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Hard rock band organized by Ritchie Blackmore. Active 1975-84 in between Deep Purple's breakup and reunion. Blackmore briefly reformed Rainbow with a new lineup, 1993-97.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ritchie Blackmore
14-Apr-1945   Deep Purple and Rainbow
Ronnie James Dio
10-Jul-1942 16-May-2010 Black Sabbath and Dio
Cozy Powell
29-Dec-1947 5-Apr-1998 Drummer, Emerson Lake and Powell


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975, Polydor)
1Man On The Silver Mountain
2Self Portrait
3Black Sheep Of The Family
4Catch The Rainbow
5Snake Charmer
6The Temple of The King
7If You Don't Like Rock & Roll
8Sixteen Century Greensleeves
9Still I'm Sad

Rising (1976, Polydor)
1Tarot Woman
2Run With the Wolf
4Do You Close Your Eyes
6A Light in the Black

On Stage (1977, Polydor)
1Kill The King
2Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain / Blues / Starstruck
3Catch The Rainbow
5Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
6Still I'm Sad

Live album.

Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978, Polydor)
1Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
2Lady of the Lake
3L.A. Connection
4Gates of Babylon
5Kill the King
6The Shed (Subtle)
7Sensitive to Light
8Rainbow Eyes

Down To Earth (1979, Polydor)
1All Night Long
2Eyes Of The World
3No Time To Lose
4Makin' Love
5Since You've Been Gone
6Love's No Friend
7Danger Zone
8Lost In Hollywood

Difficult To Cure (1981, Polydor)
1I Surrender
2Spotlight Kid
3No Release
5Vielleicht das Nächste Mal (Maybe Next Time)
6Can't Happen Here
7Freedom Fighter
8Midtown Tunnel Vision
9Difficult to Cure (based on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony)

Straight Between The Eyes (1982, Polydor)
1Death Alley Driver
2Stone Cold
3Bring on the Night (Dream Chaser)
4Tite Squeeze
5Tearin' Out My Heart
7Miss Mistreated
8Rock Fever
9Eyes of Fire

Bent Out Of Shape (1983, Polydor)
2Can't Let You Go
3Fool for the Night
4Fire Dance
5Anybody There
6Desperate Heart
7Street of Dreams
8Drinking With the Devil
10Make Your Move

Finyl Vinyl (1986, Polydor)
1Spotlight Kid
2I Surrender
3Miss Mistreated
4Street of Dreams
5Jealous Lover
6Can't Happen Here
7Tearin' Out My Heart
8Since You Been Gone
9Bad Girl
10Difficult to Cure
11Stone Cold
13Man on the Silver Mountain
14Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
15Weiss Heim

Live album.

Stranger In Us All (1995, Varese)
1Wolf to the Moon
2Cold Hearted Woman
3Hunting Humans (Insatiable)
4Stand and Fight
6Too Late for Tears
7Black Masquerade
9Hall of the Mountain King
10Still I'm Sad

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