15 April 1945 (age 72)
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Richard Hugh Blackmore (born in Weston-super-Mare, April 14, 1945) is regarded as a highly influential and respected English guitarist. He was a founding member of Deep Purple who went on to form his own band, Rainbow. He then co-founded Blackmore's Night with Candice Night, a platform that enables him to excel at renaissance acoustic folkrock as he had previously done at hardrock.
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