!

    Jerry Bloom, is that you? If it is, your book is great,
    very thorough & informative, yet still entertaining!

    By the way, Sami is my real name….Sami Kirjavainen, that is.

    Cheers to all of you nice Purple-people

  94. 94
    Rascal says:

    Freddy – I can evaluate my own for sure………….but if thats an invite to evaluate yours……… sorry to disappoint I aint made that way. Ask your boyfriend

  95. 95
    Rascal says:

    Sami – you are so predictable………

    Void of your own thoughts you pounce on someone elses, and do your ‘sucking up’

    ……’By the way, Sami is my real name….Sami Kirjavainen, that is’……..

    For Fucks Sake!!

  96. 96
    Freddy says:

    Thanx Sami, AndreA!

    Tracy, once more,your comment only is as much worth as the bubbles in your hot tub!

    Rascal,you used to have more ‘potential’ in earlier days!

  97. 97
    Rascal says:

    You have me all wrong Freddy…………. The purpose of my life aint to impress YOU.

    So if I dont live up to your expectations…. your point is what??

    I guess the point is this…….’who are you’?

  98. 98
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Here again is an example. I type with one finger. It takes me forever to type, yet I go out of my way to clear up as much of this mess as I can, covering every aspect of what it being expressed with such controversy, yet your vigor in your stand against me, due to my crossing your “Blackmore Mascot” Priest disallows you to see further than your Brown Nose. I think you have solidified my point.

    Now, back to the “Bubbles in my Hot Tub”. Much better than the “Hot Air which is blowing out of your Ass, which seems to be shared with Priest”, where you got your brown nose.



  99. 99
    Sami says:

    Oh please Rascal….don’t be so negative, lighten up a bit, it’ll do you good 🙂

    Well, I’m off now to ‘suck up’ to my wife & baby-boy…

    Be well

  100. 100
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Tracy; I for one do respect your opinion. I don’t agree with it, but acknowledge everyone’s right to believe what they believe. You and I engaged in a debate approximately one year ago over sickness vs choice, as it pertained to the death of someone I thought was a very good performer. During our exchange I realized you might be toying with me, in order to get a rise out of me (which too I can appreciate, I do it all the time at work.) Bottom Line: I believe that your jabs at priest are meant in fun, and if not let “The Battle Rage On”!

    Freddy; I enjoyed reading your comment.

    Sami; Enjoy your family, I’m envious. You don’t realize how good you have it until it’s gone!

  101. 101
    AndreA says:


    you write “I’m very against Gay Marriage and find it repulsive and disgusting. But again, just my opinion and this is no forum for it and until now..”

    this is not the forum? ok you should never start this “discussion”..

    ok we can speak about it (gay marriage),no problem,this is your opinion,but when you wrote

    “homosexuality is yet another sickness I don’t quite understand and am not interested in” I find it very offensive.

    this is my last answer about this matter..everybody knows that about homosexuality,politic and religion there is never a point of meet..so…

    ciao ciao

    god bless geoge micheal,F.Mercury,R.halford for their wonderful voices

  102. 102
    Annemie says:

    I feel the same way about it as you AndreA 🙁
    It feels good however to read also inspirating and respectful comments from you and others!
    Wishing you well 😉

    I agree completely and very well said Freddy !

    Sami, do I remember correct ,didn’t you write in May you were expecting this baby to come? And my late congratulations ful of joy 😀

    Cheers to all fine Purple fans 🙂

  103. 103
    AndreA says:

    Thank You Annemie,
    it is always a plesure to receive comfortable words from others and mainly from You 🙂

    Sami, I wish you a lot of happiness for your new little children in your house,love love love!

    My Dears Annemie and Sami
    You have to know that I and my woman live in Italy; we are searching to have a baby but my woman has some problems so we have to take the way of Artificial fecondaione.

    As everybody knows,here in italy if a couple wants take this way it has only 3 attempts to do,no more.
    In other countries (also in Turkya…) it is not the same,there are not limits to attempts.

