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Rainbow


Rainbow is the name of at least three bands:

1. A British hard rock/heavy metal band.
2. A K-Pop group (레인보우).
3. A U.S. psychedelic rock band.

1. Rainbow was a British hard rock/heavy metal band formed by Deep Purple founder and former guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. In addition to Blackmore, the band originally consisted of former Elf lead singer Ronnie James Dio, bassist Craig Gruber, drummer Gary Driscoll, and keyboardist Micky Lee Soule. Over the years, Rainbow went through many lineup changes. including bringing in other vocalists Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner, before it folded in 1999.

The name of the band was inspired by the Rainbow Bar and Grill, a Los Angeles, California eatery which catered to rock stars, groupies, and rock enthusiasts. It was here that Ritchie spent some of his off time from Deep Purple and met Dio, whose band Elf had toured regularly as an opening act for Deep Purple. Blackmore originally got together with Dio to record "Black Sheep of the Family" as a single, and it turned out so well they needed a B side; when the B side was recorded, however, it turned out to be even better. This led to them recording an album, and that effort caused the formation of the entire band. Rainbow's debut album, 'Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow', was released in 1975; it featured the minor hit "Man on the Silver Mountain".

Rainbow's music was different from Deep Purple's, though possessing the same strength and energy. Their songs took direct inspiration from classical music, and Dio wrote lyrics on mediaeval themes. Dio possessed a versatile vocal range, and he was capable of singing both vibrant hard rock as well as light, calm ballads. Although he never played a musical instrument on any Rainbow album, Dio is credited with composing and arranging the music with Blackmore in addition to writing all the lyrics himself for many songs.

Blackmore fired everybody except Dio shortly after the album was recorded. He recruited drummer Cozy Powell (formerly of the Jeff Beck Group), bassist Jimmy Bain, and keyboard player Tony Carey. This lineup went on to record the album 'Rising', which was released in May 1976 and was a big success in the U.S. (hitting #48 on the Billboard 200 chart).

For the next album, 1978's 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll', Blackmore kept Powell and Dio and replaced the rest of the band. Blackmore had difficulty finding a bass player for this record, so he played bass himself on all but three songs ("Gates of Babylon", "Kill the King", and "Sensitive to Light"). After the release and supporting tour, Dio left Rainbow.

Blackmore continued with Rainbow, replacing Dio with ex-Marbles vocalist Graham Bonnet. Powell stayed and was joined by former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and keyboardist Don Airey. The first album from the new lineup, 1979's 'Down to Earth', featured the band's first single successes: "All Night Long" and "Since You Been Gone". Bonnet possessed a powerful voice on stage, yet he struggled with the band's quieter numbers and lacked Dio's range. In 1980, the band headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in England. This was Powell's final performance with Rainbow.

The next album saw yet another line-up change as Bonnet and Powell were replaced by Joe Lynn Turner and Bobby Rondinelli, respectively. The title track from their 1981 album, 'Difficult to Cure', notably was a version of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The album also contained the guitar-driven piece "Maybe Next Time". Although facing mixed success commercially, the Difficult to Cure tour was the first tour in which Rainbow headlined in the U.S.

Rainbow's next studio album was 'Straight between the Eyes'. The band added a new keyboardist, David Rosenthal. The album was more cohesive than 'Difficult to Cure' and had more success in the U.S. The band, however, was alienating some of its earlier fans with its more slick, arena rock based sound. The single "Stone Cold", a popular power ballad, had some chart success and has since been included in several multi-artist collaboration albums. The successful supporting tour skipped the U.K. completely and focused on the U.S. market.

1983's 'Bent Out of Shape' saw drummer Rondinelli fired in favour of Chuck Burgi. The album featured the single "Street of Dreams". The song's video was banned by MTV for its supposedly controversial hypnotic video clip. The resulting tour saw Rainbow return to the U.K. and also to Japan, where the band performed with a full orchestra. Though fans greatly enjoyed the band's lively touring, the band's material was getting mixed critical reviews, and its members had a sense of needing to find direction.

By the early to mid-80s, Blackmore and Glover had reformed the Deep Purple "Mark II" lineup, and Rainbow was disbanded in 1984. A final Rainbow album, 'Finyl Vinyl', was patched together from live tracks and B-sides of singles. This album contained the instrumental "Weiss Heim", made widely available for the first time.

After Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple for the final time in 1993, he put together a new version of Rainbow in 1994, this time named Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. This incarnation of the band included Doogie White (vocals), Paul Morris (keyboards), Greg Smith (bass), and John O'Reilly (drums).

The new band released Stranger in Us All in 1995 and embarked on an extensive world tour to promote it from late 1995 to late 1997. For the tour John O'Reilly was replaced by Chuck Burgi and then by John Micelli for the U.S. leg of the tour (as well as their final show in Esbjerg, Denmark).

The tour proved very successful, and a show in Germany was professionally filmed by Rockpalast. It has never officially been released, but has been heavily bootleged. The live shows featured frequent changes in set lists and musical improvisations that proved popular with bootleggers, and many shows are still traded over a decade later.

However, fed up with stadium rock, Blackmore turned his attention to rennaisance and mediaeval music, a lifelong interest of his. Rainbow was put on hold once again and played its final concert in Denmark in 1999. Blackmore, together with his partner Candice Night as vocalist, then formed the renaissance-influenced Blackmore's Night.

2. Rainbow, the tag for all releases by the K-Pop group 레인보우, responsible for tracks: "A", "Gossip Girl", "Mach", and about a dozen more.

3. One of any number of Los Angeles, U.S.A.groups of their time (1968), Rainbow's best-known LP was After the Storm The album's one cover is a take with saxophone of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You". The lineup was: Darrell Devlin (drums), Bob Gay (bass),
W. David Mohr (keyboards), and Harry Vavela (guitars).



