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Encyclopedia > Rainbow (band)
Rainbow
Origin England
Genre(s) Hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 1975 — 1984
1993 — 1997
Label(s) Polydor, BMG
Associated acts Deep Purple
Elf
Dio
Former members
See: Member history

Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. In addition to Blackmore, the band originally consisted of former Elf members; lead singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule, bassist Craig Gruber, and drummer Gary Driscoll. Over the years Rainbow went through many lineup changes. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Cover of Elfs debut self-titled album Elf was a Blues-rock band founded in 1967 by singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein. ... For other uses, see Dio (disambiguation). ... Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... Cover of Elfs debut self-titled album Elf was a Blues-rock band founded in 1967 by singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf, and his own band Dio. ... Keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule was born on June 6, 1946 in Cortland, New York. ... Gary Driscoll (1946 to 1987) was an American R&B style rock drummer who performed in a number of successful bands from the 1960s until his violent death in 1987. ...

Contents

History

The Dio Years

In 1974 Blackmore became infuriated at the funk/soul elements being introduced to Deep Purple by David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes as well as with the rejection from his bandmates of his suggestion to record a cover for inclusion in Stormbringer, and originally intended to record "Black Sheep of the Family", a song written and recorded by the band Quatermass, as a solo single to express that his ideas were being suppressed in Deep Purple. During recent US tours Deep Purple's support band had been Elf, and Ritchie had been impressed by Elf's singer, Ronnie James Dio. Blackmore and Dio found they had such a creative rapport that a full album's worth of music was soon composed and they recorded it with Elf as a session band. Emboldened by the experience, Blackmore decided to leave Deep Purple and form his own band around Elf, effectively taking it over minus their guitarist and renaming it Rainbow. The name of the band was inspired by the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood that catered to rock stars, groupies and rock enthusiasts. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Village People member see Glenn Hughes (American singer). ... Stormbringer is the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in December 1974. ... Quatermass was a British progressive rock band formed in London, England in September 1969. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf, and his own band Dio. ... The Rainbow The Rainbow Bar and Grill is a bar and restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, adjacent to the border of Beverly Hills, California is located at 9015 Sunset. ...

Rainbow performing in Munich in 1977. The electric rainbow that spanned the stage frequently interfered with the guitars and amplifiers.
Rainbow performing in Munich in 1977. The electric rainbow that spanned the stage frequently interfered with the guitars and amplifiers.[1]

Rainbow's debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, was released in 1975 and featured the minor hit "Man on the Silver Mountain". Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ...


Rainbow's music was different from Deep Purple's. The music was more directly inspired by classical music and Dio wrote lyrics about medieval themes. Dio possessed a versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads. Although Dio never played a musical instrument on any Rainbow album, he is credited with writing and arranging the music with Blackmore in addition to writing all the lyrics himself.


Blackmore fired everybody except Dio shortly after the album was recorded and recruited drummer Cozy Powell (formerly of the Jeff Beck Group), bassist Jimmy Bain and American keyboard player Tony Carey. This lineup went on to record the next album Rising. This line-up also commenced the first world tour for the band, with the first US dates in late 1975. By the time of the European dates in the summer of 1976, Rainbow's reputation as a blistering live act was already established. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... Jimmy Bain was born in 1949 in Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland. ... Tony Carey (b. ... Rainbow Rising is a heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ...


Blackmore subsequently decided that Bain was substandard and fired him in January 1977, and the same fate befell Carey shortly after. However, Blackmore had difficulty finding replacements he liked. On keyboards he finally went for Canadian David Stone, from the little-known band Symphonic Slam. For a bass player, Blackmore originally chose Mark Clarke from the band Tempest, but once in the studio for the next album, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Blackmore disliked his playing so much that he fired Clarke on the spot and played bass himself on all but three songs on this album ("Gates of Babylon", "Kill the King", and "Sensitive To Light"). For these tracks he finally settled on Australian Bob Daisley. After the release and extensive world tour in 1977–78, Blackmore decided that he wanted to take the band in a new commercial direction away from the "sword and sorcery" theme. Dio did not agree with this change and left Rainbow. He would go to replace Ozzy Osbourne as the lead singer in Black Sabbath (coincidentally, Daisley, Powell and future Rainbow drummer Bobby Rondinelli also played with Black Sabbath at various times). Dio would later form his own self-titled band. David Stone is a professional keyboardist/ synthesizer virtuoso from Toronto, Canada, born 1952, Stone played on the 1978 Rainbow album, Long Live Rock n Roll. ... Mark Clarke (born July 25, 1950, in Liverpool, England)is a former member of Colosseum and Uriah Heep. ... Long Live Rock N Roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Bobby Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955, Port Jefferson, New York) is a rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, and Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Dio (disambiguation). ...


