Rainbow (Band)

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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, 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
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