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40 Years Ago: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Release Their Debut Album

August 1975 signaled a new beginning for one of hard rock’s greatest stars, Ritchie Blackmore, who unveiled the first fruits of his brand-new band, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

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Ritchie Blackmore Reveals First Details of His ‘Return to Rock’

It looks like those rumors regarding Ritchie Blackmore revisiting his rock 'n' roll past might actually be true — to a point, anyway.

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David Coverdale Reveals Near-Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore

Before David Coverdale decided to make Whitesnake's new album a tribute to his years as the singer for Deep Purple, he contemplated a full-fledged reunion with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

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Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall

Ian Gillan would rather turn down induction than be forced to be on the same stage as Ritchie Blackmore again.

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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Ian Gillan Has ‘No Desire’ to Reunite With Ritchie Blackmore

It's been 20 years since Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, and by all accounts, both he and the band are happier now. Still, some fans will never stop hoping for a reunion -- something that, according to singer Ian Gillan, will never happen.

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Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I Think a Lot About Death’

From his days with Deep Purple and Rainbow to his current gig fronting Blackmore's Night, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has always forged his own trail. It's something, as he recently explained during a Russian television interview, he attributes to his fondness for daydreaming.

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Rainbow – Phase One In A Box

A Rainbow box set focusing on the years 1975 to 1984 is in the works.

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Rainbow-Noy Just a Bootleg Anymore

Rainbow will release a live CD next month.

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Ritchie Blackmore Having a Change of Heart?

Deep Purple and Rainbow founder Ritchie Blackmore has turned his back on the music that made him famous for the past quarter century, but it sounds like he's having a change of heart.

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