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Ritchie Blackmore

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ritchie Blackmore has received more than 4,202,201 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ritchie Blackmore is the 59th most popular musician (down from 51st in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 277th in 2019) and the 22nd 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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  • 7.88

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Among musicians, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 59 out of 2,662Before him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Victor Borge, Charlie Parker, and Robert Johnson. After him are Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Chet Baker, and Django Reinhardt.

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Among people born in 1945, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 21Before him are Jupp Heynckes, Lemmy, Wim Wenders, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Eddy Merckx, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After him are Yoshinori Ohsumi, Mircea Lucescu, Rod Stewart, Patrick Modiano, Ian Gillan, and Goldie Hawn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 291 out of 7,765Before him are William Wordsworth (1770), William Ramsay (1852), Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), and Ælla of Northumbria (800). After him are Ken Follett (1949), Peter Sellers (1925), Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), and David Suchet (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 22Before him are John Deacon (1951), Sting (1951), Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), and Jimmy Page (1944). After him are Syd Barrett (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Gary Moore (1952).

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