Saturday, April 14: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (April 14) to Ritchie Blackmore. The former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist is 73. Also celebrating is current UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore (54).
Ritchie Blackmore was one of the founding members of Deep Purple. Deep Purple formed in 1968 and would become one of the big British hard rock/metal bands of the mid seventies along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Classic rock staples like “Smoke on the Water”, “Highway Star”, and “Space Truckin'” are among their well known singles. Blackmore formed his own band Rainbow in 1975.
For more on Ritchie Blackmore, check out his official website here.