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Rainbow

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
London, England
Status:
Split-up
Formed in:
1975
Genre:
Hard Rock (early), Heavy Metal (mid), AOR (later)
Lyrical themes:
Fantasy, Rock (early), Relationships, Love
Last label:
Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Years active:
1975-1984, 1994-1997
Rainbow, despite being thought of as a fully fledged band, had always been more of a Ritchie Blackmore solo project. The band started out as a side project when Ritchie wanted to record a cover of "Black Sheep of the Family", which was an idea apparently rejected by Deep Purple while recording "Stormbringer." Ritchie asked Elf vocalist Ronnie James Dio to sing on the song. It worked so well that ...
Last known
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1975-1984, 1994-1997)
See also: Blackmore's Night, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire, ex-Neil Christian & the Crusaders, ex-Screaming Lord Sutch, ex-The Outlaws, ex-The Trip
Greg Smith Bass (1994-1997)
See also: Van Helsing's Curse, Hellion (live), Ted Nugent, ex-Dokken, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Plasmatics, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Americade, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Tommy James & the Shondells
Paul Morris Keyboards (1994-1997)
See also: Joe Lynn Turner, Jürgen Blackmore and Friends, Voyage, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doro, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Angus Clark, ex-The Syntherchestra
Doogie White Vocals (1994-1997)
See also: Cornerstone, Empire, Tank, Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pink Cream 69, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Rata Blanca (live), ex-Balance of Power, ex-Demon's Eye, ex-La Paz, ex-Midnight Blue, ex-Praying Mantis
John Micelli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire
Past
Craig Gruber Bass (1975)
See also: Raven Lord, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-The Rods, ex-Bible Black, ex-Elf
Jimmy Bain Bass (1975-1977)
See also: Sledge Leather, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Scorpions, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Key, ex-Street Noise, ex-Wild Horses
Mickey Lee Soule Clavinet, Mellotron, Piano, Organ (1975)
See also: ex-Elf, ex-Ian Gillan Band
Gary Driscoll Drums (1975)
(R.I.P. 1987) See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Bible Black, ex-Dakota, ex-Elf
Cozy Powell Drums (1975-1980)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Graham Bonnet & The Hooligans, ex-Jeff Beck's Group, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pete York / Cozy Powell, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Ace Kefford Stand, ex-The Snakes, ex-The Sorcerers, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Youngblood
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1975-1978)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven and Hell, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Tony Carey Keyboards (1976-1977)
See also: Zed Yago, Planet P Project, Tony Carey, ex-Einstein, ex-Pat Travers
Bob Daisley Bass (1977-1978)
See also: Planet Alliance, Stream, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Dio (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
David Stone Keyboards (1977-1978)
See also: ex-BB Gabor, ex-Solo Flight, ex-Symphonic Slam
Roger Glover Bass (1978-1984)
See also: Deep Purple, Roger Glover, ex-David Coverdale Band, ex-Episode Six, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Marlon
Don Airey Keyboards (1978-1981)
See also: Deep Purple, Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Persian Risk, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Andrew Lloyd Webber, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hammer, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Living Loud, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Quatermass, ex-Ten, ex-The Company of Snakes, ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Graham Bonnet (live), ex-Micky Moody (live), ex-The Snakes (live), ex-Uli Jon Roth (live)
Graham Bonnet Vocals (1978-1980)
See also: Alcatrazz, Lyraka, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Anthem, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Forcefield (Gbr), ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Southern Comfort, ex-The Blue Sect, ex-The Graham Bonnet Set, ex-The Marbles, ex-The Party Boys
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (1980-1983)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, Rondinelli, Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, Over The Rainbow, The Lizards, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Riot, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Aerosmith (live)
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1980-1984)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Brazen Abbot, Joe Lynn Turner, Legacy X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Michael Men Project
David Rosenthal Keyboards (1981-1986)
See also: ex-Hammerhead, Happy The Man, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Billy Joel, ex-Little Steven, ex-Bruce Springsteen (live), ex-Cyndi Lauper (live), ex-Faith Hill (live), ex-Liza Minelli (live), ex-Robert Palmer (live)
Chuck Burgi Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Balance, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Brand X, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Billy Joel (live)
John O'Reilly Drums (1994-1995)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-CPR, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Joe Lynn Turner
Past (Live)
Mark Clarke Bass (1977)
