THE WIZARD, Ritchie Blackmore (left), and the late great Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.) delivered some of the most dramatic and progressive hard rock and heavy metal of the 80's. This was the sorcery of their craft. Just CLICK THRU to experience a whole new wave of heavy metal and hard rock, and by visiting www.reverbnation.com/tedpalmer and add some granduer to your playlist!! Inset | Rainbow (Ronnie James DIO and Ritchie Blackmore) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVXy1OhaERY
Close the city and tell the people, that something's coming to call...
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Rainbow: singer Ronnie James Dio, bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Cozy Powell and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (missing: keyboardist Tony Carey or...?)
Photo of David COVERDALE and WHITESNAKE; David Coverdale performing live onstage
Rainbow were an English rock band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. In addition to Blackmore, the band originally consisted of former Elf members; lead singer Ronnie James Dio (later to join Black Sabbath), keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule, bassist Craig Gruber, and drummer Gary Driscoll. Over the years Rainbow went through many lineup changes.