When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple in 1975, many a rock n’ roll fan was left befuddled. Why would one of rock’s top guitarists leave one of the world’s most popular bands? Regardless of the reason, listeners would ultimately be thankful, as Blackmore soon launched Rainbow, a band that rocked just as ferociously as Purple. And now there's a book that tells the Rainbow story.
The Other Side Of Rainbow features nearly 30 all-new interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including former band members (Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Tony Carey, Doogie White), those who worked closely with the band (Wendy Dio, Flemming Rasmussen), and were admirers of their music (Eddie Trunk, Charlie Benante).
One of the things that made Rainbow great was Blackmore's talent at spotting largely unknown talent and introducing them to the world. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Joe Lynn Turner all made a name for themselves with Rainbow. With Blackmore as the group’s leader, band members came and went on a regular basis, preventing what many believe the band from possibly reaching their full potential.
The Other Side Of Rainbow is by Greg Prato, who has written for Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar, and such books as Survival Of The Fittest: Heavy Metal In The 1990's,Iron Maiden: '80 '81, The Eric Carr Story, and Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.
The Other Side Of Rainbow is Prato's 20th book overall.
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