Publication date 12th September 2019.
Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
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This new deluxe photo book compiled by Blackmore biographer Jerry Bloom is the perfect companion to his 2006 biography Black Knight, as it portrays Blackmore’s career with photos and memorabilia from 1958 to the present day.
Not only does it feature a large selection of photos, many of which have never been seen before but following years of research by Bloom, it also includes the most comprehensive gig list ever published, for Blackmore’s pre-Deep Purple career between 1958-67 with over 300 gigs detailed from his days with The Outlaws — backing Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis; with Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages; Neil Christian & The Crusaders; and even going back to his earliest bands such as The Vampires and The Kestrals.
Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots Blackmore’s career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night along with narrative by Bloom that puts the visual elements in context.
This is a limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide in a bespoke, custom-made presentation box with a set of prints.
128 Page A4 Full colour.
EDITORIAL CONTROL: This book requires total independent editorial control. It has not been authorised or approved by Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple or Rainbow or any of their management.
It has not been approved by past or present members or their management.