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Encyclopedia > Ritchie Blackmore
Ritchie Blackmore
Birth name Richard Hugh Blackmore
Born 14 April 1945 (1945-04-14) (age 62)
Origin Weston-super-Mare, England
Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock, Folk Rock
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1960 - present
Label(s) Tetragrammaton, Warner Bros., Polydor, BMG, Pony Canyon, Yamaha Music, R & C
Associated
acts
Deep Purple
Rainbow
Blackmore's Night
Website blackmoresnight.com
Notable instrument(s)
Ritchie Blackmore Signature Stratocaster

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Richard Hugh Blackmore, (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. He has been a founding member of both Deep Purple and Rainbow and is currently a member of the band Blackmore's Night. He was ranked 55 on Rolling Stone's the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.[1] April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... 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). ... The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time was a cover story of the 18 September 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in August 2003. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Blackmore was born in Weston-super-Mare, England, but moved to Heston, Middlesex at the age of two. He was 11 when he got his first guitar. His father bought it for him on certain conditions: "He said if I was going to play this thing, he was either going to have someone teach it to me properly, or he was going to smash me across the head with it. So I actually took the lessons for a year – classical lessons - and it got me on to the right footing, using all the fingers and the right strokes of the plectrum and the nonsense that goes with it."[2] Weston-super-Mare is an English seaside resort town in North Somerset, population 65,000 (1991 estimate). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... , Heston is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


He was influenced in his youth by early rockers like Hank Marvin and Gene Vincent, and later, country pickers like Chet Atkins. His playing improved and in the early 1960s he started out as a session player for Joe Meek's music productions and performed in several bands. He was member of instrumental combo The Outlaws and backed Heinz (playing on his top ten hit "Just Like Eddie"), Screaming Lord Sutch, Glenda Collins and Boz among others. While working for Joe Meek, he got to know engineer Derek Lawrence, who would later produce Deep Purple's first three albums. With organist Jon Lord he co-founded hard rock group Deep Purple in 1968, and continued to be a member of Deep Purple from 1968-1975 and again from 1984-1993. Brian Robson Rankin (born 28 October 1941), better known by the stage name Hank B. Marvin, is the English lead guitarist for the band The Shadows. ... Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rocknroll pioneer musician, best known for his hit Be-Bop-A-Lula. // His parents, Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... For Joe Meek the mountain man, see Joseph Meek Joe Meek (born Robert George Meek; April 5, 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire — February 3, 1967 in London[1]) was a pioneering English record producer and songwriter acknowledged as one of the worlds first and most imaginative independent producers. ... The Outlaws are an english instrumental band that recorded in the early 1960s. ... Heinz Burt, singer, publicized by his first name, was born on July 24, 1942 in Germany, raised in Southampton. ... David Edward Sutch (or Screaming Lord Sutch) (November 10, 1940 – June 16, 1999) was an English musician, politician and maverick. ... Glenda Collins was a British pop music singer active in the 1960s. ... Raymond Burrell AKA Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell on 1 August 1946, in Lincoln, England, died 21 September 2006 in Spain) was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company. ... Derek Lawrence is a record producer, famous for his work for Joe Meeks Outlaws, Deep Purple, Machiavel and Wishbone Ash. ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


The first Deep Purple years, 1968-1975

Blackmore co-founded the hard rock group Deep Purple in 1968 with Rod Evans (vocals), Nick Simper (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), and Ian Paice (drums). The band had a hit US single with its remake of the Joe South song "Hush". After three albums Evans and Simper were replaced by Ian Gillan (vocals) and Roger Glover (bass). Hard Rock redirects here. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nick Simper Nicholas Simper (b. ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... Roger David Glover (b. ...


The second line-up's first studio album, In Rock, changed the band's style, turning it in a hard rock direction. Blackmore's guitar riffs, Jon Lord's distorted Hammond organ, and Ian Paice's jazz-influenced drums were enhanced by the vocals of Ian Gillan, who Blackmore has described as being "a screamer with depth and a blues feel." Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1970. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...


The next release was titled Fireball and continued in the same hard rock style established on the previous release, with Blackmore's guitar remaining a prominent feature of the band's style. Fireball is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ...


