Happy Birthday to Ritchie Blackmore

April 14, 1945 – Richard Hugh “Ritchie” Blackmore , English guitarist, co-founder of Deep Purple and founder of Rainbow is 73. Happy Birthday Sir


Deep Purple‘s ‘Fireball’ is their fifth album released in July 1971 by Harvest Records >>

Deep Purple‘s ‘Made in Japan’ is a double live album recorded in August 1972 during their first tour of Japan and released in December 1972 by Purple / Warner Bros. >>

‘Shades of Deep Purple‘ is their debut studio album released in July 1968 on Tetragrammaton. >>

Deep Purple‘ s ‘Burn’ is their eighth studio album featuring David Coverdale on vocals released on February 15, 1974. >>

Deep Purple ‘s ‘The Book of Taliesyn’ is their second studio album produced by Derek Lawrence and released in October 1968 by Tetragrammaton Records >>

Deep Purple ‘s ‘Come Taste The Band‘ is their tenth studio album (the only one to feature Tommy Bolin in place of Ritchie Blackmore) released on October 1975, 10 by Purple / Warner Bros. >>

Deep Purple‘ is their eponymous third studio album, also called ‘Deep Purple III’ produced by Derek Lawrence and released on June 21, 1969 by Tetragrammaton / Harvest Records. >>

Deep Purple‘s ‘in Rock’ is their fourth studio album featuring Ian Gillan a on vocals and released on June 3, 1970 by Harvest. >>

Deep Purple‘ s ‘Perfect Strangers’ is their eleventh studio album featuring the reformed ‘Mark II’ line-up and released on October 29, 1984 by Polydor / Mercury >>

‘The Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ by Deep Purple & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a concerto composed by Jon Lord / Ian Gillian, first performed on September 24,1969 and released in December 1969 by Tetragrammaton / Harvest. >>

Deep Purple‘ s ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ is their seventh studio album featuring Ian Gillan on vocals and released in January 1973 by Purple / Warner Bros. >>

Deep Purple‘s ‘Machine Head’ feat. ‘Smoke on the Water’ is their sixth studio album recorded through December 1971 in Montreux, Switzerland, and released on March 25, 1972 by Purple. >>


[2004] Jon Lord of Deep Purple fame plays with a string orchestra at Vulkanhalle in Cologne, Germany >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1996] Rainbow – that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Doogie White (voc), Greg Smith (b), Paul Morris (kb) and Chuck Burgi (d) – are expected at Club Rondo in Gothenburg; Germany >> 19 MINUTES on RVM

[2016] British band Deep Purple is among this year “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductees at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York >> 43 MINUTES >>

[1970] Deep Purple takes part in the “South Bank Summer” event at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London >> 14 MINUTES >>

[2016] Blackmore’s Night – that is Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night plus other musicians – will be on stage at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts in Patchogue, New York >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Veteran Deep Purple will be on stage at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, The Netherlands >> 111 MINUTES >>

[1996] Deep Purple – that is Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice – will be on stage at Olympia Hall, São Paulo, Brazil >> 84 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2016] Ritchie Blackmore has hired Ronnie Romero (voc), Jens Johansson (kb), Bob Nouveau (b) and David Keith (d) to form a new Rainbow and revisit his old repertoire at Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK >> 116 MINUTES >>

[1979] Rainbow – that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Graham Bonnet (voc), Don Airey (kb), Roger Glover (b) & Cozy Powell (d) – will be on stage at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ) >> 76 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2016] Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore is at “Monsters of Rock” in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart, Germany >> 60 MINUTES >>

[1980] Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore participate in “Monsters Of Rock” at Donington Park, Castle Donington in England >> 29 MINUTES on RVM

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