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Happy Birthday Ritchie Blackmore!

Posted on 04/14/2011 8:04:11 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt

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Just wanted to wish Ritchie a Happy Birthday! He never has receved the recognition as one of the "Founding Fathers" of Rock guitar.
1 posted on 04/14/2011 8:04:14 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt

LOL, I liked Rainbow. Some great tunes! How old is he?


2 posted on 04/14/2011 8:06:26 PM PDT by SolitaryMan
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To: NewRomeTacitus; cripplecreek; creeping death; JeffreyH; RandallFlagg; cschroe; rollo tomasi; ...

Heavy Metal Ping!


3 posted on 04/14/2011 8:07:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: jfkcv67bt; notatard?; Rainbow Rising; garandgal; KoRn; mitch5501; Betis70; bigheadfred; ...

Heavy Metal Ping!


4 posted on 04/14/2011 8:07:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: jfkcv67bt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFH36je9Hro&feature=player_embedded


5 posted on 04/14/2011 8:08:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jfkcv67bt

Let’s Go!
Let’s Go!
Space Truckin’!


6 posted on 04/14/2011 8:09:53 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: jfkcv67bt

Is guitar rock dying?

Was there just a limited amount of good riffs, and they all got used up in the 60s and 70s?

(always liked Street of Dreams, btw)


7 posted on 04/14/2011 8:09:59 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: SolitaryMan

He is 66 today! And I’ve been an avid-over avid, some say- since I first heard him in 1969.


8 posted on 04/14/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt

I forgot the key word-FAN!


9 posted on 04/14/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt

most underrated guitarist imho


10 posted on 04/14/2011 8:14:51 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: cripplecreek

Do You remember Me on.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyXZnQ9jj7U

What Did the Nuke scientist say to the sheeple?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tq7_r4qu50


11 posted on 04/14/2011 8:16:15 PM PDT by Revel
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To: jfkcv67bt

Speed King ....... Deep Purple


12 posted on 04/14/2011 8:17:13 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

‘Nuff said!! The birth of Speed Metal!


13 posted on 04/14/2011 8:19:32 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: Homer1

Absolutely! He has never gotten the recognition his peers received due to his-shall we say-attitude. But as far as talent, innovation, and showmanship he is one of the best ever.


14 posted on 04/14/2011 8:22:17 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: canuck_conservative
Is guitar rock dying? Was there just a limited amount of good riffs, and they all got used up in the 60s and 70s

no. Metal just makes it sound that way.

15 posted on 04/14/2011 8:23:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: jfkcv67bt

I thought you posted “Blackie Lawless”..never mind.


16 posted on 04/14/2011 8:35:23 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: jfkcv67bt

Great player, notorious assshole.

Happy 66th, Richard.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 8:38:14 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater
He has mellowed since his-I believe your correct terminolgy is-assshole days.
18 posted on 04/14/2011 8:44:10 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt
Happy birthday, Richie. Now put away the acoustic, and plug that Strat back in!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 04/14/2011 8:45:46 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
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I concur! Just one more Rainbow album and tour!!!


20 posted on 04/14/2011 8:48:37 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt

I gotta go play my Made In Japan CD. I have the album as well although it is probably unplayable now.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 9:08:13 PM PDT by One_American
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To: One_American

Play “Child In Time” and “Lazy” for me! The live guitar solos recorded in 1972-I think- without the heavy electronic crap they use today are amazing!


22 posted on 04/14/2011 9:12:07 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: canuck_conservative

There’s only so much you can do, in different keys and octaves, before everything sounds the same.

Can’t erase something that’s already been made.


23 posted on 04/14/2011 9:19:42 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Is guitar rock dying? Was there just a limited amount of good riffs, and they all got used up in the 60s and 70s

no. Metal just makes it sound that way.

I hope you don't mean all metal. There's so much good stuff out there it'll take a very, very long time to go through it all.