Deep Purple's next album was titled Machine Head. The band originally intended to record the album at a casino in Montreux, but the night before recording was to begin the casino hosted a Frank Zappa concert (with members of Deep Purple in attendance) at which an audience member fired a flare gun which ignited a fire inside the building and the casino burned down. The entire tragedy is documented in the lyrics of what was to become Deep Purple's historic anthem "Smoke on the Water". Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ... Montreux is a resort town in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva with a population of 22,897. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... An Orion-brand single shot, breech loaded, 12 gauge flare gun. ... Smoke on the Water is a famous and influential rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. ...

The California Jam explosion.

In 1973, shortly after the release of the album Who Do We Think We Are, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left Deep Purple. Gillan was roommates with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore during the early days of the band, and in a 2006 interview Gillan said Blackmore "turned into a weird guy and the day he walked out of the tour was the day the clouds disappeared and the day the sunshine came out and we haven't looked back since." [3] He added that "there are certain personal issues that I have with Ritchie, which means that I will never speak to him again. Nothing I'm going to discuss publicly, but deeply personal stuff."[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 110 KB) Summary From The California Jam 1974 When Ritchie Blackmore Has his Apms Explode, source-http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 110 KB) Summary From The California Jam 1974 When Ritchie Blackmore Has his Apms Explode, source-http://www. ... California Jam was a rock music festival concert held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Who Do We Think We Are! is a hard rock album by Deep Purple. ...


They were replaced by former Trapeze bassist Glenn Hughes and an unknown singer named David Coverdale. The album recorded by the new line-up was entitled Burn. Deep Purple continued to perform concerts worldwide, including an appearance at the 1974 'California Jam', a televised concert festival that also included many other prominent bands. At the moment Deep Purple were due to appear, Blackmore locked himself in his dressing room and refused to go onstage. Previous performers had finished early, and it was still not sundown, the time at which the band had originally been scheduled to start. Blackmore felt this would dull the effect of the band's light show. After ABC brought in a sheriff to arrest him, Blackmore agreed to perform. At the culmination of the performance he destroyed one of his guitars and threw several amplifiers off the edge of the stage. He also struck one of the ABC cameras with a guitar, and in recorded footage can be seen arranging for his road crew to set off a pyrotechnic device in one of his amplifiers, creating a brief but large fireball. Trapeze were an English rock band formed in March 1969, by vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley (who named the band), with guitarist Mel Galley, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes, and drummer Dave Holland. ... For the Village People member see Glenn Hughes (American singer). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Burn, a hard rock-album by Deep Purple released in 1974, welcomed new vocalist David Coverdale, as well as Bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes from Trapeze. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Deep Purple's next album, Stormbringer, was publicly denounced by Blackmore himself, who disliked the funky soul influences that Hughes and Coverdale injected into the band. Following its release, he departed Deep Purple to front a new group, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, which was originally thought to be a one-off collaboration by Blackmore and the Ronnie James Dio-fronted band Elf, but was later revealed to be a new band project. Stormbringer is the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in December 1974. ... Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. ... 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 first Rainbow years, 1975-1984

After Deep Purple, Blackmore formed the hard rock band Rainbow. The name of the band Rainbow was inspired by a Hollywood bar and grill called the Rainbow that catered to rock stars, groupies and rock enthusiasts. It was here that Blackmore spent his off time from Deep Purple and met vocalist Ronnie James Dio, whose band Elf had toured regularly as an opening act for Deep Purple. This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... 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. ... 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. ...


The band's debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, was released in 1975. The band's musical style differed from Blackmore's previous band and much of Blackmore's inspiration came from his love of Classical music to pair up with Dio's lyrics about medieval themes. Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. ...


Blackmore fired every original band member except Dio shortly after the first album was recorded, and recruited a new lineup to record the album Rainbow Rising. Rainbow Rising is a heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ...


For the next album, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Blackmore kept drummer Cozy Powell and Dio but replaced the rest of the band. Blackmore had difficulty finding a bass player for this record so he handled bass duties himself on three songs: Gates of Babylon, Kill the King, and Sensitive To Light. After the albums release and supporting tour, Ronnie James Dio left Rainbow due to "creative differences" with Blackmore. Long Live Rock N Roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Blackmore continued with Rainbow and the band released a new album entitled Down To Earth. The album contained Blackmore's first chart successes since leaving Deep Purple, as the Graham Bonnet-fronted single "Since You Been Gone" became a huge hit. In 1980 Blackmore's Rainbow headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in England. Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... , 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. ...