    Somebody say that a normal couple is formed by a woman ad by a man,somebody says that there is nothing strange that 2 men or 2 women live together..

    the real is that a lot of people in the name of God ( and in the name of Nation and in the name of the family like Mussolini said) a “normal” cuple have to make children…that/because homosexuality is not good (for..)…

    so someone (Believer) or God should explain to me and maily to my girl why she was born with this suffering,why she must live without the emotions of a gestation…

    we have to accept what nature (or God?) gave us,this is my form to respect God (not to go in the moltitudes Pope’s house) but someone (my Governament,The Church) have to explain to me why a lot of italians go to foreigners coiuntries for embryo research and for Medically assisted procreation.

    my country religious antigay…where there is not freedom to decide for each life..here I live,we are stopped at 1950 (perhaps under the shadow of thirties..)

    I wish to have a baby,a daughter and I hope for this,mainly for my woman.

    Best wishes to Sami
    a lot of happiness


  104. 104
    Rascal says:

    Is it me?…………

    Or has this turned into a ‘copulation’ and ‘conception’ forum…….

    AndreA quote – ‘this is not the forum? ok you should never start this “discussion”….

    Guess that quote doesnt apply to AndreA, it just applies to Tracy.

  105. 105
    AndreA says:


    you are right,
    sorry..I stop my self here my consideration,but I was not the starter,I only answered to some Tracy’s considerations that does not belong to my thought..and to others.

    at the end I wish that this “purple-community” remains the same with us all,unfortunately we all have to beat among us simply because we are not the same.. so..it is not a question of angry, but only to speak, each with their own ideas possibly trying not to offend anyone.

    this is my opinion (have I offended anyone?)

    ciao Rascal

  106. 106
    Annemie says:

    Dear AndreA,
    Your words,’Not offending anyone’…that’s the most precious thought on this site…perhaps it helps to enjoy the diversity between people, tastes, religions, races,music etc. in harmony and tolerance.!
    And especially for you , most inspiring AndreA,
    all love and that for you and your woman the wish for a baby may come true…then…all stout in my cellar will be consumed to celebrate!!! 🙂

  107. 107
    Rotterdam Rebel says:

    Political, religious, race, gender and Blackmore correctness gone mad.

    Only acceptable opinions are tolerated.

    You must capitulate and conform.

  108. 108
    Sami says:

    Seven-47, Annemie & AndreA : I Thank You for your kind words, they really are appreciated!!

    Annemie : our son just turned one, his birthday is 16th of october. I adore him, and luckily he’s coming after his beautiful mother in looks 🙂

    AndreA : I’m sure that there will be wonderful news sooner or later….in the meantime I wish you & your lady all the best & remember to have some fun while ‘making’ your first born.

    Cheers to you all, keep on rocking!!!

  109. 109
    AndreA says:

    and now I’d like to think that everybody here get just a smiling with

    it is not about music and DP,
    but by seeing see one thing on which we all recognize, the man is the same everywhere when hates others and the only thing that unites is always the war .. the man should exercise a little more intelligent and know how to live by giving importance to things of the simple life

    I love you all Rockers
    ideally I see you with me all along here smiling
    enjoy it


  110. 110
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Now I know what “THS” truly stands for…..

    “Therapy for Hopeless Sissies”.

    For Christ’s Sake is that all that matters? Thanking those that comfort and agree with your words to the point that it becomes a crying and hugging session for hurt and healing feelings?

    I do believe it’s time you thin skinned cry babies truly think about finding a more soft and less “Rockin'” site to have your little ‘self esteem’ building sessions on….maybe “Blackmore’s Night’s” site. Maybe Candice can sing you all a little lullaby in her monotone voice for your monotone mind to digest and take you to “Never Never Land” where all is pink and twinkly.

    You don’t see ‘Stefan, or Rascal, or Seven-47, or myself’ sucking up to each other everytime one of us agrees with something and expressing “Oh Thank you, thank you, thank you for backing me up and going against the big bad other guys”. We respectfully agree or disagree and express ourselves in whatever manner we choose, without the need for ‘apologies or recognition’. I’m sure we could sit in a Pub having a balls to the wall arguement about ‘whatever’, pour down some large steins of a fine lager down the pipes and bid each other a fine farewell till the next time and do it all over again.

