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More Passaic goodies

Another Rainbow video from 1979 Passaic show was uploaded.

Man on the Silver Mountain:

Thanks to Anastasis Kalymnos for the upload.

[Update Jan 16] More footage from the show is available at vk.com.

46 Comments to “More Passaic goodies”:

  1. 1
    Nicolas Agustin Lapa says:


  2. 2
    Nicolas Agustin Lapa says:


  3. 3
    al says:

    @1 I can see now where the neo classical guitar players,like Malmsteen got that !

  4. 4
    Rodrigo Alejandro Escorza Bravo says:

    Great solo, great song

  5. 5
    George Martin says:

    If there’s 2 videos there must be more. The whole show needs to be out there for all to see.

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    As good a vocalist that he is, Bonnet in Rainbow just didn’t work for me! Despite the fact that he looks like a lawyer or an accountant, not that his appearance should have anything to do with it, but this is ROCK music, long hair is part of the norm, not short back ‘n sides!! It was never going to last long & I remember discussing this topic back when this album was released in 1979, or was it 1980!
    Who is the thin guy with hair playing the bass guitar? Cheers.

  7. 7
    Henrik says:

    It seems to be pro-shot.

  8. 8
    Carl Hardwick says:

    How did Graham Bonnet EVER get into a band? BARF.

  9. 9
    Anders says:

    Stunning footage!

    Does anyone know if the whole show has survived? Was it shot in color? Any plans to clean it up and release it properly?

  10. 10
    kraatzy says:

    Awesome – genius

    That ´s Blackmore, cause we love him and his playing …

    and …
    He is playing his guitar witch is (visual) the same as the
    Fender Blackmore Signature Olympic White Stratocaster with Seymour Duncan quarter pound pickups



  11. 11
    Diogo Figueiredo says:

    watch this…live…impressive…

  12. 12
    Ivica says:

    Graham Bonnet top rock vocals, and that this footage shows his class
    one of the great series of top singers who have shared the stage with Ritchie :
    Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie James Dio, JLT… / Tony Iommi is always late, Ritchie was faster /
    Missing R. Plant, P.Rodgers, B.Dickinson to gather” all stars rock vocals”
    Ritchie finished with a woman as a singer
    there are no changes,
    “The Woman is the Boss”
    thanks for this footage, excellent

  13. 13
    cyclone says:

    GB another underrated vocalist. As for for his stage antics….he rivals JLT….both great singers and favorites among my list. As for RB….no one does it better…All Mark versions of this band simply fantastic. Thanks for the videos.

  14. 14
    Purpoz says:

    Ah yes, the Ritchie I love so much! Great line up of the band IMHO, and a very good album it produced as well. It’s hard to miss Roger in these clips too, bouncing around like a teenager. The whole thing seems so… happy 🙂

  15. 15
    Thomas Olsson says:

    Bonnet was (is?) a great vocalist, good to see this stuff

  16. 16
    Wiktor says:

    One of Rainbows best songs from the “hard rock era” but its Ronnie James Dios song…Dont get me wrong, I like Graham Bonnet and the songs on “Down to Earth” but this song belongs to Dio, just as I never liked the way Coverdale sang “Highway star” Im not too keen on how Bonnet sings Man on the silver Mountain…Uhhh we miss you Dio!!

  17. 17
    Kevin says:

    Wow…Just Wow!! Fantastic doesn’t come close.

    This has so got to get an official release of some kind…

    Brilliant stuff. Ritchie on absolutely top form!

  18. 18
    Apollo says:

    The full show is there : http://www.paste.com/video/rainbow/1010312

    Slow loading, but fantastic document !!

  19. 19
    Anthony says:

    Lets get this released..the two tracks we have heard so far are fabulous though the sound needs cleaned up.

  20. 20
    Patrick Barry says:

    Great footage!

  21. 21
    Bigger AL says:

    The man simply rules the stage! That band was a great line up, just shows that RB knew what he was doing, it’s true to this day, Cheers

  22. 22
    Natasha Giolli says:

    Bonnet was no bad, don’t forget he was singing and Richie was playing the guitar. For me the singer of rainbow was Dio, I also like Ian in Born again!

  23. 23
    HardRockPete says:

    #8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rtdQTHZBK8 Blackmore was, and is, a sucker for a good tune 😉

  24. 24
    IKEN says:

    The whole show can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8cnkqmcP6U
    // IKEN.

  25. 25
    Kostya says:

    The whole show is available at http://vk.com/feed?w=wall-29095684_18883
    I think it will be available elsewhwere in the nearest future.

    Eyes Of The World
    Love’s No Friend
    Brandenburg Concerto/Over The Rainbow/All Night Long
    Lost In Hollywood/ Light In The Black/ Difficult To Cure
    Lazy/Man On The Silver Mountain
    Blues/Long Live Rock’N’Roll
    Kill The King/Guitar Crash

    About 76 min. in summary.

  26. 26
    Tom says:

    Full concert here on YouTube ….


  27. 27
    ricrae says:

    Blackmore totally in charge but what god awful singing!!!

  28. 28
    Scott W says:

    Thanks Apollo @ 18! Trying to download it right now!