The title track from the band's next album, Difficult to Cure, was an arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a personal favourite of Blackmore. Difficult to Cure is the fifth LP released by Rainbow, in 1981. ... Composer Ludwig van Beethoven The Symphony No. ...


Rainbow's next studio album was Straight Between the Eyes and included the hit single "Stone Cold". It would be followed by the album Bent Out of Shape, which featured the single "Street Of Dreams". The song's video was banned by MTV for its supposedly controversial hypnotic video clip.[4] The resulting tour saw Rainbow return to the UK and also to Japan where the band performed with a full orchestra. 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. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


By the mid-1980s, Blackmore and his former Deep Purple bandmates had reconciled past differences and a reunion of the successful "Mark II" lineup took place. A final Rainbow album, Finyl Vinyl, was patched together from live tracks and "b" sides of singles. 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. ...


The second Deep Purple years, 1984-1993

In April 1984, it was announced on BBC Radio's Friday Rock Show that the "Mark Two" line-up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, and Paice was reforming and recording new material. The band signed a deal with Polydor in Europe and Mercury in North America. The album Perfect Strangers was released in October 1984. A tour followed, starting in Perth, Australia and wound its way across the world and into Europe by the following summer. It was the highest-grossing group tour of the year. The UK homecoming proved mixed as they elected to play just one festival, 'The Return of the Knebworth Fayre', at Knebworth Park on June 22 1985. Despite poor weather conditions, an audience of 80,000 attended the show that also featured The Scorpions, Mama's Boys and Meat Loaf amongst others. The Friday Rock Show was a radio show in the United Kingdom that was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 from 2200 to 0000 on Friday nights from 1978 to 1993. ... Perfect Strangers is the eleventh studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1984. ... Legendary concert venue set in central rural Hertfordshire, England. ... The Scorpions were a beat goup, originally from Manchester in Engeland, but they have become popular notably in the Netherlands. ... Cover of Mamas Boys 1984 self-titled album Mamas Boys were a 1980s hard rock/ heavy metal group from Co. ... This article is about the singer. ...


In 1987, the line-up recorded and toured in support of the album, The House of Blue Light. A live album, Nobody's Perfect was released in 1988. A new version of "Hush" was also released to mark the band's twenty year anniversary. In 1989, Ian Gillan was fired from the band because of a poor working relationship with Blackmore. His replacement was former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. The new lineup recorded one album titled Slaves & Masters (1990). Blackmore and his bandmates were disappointed with the efforts of the album and tours.[3] The House of Blue Light is the twelfth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1987, it is the second recording by the re-formed Mark II lineup. ... Nobodys Perfect is a live album released in 1988 by Deep Purple. ... 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). ... Slaves & Masters is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, it was released in 1990. ...


Neither the album nor the tour were critically or commercially successful. Following its conclusion, Turner was fired from the band. Both Jon Lord and Ian Paice argued that Deep Purple needed Ian Gillan as the band's frontman. Blackmore relented and Gillan returned prior to recording The Battle Rages On in 1993. During the support tour in late 1993, tensions between Gillan and Blackmore reached a climax and Blackmore left the band permanently, his last show with the band was in Helsinki, Finland on 17 November 1993. The Battle Rages On is the fourteenth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1993. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Gillan said: "Joe Satriani came in at the last minute. Blackmore walked out and the tour was taking off to Japan...it was all very dramatic. He said: 'Alright, that's the end of the band', and assumed because he left that we were going to fold up." [3] Satriani was asked to join full time but had to decline as he was tied into a long recording contract. A permanent replacement for Blackmore was eventually found in another guitar legend, Steve Morse of Dixie Dregs, who joined the band in 1994. Gillan noted that after Blackmore "walked out, things picked up and recovered unbelievably, remarkably well and the band's in great shape now". [3] Joseph Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Steve Morse Steven J. Morse is a rock guitarist and guitar virtuoso, best known for his position as guitarist in the Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple. ... Dixie Dregs is a progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. ...


