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Ein grosser Deutschlandfan

Playmobil Blackmore

Blackmore did an interview with German publication Spiegel Online, and it is quite an entertaining read even in reverse translation done by a machine. He reveals in the interview that he visited Germany for the first time in 1563 as a touring minstrel. Blackmore’s Night is an attempt to recreate those fabulous times — that knew no radio, nor annoying PR manager, let alone the internet — but skipping the wars, severed heads, plague, and cholera. He also confesses his love for the country, German women (he got married to them — twice!), Franz Beckenbauer, cabbage rolls and Schlager. He also said that after the infamous spaghetti incident in 1993 him and Big Ian had a laugh about it.

It’s up to you whether to believe any of it, but one can’t argue the interview is quite entertaining. Go practice your Deutschlish.

Thanks to Timo for the info.

7 Comments to “Ein grosser Deutschlandfan”:

  1. 1
    nupsi59 says:

    Hi everyone,

    please check the photos on spiegelonline, some are very rare…

    Have a nice Day!

  2. 2
    Moreblack says:

    haha the old Blackers!!!Great reading.

  3. 3
    Rob says:


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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Bonkers?, what do you mean bonkers?. Merely a different way of thinking!. Lol. Smiles to ya!.

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    Helge says:

    Moin from Hamburg,
    spiegelonline brought this “interview” on the 14th of April without mentioning, that this date is a special date for Ritchie. Some kind of another birthday:). As far as I see, what Ritchie said was taken from other “interviews” which he did during last year.

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    al says:

    anyone knows where to read it in English ? how the hell we are going to read it when in German?!!

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    hajiri says:

    Blackmore might say what he wanted to say
    but I lived in Germany for 17 years, this country sucks because the bureaucracy things are more difficult for the most non EU citizens and the authority is becomin more stiff today than in any other countries

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