24 posted on 04/14/2011 9:21:18 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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Yeah, I was late getting turned on to Rainbow and Deep Purple, so my favorite song of Blackmore and Co. is "Can't Happen Here". I'd sure like an opportunity to see it played live.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

25 posted on 04/14/2011 9:27:27 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
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To: jfkcv67bt
Play “Child In Time” and “Lazy” for me! The live guitar solos recorded in 1972-I think- without the heavy electronic crap they use today are amazing!

Right on brother! Blackmore was in his prime at that time as was the band in general.

26 posted on 04/14/2011 9:32:22 PM PDT by One_American
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To: jfkcv67bt
One of my (Early) favorites.

Deep Purple Smoke On The Water Live 1973

27 posted on 04/14/2011 9:35:41 PM PDT by Daaave ( "What'll you do when you get lonely?")
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To: jfkcv67bt
I love you Mitzi Dupree!
28 posted on 04/14/2011 10:07:04 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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Happy birthday Ritchie! Still hoping for a Rainbow reunion, but I’m not holding my breath.

I was listening to a hard rock radio show a few weeks ago, and a guy called in and claimed to live in the same town as Blackmore. He said that he sometimes sees Blackmore in his local supermarket. Of course, I have no idea if he was telling the truth, but the story was intriguing. Can you imagine doing your grocery shopping and all of a sudden you see Ritchie Blackmore in the produce aisle picking out zucchini? It would freak me out.


29 posted on 04/14/2011 10:23:35 PM PDT by Rainbow Rising (Stop the change, I want to get off!)
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To: Rainbow Rising

I ain’t holding it either. I’ve heard he can be fairly decent with his fans as long as you are respectful and not too pushy. I’d like to see what beer or ale he bought!


30 posted on 04/14/2011 10:41:44 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: Rainbow Rising

I ain’t holding it either. I’ve heard he can be fairly decent with his fans as long as you are respectful and not too pushy. I’d like to see what beer or ale he bought!


31 posted on 04/14/2011 10:46:16 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: jfkcv67bt

Ah...Deep Purple was one of my first concert experiences.
It was at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, in 1974. It was just after they recorded “Made in Japan”. That black Strat probably was one of the biggest influences why I took up guitar. He would fling it over ten feet in the air during his solos. Unbelievable.


32 posted on 04/14/2011 11:07:29 PM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster

Yeah, he inspired me to play as well, although it took me many years to finally get serious. And I remember the Black Strat- my first electric was a Black Strat and I just ordered a Ritchie Blackmore Strat from Guitar Center-I hope it’s OK cause it’s Mexican but it got good reviews and I have 30 days to return it.


33 posted on 04/14/2011 11:21:30 PM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: Daaave

* to watch at home


34 posted on 04/15/2011 8:14:19 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: jfkcv67bt

Ritchie Blackmore- King of Riffs


35 posted on 04/15/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: trillabodilla
Today is also B.A.G. Day!!........


36 posted on 04/15/2011 8:17:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Rainbow Rising

“Still hoping for a Rainbow reunion, but I’m not holding my breath.”

Without Ronnie James Dio, why bother?


37 posted on 04/15/2011 9:37:09 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: jfkcv67bt

“Yeah, he inspired me to play as well, although it took me many years to finally get serious. And I remember the Black Strat- my first electric was a Black Strat and I just ordered a Ritchie Blackmore Strat from Guitar Center-I hope it’s OK cause it’s Mexican but it got good reviews and I have 30 days to return it.”

The guitar should be fine. I’ve owned an MIM Standard Strat since 1997 and have been quite happy with it. The only thing it needed was better pickups, and I took care of that with a set of Texas Specials.


38 posted on 04/15/2011 9:39:18 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Good point, but a reunion with Joe Lynn Turner would still be pretty cool.


39 posted on 04/15/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT by Rainbow Rising (Stop the change, I want to get off!)
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To: jfkcv67bt

Best.Rock guitarist.Ever.


40 posted on 04/16/2011 6:38:20 AM PDT by mitch5501 (fine!)
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