The second Rainbow years, 1993-1997

Ritchie Blackmore reformed Rainbow after leaving Deep Purple a second time in 1993. This Rainbow line up with Doogie White lasted until 1997 and produced the disc Stranger in Us All. Doogie White discovered his interest in music when he joined the Clason Memorial Church, in his home town Motherwell, in Scotland. ... Stranger In Us All is a 1995 album by the reformed Rainbow. ...


The Blackmore's Night years, 1997-present

In 1997, Blackmore teamed up with Candice Night to create the Renaissance-style group Blackmore's Night. They have also performed the music for Magi Quest, a live simulation game located along the east coast. Their manager, Carole Stevens is Candice Night's mother.[5] 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. ... Renaissance music is European music written during the Renaissance, approximately 1400 to 1600. ... 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). ...


Musical style

With Deep Purple and Rainbow, Blackmore almost exclusively played a Fender Stratocaster. He is also one of the first guitarists to use a "scalloped" fretboard where the wood is shaved down between the frets. It requires the player to play with a lighter touch as pressing hard will cause the note to sound sharp. The result is increased control of vibrato and bending at the cost of making chordal playing more difficult. Other scalloped neck users include John McLaughlin, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, and also Steve Vai, whose signature Ibanez is scalloped above the 20th fret. A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... Fretted guitar fingerboard Fretless violin fingerboard The fingerboard, (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments), is a part of most stringed instruments. ... John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, vocalist, and record producer. ...


One of Blackmore's best-known guitar riffs is from the song "Smoke on the Water". He plays the riff without a pick, using two fingers to pluck the D and G strings in fourths. In the TV program 'Classic Albums Live', he demonstrated the proper way to fingerpick the riff while remarking that everyone is mistakenly told to use the pick. Smoke on the Water is a famous and influential rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. ...


In his soloing, Blackmore combines blues scales and phrases with minor scales and ideas from European classical music. His resulting style has been referred to as "neo-classical" and has been emulated by many modern heavy metal guitarists.While playing he would often put the pick in his mouth to play with his fingers. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fingerstyle guitar. ...


He has two guitar solos ranked on Guitar World magazine's "Top 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" (Highway Star at #19 and Lazy at #74, both from the album Machine Head).[6] Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Highway Star is one of British rock group Deep Purples most famous songs. ... Lazy is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head, a live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year. ... Alternate cover 25th anniversary gatefold cover Machine Head is the third Mk II (sixth overall) Deep Purple studio album. ...


Gear set up

During the 1960s Blackmore played a Gibson ES-335 but switched to a Fender Stratocaster after seeing Jimi Hendrix playing one in concert. He bought a second hand model from Eric Clapton's roadie. Since then and right up until his Blackmore's Night project Blackmore has used Stratocasters almost exclusively. The middle pickup is screwed down and not used, with only the bass and treble pickup selector set. Blackmore has also occasionally used a Fender Telecaster Thinline during recording sessions. “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


His amplifers were originally 200W Marshall Major stacks which were modified by Marshall with an additional output stage (generated approximately 278W) to make them sound more like Blackmore's favourite Vox AC-30 amp, cranked to full volume. The Vox AC30 is one of the most famous guitar amplifiers of the 1960s. ...


Since 1994 he has used Engl valve amps. He has cited that one of his reasons was that his Marshall heads did not sound as good as the Engls at low volume.


Blackmore did use effects very often during his time with Deep Purple and Rainbow, (despite claims for the opposite). He used a Hornby Skewes Treble Booster in the early days. Around the time for the Burn sessions he experimented with an EMS Synthi Hi Fli guitar synthesizer. He would sometimes use a wah-wah pedal and a variable control treble-booster for sustain. Taurus bass pedals were used during solo parts of concerts. He also had a modified Aiwa tape machine built to supply echo and delay effects. The tape deck was also used as a pre-amp. Other effects that Blackmore used were a Schulte Compact Phasing A, a Unicord Univibe and an Octivider. In the mid 80s he also experimented with Roland guitar synths. ( A Roland GR-700 that was seen on stage as late as 95-96, later replaced with the GR-50)


His strings used during his tenure's with Deep Purple and Rainbow were Picato brand (.010, .011, .014, .026, .036, .042) Ritchie has experimented with many different pickups in his strats. In the early Rainbow era they were still stock Fenders, later Dawk installed Overwound Fender (dipped). He has also used Schechters, Velvet Hammer "Red Rhodes", DiMarzio "HS-2", OBL "Black Label", Bill Lawrence L-450, XL-250 (bridge), L-250 (neck) and since the late 80s he has used Lace Sensor (Golds), which are noiseless. Blackmore's gear was modified by John "Dawk" Stillwell of Dawk Sound Limited [7] Dawk modified his Marshall Majors as well as his Fender Stratocasters. Dawk designed the Master Tone Circuit that was installed in all the guitarist's guitars. Dawk worked for Elf with Ronnie James Dio when Elf toured with Deep Purple.