    A perfect example is Seven-47. Me and him had a huge slam band disagreement about the dead singer from Quiet Riot as he stated above. He had his strong personal views and I had mine. Yes, admittedly I do have a tendency to be very sarcastic and go to an extreme when conveying my point, and he figured that out. We have no hard feelings as far as I know for each other and turned the page. Now today, we respectfully agree or disagree and express our opinion OUR WAY. I totally respect him for GETTING IT. He figured me out and doesn’t take my sarcasm to heart. I think he returns the respect. Maybe not, but again, that is for him to do on his own, and not by whether or not it is supported by others whom jump on the same bandwagon……

    I ask one thing from you all whom seem to NOT GET IT. Just go back over my writings on this blog and what they pertained to. Do it with ‘eyes wide open’. Think about the song “Things I Never Said” when you are done. Then think about what it is that you hear when read what I did say…..

    Probably too much to ask from fellow Deep Purple Fans….
    Don’t forget, in the end, that is all we are.


  111. 111
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Tracy; you intrigue me. We disagree on so many issues, but agree on so many others. I’d love to sit down and have a beer with you sometime. And yes I do return the respect to you. Just because I don’t agree with someone, doesn’t mean I have to personally attack them and berate them in order to make my point. I thought our debate last year was quite civil.

    I’m going out on a limb here, but are you a Ted Nugent fan? I’ve seen him five times. Awesome performer! And yes I know he’s sober. Have a good week!

  112. 112
    Tracy Heyder says:

    You mean ‘Uncle Ted’? Yes, I am an avid fan. Have been since he was one of the “Amboy Dukes”……looooong ago. I have been lucky in the fact that the music I was attracted to as a young little ‘Red Neck’ was a good choice. That is, the bands I loved then still are doing it today….Ted, Purple, Alice Cooper, Sabbath (in one form or another), Pink Floyd (in some form or another) and the many spin offs that abound from each of these….I’ve been blessed. Yes I have seen Ted a few times, but the most memorable was when he opened for Purple a few years back. How cool was that to see him and my all time favorite band on the same ticket. If you have access to the “Outdoor Channel” on your cable network, check out “The Spirit of the Wild” on Tuesdays and Saturdays, whereby Ted hunts Deer and other critters on his ranch. Me and him have way too much in common….being hunters, musicians, clean and(me, not so sober, but in control), and the love of this piece of dirt called America.

    Hey, let’s do the beer thing. Where and when? I’ve got a bar that will knock you out here on my ranch. You are truly invited……


  113. 113
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Thank-you Tracy; I know you are down south, and I go to New Orleans once a year. (I love The French Quarter!). I’m thinking the summer of 2009 if you’re serious. I hope I can still afford to travel after November 4th, taxes are going to go through the roof with Obama! I too saw Deep Purple with Ted Nugent. Speaking of Alice Cooper, is that guy awesome or what? And he’s sober too, maybe I should re-evalute my life. AGAIN!

  114. 114
    stefan says:

    Tracy & Seven-47!

    If I lived in the U.S., you could have counted me in even though I don´t drink anymore! I could serve as bartender and keep the drinks coming!

    I am a fan of Ted Nugent as well, and think the man is hilarious and a great entertainer! I don´t always agree with his opinions but respect them and admire his strong conviction! My favourite Nugent album of all time have to be “Live Gonzo”,it just kicks major ass!!
    I also have a love affair with Lynyrd Skynyrd since about 1975! A great band with integrity,pride and stamina!ROCK ON!

  115. 115
    SEVEN-47 says:

    stefan; I’d love to have you as the bartender at our meeting! Nugent is an extreme conservative, and makes no excuses. I too respect his convictions, even though I’m a moderate independent. Sami and Stoffer any interest in joining us? This could be extremely fun.

  116. 116
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I don’t drink any more………but then, I don’t drink any less either..he he he..

    Sounds like a jammin’ time. OK. 2009 it is. Tennessee, just north of Nashville, on my ranch known as OTH Creek Manor.

    This is no joke. Let’s do it. Let’s make this a Purple Gathering. We can do this. What a Bash. Priest, are you game?