See also: Mark Clarke, Billy Squier (live), ex-Colosseum, ex-Mountain, ex-Natural Gas, ex-St. James Infirmary, ex-Tempest, ex-The Kegmen, ex-The Locomotive, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Ken Hensley (live), ex-The Monkees (live)
John Miceli Drums (1997)
See also: Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1975-1984, 1994-1997)
See also: Blackmore's Night, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Green Bullfrog, ex-Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire, ex-Neil Christian & the Crusaders, ex-Screaming Lord Sutch, ex-The Outlaws, ex-The Trip
Greg Smith Bass (1994-1997)
See also: Van Helsing's Curse, Hellion (live), Ted Nugent, ex-Dokken, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Plasmatics, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Americade, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Tommy James & the Shondells
Paul Morris Keyboards (1994-1997)
See also: Joe Lynn Turner, Jürgen Blackmore and Friends, Voyage, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doro, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Angus Clark, ex-The Syntherchestra
Doogie White Vocals (1994-1997)
See also: Cornerstone, Empire, Tank, Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pink Cream 69, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Rata Blanca (live), ex-Balance of Power, ex-Demon's Eye, ex-La Paz, ex-Midnight Blue, ex-Praying Mantis
John Micelli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire
Craig Gruber Bass (1975)
See also: Raven Lord, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-The Rods, ex-Bible Black, ex-Elf
Jimmy Bain Bass (1975-1977)
See also: Sledge Leather, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Scorpions, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Key, ex-Street Noise, ex-Wild Horses
Mickey Lee Soule Clavinet, Mellotron, Piano, Organ (1975)
See also: ex-Elf, ex-Ian Gillan Band
Gary Driscoll Drums (1975)
(R.I.P. 1987) See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Bible Black, ex-Dakota, ex-Elf
Cozy Powell Drums (1975-1980)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Graham Bonnet & The Hooligans, ex-Jeff Beck's Group, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pete York / Cozy Powell, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Ace Kefford Stand, ex-The Snakes, ex-The Sorcerers, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Youngblood
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1975-1978)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven and Hell, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Tony Carey Keyboards (1976-1977)
See also: Zed Yago, Planet P Project, Tony Carey, ex-Einstein, ex-Pat Travers
Bob Daisley Bass (1977-1978)
See also: Planet Alliance, Stream, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Dio (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
David Stone Keyboards (1977-1978)
See also: ex-BB Gabor, ex-Solo Flight, ex-Symphonic Slam
Roger Glover Bass (1978-1984)
See also: Deep Purple, Roger Glover, ex-David Coverdale Band, ex-Episode Six, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Marlon
Don Airey Keyboards (1978-1981)
See also: Deep Purple, Don Airey, ex-Empire, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Persian Risk, ex-The Cage, ex-Divlje Jagode (live), ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Andrew Lloyd Webber, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hammer, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Living Loud, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Quatermass, ex-Ten, ex-The Company of Snakes, ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Graham Bonnet (live), ex-Micky Moody (live), ex-The Snakes (live), ex-Uli Jon Roth (live)
Graham Bonnet Vocals (1978-1980)
See also: Alcatrazz, Lyraka, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Anthem, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Forcefield (Gbr), ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Southern Comfort, ex-The Blue Sect, ex-The Graham Bonnet Set, ex-The Marbles, ex-The Party Boys
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (1980-1983)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, Rondinelli, Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, Over The Rainbow, The Lizards, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Riot, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Aerosmith (live)
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1980-1984)
See also: Walter Giardino Temple (live), Brazen Abbot, Joe Lynn Turner, Legacy X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Fadango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Michael Men Project
David Rosenthal Keyboards (1981-1986)
See also: ex-Hammerhead, Happy The Man, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Billy Joel, ex-Little Steven, ex-Bruce Springsteen (live), ex-Cyndi Lauper (live), ex-Faith Hill (live), ex-Liza Minelli (live), ex-Robert Palmer (live)
Chuck Burgi Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Balance, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Brand X, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Billy Joel (live)
John O'Reilly Drums (1994-1995)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-CPR, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Joe Lynn Turner
Past
Mark Clarke Bass (1977)
See also: Mark Clarke, Billy Squier (live), ex-Colosseum, ex-Mountain, ex-Natural Gas, ex-St. James Infirmary, ex-Tempest, ex-The Kegmen, ex-The Locomotive, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Ken Hensley (live), ex-The Monkees (live)
John Miceli Drums (1997)
See also: Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult
Added by: Rainbow Modified by: Rochvill
Added on: 2002-07-17 17:16:23 Last modified on: 2014-09-25 23:04:15
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