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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore

Real/full name:
Richard Hugh Blackmore
Age:
78 (born Apr 14th, 1945)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England)
Gender:
Male

Biography

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, and others. Blackmore was also one of the original members of Deep Purple, playing jam-style rock ...

Trivia

Ritchie formed Rainbow as a side project when he wanted to record a cover of "Black Sheep of the Family" (originally performed by the English progressive rock band Quatermass), 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)

Rainbow

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, Songwriting
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 Guitars, Bass
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 Jealous Lover (Single) Guitars
1981 Magic / Freedom Fighter (Single) Guitars
1981 Can't Happen Here (Single) Guitars
1981 Difficult to Cure Guitars
1981 The Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Guitars
1982 Power (Single) Guitars
1982 Death Alley Driver (Single) Guitars
1982 Stone Cold (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
1984 Japan Tour '84 (Video) Guitars
1985 The Final Cut (Video) Guitars
1990 Live in Germany 1976 (Live album) Guitars
1993 Purple Rainbows (Split) Guitars
1995 Ariel (Single) Guitars
1995 Hunting Humans (Insatiable) / Stand Up and Fight / Black Masquerade (Single) Guitars
1995 Stranger in Us All Guitars
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Bass (tracks: 5 to 7), Guitars, Songwriting (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 & 11 to 16), Arrangements (tracks: 1 & 2)
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Guitars
2000 Millennium Collection: Rainbow (Compilation) Arrangements (tracks: 1 & 2), Guitars, Songwriting (tracks: 1 to 6 & 9 to 11)
2001 Best - Since You've Been Gone (Compilation) Guitars
2001 The Universal Masters Collection - Classic Rainbow (Compilation) Guitars, Songwriting (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 16)
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Guitars
2002 All Night Long: An Introduction (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
2013 Black Masquerade (Video) Guitars
2015 Bent Out of Shape Guitars
2015 Straight Between the Eyes Guitars
2015 Denver 1979 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Long Island 1979 - Down to Earth Tour (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
2016 Memories in Rock - Live in Germany (Video) Guitars
2017 Land of Hope and Glory (Single) Guitars
2017 I Surrender (Single) Guitars
2017 Live in Birmingham 2016 (Live album) Guitars
2018 Waiting for a Sign (Single) Guitars
2018 Memories in Rock II (Live album) Guitars
2019 Black Sheep of the Family (Single) Guitars
2019 The Storm (Single) Guitars
2019 Rainbow vorwärts (EP) Guitars
(show all)

Bobbie and the Dominators

Guitars (1958-1961)

Deep Purple

Guitars (1968-1975, 1984-1993)