Commercial Success

Blackmore attempted to replace Dio with Ian Gillan, but Gillan turned him down, so after a series of auditions ex-Marbles vocalist Graham Bonnet was recruited instead. Gillan would replace Dio later in his career, in Black Sabbath. Powell stayed but Daisley and Stone were both fired, replaced by keyboardist Don Airey and former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. The latter appointment was somewhat ironic as Blackmore had instigated the sacking of Glover from Deep Purple in 1973. The first album from the new lineup, Down to Earth, featured the band's first singles chart successes, "All Night Long" and the Russ Ballard penned "Since You Been Gone". On stage Bonnet possessed a powerful voice, but struggled with the band's quieter numbers and lacked Dio's range.[citation needed] In 1980, the band headlined the inaugural 'Monsters of Rock' festival at Castle Donington in England. However, this was Powell's last Rainbow gig as he had already given his notice to quit, disliking Blackmore's increasingly pop metal direction. He would go on to play for Michael Schenker, Whitesnake (founded by Blackmore's former Deep Purple bandmate David Coverdale) and Black Sabbath. Bonnet subsequently became disgruntled at the domination of Blackmore and Glover and also left to go solo. Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947, in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) went on to sing for many different rock bands, including Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Impellitteri and Alcatrazz. ... Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... For an Englishman who was born and still lives in the heart of the British countryside, Russ Ballad has certainly made his presence felt around the globe. ... Since Youve Been Gone and similar names have been used for several artistic works. ... , Castle Donington is a village with a population of around 7000 in the North West of Leicestershire, close to Derby and Nottingham and on the edge of the National Forest. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


For the next album Bonnet and Powell were replaced by Americans Joe Lynn Turner, and Bobby Rondinelli respectively. The title track from the album, Difficult to Cure, was a version of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The album also contained the guitar piece, "Maybe Next Time". After the supporting tour Don Airey then quit over musical direction and was replaced on keyboards by David Rosenthal. Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Bobby Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955, Port Jefferson, New York) is a rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, and Black Sabbath. ... Difficult to Cure is the fifth LP released by Rainbow, in 1981. ... This article is about the composition. ... David Rosenthal is an American keyboardist, music producer, and songwriter mostly known for working with Billy Joel. ...


The band attained significant airplay on Album-oriented rock radio stations in the US with the track "Jealous Lover", reaching #13 on Billboard Magazine's Rock Tracks chart, which tracked AOR airplay. Originally issued as the B-side to "Can't Happen Here", "Jealous Lover" subsequently became the title track to an EP issued in the US that featured very similar cover art to "Difficult to Cure". Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... Jealous Lover is a four track, twelve inch EP released by the hard rock band Rainbow in 1981. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ...


Rainbow's next full length studio album was Straight Between the Eyes. The album was more cohesive than Difficult to Cure and had more success in the United States. The band, however, was alienating some of its earlier fans with its more AOR sound.[citation needed] The single, "Stone Cold", was a ballad that had some chart success (#1 on Billboard Magazine's Rock Tracks chart) and the video of which received heavy airplay on MTV. The successful supporting tour skipped the UK completely and focused on the American market. A date in San Antonio, Texas on this tour was filmed and the resulting "Live Between the Eyes" also received repeated showings on MTV. Straight Between The Eyes is the sixth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1982. ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


Bent Out of Shape saw drummer Rondinelli fired in favour of Chuck Burgi. The album featured the single "Street Of Dreams". The song's video was banned by MTV for its supposedly controversial hypnotic video clip[2][unreliable source?]. The resulting tour saw Rainbow return to the UK and also to Japan in March 1984 where the band performed 'Difficult to Cure' with a full orchestra. (The concert was also filmed.) Bent Out of Shape is an LP issued by Rainbow in 1983. ... Chuck Burgi is a drummer and was born on August 15, 1953. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Hiatus and regroup

By April 1984, Blackmore and Glover had joined the reformed Deep Purple "Mark II" line-up, and Rainbow was disbanded. A final Rainbow album, Finyl Vinyl, was pieced together from live tracks and B-sides of singles. The album contained the instrumental Weiss Heim, widely available for the first time.


Blackmore left Deep Purple in 1993 and formed a new Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow with all new members. The band released Stranger in Us All in 1995 and embarked on a lengthy world tour. See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Stranger In Us All is a 1995 album by the reformed Rainbow. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ...


The tour proved very successful and a show in Germany was professionally filmed by 'Rockpalast'. It has never officially been released, but has been heavily bootlegged (and considered by many collectors to be the best Rainbow bootleg of the era). The live shows featured frequent changes in set lists and musical improvisations that proved popular with bootleggers and many shows are still traded over a decade later.


