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Ritchie Blackmore: The Ritchie Blackmore Story

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Ninety-minute documentary tells a bizarre, skewed-focus story of the ‘lost’ guitar hero.

As a Classic Rock reader, you’re likely to be on intimate terms with the storied and often chaotic career of the man born Richard Hugh Blackmore.

But after watching this 90-minute rockumentary, the thought struck us: what if someone came across this DVD stone cold (pun intended), with no previous knowledge of The Man In Black, his fretwork or his foibles? Would they think The Ritchie Blackmore Story was a glorious celebration of a mega-talented, mercurial six-string wizard? Or would they think it was the latest prank from the pen of Christopher Guest, starring a medieval George and Mildred?

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