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Rainbow

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
London, England
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1975
Genre:
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Fantasy, Rock (early), Relationships, Love
Current label:
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Years active:
1975-1984, 1994-1997, 2015-present
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 ...
Current
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1975-1984, 1994-1997, 2015-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice 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
Bob Nouveau Bass (2015-present)
See also: ex-Blackmore's Night
David Keith Drums (2015-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Mission Zero
Jens Johansson Keyboards (2015-present)
See also: Bakteria, Cain's Offering, Stratovarius, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), Mastermind, ex-Johansson, ex-Tuska20, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio, ex-Dave Nerge's Bulldog, ex-Deadline, ex-Ginger Baker, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Jonas Hellborg Group, ex-Jonas Hellborg's Art Metal, ex-RAF, ex-Shining Path, ex-Snake Charmer, ex-Stephen Ross
Ronnie Romero Vocals (2015-present)
See also: Lords of Black, The Ferrymen, Vandenberg, Walter Giardino Temple, Eridan (live), Michael Schenker Fest (live), CoreLeoni, ex-Aria Inferno, ex-Jose Rubio's Nova Era, ex-Santelmo, ex-Voces del Rock
Past
Jimmy Bain Bass (1975-1977)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Last in Line, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Sledge Leather, ex-Jagged Edge, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-Harlot, ex-Key, ex-Street Noise, ex-Wild Horses
Craig Gruber Bass (1975, 1977)
(R.I.P. 2015) See also: ex-Raven Lord, ex-The Rods, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Bible Black, ex-ED3N, ex-Elf, ex-Zvekan, ex-Gary Moore (live)
Mickey Lee Soule Clavinet, Mellotron, Piano, Organ (1975)
See also: ex-Elf, ex-Ian Gillan Band, ex-Steaming Pile of Mick
Cozy Powell Drums (1975-1980)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Forcefield, 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
Gary Driscoll Drums (1975)
(R.I.P. 1987) See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Bible Black, ex-Dakota, ex-Elf
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1975-1978)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Black Sabbath, 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
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)
Bob Daisley Bass (1977-1978)
See also: Planet Alliance, ex-Stream, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Dio (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
David Stone Keyboards (1977-1978)
See also: AraPacis, 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-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (live)
Graham Bonnet Vocals (1978-1980)
See also: Alcatrazz, EZoo, Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, 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, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, ex-Rondinelli, Over the Rainbow, Pyramid, Zebra (live), ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Riot V, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-The Dali Gaggers, ex-The Lizards, ex-The Sign, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Bonnie Tyler (live)
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1980-1984)
See also: Sunstorm, Ахат (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Eridan (live), ex-Walter Giardino Temple (live), ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fandango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus
David Rosenthal Keyboards (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Hammerhead, Billy Joel, Happy the Man, ex-Vinnie Moore, 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, 1995-1997)
See also: Tokyo Motor Fist, ex-Balance, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Brand X, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Messano, ex-Billy Joel (live)
Greg Smith Bass (1994-1997)
See also: Hellion (live), ex-Van Helsing's Curse, Ted Nugent, The Wizards of Winter, Tokyo Motor Fist, Tyketto, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Plasmatics, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Americade, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Devias, ex-Tommy James & the Shondells
John O'Reilly Drums (1994-1995)
See also: The Wizards of Winter, ex-Jack Starr, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Blackmore's Night, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Joe Lynn Turner
Paul Morris Keyboards (1994-1997)
See also: Joe Lynn Turner, Jürgen Blackmore and Friends, Voyage, ex-Doro, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Angus Clark, ex-The Syntherchestra
Doogie White Vocals (1994-1997)
See also: Empire, Michael Schenker Fest, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, ex-Cornerstone, La Paz, Michael Schenker Group, ex-John Steel, ex-Pink Cream 69, ex-Tank, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Balance of Power, ex-Chain, ex-Demon's Eye, ex-Midnight Blue, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, ex-Praying Mantis
John Micelli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire, Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Marchello, ex-The Good Rats
Current (Live)
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (2016-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice Night, ex-Deep Purple (live)
Lady Lynn Vocals (backing) (2016-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night (live)
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)
Dee Beale Vocals (backing) (1981-1982)
Lin Robinson Vocals (backing) (1981-1984)
John Miceli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire, Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Marchello, ex-The Good Rats
