A great man with abilities not all are gifted with, Ritchie Blackmore is a historical and legendary British guitarist who has given a lot to the world of music, especially rock genres. He is an astonishing man with sensational talents. He is one of the finest guitarists who have ever served the world of music. Ritchie is an inspirational figure to millions all around the world. Ritchie Blackmore is a British guitarist and songwriter born on 14th April of the year 1945. 69 years aged Ritchie was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. He was named Richard Hugh Blackmore in his birth but is more known by his stage name Ritchie Blackmore all around the world. His music belongs to genres like hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, progressive rock and folk rock. He is a great guitarist but too can play bass guitar, cello drums, keyboards, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin and percussion very well. He has been serving his profession with great dedication and determination since the year 1963. He has been labeled with Polydor, BMG, Edel, SPV, Ariola and Fromtiers. He holds associated acts with Rainbow, Blackmore’s Night, The Outlaws, Glenda Collins, Heinz, Screaming Lord Sutch, Neil Christian and Deep Purple.
He started his great career with Rainbow and has been currently associated with legendary hard rock band Deep Purple. Ritchie Blackmore has been part of dozens of hits and some of his mentionable songs are:
Smoke On The Water, Child In Time, Highway Star, Black Night, Soldier of Fortune, Perfect Strangers, The Temple of the King, Burn, Space Truckin’ When a Blind Man Cries, Knocking at Your Back Door, Long Live Rock & Roll, Pictures of Home, Maybe I’ a Leo, Still I’m Sad etc. Ritchie Blackmore is a rich man with stunning net worth of around $275 million dollars. He has been married to beautiful Candice Night a singer with whom he shares two admirable young children.
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