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Ritchie Blackmore
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    (April 14, 1945- )
    Former lead guitarist of Deep Purple (1968-75, 1984-93)
    Guitarist of Rainbow (1975-84, 1995-97)
    Current Guitarist of Blackmore's Night (1997- )
    He's been know to be extremely difficult to work with.
    He was once arrested after a concert for kicking a security guard.
    At the end of his shows, he would smash his guitar and toss it into the audience.
    During the 1974 California Jam, he smashed his guitar against a camera and nearly set the stage on fire.
    During the filming of a concert, he threw water at a cameraman when he was in a position, he didn't like and walked off the stage in the middle of the opening song.
    He quit Deep Purple during the middle of a tour (1993).
    His hair is thicker now than when he was younger.
    He came up with one of the most memorable riffs in rock history, 'Smoke on the Water.'
    He was a founding member of two of the most influential hard rock bands in history (Deep Purple and Rainbow).
    He has the rare talent of being able to create a guitar solo that totally captures the mood and feel of the respective song.

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