Russ Ballard Guitars (2017)
See also: Russ Ballard, ex-Argent, ex-The Roulettes, ex-Unit 4 + 2
Ritchie Blackmore Guitars (1975-1984, 1994-1997, 2015-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice 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
Bob Nouveau Bass (2015-present)
See also: ex-Blackmore's Night
David Keith Drums (2015-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Mission Zero
Jens Johansson Keyboards (2015-present)
See also: Bakteria, Cain's Offering, Stratovarius, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), Mastermind, ex-Johansson, ex-Tuska20, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio, ex-Dave Nerge's Bulldog, ex-Deadline, ex-Ginger Baker, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Jonas Hellborg Group, ex-Jonas Hellborg's Art Metal, ex-RAF, ex-Shining Path, ex-Snake Charmer, ex-Stephen Ross
Ronnie Romero Vocals (2015-present)
See also: Lords of Black, The Ferrymen, Vandenberg, Walter Giardino Temple, Eridan (live), Michael Schenker Fest (live), CoreLeoni, ex-Aria Inferno, ex-Jose Rubio's Nova Era, ex-Santelmo, ex-Voces del Rock
Jimmy Bain Bass (1975-1977)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Last in Line, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Sledge Leather, ex-Jagged Edge, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-Harlot, ex-Key, ex-Street Noise, ex-Wild Horses
Craig Gruber Bass (1975, 1977)
(R.I.P. 2015) See also: ex-Raven Lord, ex-The Rods, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Bible Black, ex-ED3N, ex-Elf, ex-Zvekan, ex-Gary Moore (live)
Mickey Lee Soule Clavinet, Mellotron, Piano, Organ (1975)
See also: ex-Elf, ex-Ian Gillan Band, ex-Steaming Pile of Mick
Cozy Powell Drums (1975-1980)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Forcefield, 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
Gary Driscoll Drums (1975)
(R.I.P. 1987) See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Bible Black, ex-Dakota, ex-Elf
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1975-1978)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Black Sabbath, 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
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)
Bob Daisley Bass (1977-1978)
See also: Planet Alliance, ex-Stream, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Dio (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
David Stone Keyboards (1977-1978)
See also: AraPacis, 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-The Cage, ex-Dario Mollo's Crossbones (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), ex-Uriah Heep (live)
Graham Bonnet Vocals (1978-1980)
See also: Alcatrazz, EZoo, Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, 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, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, ex-Rondinelli, Over the Rainbow, Pyramid, Zebra (live), ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Riot V, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-The Dali Gaggers, ex-The Lizards, ex-The Sign, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Bonnie Tyler (live)
Joe Lynn Turner Vocals (1980-1984)
See also: Sunstorm, Ахат (live), Joe Lynn Turner, Rated X, ex-Cem Köksal, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Eridan (live), ex-Walter Giardino Temple (live), ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Fandango, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Legacy X, ex-Michael Men Project, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus
David Rosenthal Keyboards (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Hammerhead, Billy Joel, Happy the Man, ex-Vinnie Moore, 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, 1995-1997)
See also: Tokyo Motor Fist, ex-Balance, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Brand X, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Messano, ex-Billy Joel (live)
Greg Smith Bass (1994-1997)
See also: Hellion (live), ex-Van Helsing's Curse, Ted Nugent, The Wizards of Winter, Tokyo Motor Fist, Tyketto, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Plasmatics, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Americade, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Devias, ex-Tommy James & the Shondells
John O'Reilly Drums (1994-1995)
See also: The Wizards of Winter, ex-Jack Starr, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Blackmore's Night, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Joe Lynn Turner
Paul Morris Keyboards (1994-1997)
See also: Joe Lynn Turner, Jürgen Blackmore and Friends, Voyage, ex-Doro, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Angus Clark, ex-The Syntherchestra
Doogie White Vocals (1994-1997)
See also: Empire, Michael Schenker Fest, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, ex-Cornerstone, La Paz, Michael Schenker Group, ex-John Steel, ex-Pink Cream 69, ex-Tank, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Balance of Power, ex-Chain, ex-Demon's Eye, ex-Midnight Blue, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, ex-Praying Mantis
John Micelli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire, Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Marchello, ex-The Good Rats
Current
Candice Night Vocals (backing) (2016-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night, Candice Night, ex-Deep Purple (live)
Lady Lynn Vocals (backing) (2016-present)
See also: Blackmore's Night (live)
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)
Dee Beale Vocals (backing) (1981-1982)
Lin Robinson Vocals (backing) (1981-1984)
John Miceli Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Faith and Fire, Meat Loaf, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Marchello, ex-The Good Rats
Russ Ballard Guitars (2017)
See also: Russ Ballard, ex-Argent, ex-The Roulettes, ex-Unit 4 + 2
Added by: Rainbow Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2002-07-17 17:16:23 Last modified on: 2020-08-02 02:57:58