  29. 29
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    It was no secret that Bonnett was a major fan of the late great James Dean and he fashioned himself in tribute to that. Hey, even rock stars have their heroes and weird idiosyncrasies. Actually made for a cool contrast on stage. Plus, look at Roger and how he is dressed……As for his singing…. Come on. Really? God Awful? Most here would beg to differ my friend. Malmsteen snapped him up as soon as he left Rainbow and he sang amazing stuff with Alcatrazz.


  30. 30
    LRT says:

    What a frenzy. It’s fantastic but the water effect is an insanely stupid touch.

  31. 31
    paul anderson says:

    if you google it you will come up with a site that has all the tracks from concert, But it is a membership site. I think there are some other performances that were filmed but never released after transmission

  32. 32
    Bennie says:

    You can download it from Piratebay, the search text is: Rainbow – 1979-12-01 – New Jersey, USA [DVD]. Thats the version from: http://forum.perfect-purple.com/

  33. 33
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Fatanstic Video. GREAT VOCALS BY GRAHAM. What power!
    Much better than JLT. Great guitar by Ritchie! Very young Don.
    It’s not the full concert at least “Since You’ve Been Gone” is missing.
    But at least 76 Minutes! Wow!

    The intro to “All Night Long” is NOT “Maybe Next Time”, it”s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, great performed by Ritchie.

    I hope a better sound will surface and maybe the full video in colour.

  34. 34
    Scoot says:

    This clip demonstrates better than words why we still talk about Ritchie Blackmore.

    For the record, this is the last Rainbow line-up I cared for. The pop-lite JLT vocaled version just wasn’t my cup of tea.

    Nice to see this collection of clips.

  35. 35
    metaljim says:

    Further proof that Bonnet was completely wrong for Rainbow. His one dimensional, shouting vocal style wears me out and his stage presence is almost as bad as Turner’s…

  36. 36
    Ritchie Blackmore International Fan Club says:

    Thanks Friend Anastasis !

  37. 37
    Scoot says:

    I wasn’t going to say anything bad about Graham in my previous post, and I’m still not going to say anything bad. I thought he was a nice transiction from RJD on the DTE album (yes I bought it on vinyl) More surprising to me at the time was Rogers involvement in Rainbow after Ritchie had fired him from DP. I will say that I can understand the GB detractors snipes about his singing. Much better on record, and bit much life. He seems to be simply shouting lyrics and offers no finesse to his presentation. A minor quibble…at the same time, I thought he was a good fit.

  38. 38
    Anthony says:

    Bonnet made a great Rainbow album ‘Down To Earth’ and his vocal ( though not necessarily his dress code ) suited the direction Ritchie was taking Rainbow. For me Ronnie was THE Rainbow singer but you couldnt really imagine him singing ‘All Night Long’ or ‘Since You Been Gone’.

    Anyway I do hope someone somewhere in this world releases an official live concert from the Bonnet era Rainbow

  39. 39
    MacGregor says:

    Scoot@34 – each to their own of course, but I don’t agree with your ‘terminology’ of the JLT Rainbow. There is no way JLT Rainbow is pop-lite, it is a more commercial orientated direction & not medieval or ‘Neo Classical” at all, God bless RJDio!
    The songs Spotlight Kid, No Release, Can’t Happen Here, Freedom Fighter, Midtown Tunnel Vision & even the wonderful instrumental Beethoven’s Ninth, are rock songs & that is from the first pop-lite album! If that is pop-lite, I am Justin Bieber!
    The JLT Rainbow is a very melodic Rock band & the songwriting combo of Blackmore, Glover & occasionally Turner was a very good one indeed! Sure there is a couple of ‘pop-lite’ covers on Difficult to Cure, but didn’t DTE have one ‘pop-lite’ cover on it also?
    I look at DTE as a transitional album, an album that as you said, it was a bridge across to the ‘other side’. The JLT Rainbow is much more listenable for me than DTE. Especially the first & third albums! Even Death Alley Driver is a classic track from the 2nd album. Much better quality songs & superb instrumentals from TMIB on the JLT Rainbow IMHO! Cheers.

  40. 40
    Rascal says:

    Those were the good old days of Rainbow, when they were worth listening to – pre JLT

  41. 41
    Scott W. says:

    Tracy, you are forgetting that after Rainbow, Schenker grabbed him for the wonderful ‘Assault Attack’ LP. Then Malmsteen grabbed him for Alcatrazz.

  42. 42
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Malmsteen didn’t grab anyone for Alcatrazz, Bonnet recruited Malmsteen.

  43. 43
    Rick says:

    Ah yes, another debate of differences of opinion of stuff that happened 35 years ago, it’s long since over folks! Enjoy a rare piece of Blackmore history that no one saw coming. This video is great stuff, love it!!!

  44. 44
    Scott W. says:

    I was (mis) quoting Tracy. I should have typed ‘snapped’ not ‘grabbed’.

  45. 45
    al says:

    doesn’t Alcatrazz sound like wanna be Van Halen and too poppy?!no my
    cup of tea and so dated ! not original at all,a cliched of Rock !

  46. 46
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yeah Scott W., I did forget to mention him being with MSG. Great stuff too. al @45, the Malmsteen version of Alcatrazz wasn’t poppy at all. Quite the contrary. Was very heavy and quite ‘Blackmore’ inspired but on steroids. The second album with Steve Vai did turn a little bit more toward radio friendly, and then the final album with Danny Johnson was quite watered down and poppish.

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