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Ritchie Blackmore


Ritchie Blackmore was born on April 14, 1945 in Weston Super Mare, England as Richard Hugh Blackmore. He has been married to Candice Night since October 2008. They have one child. He was previously married to Amy Rothman, Barbie Hardie and Margrit Volkmar. See full bio »

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Known For

Breaking the Waves
Breaking the Waves Soundtrack
(1996)
Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused Soundtrack
(1993)
Almost Famous
Almost Famous Soundtrack
(2000)
The Damned United
The Damned United Soundtrack
(2009)

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 2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stadionrock (2017) ... (writer: "Highway Star")
 2015-2017 Better Call Saul (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Slip (2017) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
- Switch (2016) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
- Marco (2015) ... (writer: "Smoke On The Water" - uncredited)
- Hero (2015) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2017 Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (writer: "Demon's Eye")
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Demon's Eye" - as Blackmore)
 2016 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2016 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.1 (2016) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Catch the Rainbow" - as Richard Blackmore)
 2015 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bait (2015) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
- El Jefe (2015) ... (writer: "Space Truckin' (1997 Remix)" - uncredited)
 2015 Rock the Kasbah (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2015 Bates Motel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Persuasion (2015) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2015 Bloodline (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 6 (2015) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2015 Strange Magic (writer: "Mistreated")
 2014 Avis de mistral (writer: "Highway Star (1997 Roger Glover Remix)")
 2014/I Tommy (writer: "Child in Time" - as Blackmore)
 2013 Tim's Vermeer (Documentary) (writer: "Smoke On The Water" - uncredited)
 2013 Serial Zavod (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Valer'yanka (2013) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Son of Alerik")
 2012 Dag (writer: "Affet" - as Blackmore)
 2012 Dark Shadows (writer: "Highway Star (Roger Glover remix)")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Early Metal UK (2011) ... (writer: "Highway Star", "Speed King", "Hard Loving Man", "Child in Time", "Smoke on the Water", "Mistreated", "Stargazer")
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Speed King")
 2011 Les Lyonnais (writer: "BLACK NIGHT")
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher (writer: "Child in Time" - as Richard Blackmore)
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (writer: "Highway Star")
 2006-2010 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Two and a Half Men (2010) ... (writer: "Smoke On the Water")
- No Exit (2006) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Belgian Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mark Wahlberg/Cory Kahaney/VV Brown (2010) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2010 Bones (writer: "Space Truckin" - as Richard Blackmore)
 2009 The Perfect Banana (Short) (performer: "Village Lanterne") / (writer: "Village Lanterne")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (writer: "Space Truckin")
 2009 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bimbos in Time #1 (2009) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2009 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hammer Down (2009) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
  Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Laxative Tester, Horse Inseminator (2009) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
- Hey, I Can Pee Outside in the Dark (2004) ... ("Smoke on the Water", uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)")
 2009 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2009 The Damned United (writer: "Flight of the Rat (Roger Glover Remix)")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) ("Highway Star", uncredited)
 2008 Yes Man (writer: "Olde Mill Inn" - as Richard Blackmore)
 2008 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Taking the Lead (2008) ... (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2007/III Blue (Short) (performer: "Diamonds and Rust" - as Blackmore's Night, uncredited)
 2007 Stromberg (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Herr Loermann (2007) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2007 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1-900-Lucky (2007) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Way Out (2007) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Highway Star")
 2006 Rock'n Roll Never Dies (writer: "Smoke On the Water")
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wichita Linebacker (2006) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1973 (2006) ... (writer: "Smoke On the Water")
 2000-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Join the Club (2006) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
- Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office (2000) ... (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dad's Car (2006) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Stone Cold" - uncredited)
 2006 The Goodbye Kiss (lyrics: "Smoke on the Water" (1972) - as Richard Blackmore) / (music: "Smoke on the Water" (1972) - as Richard Blackmore)
