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  • Ritchie Blackmore

This is by no means a complete discography. This is intended for those who want to discover the amazing musical world of Ritchie Blackmore. There are other great places on the web for the connoisseurs who want it all.

The early 1960s
2 I's Coffee Bar Junior Skiffle Group

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Glen Stoner (gtr)

The Dominators

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Mick Underwood (drm)


The Satellites

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Bob Danks (gtr); Alan Dunklin (bss); Roger Mingay (gtr); Mick Underwood (drm).

May 1961 to April 1962
Mike Dee & the Jaywalkers

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Mike Dee (vcl); and others.


April/May 1962

The Condors

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Mike Dee (vcl); and others

May to October 1962
Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ricky Fensen Brown (bss); Carlo Little (drm); David Sutch (vcl); Dave Wendells (gtr); Andy Wren (pno).


October 1962 to April 1964

The Outlaws

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chas Hodges (bss); Ken Lundgren (gtr); Mick Underwood (drm); plus Nicky Hopkins (pno) and Paul Goddard (pno)

Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 1 [2lp/cd; Blackmore]
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2
The Deep Purple Family Album
Take It! Sessions 63/68
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 1
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2
Best of Ritchie Blackmore
Best Collection [CD; Blackmore]

May to December 1964
Heinz & the Wild Boys

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Heinz Burt (vcl); Ian Broad (drm) and others.
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 1
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 1
Best Collection


February 1965
The Outlaws

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chas Hodges (bss); Ken Lundgren (gtr); Mick Underwood (drm).
Take It! Sessions 63/68
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2

The Outlaws

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chas Hodges (bss); Nicky Hopkins (pno); Reg Price (sxp); Mick Underwood (drm).
Getaway/Little Brown Jug [Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra]

Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2
Take It! Sessions 63/68
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2


March 1965
The Sessions

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Mikki Dallon (vcl); Jimmy "Tornado" Evans (drm); Chas Hodges (bss); Nicky Hopkins (pno).
Take It! Sessions 63/68
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2


Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Jim 'Tornado' Evans (drm) and others.
Screaming Lord Sutch
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2
Best Collection


May 1965
Jerry Lee Lewis [& the Savages]

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Jim 'Tornado' Evans (drm); Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl/pno).

April/May 1967
Neil Christian & the Crusaders

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Neil Christian (vcl); Tony Dangerfield (bss); Carlo Little (drm); Matt Smith (pno).
That's Nice!


November 1967 to March 1968
Boz

Boz Burrell (vcl); Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chas Hodges (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 1
Take It! Sessions 63/68
Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2
Best Collection


February/March 1968
Roundabout

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chris Curtis (vcl); Dave Curtis (vcl); Jon Lord (kbr); Nick Simper (bss); Bobby Woodman (drm).

March/April 1968
Roundabout

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Rod Evans (vcl); Jon Lord (kbr); Nick Simper (bss); Ian Paice (drm).

April 1968 to July 1969
Deep Purple Mk I

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Rod Evans (vcl); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm); Nick Simper (bss).
Shades of Deep Purple (1968)
Book of Taliesyn (1969)
Deep Purple (1969)


July 1969 to June 1973

Deep Purple Mk II.a

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm)
Deep Purple in Rock (1970)
Fireball (1971)
Machine Head (1972)
Who Do We Think We Are (1973)


March/April 1970
Green Bullfrog

Bevy [= Tony Ashton] (kbr); Boots [= Ritchie Blackmore] (gtr); Boss [= Big Jim Sullivan] (gtr); Jordan [= Earl Jordan] (vcl); Pinta [= Albert Lee] (gtr); Sleepy [= Chas Hodges] (bss); Sorry [= Matthew Fisher] (kbr); Speedy [= Ian Paice] (drm); Vicar [= Rod Alexander] (kbr).
The Green Bullfrog Sessions
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2

June 1971
Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Anette Brox (vcl); Victor Brox (vcl); Matthew Fisher (kbr); Brian Keith (vcl/trm); Carlo Little (drm); Keith Moon (drm); Sid Phillips (sxp); Noel Redding (bss); Nick Simper (bss); David Sutch (vcl).
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2


June 1973 to May 1975
Deep Purple Mk III

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); David Coverdale (vcl); Glenn Hughes (bss/vcl); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).
Burn (1974)
Stormbringer (1974)


1973
Randy Pie and Family

Randy Pie and Family together with Ritchie Blackmore (gtr).
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2

1974
Adam Faith

Adam Faith (vcl); together with Russ Ballard (gtr/pno); Martin Birch (gtr); Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Dave Courtney (pno); Bob Henritt (drm); Mim (acc); Roystion Willock (sxp); Dave Wintour (bss)
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2


May to September 1975
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ronnie James Dio (vcl); Gary Driscoll (drm); Craig Gruber (bss); Mickey Lee Soule (kbr)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
The Best Of Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2


September 1975 to January 1977
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ronnie James Dio (vcl); Tony Carey (kbr); Cozy Powell (drm); Jimmy Bain (bss)
.
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow On Stage

The Best Of Rainbow
Live In Germany
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2
The Deep Purple Family Album
The Rainbow Family Album
Best of Ritchie Blackmore
Best Collection


January to July 1977
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ronnie James Dio (vcl); Tony Carey (kbr); Mark Clarke (bss); Cozy Powell (drm).

