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Rainbow (band)

English rock band

Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow or Blackmore's Rainbow) were an English hard rock band, controlled by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 1997. It was originally established with former Elf members, though over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up. In addition to lead singers Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White, the project consisted of numerous backing musicians. The band started out combining mystical lyric themes with neo-classical metal, but went in a more streamlined commercial style following Dio's departure from the group.

Rainbow
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Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore in Norway, 1977
Background information
Also known asRitchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Blackmore's Rainbow
OriginEngland
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1975–1984
1994–1997
LabelsPolydor, BMG
Associated actsDeep Purple, Elf, Black Sabbath, Dio, Michael Schenker Group, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Blackmore's Night
Past membersSee: Member history

Rainbow was ranked #90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[1]

Band membersEdit

Core member
Other members

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 13 November 2010.

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