Ritchie Blackmore

1945 - Today

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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 3,709,326 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ritchie Blackmore is the 51st most popular musician (up from 64th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 296th in 2019) and the 18th 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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Among musicians, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 51 out of 2,675Before him are Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Jon Lord, André Rieu, and Paul Simon. After him are Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Among people born in 1945, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 17Before him are Helen Mirren, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Eddy Merckx, Jupp Heynckes, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Wim Wenders. After him are Patrick Modiano, Daniel Ortega, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Lemmy, Björn Ulvaeus, and Rod Stewart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 277 out of 6,924Before him are Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Gertrude Bell (1868), Margaret Tudor (1489), Benjamin Britten (1913), Arthur Evans (1851), and David Suchet (1946). After him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), John Galsworthy (1867), Clement Attlee (1883), Gary Oldman (1958), Roger Taylor (1949), and Vanessa Redgrave (1937).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ritchie Blackmore ranks 18Before him are Keith Richards (1943), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Sting (1951), and Jon Lord (1941). After him are Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940).