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Ritchie Blackmore

Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 28 June 1975

RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S DEPARTURE from Deep Purple comes as no surprise to followers of Deep Purple who have watched their activities closely over the years. For almost three years now, Ritchie has been quoted publicly about his apparent disinterest in the group, and he has regularly made outspoken critical remarks about their records and stage shows.

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