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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore

Real/full name:
Richard Hugh Blackmore
73 (born Apr 14th, 1945)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom (Weston-super-Mare)


Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is a British guitarist and songwriter, who began his professional career as a session musician as a member of the instrumental band The Outlaws and as a backing musician of pop singers Glenda Collins, Heinz, Screaming Lord Sutch, Neil Christian, etc.. Blackmore was also one of the original members of Deep Purple, playing jam-style rock music ...


Ritchie formed Rainbow as a side project when he wanted to record a cover of "Black Sheep of the Family", which was an idea apparently rejected by Deep Purple while recording "Stormbringer".

Married to Candice Night, with whom they perform as Blackmore's Night.

Blackmore's Night

Guitars, Mandolin, Domra, Hurdy-gurdy (1997-present)

Candice Night

Guitars, Mandola, Hurdy-gurdy, Nickelharpe (2011-present)


Guitars (1975-1984, 1994-1997, 2015-present)

1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Guitars
1975 The Temple of the King (Single) Guitars
1975 Man on the Silver Mountain / Snake Charmer (Single) Guitars
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Guitars
1976 Rising Guitars, Songwriting
1976 Starstruck / Run with the Wolf (Single) Guitars
1977 On Stage (Live album) Guitars
1977 Live (Single) Guitars
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Single) Guitars
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Bass, Guitars
1978 L.A. Connection (Single) Guitars
1979 Since You Been Gone (Single) Bass, Guitars
1979 Down to Earth Guitars, Bass
1980 All Night Long (Single) Guitars
1980 Monsters of Rock (Split) Guitars
1981 I Surrender (Single) Guitars
1981 Can't Happen Here (Single) Guitars
1981 Magic / Freedom Fighter (Single) Guitars
1981 Jealous Lover (Single) Guitars
1981 Difficult to Cure Guitars
1982 Stone Cold (Single) Guitars
1982 Death Alley Driver (Single) Guitars
1982 Power (Single) Guitars
1982 Live Between the Eyes (Video) Guitars
1982 Straight Between the Eyes Guitars
1983 Street of Dreams (Single) Guitars
1983 Bent Out of Shape Guitars
1983 Can't Let You Go (Single) Guitars
1985 The Final Cut (Video) Guitars
1990 Live in Germany 1976 (Live album) Guitars
1993 Purple Rainbows (Split) Guitars
1995 Hunting Humans (Insatiable) / Stand Up and Fight / Black Masquerade (Single) Guitars
1995 Ariel (Single) Guitars
1995 Stranger in Us All Guitars
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Guitars
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Guitars
2006 Live in Munich 1977 (Live album) Guitars
2006 Live in Munich 1977 (Video) Guitars
2006 Live in Köln 1976 (Live album) Guitars
2007 Live in Düsseldorf 1976 (Live album) Guitars
2007 Live in Nürnberg 1976 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Black Masquerade (Live album) Guitars
2015 Denver 1979 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Long Island 1979 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Down to Earth Tour 1979 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Live in Japan (Live album) Guitars
2016 Monsters of Rock: Live at Donington 1980 (Live album) Guitars
2016 Boston 1981 (Live album) Guitars
2016 Memories in Rock - Live in Germany (Live album) Guitars
2017 Live in Birmingham 2016 (Live album) Guitars
2018 Waiting for a Sign (Single) Guitars
2018 Memories in Rock II (Live album) Guitars
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Deep Purple

Guitars (1968-1975, 1984-1993)

