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Blackmore…The Demolition Man!

 Blackmore in Sounds “Guitar Heroes” November 1982

Blackmore beaten into 2nd place in readers’ poll…

Shock! Horror! Who tops the poll? Never mind, read the article and look at the pics from Guitar Heroes 1982 instead…!

Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar Hero from January 1983…

 Blackmore is the cover artist on the January 1983 issue of “Guitar Heroes” magazine, published by Sounds. Great article and pics along with a feature on Roger Glover too.

Blackmore in black stockings shocker!

Blackmore reacts to sexist “All Night Long” lyrics by wearing ladies underwear…and also discusses the various line-up changes, reviews the Donington show, introduces new drummer Bobby Rondinelli and declares he’s getting bored listening… Continue reading

Blackmore interview following disastrous gig at Edinburgh in 1983…

Simon Scott of ‘Melody Maker’ magazine cautiously interviews Blackmore, Glover and Turner after a rough night at Edinburgh Playhouse:

Ritchie Blackmore slates new Stratocasters, ‘Made In Japan’ and guitarists who play Gibsons…

“with a Gibson nobody has an identity…” “I think both of them as live LPs are rubbish…” “I didn’t like it. I like proper classical…that album was just a compromise…” “Rainbow On Stage…that… Continue reading

Rainbow Family Tree In Pictures…courtesy of Kerrang! magazine

Back in 1982, Kerrang! magazine ran a series of articles across three issues – Kerrang! 14, Kerrang! 15 and culminating in a very helpful Rainbow family tree (in pictures) in Kerrang! 16 to… Continue reading

Kerrang! No.15 May 1982 Article Uploaded

 The full article on Rainbow from May 1982 (Kerrang! No.15) has been uploaded and includes this rather camp centrefold! I’ve seen better pics of the band, but it is what it is! Read… Continue reading

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in the media

A new section has been added with magazine covers and press articles from 1975-1997 on Ritchie Blackmore and Rainbow. Read the interviews with Cozy Powell, Blackmore, Dio and more.     

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