David Keith (Drums [Since 2015] Blackmore's Night), Ritchie Blackmore (Guitar [Since 1975] ex-Deep Purple, Screaming Lord Sutch, ex-Outlaws), Bob Nouveau (Bass [Since 2015]), Jens Johansson (Keyboard [Since 2015] Cain's Offering, Stratovarius, ex-Kotipelto, ex-Dio, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen), Ronald Romero (Vocals [Since 2015] Lords of Black, ex-Santelmo), David Rosenthal (Keyboard Yngwie Malmsteen), Tony Carey (Keyboard), Roger Glover (Bass Episode Six, Deep Purple), Don Airey (Keyboard Ozzy Osbourne, Sinner, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Fastway, Michael Schenker Group), Candice Night (Vocals), Doggie Wight (Vocals Yngwie Malmsteen, Praying Mantis), Ronnie James Dio (Vocals died 16/05/2010 (tumour), ex-Dio (USA), ex-Heaven And Hell, ex-Elf, ex-Black Sabbath), Jimmy Bain (Bass), Micky Lee Soule (Keyboard), Chuck Burgi (Drums Balance), David Stone (Keyboard), Greg Smith (Bass Alice Cooper, Americade, Ethereal Scourge), Cozy Powell (Drums died 05/04/1998 (car crash), ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Whitesnake), Graham Bonnet (Vocals Alcatrazz, Anthem, Impellitteri, Michael Schenker Group, Taz Taylor Band), John O'Reilly (Drums), Joe Lynn Turner (Vocals Fandango, Deep Purple, Hughes Turner Project), Bobby Rondinelli (Drums Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Doro, Riot), Paul Morris (Keyboard), Craig Gruber (Bass died 06/05/2015 (prostate cancer), The Rods, Elf, Bible Black), Gary Driscoll (Drums Elf, Dakota, Bible Black), Bob Daisley (Bass Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep)

Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow or Blackmore's Rainbow) were an English rock band, controlled by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 1997.

It was originally established with former Elf members, though over the years Rainbow went through many lineup changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up. In addition to lead singers Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White, the project consisted of numerous backing musicians.

The band started out combining mystical lyric themes with neo-classical metal, but went in a more streamlined commercial style following Dio's departure from the group. Rainbow was ranked #90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. History Early years In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore became infuriated at the funk/soul (or as Blackmore called it, "shoeshine music") elements being introduced to Deep Purple by David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, as well as with the rejection from his bandmates of his suggestion to record a cover for inclusion on Stormbringer. Blackmore had originally intended to record Steve Hammond's "Black Sheep of the Family", a song recorded by the band Quatermass, as a solo single to express that his ideas were being suppressed in Deep Purple.

During recent US tours, Deep Purple's support band had been Elf, and Ritchie had been impressed by Elf's singer, Ronnie James Dio. Blackmore and Dio found they had such a creative rapport that a full album's worth of music was soon composed, and they recorded it with Elf as a session band.

Emboldened by the experience, Blackmore decided to leave Deep Purple and form his own band around Elf, effectively taking it over minus their guitarist and renaming it Rainbow. The name of the band was inspired by the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood that catered to rock stars, groupies and rock enthusiasts. .

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