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“When I lived back in fifteen hundreds…”

Ritchie Blackmore’s interview that he gave to Radio Veronica (and was teased online a few weeks ago) has been now posted in its entirety. It is more entertaining rather than informative, owing that to the very dry sense of humour of said gentleman.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

18 Comments to ““When I lived back in fifteen hundreds…””:

  1. 1
    geno says:

    Whoa! Ritchie was slipping up with the truth..a little bit

  2. 2
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Hahhaa, quite funny. Have I been in Aerosmith? Led Zeppelin?

  3. 3
    Purpoz says:

    “Have I been in Aerosmith?”… What a great title for the next BN album!

  4. 4
    LRT says:

    The thing about this, is that it was published months ago at print.

  5. 5
    Tommy H. says:

    He forgot a little detail when he was talking about his past with Purple: Mark II and III were the very best bands/musicians he has ever played with in his whole life. Apart from Ronnie Romero being a fine vocalist: Ian Gillan at that age had one of the most powerful voices in the whole business.

  6. 6
    Mike Whiteley says:

    It seemed ,for a brief,shining moment,that Ritchie was genuinely showing concern about the health of Gillan & Paice.
    Then he says stuff about certain members being happier on the road than at home and that Purple is “….milking it”.
    I guess some hatchets were never truly buried.
    Kinda sad.

  7. 7
    Scoot says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Ritchie this gabby or this animated…

  8. 8
    Richard Legris says:

    Hope u and Candice live for another 500 years…
    Long live R& roll, Ritchie music and DP Family

  9. 9
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Just let that boy play his guitar!.

  10. 10
    Chip says:

    BN had been milking the same tired quasi renaissance folk songs for a decade. Pot. Meet Kettle.

  11. 11
    NWO says:

    Interesting snippet. RB just can’t help himself when he can jab his former mates! He puts his views on touring, music and relationships and applied them to someone else. You hate touring! You hate hangin’ with the boys! You hate the same setlist! You hate 5 shows a week! You are NOT in the band.
    I bought a record the other day. Title says it all. Just SHUT UP AND JAM!!

  12. 12
    michael mazur says:

    That was a fantastic interview.

  13. 13
    al says:

    @ 6

    I kind of agree with “the milking it” part,I have been saying for years in this forum that Deep Purple are touring way too much for their age,but then again Ritchie is telling the truth about Ian’s not wanting to stay home and getting bored and such,things we already know and heard from Gillan and Glover in their Interviews.Still,i think it is amazing that they are still doing night in and night out,when their contemporaries are gone and done long time ago.I like the part of Purple management and the “whip” part!
    You gotta love Ritchie!!

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    I wish Blackmore would do his interviews solo, i refuse to listen & watch her sitting there waffling rubbish & clinging on to her vanity! The end of the 3rd Rainbow gig recently showed it all. I couldn’t reach for the ‘stop’ button quick enough when she stood at the front of the stage & started the teenage girl ‘look at me’ immature thing! Still support Blackmore though, go Ritchie!

  15. 15
    Louis says:

    Nice humour and dryistic. Miss the heavy classical Ritchie. He still cares for the other DP guys though you can tell.

  16. 16
    Louis says:

    Nearest haunted castle. lol

  17. 17
    RYAN D says:

    What a joke!!! Grow up,dude isn’t 30 years old, and he still kicks ass and so does his wife! Don’t like it then don’t listen to it, if you are a true fan of the man behind the strat then you should respect his choices as he moves on in his life, dude has rocked more venues then more can comprehend and durthmore was doing so before most people were alive! Destroyed Japan , California and so many more. His new music and his relationship with his wife on stage is amazing, don’t be jealous, how many people have a soul mate that they can rock on stage with and have been doing for over 20 years, get over it. Yeah when he breaks out the strat it’s sweet , but he plays a variety of instruments and his talents with all of them is exceptional! Don’t have something nice to say then don’t! Go listen to screaming loud crap u can’t understand!!! Mosh. Bop ur head up and down and fall over deaf! The man is a legend.

  18. 18
    Rock Voorne says:

    Exiting times.


    I was actually looking for the Veronica interview made in 1980 for TV, Glover and Blackmore in my own livingroom, being 15 years of age.
    When things like this were special and times were not that hysterical compared to the digital age.

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