Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was a founding member of Deep Purple in 1968, playing jam-style hard rock music that mixed guitar riffs and organ sounds. He is prolific in creating guitar riffs and classically influenced solos.
During his solo career, Blackmore established the heavy metal
band Rainbow, which fused baroque music influences and elements of hard rock. Rainbow steadily moved to catchy pop-style... meer