Ritchie Blackmore


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,049 this week
Trailer
2:10 | Trailer
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 »
1 video »

How Comedy Greats Inspired Marlon Wayans' 'Sextuplets'

Sextuplets star Marlon Wayans shares who inspired his multiple roles in his new Netflix comedy.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Classic Albums
Deep Purple: Machine Head (S4, Ep2)
Thu, Aug 22 3:00 AM PDT on AXSTV (794)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 people
created 19 May 2018
 
a list of 14 people
created 26 Mar 2018
 
a list of 60 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 22 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 50 people
created 11 Aug 2011
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ritchie Blackmore's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Twister Soundtrack
(1996)
Point Break Soundtrack
(1991)
Almost Famous Soundtrack
(2000)
Lords of Dogtown Soundtrack
(2005)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (130 credits)
 2019 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Two: The Mall Rats (2019) ... (writer: "Too Late for Tears" - uncredited)
 2018 Un extraño enemigo (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Silencio (2018) ... (writer: "Wring That Neck")
- A la calle (2018) ... (writer: "And The Address")
 2018 The Expanse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Delta-V (2018) ... ("Highway Star")
 2018 Gotti (writer: "Smoke On the Water" - as Rickie Blackmore)
 2015-2018 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Mettle of Man (2018) ... (writer: "Stormbringer", "Space Trucking")
- Judgement Day (2018) ... (writer: "Stormbringer")
- Bait (2015) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
- El Jefe (2015) ... (writer: "Space Truckin' (1997 Remix)" - uncredited)
 2018 The Week Of (writer: "Highway Star")
 2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Finaali (2017) ... (writer: "Highway Star")
- Stadionrock (2017) ... (writer: "Highway Star")
 2017 Love You More (TV Short) (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
  Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #8.7 (2017) ... (lyrics: "Smoke on the Water") / (music: "Smoke on the Water")
 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)
 2017 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9082 (2017) ... (writer: "Black Night")
 2016 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2016 Rainbow: Memories in Rock (Video) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (writer: "Highway Star", "Spotlight Kid", "Mistreated", "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Catch The Rainbow", "Perfect Strangers", "Stargazer", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Child In Time", "Woman From Tokyo", "Black Night", "Smoke On The Water")
 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 Aci Ask (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (music: "Affet (Temple of the King)")
 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 Incir Reçeli 2 (lyrics: "Affet") / (music: "Affet")
 2014 Avis de mistral (writer: "Highway Star (1997 Roger Glover Remix)")
 2014/I Tommy (writer: "Child in Time" - as Blackmore)
 2013 Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers Live (Video) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (writer: "Highway Star", "Nobody's Home", "Strange Kind Of Woman", "A Gypsy's Kiss", "Perfect Strangers", "Under The Gun", "Knocking At Your Backdoor", "Lazy", "Child In Time", "Space Truckin'", "Black Night", "Speed King", "Smoke On The Water")
 2013 Tim's Vermeer (Documentary) (writer: "Smoke On The Water" - uncredited)
 2013 Rainbow: Black Masquerade (Video) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure", "Hall Of The Mountain King") / (writer: "Spotlight Kid", "Too Late For Tears", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Black Night", "Hunting Humans (Insatiable)", "Wolf To The Moon", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Temple Of The King", "Black Masquerade", "Ariel", "Perfect Strangers", "Burn", "Smoke On The Water")
 2013 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2-D Blacktop (2013) ... (writer: "Highway Star")
 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 The Mountain (writer: "Affet" - as Blackmore)
 2012 Dark Shadows (writer: "Highway Star (Roger Glover remix)")
 2011 Cinemassacre's Top 15 Movies Where People FUCKING Burn to Death (Short) (writer: "Burn" - uncredited)
 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 A Gang Story (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)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Video Game) ("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 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Highway Star")
 2007/III Blue (Short) (performer: "Diamonds and Rust" - as Blackmore's Night, uncredited)
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cockroaches (2007) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - 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")
 2006 Rock'n Roll Never Dies (writer: "Smoke On the Water")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Stone Cold" - uncredited)