Plagiarism claim

Nick Simper, the bassist with DP Mk I,[8] claims that he showed Ritchie Blackmore the riff from Ricky Nelson's "Summertime" and that it was the basis for the first Mk II Deep Purple single "Black Night." Roger Glover agrees in an interview with Rumba Magazine, November 1993 [9] and says that he (Glover) insisted that they write new words and put it out as the single the record company wanted them to make. In mitigation he claims that they were all drunk. Nick Simper also identifies It's a Beautiful Day's Bombay Calling as a tune "which Mark II borrowed, and turned it into Child in Time"; Ian Gillan [10] confirmed this in several interviews. It's a Beautiful Day in return borrowed Purple's "Wring that Neck" and turned it into "Don And Dewey" on their album Marrying Maiden. Blackmore also confirmed some of these claims in a Japanese TV interview.[11] Nick Simper Nicholas Simper (b. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... For the Beach Boys song see Its a Beautiful Day (song) Its A Beautiful Day (1969) Its A Beautiful Day was a band formed in San Francisco in 1967, and was the brainchild of violinist and vocalist David LaFlamme. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ...


Personal life

He has a son, Jürgen R. Blackmore (b. 1964), with his then German wife Margrit.[12] He has been engaged to his Blackmore's Night bandmate Candice Night since 1994.[13] He currently resides in Mount Sinai, Long Island, New York, USA. 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. ...


Blackmore's Night Discography

Albums:

Live Albums: This article is about the album by musical group Blackmores Night. ... Under a Violet Moon is a Blackmores Night album released in July 1999 through Steamhammer US. Track listing Fuck* Castles And Dreams Past Time With Good Company Gay Avalon Possum Goes To Prague Wind In The Willows Gone With The Wind Beyond The Sunset March The Heroes Home Spanish... Fires at Midnight is a Blackmores Night album released on July 10th, 2001 through Steamhammer US. Track listing Written in the Stars The Times They Are A Changin I Still Remember Home Again Crowning of the King Fayre Thee Well Fires at Midnight Hanging Tree The Storm Midwinters... Ghost of a Rose is an album released in 2003 by Blackmores Night. ... The Village Lanterne is an album by the renaissance rock band Blackmores Night, released on Steamhammer US in 2006. ... Winter Carols is a Blackmores Night studio album that was released in the United States on November 7, 2006. ...

Compilation Albums: Past Times with Good Company is a double live album by the band Blackmores Night, recorded in 2002 in Groningen, Holland, and New York. ...

  • Beyond the Sunset: The Romantic Collection (2004)

Live DVDs:

Castles and Dreams DVD Cover Castles and Dreams is a DVD released by the band Blackmores Night in 2005. ...

See also

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). ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster is one of the Fender Stratocaster signature series. ...

Further reading

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

References

  1. ^ The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Rolling Stone (August 27, 2003).
  2. ^ Interview with Ritchie Blackmore by Alexis Korner for the BBC Radio One Guitar Greats series, first broadcast on 6 March 1983.
  3. ^ a b c d e Steffens, Charlie. "Child In Time: An Interview With Ian Gillan", KNAC, Dec. 25, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-11-04. 
  4. ^ Blackmore's Night - Ritchie Blackmore Bio
  5. ^ Marko Syrjälä, Doogie White, 29 August 2005, Metal-Rules
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Dawk Sound
  8. ^ claims
  9. ^ (excerpt),
  10. ^ confirms
  11. ^ Ritchie Blackmore LEGEND OF THE PURPLE (1997), Japanese TV program [2]
  12. ^ http://www.jrblackmore.de/flames/en/bio_jr.html
  13. ^ http://candicenight.com/betweenus_archives/betweenus_07_2006.html

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