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Rainbow is a British-American rock band that was formed in 1975, a joint initiative of Ritchie Blackmore and the American group Eleven. From 1968 was been Deep Purple 's guitarist Blackmore. Due to the highly flammable nature of Blackmore, he left that band and eventually made the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbowwith Eleven. Shortly after the release of this album remained only singer Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore about of the original line up. The other members were replaced. Under more star drummer Cozy Powell was a member of the band. Initially, the band free basic hard rock marked by somewhat Gothic influences. Starting from 1978 changed the sound of Rainbow. In that year left the group for Black Sabbath Ronnie Dio and entered the former bass guitarist of Deep Purple and Roger Glover and producer to the group. From that point on, the Group tended more of the early metal -the pop music grafted rock.

The composition of Rainbow actually changed per album. Only fixed factor in the Group was Ritchie Blackmore. The Group was disbanded In 1984 , Blackmore and Glover returned to their old band Deep Purple. Blackmore left the band in 1993 and established a new version of Rainbow on, however not for long because soon after Blackmore along with his new wife Candice directive Knight 'Blackmore's Night', where they focus on medieval music.

Former members Rondinelli, Turner and Smith give hearing to the call of many fans and decided to Over The Rainbow again under the name joint to go on tour with guitarist Jürgen ("J.R.") Blackmore, son of Ritchie Blackmore.

Albums[Edit]Edit

  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975)
  • Rising (1976)
  • On stage (1977)
  • Long live Rock ' n Roll (1978)
  • Down to earth (1979)
  • Monsters of rock (1980)
  • Difficult to cure (1981)
  • Best of Rainbow (1981)
  • Straight between the eyes (1982)
  • Are out of shape (1983)
  • Finyl vinyl (1986)
  • Stranger in us all (1995)

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Live in Munich 1977 2006 02-09-2006 8 9
Black masquerade 2013 31-08-2013 10 3 as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Occupations[Edit]Edit

(1975)
  • Ronnie James Dio-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Micky Lee Soule – keyboards
  • Craig Gruber-bass
  • Gary Driscoll-drums
(1976-1978)
  • Ronnie James Dio-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Tony Carey-keyboard
  • Jimmy Bain-bass
  • Cozy Powell-drums
(1978)
  • Ronnie James Dio-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • David Stone – keyboards
  • Bob Daisley-bass
  • Cozy Powell-drums
(1979-1980)
  • Graham Bonnet-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Don Airey-keyboard
  • Roger Glover-bass
  • Cozy Powell-drums
(1980-1981)
  • Joe Lynn Turner-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Don Airey-keyboard
  • Roger Glover-bass
  • Bobby Rondinelli-drums
(1982)
  • Joe Lynn Turner-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • David Rosenthal-keyboard
  • Roger Glover-bass
  • Bobby Rondinelli-drums
(1983-1984)
  • Joe Lynn Turner-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • David Rosenthal-keyboard
  • Roger Glover-bass
  • Chuck Burgi-drums
(1984-1993)
  • Temporary split/Deep Purple reunion
(1993-1996)
  • Doogie White-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Paul Morris-keyboards
  • Greg Smith-bass
  • John O'Reilly-drums
(1996-1997)
  • Doogie White-vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
  • Paul Morris-keyboards
  • Greg Smith-bass
  • John Miceli-drums
(2009-present)
Over The Rainbow:
  • Joe Lynn Turner-vocals
  • Jürgen Blackmore-guitar
  • Tony Carey-keyboards
  • Greg Smith-bass
  • Bobby Rondinelli-drums

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