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Blackmore’s Night ~ 28 Pagan Musicians in 28 Days Series 2012

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When asking around about favorite pagan musicians, Ritchie Blackmore and Blackmore’s Night are always mentioned.  They incorporate reinassance music with rock and give celtic music a modern and fresh flavor that is truly inspiring. Ritchie Blackmore brought an amazing amount of experience to the band.  From 1968 to 1975, Ritchie Blackmore was with the rock band Deep Purple (including the release of the popular song “Smoke on the Water“).  In 1975, he left Deep Purple and pursued other ventures, including being nominated for a Grammy for his soulful instrumental “Anybody There” in 1983.  In 1996, he forms Blackmore’s Night and begins to record his acoustic … Continue reading

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