Friday, December 3, 2010

Deep Purple: Ritchie Blackmore’s son joins band in Hamburg

Rock runs in the family.

The Blackmore family, that is.

J.R. Blackmore – son of former Deep Purple founder/ guitarist Ritchie Blackmore – regularly releases his own music and, in recent years, tours with his band Over The Rainbow.

OTR performs songs by Rainbow (another of Ritchie’s former bands), and is made up of ex-Rainbow members:
Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW 1980-1984) - Vocals
Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW 1980-1983) - Drums
Greg Smith (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Bass
Jürgen "J.R." Blackmore - Guitar
Paul Morris (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Keyboards
An acclaimed guitarist in his own right, J.R. crossed over into Deep Purple turf in Hamburg, Germany on November 27, joining the band for “Smoke On The Water.”

Wonder what the old man thinks…

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Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
With guest J.R. Blackmore
Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany – November 27, 2010