1968 Hush (Single) Guitars
1968 Shades of Deep Purple Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 6, 8)
1968 Shades of Deep Purple Guitars
1968 Kentucky Woman (Single) Guitars
1968 The Book of Taliesyn Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5), Guitars
1968 The Book of Taliesyn Guitars
1969 I'm So Glad (Single) Guitars
1969 Emmaretta (Single) Guitars
1969 River Deep Mountain High (Single) Guitars
1969 Help (Single) Guitars
1969 Hallelujah (Single) Guitars
1969 Deep Purple Guitars
1969 Deep Purple Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 4-8)
1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Live album) Guitars
1970 The Bird Has Flown (Single) Guitars
1970 Best of Deep Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1970 Speed King (Single) Guitars
1970 Deep Purple in Rock Guitars, Songwriting
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 Songwriting, 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 Machine Head Guitars, Songwriting
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 April (Single) Guitars
1973 Super Trouper (Single) Guitars
1973 Space Truckin' (Single) Guitars
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Guitars, Songwriting
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Guitars, Songwriting
1973 Woman from Tokyo (Single) Guitars
1973 Mark I & II (Compilation) Guitars
1974 Burn (Single) Guitars
1974 Burn Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
1974 Might Just Take Your Life (Single) Guitars
1974 Lady Double Dealer (Single) Guitars
1974 You Can't Do It Right (Single) Guitars
1974 Stormbringer Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 5-9)
1975 Lay Down Stay Down (Single) Guitars
1975 Stormbringer (Single) Guitars
1975 24 Carat Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1976 Made in Europe (Live album) Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks: A1 to B2)
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 Deep Purple in Concert (Live album) Guitars
1980 Deepest Purple (Compilation) Guitars
1980 New Live and Rare - Vol. 3 (EP) Guitars
1981 California Jam, April 6th 1974 (Video) Guitars
1982 Live in London (Live album) Guitars
1984 Fireball (EP) Guitars
1984 Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Video) Guitars
1984 Nobody's Home (Single) Guitars
1984 Perfect Strangers (Single) Guitars
1984 Knocking at Your Back Door (Single) Guitars
1984 Perfect Strangers Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
1987 Call of the Wild (Single) Guitars
1987 The Videosingles (Video) Guitars
1987 Bad Attitude (Single) Guitars
1987 The House of Blue Light Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-10)
1988 Scandinavian Nights (Live album) Guitars
1988 Smoke on the Water (Compilation) Guitars (as "Ритчи Блэкмор")
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, Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9)
1991 In the Absence of Pink - Knebworth '85 (Live album) Guitars
1991 Heavy Metal Pioneers (Video) Guitars
1991 Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's (Compilation) Guitars
1991 The Deep Purple Anthology (Compilation) Guitars (tracks: 1-1 to 2-11)
1993 The Gemini Suite live (Live album) Guitars
1993 Purple Rainbows (Split) Guitars
1993 Singles A's & B's (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1 to 18)
1993 Anya (Single) Guitars
1993 Time to Kill (Single) Guitars
1993 The Battle Rages On... Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-10)
1993 Live in Japan (Live album) Guitars
1994 Come Hell or High Water (Video) 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 (lead)
1998 Purplexed (Compilation) Guitars (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 9 to 11)
1999 Under the Gun (Compilation) Guitars
1999 Shades 1968-1998 (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1-1 to 3-13, 4-1 to 4-12)
2000 The Very Best Of (Compilation) Guitars
2000 Who Do We Think We Are Bass (track 14), Guitars
2000 New, Live & Rare - The Video Collection 1984-2000 (Video) Guitars (tracks: 1 to 11, 25 & 26)
2001 Space Vol 1 & 2 (Live album) Guitars
2002 Live in Denmark '72 (Live album) Guitars
2002 Inglewood - Live in California (Live album) Guitars
2003 Kneel & Pray (Live album) Guitars
2003 Winning Combinations (Split) Guitars
2003 Live in Paris 1975: La dernière séance (Live album) Guitars
2003 New Live & Rare - Volume Two (Live album) Guitars
2004 Live on the BBC (Live album) Guitars
2004 Perks and Tit (Live album) Guitars
2005 Burn Songwriting (tracks 1 to 13), Guitars (lead)
2005 Live in Concert 72/73 (Video) Guitars
2005 Live in California 74 (Video) Guitars (lead)
2005 Rhino Hi-Five: Deep Purple (Compilation) Guitars
2007 Live in Stuttgart 1993 (Live album) Guitars
2007 Live in London (Live album) Guitars
2007 NEC 1993 (Live album) Guitars
2009 Stormbringer - 35th Anniversary Edition Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 5-9)
2009 History, Hits & Highlights '68-'76 (Video) Guitars (tracks: 1-4 to 1-23, 2-1 to 2-11)
2009 Space Truckin Round the World Live (Live album) Guitars (tracks: 1-1 to 2-7)
2011 Hush / Speed King (Single) Guitars
2011 The BBC Sessions 1968-1970 (Live album) Guitars
2012 Come Hell or High Water (Video) Guitars
2012 Machine Head Guitars
2012 Machine Head Guitars
2012 In Concert '72 (Live album) Guitars
2012 Paris 1975 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Live in Stuttgart 1993 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Guitars
2013 NEC 1993 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Guitars
2013 Highway Star (Split) Guitars
2013 Perfect Strangers Live (Live album) Guitars
2014 Made in Japan (Video) Guitars
2014 The Battle Rages on... Songwriting (tracks 1-1 to 2-9), Guitars
2014 Graz 1975 (Live album) Guitars
2015 Long Beach 1971 (Live album) Guitars
2016 California Jam 1974 (Video) Guitars
2017 A Fire in the Sky (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1-9 to 1-14, 2-3 to 3-14)
2017 A Fire in the Sky (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 6 to 8, 10 to 20)
2017 A Fire in the Sky (Compilation) Guitars (tracks B2 to B4, C2 to F4)
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Green Bullfrog

As Boots:
Guitars (1970)

Lord Caesar Sutch & the Roman Empire

Guitars (1966-1967)

Mike Dee and the Jaywalkers

Guitars (1961)

Neil Christian & the Crusaders

Guitars (1966, 1967)

Rock Aid Armenia

Guitars

Roundabout

Guitars (1967-1968)

Screaming Lord Sutch

Guitars (1962, 1965)

The Outlaws

Guitars (1962-1965)

The Trip

Guitars (1966)

Dio

1986 Intermission (EP) Songwriting (tracks 5: Long Live Rock 'N' Roll & Man On The Silver Mountain)
1986 Intermission (EP) Songwriting (tracks 5: Long Live Rock 'N' Roll & Man On The Silver Mountain)
2000 The Very Beast Of Dio (Compilation) Songwriting (track: 12)
2005 Evil or Divine: Live in New York City (Live album) Songwriting (tracks: 7 & 9)
2006 Holy Diver Live (Live album) Songwriting (tracks: 2-1, 2-4, 2-6 & 2-7)
2010 Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 (Live album) Songwriting (tracks: 1-7, 1-10 to 1-12, 2-5 & 2-10)
2012 The Last in Line Songwriting (tracks: 2-8 & 2-11)
2012 Sacred Heart Songwriting (tracks: 2-9 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll & Man On The Silver Mountain)
2012 Holy Diver Songwriting (track: 2-9)
2013 Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986 (Live album) Songwriting (tracks: 2-2 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll & Man On The Silver Mountain)
2013 Finding the Sacred Heart (Live in Philly 1986) (Video) Songwriting (tracks: 12 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll & Man On The Silver Mountain)
2014 Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 (Video) Songwriting (track: 10)
2014 Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 (Live album) Songwriting (track: 1-10)
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Rhett Forrester

1988 Even the Score Guitars (additional)

Deep Purple

1971 Fireball Producer
1998 Abandon Songwriting (track 12) (as "Blackmore")
2020 Whoosh! Songwriting (track 12)

Rainbow

1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Producer
1975 The Temple of the King (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
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Guitars
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Producer
2001 The Universal Masters Collection - Classic Rainbow (Compilation) Producer (tracks: 3 to 5, 9, 10, 14)
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
2015 Straight Between the Eyes Songwriting, Arrangement (track 9),
2015 Bent Out of Shape Songwriting
2018 Memories in Rock II (Live album) Executive producer
(show all)
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