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Eine nicht autorisierte Biographie, die ber den Mythos und die Gerchte von diesem charismatischsten aussieht, aber missverstanden von Rock Gitarristen.Ritchie Black s frhen Tagen sah ihn Vermischung mit bunten Figuren wie Screaming Lord Sutch, Joe Meek und Jerry Lee Lewis Dann wurde er ein bestimmendes Mitglied der Siebziger Legenden Deep Purple, die Schaffung der Rock Hymnen Black Night und Smoke On The Water.Im Laufe der Jahre Black s Launenhaftigkeit und exzentrisches Verhalten, seine drei Ehen und seine Konflikte mit dem Gesetz haben ihm den Ruf als eines der am meisten rock abrasive Zahlen Doch es gibt viele unerwartete Seiten auf diesem komplexen Mensch.Black Knight wurde geschrieben und recherchiert von Jerry Bloom, ein Fan, der ersten Begegnung Ritchie mehr als zwanzig Jahren und hat seine abwechslungsreiche Karriere folgten seitdem Das Ergebnis ist eine Biographie reich im Detail und voller berraschender Einsichten...

Title : Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore
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ISBN : B003P9XHYO
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Format Type : Hardback
Language : Deutsch
Publisher : Bosworth Music 3 Juni 2010
Number of Pages : 389 Pages
File Size : 672 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore Reviews

  • zinkolo
    2019-01-01 08:11

    Inhaltlich finde ich den Roman hochinteressant, schließlich begleitet mich die Musik von Deep Purple fast ein Leben lang. Die schonungslose Darstellung von Herrn Blackmores Charakter verhindert, dass man den guten Mann zu sehr ins Herz schließt (abgesehen von seinen Leistungen als Gitarrist und Komponist natürlich).Die erstaunlich ausführliche Recherche, die zu dieser Biografie geführt hat, ist sehr lobenswert, der Autor hat sich damit eine Menge Mühe gegeben.Was man allerdings nicht vom Verlag behaupten kann, der dieses e-Book umgesetzt und eingestellt hat.Es ist dermaßen gespickt mit Rechtschreibfehlern verschiedenster Art, dass das Lesevergnügen arg getrübt ist.Beim Lesen wird zudem oft nicht klar, von welchem Protagonisten welches Zitat stammt, weil dies optisch nicht sinnvoll dargestellt wird (durch einen Absatz oder Kursivstellung etc.). Manche Sätze ergeben keinen Sinn, man fragt sich, ob der Übersetzer überhaupt bei der Sache war, als er das aus dem Englischen übertragen hat.Leider scheint das e-Book von manchen Verlagen immer noch als vernachlässigbares Nebenprodukt angesehen zu werden. Anders kann ich es mir nicht erklären, wie so ein lausiges Produkt entstehen kann.Ich kenne das gedruckte Buch nicht, hoffe aber nicht, dass dieses auch so unglaublich schlecht lektoriert worden ist.Also: Das Buch an sich bekommt von mir 5 Sterne, die e-Book-Qualität eigentlich null Sterne.

  • RW
    2019-01-10 09:30

    Als eingefleischter Deep Purple Fan war diese Lektüre natürlich Pflicht. Und ich muss sagen, dass sich manche Krimis in Sachen Spannung was abschneiden könnten. Blackmore's faszinierende Persönlichkeit wird von vielen verschiedenen Seiten hautnah vermittelt. Dass er in der Geschichte der Rockmusik eine Hauptrolle spielt, ist unbestreitbar, darum gehts in diesem Buch auch nicht. Im Wesentlichen wird der Mensch Blackmore beschrieben und man erkennt in ihm einen richtigen Schelm, der ständig zu ziemlich aberwitzigen Jokes auf Kosten anderer aufgelegt war. Ich möchte das Buch gerne weiter empfehlen und werde es jetzt dann gleich ein zweites mal lesen.

  • spel
    2018-12-23 12:24

    Das Buch ist sehr epfehlenswert und sehr unterhaltsam geschrieben.Es war für mich sehr interessant zu erfahren, wie Richie aufgewachsen ist. Das hat ihn sehr geprägt. Er ist ein hervorragender Musiker, aber auch ein sehr komischer Kauz.Das Buch ist für alle Musikfans sehr zu empfehlen.

  • Michael Köttendrop
    2019-01-08 11:31

    In der Kindle Version wimmelt es von Schreibfehlern und Trennungsfehlern. Inhaltlich durcheinander, zusammenhanglos.Hat mit einer Musikerbiografie nicht viel zu tun.