  117. 117
    stefan says:

    We would have to change the lyrics to SOTW though, to fit the occassion….”We all came out to Dixie,to get drunk at the southern bash”…..!!!!

    Don´t know if I´d afford the travel, as we´re planning a trip to Argentina sometime next year! But I sure as hell wish you guys a hell of a time! Take care ya´ all!!ROCK ON!

  118. 118
    Rascal says:

    Its quite entertaining to dangle the bait and see who takes a ‘bite’………

    Right from the ‘predictable’ through to the ‘my opinion counts more than yours’ to the ‘love everyone tree hugging saps’……..

    And of course the ‘oddball’ Blackmore is my life………’disillusioned but under therapy and mild medication’ entertainers.

    Some of you might say that its interesting to see DP attract such a wide variation of followers……. ME, Id say that ‘I couldnt really give a ‘RATS FURRY ASS’………….

    ….’By the way, Rascal is my real name… Mr. Rascal, that is’…..

    Take the bait…………..you Muthers….

  119. 119
    Annemie says:

    And now…it’s Music Time 8)

    A vacation in a foreign land
    Uncle Tracy does the best he can
    You’re in Creek Manor now
    Oh, oh, you’re in Creek Manor, now

    Now you remember what our Yankee said
    nothing to do but drink and stay in bed

    Blackmores music in the dad of night
    Tracy calls stand up and fight

    You’ve got your orders and you ‘d better type right
    One finger on the keyboard
    But it don’t seem right
    You’re with a redneck now
    Oh, oh, you’re with a redneck, now 😉

    Aha…have a good time 😀

  120. 120
    Annemie says:

    AndreA 😀

    cin cin

  121. 121
    AndreA says:

    the real my name is

    if you wish I can give my surname,are you interested on?

  122. 122
    Rascal says:

    Would it be ‘tree-hugger’ by any chance?

  123. 123
    Sami says:

    Hahaa, that was quite good, Rascal. I just wonder that it hadn’t occurred to you that some of my comments/lines have been made tongue firmly in the cheek, and some just to provoke a reaction from you!!!…and you have swallowed the bait every time(talkin ’bout predictability!!)…Muther 🙂

    Well, that’s it about that ‘subject’, be well Mr. Rascal & keep those baits coming.

    Yours truly, Sami(that is my real name, seriously)

  124. 124
    Annemie says:

    Mine is Anna!There is a little story around…My mum loved to have an ‘Annemie’ but that name became not accepted here in Antwerp. She insisted, and so my father had to go for the second round to the mayor house :)…At last the best he could do was to add Maria as a second name… You know, I even posses a third name for the fifth in row in generation…Livine! But all my friends call me Annemie…and the very dear ones 😉 : Mieke !!!

    It would be a great honnor to read your surname.
    For several reasons (burglery, drinking, shooting etc.)I’s not so easy for me to give mine…is that all right for you? Otherwise we can stay ‘surnameless’ 🙂
    At this very moment from Antwerp, a big stout cheers to you 😀

  125. 125
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Mine is “Dick”….Dick Tracy.

    You will have to use your imagination to figure out the story behind it…….


  126. 126
    Annemie says:

    I imagine it like ‘Dick’ in Die Hard 2…especially the champagne scene! 8)

  127. 127
    Annemie says:

    I didn’t saw your comment [89] until now…I agree Jeff and well said!
    Also cheers to you!

  128. 128
    AndreA says:

    Hi Dick Tracy!
    is real or you are joking?

    my surname is Cavallo (“Horse”)…

    Annemie,I like your nicknamed Annemie but I am astonished by your real name because my woman’s name is really ANNA MARIA..ahahahah..the same of your!! incredible!
    Now you can understand how increased even more my view for you! incredible

    it is good thing to start a new day smiling..
    thank you Annemie
    ciao Tracy

    have a good day

  129. 129
    Rascal says:

    Hook line and sinker…………..Sami

  130. 130
    AndreA says:


    Annemie Heylen? 🙂

    I try to guess….

