Ritchie Blackmore is an iconic English guitarist famed for being a founding member of the English rock band Deep Purple known for hits such as Black Night, Lazy and Highway Star. During his time with the band, he wrote most of their most notable riffs. He later formed Rainbow (Blackmore's Rainbow) - a rock band famous for hit singles such as Since You Been GoneandStreet of Dreams.
He was placed at the 16th position on Guitar World's list of the 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists Of All Time.
In order to avoid paying certain taxes, he moved to the United States in 1974.
It was at the age of 39 that he bought his first car and learned how to drive.
I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar.Ritchie Blackmore
I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.Ritchie Blackmore
I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.Ritchie Blackmore
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.Ritchie Blackmore
Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing.Ritchie Blackmore
The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.Ritchie Blackmore
is a famous English guitarist and songwriter,
who was born on
April 14, 1945. As a person born on this date, Ritchie Blackmore is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 14) and the 35th most popular for the year (1945).
People born on April 14
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Ritchie Blackmore is the 445th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Ritchie Blackmore's birthday, Ritchie Blackmore is the 511th most famous English.
In general, Ritchie Blackmore ranks as the 5325th
most popular famous person, and the 18th most popular guitarist of all time.
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