However, fed up with stadium rock, Blackmore turned his attention to Renaissance and medieval music, a lifelong interest of his. Rainbow was put on hold once again, after playing its final concert in Esbjerg, Denmark in 1997. Blackmore, together with his partner Candice Night as vocalist, then formed the Renaissance-influenced Blackmore's Night who, as of 2008, are still recording albums, and performing small intimate tours completely in contrast to Rainbow's mammoth stadium shows. Arena rock, also called stadium rock or anthem rock, is a loosely-defined term describing a rock era. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... Candice Night Candice Night (May 8, 1971 in Hauppauge, Long Island, NY, USA) is an American vocalist/lyricist and the partner of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. ... Blackmores Night is a Renaissance-inspired folk rock band led by Ritchie Blackmore (electric guitar and acoustic guitar) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). ...


In late 1997, Cozy Powell approached Ritchie Blackmore to see if he would be interested in reforming the Rising line-up of Rainbow. Due to everyone's prior commitments, this proposed reunion was intended to last for just one tour, and by the time of Cozy's tragic death in April 1998, both Dio and Blackmore had almost given the project the green light. However, Cozy's death also brought about the demise of the long-anticipated reunion. In the decade since, many other rumours have been announced, from various web sources, of a future Dio/Blackmore Rainbow project, but both men have always been quick in dispelling these rumours as having no basis in fact. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Member history

Line-ups
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
(1975)
Rainbow
(1975-1977)
Rainbow
(1978)
  • Ronnie James Dio - vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • Tony Carey - keyboards
  • Mark Clarke - bass
  • Cozy Powell - drums
Rainbow
(1978)
  • Ronnie James Dio - vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • David Stone - keyboards
  • Bob Daisley - bass
  • Cozy Powell - drums
Rainbow
(1979-1980)
Rainbow
(1980-1981)
Rainbow
(1982)
  • Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • David Rosenthal - keyboards
  • Roger Glover - bass
  • Bobby Rondinelli - drums
Rainbow
(1983-1984)
  • Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • David Rosenthal - keyboards
  • Roger Glover - bass
  • Chuck Burgi - drums
Rainbow
(1984-1993)

Band split Keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule had a band in the mid-1960s until he was drafted into the army. ... Gary Driscoll (1946 to 1987) was an American R&B style rock drummer who performed in a number of successful bands from the 1960s until his violent death in 1987. ... Tony Carey (b. ... Jimmy Bain was born in 1949 in Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Clarke (born July 25, 1950, in Liverpool, England) is a former member of Colosseum and Uriah Heep. ... For other uses, see David Stone (disambiguation). ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947, in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) went on to sing for many different rock bands, including Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Impellitteri and Alcatrazz. ... Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Bobby Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955, Port Jefferson, New York) is a rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, and Black Sabbath. ... David H. Rosenthal is an American author, poet, editor, and translator. ... Chuck Burgi is a drummer and was born on August 15, 1953. ...

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
(1994-1995)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
(1995-1996, late 1997)
  • Doogie White- vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • Paul Morris - keyboards
  • Greg Smith - Bass
  • Chuck Burgi - drums
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
(1997)
  • Doogie White- vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
  • Paul Morris - keyboards
  • Greg Smith - Bass
  • John Micelli - drums

Doogie White discovered his interest in music when he joined the Clason Memorial Church, in his home town Motherwell, in Scotland. ... Paul Morris, widely regarded as the most notorious man in gay porn, owns and operates Treasure Island Media, a San Francisco, California-based gay pornography studio that specializes in bareback and fetish pornography. ... Greg Smith may refer to: Gregory Smith (born 1983), actor Gregory R. Smith (born 1989), child prodigy and rights advocate Greg Lloyd Smith (born 1962), internet entrepreneur Greg Smith (politician), UK, worked for Young Britons Foundation and is on the executive committee of Conservative Way Forward Greg Smith (baseball player... John OReilly (born August 4, 1940) is a Canadian politician. ... Chuck Burgi is a drummer and was born on August 15, 1953. ...

Discography

Studio albums

Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. ... Rainbow Rising is a heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Long Live Rock N Roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Difficult to Cure is the fifth LP released by Rainbow, in 1981. ... Straight Between The Eyes is the sixth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1982. ... Bent Out of Shape is an LP issued by Rainbow in 1983. ... Stranger In Us All is a 1995 album by the reformed Rainbow. ...