  131. 131
    AndreA says:


  132. 132
    Annemie says:

    Your comment is more then amazing…and..no, not Verbeke or Heylen…strange, but my surname is familiar to yours…ending on the same letters, and in tree parts!
    Are you sure we are not related? 😀
    Cheers and wishing well to you and Anna!

  133. 133
    AndreA says:

    van der poll..?

    no..we are not related..to date… ;-O

  134. 134
    Annemie says:

    Are we not’related’… means here: Are we not ‘family’ 🙂 I made a little joke because of the simular things on which I’m very proud!

    And now…especially for you selected… it is…
    +b+i+d+e+l+o+ which means near the wood 🙂

    ps :you are very good in Belgian names !
    have a very nice weekend 😀

  135. 135
    AndreA says:

    it is very difficult to guess now..I’ll try..the game becomes more intrigued..gggrr..

  136. 136
    Annemie says:

    It was not intended for more guessing, you know, just think the crosses away…I put my surname only a litte bit in disguise 🙂 so , couldn’t I be an Italian too ? 😉

  137. 137
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I do not care too much if threads are being lost during the postings

    I wonder why some object to that and still do the same now and then

    Referring to Obama and taxes is an example, me thinks.

    Apart from different political tastes and opinions, I do not mind at all

    I must admit though it s a bit triggering towards a directon.
    One tends to THINK how someone is behind a statement like that.

    I m afraid it often leads to Black and White images and portrayals of persons perceived.

    Well, we keep on trying…..

  138. 138
    AndreA says:

    du bois ?

  139. 139
    purplepriest1965 says:

    what is this?

    A love affair?

  140. 140
    AndreA says:

    no no no..
    just amusement! 🙂

    ciao purplepriest

    stay well

  141. 141
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Thank you

    I seem to be more resilient than steel

    I m a ROCK!

  142. 142
    Marty says:

    I wish both Ritchie & Candice the very best for the future and I hope this is the one that lasts.

    I do worry about Carole Stevens influence over the pair though as she’s building a sort of Sharron Osbourne reputation lately.

    I feel that if the pair distance themselves from that then they’ve got a good chance.

    I love Blackmore’s Night but I have missed those wonderful Blackmore fret shreds of old. I do not think it would be boyond the realms of plausability if Ritchie balances the existance of BN, with a version of Rainbow and alternate between the two. I doubt Carole would allow that though.

    It just leaves a big question mark over this marriage as to why, after nearly 18 years together without tying the knot, that they’ve decided to take the plunge?

    Is Candice ready to give him the brush off now that she’s built an almost credible reputation of her own?

    Or is it because Ritchie is now planning to apply for US Citizenship?

    Maybe I’m a cynic, but I hope there’s a pre-nup.

    Or maybe, just maybe, it is because they genuinely DO love each other.

  143. 143
    AndreA says:

    About RB…

    I find very strange that He does not wish enjoy with DP and with Rainbow when he shows to be nostalgic, I would understand why he loves playing on stage with BN old DP’s songs and old Rainb’s song’s…

    I find very sad listend humiliated songs like Child In Time and The temple Of The King,just for making an example..

    He loves those songs,but it seems he continue to refuse his past…

    I don’t like to see how old gold pieces may be destroyed..

    Have you never listened Child In Time perfomed by BN and by that vocal? very sad..

    anyway..He likes that and a lot of fans love him again..
    “Life Goes On”..

  144. 144
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I do get certain beautiful things out of those new renditions as well
    The guitar for example

    I understand that you think it s less than the originals,even destructive and humiliating, but……
    On the other hand, the same sort or less is happening on the other side
    In my opinion NO LESS…
    Oh oh, if I go any further I ll be crucified again…..

  145. 145
    AndreA says:

    oh yes,you are not wrong to write that…

    it means that the real truth is that most of them hate to each other (Gillan/Blacmore at all)..

    I don’t find others reasons (also the relations between Blackmore and Dio have never been always idyllic…)..

    it is a pity..
    but LIFE GOES ON and I thank to Gillan,Paice,Glover..Morse and Don.

    BN: I bought only the first..

  146. 146
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Life goes on……
    Ain t it MAGIC

  147. 147
    Approach says:

    Можно и по этому вопросу, ведь только в споре рождается истина. 🙂

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