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "Rat Rat Blue", "Fireball" - uncredited)
 2005 11er Haus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Freie Liebe (2005) ... (writer: "Black Night" - uncredited)
 2005 Guitar Hero (Video Game) (writer: "Smoke On the Water")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (writer: "Space Truckin'")
 2004 El Lobo (writer: "Highway Star")
 2004 Cazuza: O Tempo Não Pára (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reese Joins the Army: Part 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Smoke On The Water (ChaChaCha)")
 2002-2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 35 #5 (2003) ... (writer: "Speed King")
- Top 48 #1 (2002) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2003 School of Rock (as Richard Blackmore, "Smoke On The Water")
 2003 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Post-It Always Sticks Twice (2003) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2003 Have I Got News for You (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #25.3 (2003) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2002 Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head (Video documentary) (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2002 7th Heaven (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holy War: Part 1 (2002) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Weekend at Burnsie's (2002) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2002 Estradilla: Topi Sorsakoski - kulkukoira (TV Movie) (writer: "Luotu lähtemään (Soldier of Fortune)")
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Long Live Rock N' Roll")
 2001 Se fossi in te (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2000 Wild About Harry (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Burn" - as Richard Blackmore)
 1999-2000 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Tenth Anniversary (2000) ... (writer: "Smoke on Water" - uncredited)
- Cousin Gerard (1999) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 1999 One Day in September (Documentary) (writer: "Child in Time")
 1999 Bakha satang (performer: "Catch the Rainbow") / (writer: "Catch the Rainbow")
 1999 East Is East (writer: "Strange Kind of Woman" (1971) - as Blackmore)
 1998 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Keg (1998) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
- That '70s Pilot (1998) ... (writer: "Space Truckin'")
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (writer: "Fireball")
 1998 23 (writer: "Child in Time")
 1998 God, Sex & Apple Pie (writer: "Black Night" - as Blackmore)
 1997 ECW Barely Legal (TV Special) (writer: "Perfect Strangers")
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Smoke On The Water" - as Richard Blackmore)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (writer: "Child in Time")
 1996 Twister (writer: "Child In Time")
 1995 Raging Angels (writer: "Gates of Babylon" - as Richie Blackmore)
 1980-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Black Night")
- Episode dated 2 July 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Can't Happen Here")
- Episode dated 13 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "All Night Long")
- Episode dated 28 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "All Night Long")
- Episode dated 22 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "All Night Long")
 1989-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- High School Big Shot (1994) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
- 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) ... (writer: "Smoke of the Water" (as "Smoke on the Weirdo") - uncredited)
- The Magic Sword (1992) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
- The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
- Superdome (1989) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 1994 The Stöned Age (writer: "Highway Star")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (writer: "Playground")
 1994 S.F.W. (writer: "Light In The Black")
 1993 Dazed and Confused (writer: "Highway Star")
 1993 Made in America ("Smoke On The Water")
 1993 Rock N' Roll Racing (Video Game) (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 1991 Point Break (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - as Richie Blackmore)
 1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time (lyrics: "KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR") / (music: "KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR")
 1985 Pål Pressli Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rök över vattnet (1985) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 1985 Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain (Video documentary) (writer: "Smoke On The Water (Live)" - as Blackmore)
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Airplane Show (1980) ... (writer: "Space Truckin'")
 1978 Passe montagne (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 1975 The First Time, I Ever... (writer: "April" - uncredited)
 1974 Countdown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1974) ... (writer: "Black Night")
 1974 Alice in the Cities (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album - Ghost of a Rose (2003, as Blackmore's Night) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Blackmore's Night | Deep Purple

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Combing my hair doesn't make me a better musician. See more »

Trivia:

His last album with Deep Purple was The Battle Rages On. For the tour that followed, prior to Steve Morse joining the band, Joe Satriani filled Blackmore's then- vacant position. See more »

Trademark:

Long Guitar Solos See more »

Nickname:

Blackers

Star Sign:

Aries

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