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Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow or Blackmore's Rainbow) are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. A limited number of European appearances have been announced by Blackmore for the summer of 2016. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio's American rock band Elf, but after the first album, Blackmore fired the backing members and continued with Dio until 1979. Three British musicians joined in 1979, singer Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Don Airey, former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, and this line-up gave the band their commercial breakthrough with the single "Since You Been Gone". Over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up. Other lead singers Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White would follow, and the project consisted of numerous backing musicians. The band's early work primarily featured mystical lyrics with a neoclassical metal style, but went in a more streamlined, commercial direction following Dio's departure from the group. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 62 photos, 1 quote, 40 lists, 110 albums, 335 songs, 3 film credits, 7 news stories, and key facts about Rainbow!

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Rainbow is a member of the following lists: 1970s music groups, 1980s music groups, 1990s music groups, Hard rock musical groups, Musical quintets, English hard rock musical groups, Musical groups disestablished in 1997, Musical groups established in 1975, English heavy metal musical groups and Musical groups disestablished in 1984.

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335 Songs »
1 Since You Been Gone
2 Man On The Silver Mountain 2014
3 I Surrender 2014
4 Stargazer 2014
5 Catch The Rainbow 1975
6 Kill The King 2014
7 Starstruck 2014
8 All Night Long
9 Gates Of Babylon 2014
10 The Temple Of The King 2014
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


1 Quote »

DO YOU know the first thing Noah did when he and his family came out of the ark? He made an offering or a gift to God. Noah offered this gift of animals to thank God for saving his family form the great flood. Do you think Jehovah was pleased with the gift? yes, he was. And so he promised Noah that he would never destroy the world again by a flood. Soon the land was all dried off, an Noah and his family began a new life outside the ark. God blessed them and told them: 'You must have many children. You must increase in numbers until people live all over the earth.' But later, when people would hear about the great flood, they might be afraid that a flood like that would happen again. So God gave something that would remind people of his promise never to flood the whole earth again. Do you know what he gave to remind them? It was a rainbow. A rainbow is often seen in the sky when the sun shines after it has rained. Rainbows may have many beautiful colors. Have you ever seen one? This is what God said: 'I promise that never again will all people and animals be destroyed by a flood. I am putting my rainbow in the clouds. And when the rainbow appears, I will see it and remember this promise of mine.' So, when you use a rainbow, what should it remind you of? Yes, God's promise that he will never destroy the world again by a great flood.

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