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wichita Linebacker (2006) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2006 Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977 (Video) (writer: "Kill The King", "Mistreated", "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", "Catch The Rainbow", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Do You Close Your Eyes")
 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" - uncredited)
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dad's Car (2006) ... (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
 2006 The Goodbye Kiss (lyrics: "Smoke on the Water" (1972) - as Richard Blackmore) / (music: "Smoke on the Water" (1972) - as Richard Blackmore)
 2006 Deep Purple: Live in California 1974 (Video) (writer: "Burn", "Might Just Take Your Life", "Lay Down, Stay Down", "Mistreated", "Smoke On The Water", "You Fool No One", "Space Truckin'")
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (writer: "No One Came", "Lazy" - uncredited)
- 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 Deep Purple: Live in Concert 1972/73 (Video) (writer: "Highway Star", "Strange Kind Of Woman", "Child In Time", "The Mule", "Lazy", "Space Truckin'", "Fireball", "Black Night", "Smoke On The Water")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (writer: "Space Truckin'")
 2004 Wolf (writer: "Highway Star")
 2004 Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (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 Estradilla: Topi Sorsakoski - kulkukoira (TV Special) (writer: "Luotu lähtemään (Soldier of Fortune)")
 2002 Classic Albums (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deep Purple: Machine Head (2002) ... (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 Special Unit 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Love (2002) ... (writer: "Smoke on the Water" - uncredited)
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Long Live Rock N' Roll")
 2001 If I Were You (writer: "Smoke On The Water")
 2000 Wild About Harry (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Burn" - as Richard Blackmore)
 2000 Teeth (writer: "Child in Time" - as 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 Peppermint Candy (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/I 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 Deep Purple: Come Hell or High Water (Video documentary) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (writer: "Highway Star", "Black Night", "Talk About Love", "Twist In The Tale", "Perfect Strangers", "Knocking At Your Back Door", "Anyone's Daughter", "Child In Time", "Anya", "The Battle Rages On", "Lazy", "Space Truckin'", "Woman From Tokyo", "Smoke On The Water")
 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")
 1994 The Stöned Age (writer: "Highway Star")
 1993 Rock N' Roll Racing (Video Game) (writer: "Highway Star" - uncredited)
 1993 Dazed and Confused (writer: "Highway Star")
 1993 Made in America ("Smoke On The Water")
 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)
 1985 Deep Purple Rises Over Japan (TV Special) (writer: "Smoke On The Water", "Burn", "Highway Star")
 1984 Rainbow: Japan Tour (Video) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (performer: "Guitar Solo") / (writer: "Spotlight Kid", "Miss Mistreated", "Can't Happen Here", "Catch The Rainbow", "Power", "Street Of Dreams", "Fool For The Night", "Guitar Solo", "Blues", "Stranded", "Death Alley Driver", "Fire Dance", "Maybe Next Time", "All Night Long", "Smoke On The Water")
 1982 Rainbow: Live Between the Eyes (Video documentary) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (writer: "Spotlight Kid", "Miss Mistreated", "Can't Happen Here", "Tearin' Out My Heart", "All Night Long", "Stone Cold", "Power", "Blues", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Smoke On The Water")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Airplane Show (1980) ... (writer: "Space Truckin'" - uncredited)
 1980 Monsters of Rock at Castle Donnington: Rainbow (TV Short) (arranger: "Difficult To Cure") / (performer: "Guitar Solo") / (writer: "Lazy", "All Night Long", "Catch The Rainbow", "Eyes Of The World", "Guitar Solo", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll")
 1978 Mountain Pass (writer: "Smoke on the Water")
 1977 Die Vorstadtkrokodile (TV Movie) (writer: "Fools", "Catch the Rainbow")
 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")
 1970 Deep Purple: Doing Their Thing (TV Short) (writer: "Speed King", "Child In Time", "Wring That Neck", "Mandrake Root")
 1970 Panoptikum (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- II. Internationales Essener Pop & Blues Festival, Part 1 (1970) ... (writer: "Wring That Neck")
Show Show Composer (26 credits)
Show Show Actor (12 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album - Under A Violet Moon (1999, as Blackmore's Night) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Blackmore's Night

Alternate Names:

Blackmore's Night | Deep Purple

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

He met Ronnie James Dio in the early 70s when Dio's band Elf served as Deep Purple's opening act. When Blackmore left Purple in 1975, he formed Rainbow around the Elf lineup, minus their guitarist. After the first album, "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow," was released, Blackmore fired everybody except Dio. Dio eventually left the band in 1979, to replace Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath. See more »

Trademark:

Long Guitar Solos See more »

Nickname:

Blackers

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed