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Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Oyster OYA2001)

Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 16 August 1975


Post-Purple: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Report and Interview by Jon Tiven, Circus Raves, September 1975

HE IS FAMED for cultivating a public image that extends beyond even the bounds of the antisocial. Even with Deep Purple, his own band, his ...

Deep Purple Changes Hue

Interview by Steven Rosen, Creem, November 1975

THE CALIFORNIA CLIME seems to agree with Ritchie Blackmore, a usually unhealthy looking fellow whose complexion runs somewhere between spoiled flour and banana yogurt and ...

Rainbow Rising: Ritchie Blackmore Gets It Up

Interview by Jon Tiven, Circus, 1 June 1976

"WE'VE GOT The Rash from Stamford, Connecticut" reveals Mr. Ritchie Blackmore, "we've got Cozy Powell, the finest nonprofessional driver in England. Not to mention me, ...

Rainbow: If You Don't Like Rock'n'Roll, It's Too Late Now

Report by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 11 September 1976

"We're not in Kansas We must be over the Rainbow" – Judy Garland, Wizard Of Oz ...


Profile and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 29 January 1977

SO THERE we were, surrounded. But where does the story really begin? ...

There'll Always Be A Rainbow As Long A Ritchie's Here

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 25 June 1977

Well, and as long as Cozy and Ronnie are still here, and as far as you — dear SOUNDS reader — are concerned, as long as Pete ...

There'll Always Be A Rainbow As Long As Ritchie's Here

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 25 June 1977

"THERE'LL ALWAYS be a Ronnie, there'll always be a Cozy and myself in Rainbow and that's all that matters, others may come and go because ...

Rainbow: Long Live Rock'n'Roll

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1978

MENTION GUITARIST Ritchie Blackmore around so-called "intelligent" rockers and you'll just get a bunch of barf noises in response. ...

REO Speedwagon/Rainbow: Los Angeles, California

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 10 June 1978

REO Rattled By Rampant Rainbow ...

Monsters Of Rock (Polydor PD-1-6311); Motorhead: Ace of Spades (Mercury SRM-1-4011)

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1981

HEAVY METAL at its stalest has few rivals in the all-time tedium stakes. Monsters of Rock, recorded live at Castle Donington in Britain, is not ...

Ritchie Blackmore: Rock of Ages

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, Smash Hits, 19 March 1981


Hard Pop, Suburban Rock

Report by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1981

Band like REO, Styx and Journey have taken the details of the rock sound and made the medium the whole message, capitalizing on the rock ...

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow: Seeing is Believing

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 4 December 1982

MOST PEOPLE reckon Ritchie Blackmore's a miserable bastard. Mean, moody, mysterious, macabre and, by implication, Mandraxed to the gills, the Blackmore of popular imigination has ...

Ritchie Blackmore

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

ONE REASON for the selection of ace heavy metal guitarist Ritchie Blackmore as one of our subjects relates to a previous, slimmer and somewhat inferior ...

A Bit Of A Bender: Rainbow: Bent Out Of Shape (Polydor) *****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 10 September 1983

SURPRISINGLY, despite the title, this isn't a concept album based on Ross Halfin's extravagant sex life. ...

Bass Instincts: The Bob Daisley Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Bass Guitar, 2004

FOR MORE THAN 30 years now, Australian born-bassist Bob Daisley has been laying down the foundation of which some of the greatest rock and roll ...

Richie Blackmore: Blackmore's Nightmare

Retrospective by Pete Makowski, Classic Rock, March 2006

"I'm at that stage where I will play anything I want to. I will not be dictated to by fans or people who say: 'You ...

see also Ritchie Blackmore

see also Deep Purple

see also Ronnie James Dio


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