Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
As this one has been drawn primarily from Simon's own collection,
we'll let him explain: "I had our Japanese business contact over
recently to discuss a book of Ramones photographs (!) and he spotted
some of my old Blackmore prints. He suggested do something with the
material; time marches on and this stuff is already over thirty years
old. So the concept of a book of photographs came together.
The stuff has been filed away and most of the negatives (and just
about all the slides) have never been published. I had no official
access, everything was done off the cuff, but there was much less
aggro back then and when I dug out the shots they seemed full of the
atmosphere of the time.
As I understand it the emphasis will be on the 1976 and 1977 tours,
although the Japanese may want later tours covered as well."
We will have links through to the European publisher shortly, and
some trial pages. In the meantime we are able to show the proposed
2008 DPAS/Darker Than Blue.
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