Melody Maker – October 9 1976

Small mention of ‘Rainbow Rising’ (column 2 below) being honoured with a silver disc for achieving sales worth £75,000

Photo of Blackmore used to illustrate an article on amplifiers and speakers, no quotes from Blackmore, just used to make a point on loudness!

Also, at the back of the paper; an advertisement for Picato guitar strings naming Ritchie Blackmore with other high profile players of the time: