Ritchie Blackmore

Tuesday, April 14: Happy 70th Birthday Ritchie Blackmore
Happy Birthday today (April 14) to Ritchie Blackmore. The former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist is 70.
Blackmore eventually retired from hard rock and in 1997 formed folk rock project Blackmore's Night. Despite leaving the hard rock scene, Blackmore ranked number 50 on Rolling Stone magazine's lis…