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Rory Dartanyan

They’ve managed to keep it under wraps for quite some time, but now it’s official: Rory Dartanyan Blackmore was born on February 7 this year and is doing fine.

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

25 Comments to “Rory Dartanyan”:

  1. 1
    HardRockPete says:

    So to all the “dumba….es” over at the DP “fan” forum, guess the MKIII reunion is off then?


  2. 2
    Anthony says:

    They did indeed keep that one quiet but great news for the Blackmores! maybe the arrival of Rory distracted their attention from putting a wee bit more effort into the live DVD ” A Knight in York” . Such a disappointment and half hearted release.

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    Dear Ritchie an Candy

    Congratulations and I hope, Rory will get an adult with the best guitar teacher you can get.

    RORY BLACKMORE, what a wunderful name for a guitar player …



  4. 4
    jeff says:

    congrats to the parents and all the best for little Rory ( named after Rory Gallagher perhaps ? )

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    As history has shown over many centuries past, a king needs a son to inherit the throne………..

  6. 6
    Thompson says:

    What’s wrong with Jurgen as heir to the throne?

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    Yes I thought of Jurgen initially, as he would be first choice as first born perhaps? But then again, one can never tell in these sort of scenarios.

  8. 8
    MacGregor says:

    But then again, Jurgen is one we know about, who can really tell………….

  9. 9
    ana rchist says:

    – me personally would like to see mr. blackmore get his ROCK hard, instead of his…
    “thompson” has a relevant point: what’s wrong with jürgen inheriting?

  10. 10
    JohninNJ4you says:

    Rory! Great name. It’s an omen that there will be a Mark III reunion, for sure ; -D HA HA

  11. 11
    Skow says:


    Well done, well timed, a beautiful baby,after a beautiful girl.And again, what an original name.
    And wonderful to hear that music keeps his place in the family and the fans in their hearts!
    All good luck and health to ever lasting Candice and Ritchie and Esmeralda and Rory:D

    Cheers 8)

  12. 12
    HZ says:

    So it’s Rory Blackmore, and I taught it’s Gallagher after first name 🙂

    Congratulations to happy parents!

  13. 13
    purpletemple says:

    To 1 and 10: on the contrary! It means that Candice has to stay home and take care of the baby. Blackmore’s Night on hold means daddy can go play some rock’n’ roll with some old pals! 🙂
    Although I seriously doubt it…

  14. 14
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I’m very happy for Ritchie and Candice. 🙂

  15. 15
    Juan Sebastian Rubio says:

    Ritchie is time for a break from Candice advantage to devote time to Rock.

  16. 16
    Buttockss says:

    @15 maybe time for candace to pop tart rock …….. and richie to rock the cradle ?.

  17. 17
    Jack says:

    Ritchie: Instead of boring hurdy gurdy, bring back Deep Purple Mx III!!! It’ll kick ass!!!

  18. 18
    Scotty says:

    Ritchie… do what you want, to all the real fans we enjoy it all.

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Found this today searching for results on the Knight In York production.

    Interesting and amusing read.

    To be filed under the banner :

    “How did I get into Ritchie Blackmore….”


  20. 20
    Diane Wallace says:

    @purplepriest1965 That was my website you found. I am glad you found it both interesting and amusing. Thanks for sharing it.

    Yes, it took me awhile to find Ritchie, but now I am a devoted fan.

    Sadly for some of you he won’t ever go back to being a true rocker. But listen to the music he is playing today. He can still play guitar. And he is happy doing what he is doing. Doesn’t that mean anything?

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Diane

    No we are egotistical bastards, hehehe : )

    Cheers, Mark

  22. 22
    Moreblack says:

    Congrats to Ritchie!!!!And Candice!!!!Wellcome Rory.Yeah,what a great name to a guitar player!!!

  23. 23
    Joop Schmets says:

    Sorry that I’m a little late with my best wishes to Ritchie and Candice.

    Congratulations with your Beautiful son Rory Dartanyan. What a name for a future guitar-player!
    Wish I could be present in Nijmegen tonight. Have a grate gig.

  24. 24
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Strange how they not only were quick to announce, but even named their last studio album after their daughter when she was born. Why all the secrecy here regarding this one????


  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe the baby stared them back with an evelish eye and later on it turned out well after all.

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