Ritchie Blackmore

rblackmoreThere are few guitarists who’ve traversed more guitar ground than Ritchie. From his work in pop groups in the early 1960s to his electrifying work with Deep Purple and Rainbow, on to his passion for Renaissance and medieval music in Blackmore’s Night, few guitarists have been as experimental as Ritchie. His riff to “Smoke On The Water” may be the single most recognizable guitar piece since the invention of the electric guitar.