August 1977 to November 1978
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr/bss); Ronnie James Dio (vcl); Bob Daisley (bss); Cozy Powell (drm); David Stone (kbr).
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
The Best Of Rainbow
Finyl Vinyl
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2


January 1979 to August 1980
Rainbow

People involved
Don Airey (kbr); Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Graham Bonnet (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Cozy Powell (drm).
Down To Earth
The Best Of Rainbow
The Final Cut [video]
Finyl Vinyl


April/May 1980
Jack Green

Jack Green (vcl/msc); together with: Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Brian Chatton (kbr); Andy Dalby (gtr); Ian Ellis (bss); Mac Poole (drm); Pete Tolson (gtr).

Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2


November 1980 to December 1981
Rainbow

Don Airey (kbr); Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Roger Glover (bss); Bob Rondinelli (drm); Joe Lynn Turner (vcl)
.
Difficult To Cure
Jealous Lover [EP]
The Best Of Rainbow
The Final Cut [video]
Finyl Vinyl

December 1981 to June 1983
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Roger Glover (bss); Bob Rondinelli (drm); David Rosenthal (kbr); Joe Lynn Turner (vcl); plus Dee Beale (bvc)
Straight Between The Eyes [
Live Between The Eyes [video]
The Final Cut [video]
Finyl Vinyl


June 1983 to March 1984
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Chuck Burgi (drm); Roger Glover (bss); David Rosenthal (kbr); Joe Lynn Turner (vcl);
Bent Out Of Shape
The Final Cut [video]
Finyl Vinyl


April 1984 to April 1989
Deep Purple Mk II.b

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).

Perfect Strangers (1984)
The House Of Blue Light (1987)


January 1990 to August 1992
Deep Purple Mk V

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm); Joe Lynn Turner (vcl).

Slaves & Masters (1990)


1990
Rock Aid Armenia

Bryan Adams; Geoff Beauchamp; Ritchie Blackmore; Bruce Dickinson; Geoff Downes; Keith Emerson; Ian Gillan; Dave Gilmour; John Paul Jones; Tony Iommi; Alex Lifeson; Jon Lord; Brian May; Paul Rodgers; Chris Squire; Roger Taylor. .
The Earthquake Album


1992
Laurent Voulzy
Caché Derriève


August 1992 to November 1993
Deep Purple Mk II.c

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm)
The Battle Rages On (1993)


1994 to September 1995
Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Paul Morris (kbr); John O'Reilly (drm); Greg Smith (bss); Doogie White (vcl); AND Candice Night (bvc)
Stranger In Us All


1996
Shadows Tribute

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Tony Iommi (gtr); Brian May (gtr); Mark Knopfler (gtr); Peter Green (gtr); Candice Night (bvc); Pat Regan (drm/kbr) and others.
Twang! A Tribute To Hank Marvin & The Shadows


Sometime during 1996/1997
Pat Boone

Pat Boone (vcl), together with (on "Smoke on the Water"): Maxie Anderson (vcl); Ritchie Blackmore (gtr); Wayne Bergeron (trp); Oliver Brown (prc); Lenny Castro (prc); Merry Clayton (vcl); Charlie Davis (trp); Mitch Holder (gtr); Dana Hughes (trm); Dick 'Slide' Hyde (trm); Clydene Jackson Edwards (vcl); Plaz Johnson (wdw); Alan Kaplan (trm); Steve Madaio (trp); Myrna Matthews (vcl); Lew McCreary (trm); Don Menza (wdw); Michito Sanchez (prc); Tom Scott (wdw); Dave Siebels (kbr); Alfie Silas (vcl); Andy Simpkins (bss); Paul Smith (pno); Frank Szabo (trp); Carmen Twillie (vcl); Yvonne Williams (vcl); Mona Lisa Young (vcl); Dweezil Zappa (gtr); plus many more.
Pat Boone In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy


Spring and summer of 1997
Blackmore's Night

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr/bss/mnd/drm/tmb) & Candice Night (vcl); together with Ian Anderson (flt); Scott Hazell (bvc); Pat Regan (kbr); and the Minstrel Hall Consort = Tom Brown (cll); Gerald Flashman (rcr/trp/fhr); Lady Green (vla/vln).

Shadow Of The Moon


1997 onwards
Blackmore's Night

Ritchie Blackmore (gtr) & Candice Night (vcl); with various back up.
Under A Violet Moon (1999)
Fires At Midnight (2001)
Past Times With Good Company (2002)
Ghost Of A Rose (2003)
Beyond The Sunset - The Romantic Collection (2004)
Castles & Dreams (2005, DVD)
The Village Lanterne (2006)
Winter Carols (2006)
Paris Moon (2007, DVD)
Secret Voyage (2008)

 

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