1968 Hush (Single) Guitars
1968 Shades of Deep Purple Guitars
1968 Hush EP (EP) Guitars
1968 Kentucky Woman (Single) Guitars
1968 The Book of Taliesyn Guitars
1969 I'm So Glad (Single) Guitars
1969 River Deep Mountain High (Single) Guitars
1969 Emmaretta (Single) Guitars
1969 Help (Single) Guitars
1969 Deep Purple Guitars
1969 Hallelujah (Single) Guitars
1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Live album) Guitars
1970 Best of Deep Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1970 Speed King (Single) Guitars
1970 Deep Purple in Rock Guitars
1970 Black Night (Single) Guitars
1970 Flight of the Rat (Single) Guitars
1970 Child in Time (Single) Guitars
1971 Strange Kind of Woman (Single) Guitars
1971 Fireball Guitars
1971 No No No (Single) Guitars
1971 Fireball (Single) Guitars
1972 Never Before (EP) Guitars
1972 The Best of Deep Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1972 Never Before (Single) Guitars
1972 Machine Head Guitars
1972 Lazy (Single) Guitars
1972 Smoke on the Water (Single) Guitars
1972 Highway Star (Single) Guitars
1972 Purple Passages (Compilation) Guitars (lead)
1972 Made in Japan (Live album) Guitars
1973 Black Night (live) (Single) Guitars
1973 Super Trouper (Single) Guitars
1973 Space Truckin' (Single) Guitars
1973 April (EP) Guitars
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Guitars
1973 Woman from Tokyo (Single) Guitars
1973 Mark I & II (Compilation) Guitars
1974 Burn (Single) Guitars
1974 Burn Guitars
1974 Might Just Take Your Life (Single) Guitars
1974 You Can't Do It Right (Single) Guitars
1974 Lady Double Dealer (Single) Guitars
1974 Stormbringer Guitars
1975 Stormbringer (Single) Guitars
1975 Lay Down Stay Down (EP) Guitars
1975 24 Carat Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1976 Made in Europe (Live album) Guitars
1977 The Bird Has Flown (Single) Guitars
1977 Smoke on the Water (live) (Single) Guitars
1977 New Live & Rare (EP) Guitars
1978 Black Night (live) (EP) Guitars
1978 New Live & Rare Vol. 2 (EP) Guitars
1979 Child in Time (live) (Single) Guitars
1979 Deep Purple in Rock (EP) Guitars
1980 Deep Purple in Concert (Live album) Guitars
1980 Deepest Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1980 New Live and Rare - Vol. 3 (EP) Guitars
1982 Live in London (Live album) Guitars
1984 Fireball (EP) Guitars
1984 Nobody's Home (Single) Guitars
1984 Knocking at Your Back Door (Single) Guitars
1984 Perfect Strangers (Single) Guitars
1984 Perfect Strangers Guitars
1987 Call of the Wild (Single) Guitars
1987 The Videosingles (Video) Guitars
1987 Bad Attitude (Single) Guitars
1987 The House of Blue Light Guitars
1988 Scandinavian Nights (Live album) Guitars
1988 Hush (Single) Guitars
1988 Nobody's Perfect (Live album) Guitars
1990 Love Conquers All (Single) Guitars
1990 Scandinavian Nights (Video) Guitars
1990 Doing Their Thing (Video) Guitars
1990 Smoke on the Water (Split) Guitars
1990 King of Dreams (Single) Guitars
1990 Slaves and Masters Guitars
1991 In the Absence of Pink - Knebworth '85 (Live album) Guitars
1991 Heavy Metal Pioneers (Video) Guitars
1993 The Gemini Suite (Live album) Guitars
1993 Purple Rainbows (Split) Guitars
1993 The Battle Rages On... Guitars
1993 Time to Kill (Single) Guitars
1993 Anya (Single) Guitars
1993 Live in Japan (Live album) Guitars
1994 Come Hell or High Water (Live album) Guitars
1994 Anyone's Daughter (Single) Guitars
1995 Black Night (Single) Guitars
1996 California Jamming (Live album) Guitars
1996 MK III The Final Concerts (Live album) Guitars
2000 New, Live & Rare - The Video Collection 1984-2000 (Video) Guitars
2000 Who Do We Think We Are Guitars, Bass (track 14)
2001 Space Vols 1 & 2 (Live album) Guitars
2002 Live in Denmark '72 (Live album) Guitars
2002 Inglewood - Live in California (Live album) Guitars
2002 Machine Head (Video) Guitars
2003 Kneel & Pray (Live album) Guitars
2003 Winning Combinations (Split) Guitars
2003 Live in Paris 1975: La dernière séance (Live album) Guitars
2004 New Live & Rare (Live in Europe 1969-1971) (Live album) Guitars
2004 Live on the BBC (Live album) Guitars
2004 Perks and Tit (Live album) Guitars
2004 Rock Review 1969-1972 (Video) Guitars
2005 Rhino Hi-Five: Deep Purple (Compilation) Guitars
2007 Live in Stuttgart (Live album) Guitars
2007 NEC 1993 (Live album) Guitars
2009 History, Hits & Highlights (Video) Guitars
2009 Space Truckin Round the World Live (Live album) Guitars
2011 Hush / Speed King (Single) Guitars
2011 BBC Sessions 1968-1970 (Live album) Guitars
2012 In Concert '72 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Highway Star (Split) Guitars
2013 Perfect Strangers Live (Live album) Guitars
2014 Graz 1975 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Long Beach 1971 (Live album) Guitars
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Green Bullfrog

As Boots:
Guitars (1970)

Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire

Guitars (1966-1967)

Neil Christian & the Crusaders

Guitars (1966, 1967)

Screaming Lord Sutch

Guitars (1962, 1965)

The Outlaws

Guitars (1962-1965)

The Trip

Guitars (1966)


2003 Stand Up and Shout: The Anthology (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 4, 5, 6)

Rhett Forrester

1988 Even the Score Guitars (additional)

Deep Purple

1971 Fireball Producer
1974 Burn Producer
1974 Stormbringer Producer


1975 The Temple of the King (Single) Producer
1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Producer
1975 Man on the Silver Mountain / Snake Charmer (Single) Producer
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Producer
1981 The Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1983 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Boxed set) Producer
1986 Finyl Vinyl (Compilation) Executive producer
1989 Ансамбль Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1995 Ariel (Single) Producer
1995 Hunting Humans (Insatiable) / Stand Up and Fight / Black Masquerade (Single) Producer
1995 Stranger in Us All Producer
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
2000 Millennium Collection: Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Producer
2002 Pot of Gold (Compilation) Producer
2002 All Night Long: An Introduction (Compilation) Producer
2003 Catch the Rainbow - The Anthology (Compilation) Producer
2006 The Collection (Compilation) Producer
2009 Anthology 1975 - 1984 (Compilation) Producer
(show all)
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