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Ritchie Blackmore's Biography

Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is a British guitarist and songwriter, who is known as one of the first guitarists to fuse classical music elements with blues rock. He began his professional career as a studio session musician and was subsequently a member of Deep Purple, after which Blackmore established a successful career fronting his own band Rainbow, and later progressed to the traditional folk rock project Blackmore's Night with his wife.

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Eduard Maluquer & Ritchie Blackmore 1997
Eduard Maluquer & Ritchie Blackmore 1997
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Ritchie Blackmore News Stories

  • Roll over Beethoven: It's all about Rick Wakeman's orchestral crossovers ...

      News Source: The Independent | 12 days ago
    Over the last five decades, classical and popular music have been uneasy bedfellows. Rock stars Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Lynne and Gary Numan, and electronic pioneers Walter now Wendy Carlos, Tomita and William Orbit have reinterpreted Beethoven,
  • Celeb birthdays for the week of April 13-19

      News Source: The Idaho Statesman | 16 days ago
    Actor Lyle Waggoner ("The Carol Burnett Show") is 79...Drummer Max Weinberg of the E Street Band (and "Late Night With Conan O'Brien") is 63...Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "The Biggest Loser") is 50...Actor Glenn
  • Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 1 month ago
    In the late 1950s there were no UK role models for the electric guitar, except for a middle-aged player named Bert Weedon, who wrote a book at the time called Play In a Day . To learn the guitar we had to listen to solos by James Burton, Cliff Gallup,

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