Ritchie Blackmore reforms Rainbow (2016)

June 25, 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

Happy Birthday Ritchie Blackmore

April 14, 1945 - Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore , English guitarist, co-founder of Deep Purple and founder of Rainbow is 76. Happy Birthday SirDeep 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. >> Rainbow - that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Doogie White…

Blackmore’s Night enchant Patchogue (2016)

October 14, 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

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Billy Gibbons, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brian May, Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Jordan, Charlie Hunter, John Scofield, John Mayer, Jack White, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Satriani

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Billy Gibbons, Ritchie Blackmore, Tom Morello, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, John Cipollina, Joe Perry, Jerry Cantrell, Craig Chaquico, John Mayer, Robin Trower, Mick Mars

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Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, Jerry Garcia, Dickey Betts, Robert Fripp, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Robin Trower, Ritchie Blackmore, Dave Grohl , Eric Clapton & Keith Richards, Marc Ribot

Harvest Records publish ‘Deep Purple,’ their eponymous third album (1969)

'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.Track Listing : 1.Chasing Shadows (Ian Paice, Jon Lord) - 05:34 . 2.Blind (Jon Lord) - 05:26 . 3.Lalena (Donovan Leitch) - 05:05 . 4.Fault Line (Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Jon Lord, Paice) - 01:46 . 5.The Painter…

Deep Purple release ‘in Rock,’ their fourth album featuring Ian Gillan on vocals (1970)

Deep Purple's 'in Rock' is their fourth studio album featuring Ian Gillan on vocals and released on June 3, 1970 by Harvest.1 . Speed King (Perfect Strangers, 1984) 2 . Bloodsucker (Live, 1995) 3 . Into the Fire (Live, 1971, German TV) 4 . Into the Fire (..from the Setting Sun, Wacken) 5 . Hard Lovin' Man (2011) Track Listing : 1.Speed King (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord,…

Deep Purple rock Hofstra University (1973)

May 5, 1973 - Deep Purple in their Mark II lineup - that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Roger Glover (b), Ian Gillan (voc), Ian Paice (d) and Jon Lord (kb) — perform at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York

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Elvis Presley, Deep Purple, Little Feat, David Bowie, Bob Marley, The Wailers, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, Elton John, Aztec Two Step, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand

Deep Purple release ‘Machine Head,’ the album recorded in Montreux that features ‘Smoke on the Water’ (1971)

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.Track Listing : 1.Highway Star (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 06:05 . 2.Maybe I'M A Leo (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 04:51 . 3.Pictures Of…

Deep Purple rock Copenhagen (1972)

March 1, 1972 - British band Deep Purple - that is Ritchie Blackmore (g), Ian Gillan (voc, perc, harmo), Roger Glover (b), Jon Lord (org, kb) and Ian Paice (d, perc) - will be on stage at KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark More Info

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Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton, Shawn Lane, Fred Frith, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Ritchie Blackmore, Robben Ford . Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton . Jeff Beck, Eric Gales, Gary Clark Jr. . Rory GallagherThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 283 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Pat Metheny . That's The Way . Always Heard It…

Deep Purple release their eighth album : ‘Burn’ featuring David Coverdale on vocals (1974)

Deep Purple's 'Burn' is their eighth studio album featuring David Coverdale on vocals released on February 15, 1974.Track Listing : 1.Burn (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 06:00 . 2.Might Just Take Your Life (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 04:36 . 3.Lay Down, Stay Down (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn…

Deep Purple visit Budapest (1991)

February 5, 1991 - Deep Purple's "Slaves And Masters" tour with Joe Lynn Turner (voc), Ritchie Blackmore (g), Jon Lord (org, kb), Roger Glover (b) and Ian Paice (d) stops at Budapest Sportcsarnok in Budapest, Hungary

Deep Purple release their seventh album : ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ featuring ‘Woman from Tokyo’ (1973)

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.Track Listing : 1.Woman From Tokyo (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 05:48 . 2.Mary Long (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 04:23 . 3.Super Trouper (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian…

Rainbow come over New Jersey (1979)

December 1, 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)

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Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Jane's Addiction, Converge, Foo Fighters, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Stone Temple Pilots, Faith No More, Deep Purple, Michael Schenker Fest, Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest They are the 'Hard . Metal Throwback' artists selected among the 340 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Deep Purple release their second album : ‘The Book of Taliesyn’ (1968)

Deep Purple's 'The Book of Taliesyn' is their second studio album produced by Derek Lawrence and released in October 1968 by Tetragrammaton RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Listen, Learn, Read On (Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 04:05 . 2.Wring That Neck (Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 05:13 . 3.Kentucky Woman (Neil Diamond) - 04:44 . 4.Exposition (Ritchie…

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John McLaughlin, Jimmy Herring, David Gilmour, Steve Howe, Adrian Belew, Joe Bonamassa, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Satriani, Vernon Reid, Carlos Santana, Richie Sambora, Eddie Van Halen, Michael SchenkerThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 340 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . John McLaughlin . Jimmy Herring . A Lotus On…

Polydor publish Deep Purple’s eleventh album : ‘Perfect Strangers’ (1984)

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 / MercuryTrack Listing : 1.Knocking At Your Back Door (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover) - 07:09 . 2.Under The Gun (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover) - 04:40 . 3.Nobody'S Home (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon…

Deep Purple release their tenth album : ‘Come Taste The Band’ (1975)

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. Track Listing : 1.Comin' Home (Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Ian Paice) - 03:55 . 2.Lady Luck (Jeff Cook, David Coverdale) - 02:48 . 3.Gettin' Tighter (Tommy Bolin, Glenn Hughes) - 03:37 . 4.Dealer (Tommy Bolin,…

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Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, Jan Akkerman, Vlatko Stefanovski, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Hackett, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Frampton, Robben Ford, Pat Martino They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 352 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Joe Satriani . Surfing with the Alien Lifted from :…

Deep Purple record ‘The Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1969)

is a concerto composed by Jon Lord / Ian Gillian, first performed on September 24,1969 and released in December 1969 by Tetragrammaton / Harvest. Track Listing : 1.Symphony No. 6, Op. 95" (Malcolm Arnold) - 25:13 . 1St Movement: Energico - 09:19 . 2Nd Movement: Lento - 08:52 . 3Rd Movement: Con Fuoco - 07:02 . 2.Hush (Joe South) - 04:42 . 3.Wring That Neck (Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Jon…

Deep Purple record ‘Made in Japan’ during their first tour of Japan (1972)

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. Track Listing : 1.Highway Star (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 06:52 . 2.Child In Time (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) - 12:25 . 3.Smoke On The Water (Ritchie…