Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore

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Omnibus Press, Nov 5, 2009 - Music - 400 pages
Dubbed the 'man in black', it’s time to look beyond the myth and the rumours of this most charismatic but misunderstood of rock Guitarists.

Ritchie Blackmore's early days saw him mixing with colourful characters like Screaming Lord Sutch, Joe Meek and Jerry Lee Lewis. Then he became a defining member of Seventies legends Deep Purple, creating the rock anthems 'Black Night' and 'Smoke On The Water'.

Over the years Blackmore's moodiness and eccentric behaviour, his three marriages and his clashes with the law have earned him a reputation as one of rock's most abrasive figures. Yet there are many unexpected sides to this complex man.

Black Knight has been written and researched by Jerry Bloom, a fan who first met Ritchie more than twenty years ago and has followed his varied career ever since. The result is a biography rich in detail and full of surprising insights.
 

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Contents

FromWeston To Heston 194559
14
The Meek Shall Inherit The Outlaws 196264
30
Wild Ones Musketeers Crusaders The Roman Empire 196467
65
Shades Of Deep Purple 196869
101
Hallelujah In Rock 196971
128
Down The Road Of Golden Dust 197173
153
The Black Sheep OfThe Family 197375
167
Rainbow Rising 197577
185
Back In The Hungry Days 198489
268
The Battle Rages On And On 199093
287
Rainbow Rising Again 199497
307
Play Minstrel Play 19972000
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A New Millenium 200103
343
Castles And Dreams 200306
352
Discography
361
Filmography
384

Forty Days Of Cries And Moans 197778
206
Down To Earth 197880
225
The End Of The Rainbow 198084
246
Bibliography
387
Acknowledgements
389
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