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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore

English rock and metal guitarist
Architect of the early hard rock guitar sound who played in the bands Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Blackmore's Night.
BornApril 14, 1945
HometownWeston-super-Mare, England
Height5'10" (1.79m)
SpouseCandice Night, Amy Rothman, Bärbel, Margit Volkmar
ChildrenJürgen Blackmore
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Top Stories

Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan: ‘We were a drinking band – I smoked my first joint at 38’

  • At 9:30 am on a brisk morning in the foothills of February, Ian Gillan has not long returned from the Caribbean. Arriving at a gleaming glass and steel office building in London’s King’s Cross, the 78-year-old singer explains that each year the January blues are dispelled by a visit to the home of the manager of his band, Deep Purple, in the Cayman Islands, from where the two men balance the books. This task, undertaken while sitting on a beach, is accompanied by tumblers of rum punch.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers - Live
Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers - Live
1h 58min
2013

Albums

Get Away: Groups & Sessions
Get Away: Groups & Sessions
2005
Rock Profile, Vol. 1
Rock Profile, Vol. 1
1989
Memories in Rock II
Memories in Rock II
2018
To the Moon and Back: 20 Years and Beyond
To the Moon and Back: 20 Years and Beyond
2017
Live in Birmingham 2016
Live in Birmingham 2016
2017
Memories in Rock: Live in Germany
Memories in Rock: Live in Germany
2016
Olde Mill In
Olde Mill In
2006
I'll Be There (Just Call My Name)
I'll Be There (Just Call My Name)
2005
All for One: The Finest Collection Of
All for One: The Finest Collection Of
2004
All Because of You (Remix)
All Because of You (Remix)
2004
Take It: Sessions '63-'68
Take It: Sessions '63-'68
1998
Impressions & Reflections
Impressions & Reflections
1996
Rock Profile, Vol. 2
Rock Profile, Vol. 2
1992
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