Ritchie Blackmore As a session player (1963-2008)

Ritchie Blackmore As a session player (1963–1965), selected releases

  • 1963 Just Like Eddie (Heinz)
  • 1963 Live It Up (Heinz, EP)
  • 1965 Michael Cox in Sweden (Michael Cox, EP)
  • 1964 Ramona (Houston Wells & The Marksmen, EP)
  • 1965 Glenda Collins (Glenda Collins, EP)
  • 1965 Screaming Lord Sutch (Screaming Lord Sutch, EP)
  • 1968 Sundragon (Sundragon)
  • 1989 Rock Profile (Ritchie Blackmore)
  • 1991 Rock Profile Vol. 2 (Ritchie Blackmore)
  • 1991 The Derek Lawrence Sessions Take 1
  • 1992 The Derek Lawrence Sessions Take 3
  • 1994 Dreams Do Come True - The 45's Collection (Heinz)
  • 1994 Heinz (Heinz, EP)
  • 1994 Take It! Sessions 63/68 (Ritchie Blackmore)
  • 1995 It's Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek
  • 2002 Joe Meek - The Alchemist of Pop: Home Made Hits and Rarities 1959-66
  • 2002 Pre Purple People (VA)
  • 2005 Getaway - Groups & Sessions (Ritchie Blackmore)
  • 2008 Houston Wells - Then & Now: From Joe Meek To New Zealand



During the 1960s, Blackmore played a Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst, Plain Maple but switched to a Fender Stratocaster after buying a secondhand Stratocaster with a Telecaster neck from Eric Clapton's roadie. Since then, until Blackmore's Night, he used Stratocasters almost exclusively. The middle pickup is screwed down and not used, with only the bass and treble pickup selectors operating. Blackmore has also occasionally used a Fender Telecaster Thinline during recording sessions.

Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst, Plain Maple

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