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Ritchie Blackmore

ritchie blackmore book

Japan. 368 pages, A5.
1977, Shinko Music Publishing.

"We must be over the Ritchie, Ritchie, Ritchie..." (as the cover puts it).

This is an early biography book on Blackmore, all in Japanese. As common with Japanese books, the text pages are on coarse paper, with a section of photographs from the 1976 tour on better paper. It has a discography (in English) going through to On-Stage.

Simon gets a credit somewhere at the back, though he can't remember what he contributed! The softback book has a colour dust-jacket as shown.

Thanks to Scott Wood for the scan.