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Guitar Heroes, June 1983…

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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

‘Live In Germany 1976’ updated with rare photo booklet

Just acquired the Live In Germany 2LP version of this classic series of live concerts from Rainbow Mk2 in 1976. The original UK pressing comes complete with an 8 page photo booklet with… Continue reading

‘Death Alley Driver’ single update

Just added this MINT copy of Death Alley Driver/Power to my collection. Also released in Netherlands with a different B-side (‘Tite Squeeze’). Does anyone know if it was released in any other countries… Continue reading

Rainbow Rising tops readers poll

Back in October 1981, Kerrang! and Sounds readers voted Rainbow Rising the No.1 album in a poll – 5 years+ since it was released. See the full chart here

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