Live albums

On Stage is a live album released by Rainbow in 1977. ... Finyl Vinyl is the ninth LP by Rainbow and was released in 1986, after the band had already ceased to be when Blackmore and Glover were part of the Deep Purple reformation. ... Live in Germany 76 is a 1976 by Ronnie James Dio Tracklist: 1. ... Live in Germany 76 is a 1976 by Ronnie James Dio Tracklist: 1. ... Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow in 2006. ... Live in Germany 76 is a 1976 by Ronnie James Dio Tracklist: 1. ...

Compilations

  • 1981 The Best of Rainbow
  • 1997 The Very Best of Rainbow
  • 2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow
  • 2001 Classic Rainbow
  • 2002 Pot of Gold
  • 2002 All Night Long: An Introduction
  • 2003 Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology

The Best of Rainbow is the 1981 compilation from British hard rock group Rainbow. ... The Very Best of Rainbow is a greatest hits compilation album by Rainbow. ... 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow is the greatest hits album released by Rainbow. ... Pot of Gold is a compilation album by Rainbow, released in 2002. ...

Singles

  • 1975 Man On The Silver Mountain
  • 1975 Catch The Rainbow
  • 1976 Starstruck
  • 1976 Stargazer
  • 1978 Kill The King
  • 1978 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
  • 1978 LA Connection
  • 1979 Gates Of Babylon
  • 1979 Since You Been Gone
  • 1980 All Night Long
  • 1981 I Surrender
  • 1981 Can't Happen Here/Jealous Lover
  • 1982 Stone Cold
  • 1982 Power
  • 1983 Can't Let You Go
  • 1983 Street Of Dreams
  • 1995 Hunting Humans (Insatiable)
  • 1995 Ariel

Since Youve Been Gone and similar names have been used for several artistic works. ...

Other reading

  • Roy Davies, Rainbow Rising -The Story of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Helter Skelter, 2002)
  • Martin Popoff, Rainbow- English Castle Magic (Metal Blade 2005)
  • Jerry Bloom, Black Knight- Ritchie Blackmore (Omnibus Press 2006)

References

  1. ^ Robinson, Simon (1977). Rainbow Live in Munich 1977 (liner notes). Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.. 
  2. ^ Blackmore's Night - Ritchie Blackmore Bio
Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf, and his own band Dio. ... Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947, in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) went on to sing for many different rock bands, including Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Impellitteri and Alcatrazz. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Doogie White discovered his interest in music when he joined the Clason Memorial Church, in his home town Motherwell, in Scotland. ... Jimmy Bain was born in 1949 in Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland. ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... Gary Driscoll (1946 to 1987) was an American R&B style rock drummer who performed in a number of successful bands from the 1960s until his violent death in 1987. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bobby Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955, Port Jefferson, New York) is a rock drummer best known for his work with the bands Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, and Black Sabbath. ... Chuck Burgi is a drummer and was born on August 15, 1953. ... John Miceli is a Rock drummer for Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express. ... Keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule had a band in the mid-1960s until he was drafted into the army. ... Tony Carey (b. ... David Stone is a professional keyboardist/ synthesizer virtuoso from Toronto, Canada, born 1952, Stone played on the 1978 Rainbow album, Long Live Rock n Roll. ... Don Airey (born 21 June 1948, Sunderland, England) has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... David Rosenthal is an American keyboardist, music producer, and songwriter mostly known for working with Billy Joel. ... Paul Morris (born November 2, 1959 - ) is a musician best known as a keyboardist in Rainbow. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. ... Rainbow Rising is a heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Long Live Rock N Roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Difficult to Cure is the fifth LP released by Rainbow, in 1981. ... Jealous Lover is a four track, twelve inch EP released by the hard rock band Rainbow in 1981. ... Straight Between The Eyes is the sixth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1982. ... Bent Out of Shape is an LP issued by Rainbow in 1983. ... Stranger In Us All is a 1995 album by the reformed Rainbow. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... On Stage is a live album released by Rainbow in 1977. ... Finyl Vinyl is the ninth LP by Rainbow and was released in 1986, after the band had already ceased to be when Blackmore and Glover were part of the Deep Purple reformation. ... Live in Germany 76 is a 1976 by Ronnie James Dio Tracklist: 1. ... Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow in 2006. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow in 2006. ... The Very Best of Rainbow is a greatest hits compilation album by Rainbow. ... 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow is the greatest hits album released by Rainbow. ... Pot of Gold is a compilation album by Rainbow, released in 2002. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Cover of Elfs debut self-titled album Elf was a Blues-rock band founded in 1967 by singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein. ... Blackmores Night is a Renaissance-inspired folk rock band led by Ritchie Blackmore (electric guitar and acoustic guitar) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dio (disambiguation). ... Alcatrazz is a melodic hard rock band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...

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