  • Elonna Marie
    2018-12-30 16:22

    I'm a fan of Deep Purple (with Blackmore, minus the 80's) and Rainbow (the Dio years). This is the only book I've read on Deep Purple/Rainbow/Blackmore, so I have nothing else to compare it to. That said, I enjoyed the book. I wanted to know more about Ritchie Blackmore specifically. The book delivered, for the most part. The author went back so far as to interview Blackmore's first girlfriend. Plenty of musicians who played with Blackmore from his first bands in the early 1960's-late '60's were interviewed. This isn't so much a gossipy "tell- all", but there are definitely some funny stories, including groupie stories. Mostly this focuses on Blackmore's personality and his career. The book is full rare photos from Blackmore's earliest 1960's bands, several great photos from the 70's-early 80's, to 2005 Blackmore's Night. Since then Blackmore and Candice Night have obviously married and had two kids.The best part of the book is the beginning. Luckily, I'm the type who loves hearing about an artists "early years" and what makes them tick. The author had no problem finding "early" sources to interview. Unfortunately Jerry Bloom didn't have as much luck going into the most successful years of Blackmore's career. There's almost no "inside info" on the MKII Deep Purple years. The Rainbow years are better, but I was able to find better interviews online using Google! I encourage everyone to Google JeffCramer.blogspot. and read some fantastic interviews with Craig Gruber (original Elf/Rainbow bassist) and David Stone (keyboards in Rainbow '77). Craig Gruber states he and Mickey Lee (original Elf/Rainbow keys) QUIT Rainbow because Blackmore wanted to fire Gary Driscoll (original Elf/Rainbow drummer). Blackmore did not fire them all. In fact, Blackmore got Craig to re-join Rainbow in '77, but Craig couldn't stand Blackmore comparing him to Roger Glover, told Blackmore to get Roger Glover, and quit again! I also found an interview online with Mickey Lee. The original Elf/Rainbow line-up is obviously willing to be interviewed, so why didn't Jerry Bloom talk to these guys?! On the same blog David Stone gave the absolutely best interview, with a riveting account of the Vienna,Austria arrest, way more intense and detailed than Bob Daisley's version. Stone is also the guy who wrote "Gates of Babylon" with Blackmore, one of the best songs ever. David Stone makes it clear he and Ronnie Dio QUIT at the same time, gives the reasons why, while the book never gives these details. It's a shame Jerry Bloom didn't use Google, these guys could have been a great contribution to the book!The only time the book really annoyed me is when Jerry Bloom parrots that Ritchie Blackmore never used drugs. Bloom swallows this hook, line, and sinker, but I sure don't. Especially considering some of Blackmore's erratic, irritable behavior. Grabbing Doogie White by the throat and slamming him against a wall for no reason comes to mind! Maybe Ritchie never did cocaine, but pills are also drugs! Once again I urge everyone to Google Ross Halfin (a photographer who worked with Ritchie many times, several of Halfin's photos are in this book!), on Ross Halfin's website (under Gallery/Rainbow/RitchieBlackmore) he describes getting along great with Ritchie since they enjoyed the same things: MANDRAX, beer, and large breasts. Mandrax was outlawed in the late 70's-early '80's because it's so addictive. I'm sure Halfin probably has some great stories on Ritchie, too bad they aren't in this book! Ross said despite Ritchie's flaws, he liked Ritchie, because Ritchie was real. I was reading a book on Led Zeppelin simultaneously with this one. Jimmy Page had Peter Grant and Richard Cole to fight all battles for him. Ritchie Blackmore had Ritchie Blackmore! I'm sure some of Blackmore's bad rep comes from the fact he had to fight his own battles due to crappy management. It's typically managements job to be the "bad guy". Whatever Jimmy Page told Grant or Cole, they saw to it. Not so with Ritchie's management. The infamous "camera soaking" incident comes to mind. Would Grant have allowed cameras on stage if they were unwanted? I DON'T THINK SO.

  • S. Williams
    2019-01-12 08:29

    This book helps you gain insight into his early career and how taskmasters like Jerry Lee Lewis, Screaming Lord Sutch and Gene Vincent modeled the no compromise (suffer no fools) mentality. Starting with background in his early life through Blackmore's Night; it doesn't pull any punches and paints The Man in Black (MIB) without apologies.Many of the stories shared describe Blackmore as an immature prankster and sometimes a downright mean person. He's been incredibly lucky not to have the living crap kicked out him several times based on his actions. While I think he can fend for himself physically, even Leroy Brown got his a$s kicked.Of course he gets a pass on his behaviour and personality because of his formidable prowess as a guitar player - can you imagine "blowing Cream off the stage" and Ginger Baker demanding your band be removed from the bill for future concerts?If you're a fan of Blackmore, you probably have heard of some his more famous incidents like smashing the camera at Cal Jam. I recommend it for any fan of the MIB.

  • Dennis Stephens
    2018-12-22 08:08

    I found myself really enjoying sections of this book and at times feeling really bogged down. It's not well paced, but it certainly is informative, probably the most informative one will ever get without having direct access to the Prince of Darkness.It was interesting hearing takes on Blackmore from the various Rainbow members, and there certainly were a lot of them. You come away with the idea that Ritchie is a brilliant guitarist who is completely self absorbed and kind of a twit, to coin an English phrase. It was a little disconcerting to see how childish this man is and how little he seemed to care for those that played with him.A control freak to the extreme, I can only reconcile it with the fact that he was staying true to his vision of the music he wanted to do. These traits along with the general rudeness of the man who won't be bothered with people or things that don't entertain or perk up his interest, I believe were instrumental (no pun intended) in making him the superb and unique guitarist he is. This irritating and uncompromising man is very focused on his vision and his music, and without that focus we wouldn't have the guitarist with the singular vision he has.Unfortunately, the author did not appear to have any direct access to Blackmore, so much of the personality is fleshed out with those who played with and fought with him. The author did seem to come up with a good variety of quotes from him from various sources, so his voice is not absent. It is strange to hear people praising his musical ability so highly and being able to seperate it from the beliigerant and difficult man he is. People put up with a lot of crap to play with the guy, and they seemed to enjoy the musical experiences.If you are a Blackmore fan, you'll find a lot here, you just need to be patient with the book. I do recommend it.