Ritchie Blackmore

1945 - Today

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Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist. He was a founding member and the lead guitarist of Deep Purple, playing jam-style hard rock music that mixed guitar riffs and organ sounds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ritchie Blackmore has received more than 4,990,209 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ritchie Blackmore is the 66th most popular musician (down from 59th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 291st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Musician.

Ritchie Blackmore is most famous for being the guitarist for Deep Purple. He is also famous for being the founder of the band Rainbow.

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  • 5.0M

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  • 68.22

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 66 out of 3,175Before him are Cliff Burton, Duke Ellington, John Deacon, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Björn Ulvaeus, and Charlie Watts. After him are Django Reinhardt, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dean Martin, Jamiroquai, Robert Fripp, and Jon Lord.

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Among people born in 1945, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 28Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Mircea Lucescu, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Björn Ulvaeus, Moshe Katsav, and Patrick Modiano. After him are Rod Stewart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Ian Gillan, Adly Mansour, Anselm Kiefer, and Mia Farrow.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 293 out of 8,785Before him are Edward Gibbon (1737), George Michael (1963), John Logie Baird (1888), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are William Morris (1834), Æthelred the Unready (968), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), Randal Cremer (1828), and Henry Morton Stanley (1841).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 23Before him are Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are Robert Fripp (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Lemmy (1945), and John Bonham (1948).