Song lyric Since You Been Gone SINCE YOU BEEN GONE Rainbow
Song lyric Man On The Silver Mountain MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN Rainbow
Song lyric Stargazer STARGAZER Rainbow
Song lyric I Surrender I SURRENDER Rainbow
Song lyric Catch The Rainbow CATCH THE RAINBOW Rainbow
Song lyric Kill The King KILL THE KING Rainbow
Song lyric The Temple Of The King THE TEMPLE OF THE KING Rainbow
Song lyric Starstruck STARSTRUCK Rainbow
Song lyric All Night Long ALL NIGHT LONG Rainbow
Song lyric Gates Of Babylon GATES OF BABYLON Rainbow
Song lyric Tarot Woman TAROT WOMAN Rainbow
Song lyric Street Of Dreams STREET OF DREAMS Rainbow
Song lyric Run With The Wolf RUN WITH THE WOLF Rainbow
Song lyric Sixteenth Century Greensleeves SIXTEENTH CENTURY GREENSLEEVES Rainbow
Song lyric Stone Cold STONE COLD Rainbow
Song lyric Still I'm Sad STILL I'M SAD Rainbow
Song lyric Since You've Been Gone SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE Rainbow
Song lyric Do You Close Your Eyes? DO YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES? Rainbow
Song lyric Rainbow Eyes RAINBOW EYES Rainbow
Song lyric Can't Let You Go CAN'T LET YOU GO Rainbow
Song lyric Self Portrait SELF PORTRAIT Rainbow
Song lyric Black Sheep Of The Family BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY Rainbow
Song lyric Lady Of The Lake LADY OF THE LAKE Rainbow
Song lyric A Light In The Black A LIGHT IN THE BLACK Rainbow
Song lyric Snake Charmer SNAKE CHARMER Rainbow
Song lyric Can't Happen Here CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Rainbow
Song lyric L.a. Connection L.A. CONNECTION Rainbow
Song lyric Jealous Lover JEALOUS LOVER Rainbow
Song lyric Power POWER Rainbow
Song lyric Sensitive To Light SENSITIVE TO LIGHT Rainbow
Song lyric Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll LONG LIVE ROCK ’N’ ROLL Rainbow
Song lyric If You Dont Like Rock 'n Roll IF YOU DONT LIKE ROCK 'N ROLL Rainbow
Song lyric Eyes Of The World EYES OF THE WORLD Rainbow
Song lyric Spotlight Kid SPOTLIGHT KID Rainbow
Song lyric The Shed (subtle) THE SHED (SUBTLE) Rainbow
Song lyric Death Alley Driver DEATH ALLEY DRIVER Rainbow
Song lyric Long Live Rock'n'roll LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Rainbow
Song lyric Danger Zone DANGER ZONE Rainbow
Song lyric No Time To Lose NO TIME TO LOSE Rainbow
Song lyric Desperate Heart DESPERATE HEART Rainbow
Song lyric Love's No Friend LOVE'S NO FRIEND Rainbow
Song lyric Anybody There ANYBODY THERE Rainbow
Song lyric Miss Mistreated MISS MISTREATED Rainbow
Song lyric Magic MAGIC Rainbow
Song lyric No Release NO RELEASE Rainbow
Song lyric Makin' Love MAKIN' LOVE Rainbow
Song lyric Alright ALRIGHT Rainbow
Song lyric Ariel ARIEL Rainbow
Song lyric Black Masquerade BLACK MASQUERADE Rainbow
Song lyric Bring On The Night BRING ON THE NIGHT Rainbow
Song lyric Burn BURN Rainbow
Song lyric Bye Bye Baby Goodbye BYE BYE BABY GOODBYE Rainbow
Song lyric Cold Hearted Woman COLD HEARTED WOMAN Rainbow
Song lyric Drinking With The Devil DRINKING WITH THE DEVIL Rainbow
Song lyric Eyes Of Fire EYES OF FIRE Rainbow
Song lyric Fire Dance FIRE DANCE Rainbow
Song lyric Fool For The Night FOOL FOR THE NIGHT Rainbow
Song lyric Freedom Fighter FREEDOM FIGHTER Rainbow
Song lyric Gossip Girl GOSSIP GIRL Rainbow
Song lyric Hall Of The Mountain King HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING Rainbow
Song lyric Hammer To Fall HAMMER TO FALL Rainbow
Song lyric Hunting Humans (Insatiable) HUNTING HUMANS (INSATIABLE) Rainbow
Song lyric If You Don't Like Rock N Roll IF YOU DON'T LIKE ROCK N ROLL Rainbow
Song lyric Long Live Rock and Roll LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL Rainbow
Song lyric Mach MACH Rainbow
Song lyric Make Your Move MAKE YOUR MOVE Rainbow
Song lyric Midtown Tunnel Vision MIDTOWN TUNNEL VISION Rainbow
Song lyric Mistreated MISTREATED Rainbow
Song lyric N N Rainbow
Song lyric Not Your Girl NOT YOUR GIRL Rainbow
Song lyric Rainbow In The Dark RAINBOW IN THE DARK Rainbow
Song lyric Rock Fever ROCK FEVER Rainbow
Song lyric Self Portriat SELF PORTRIAT Rainbow
Song lyric Silence SILENCE Rainbow
Song lyric Stand And Fight STAND AND FIGHT Rainbow
Song lyric Stranded STRANDED Rainbow
Song lyric Sunshine SUNSHINE Rainbow
Song lyric Sweet Dream SWEET DREAM Rainbow
Song lyric Tearin' Out My Heart TEARIN' OUT MY HEART Rainbow
Song lyric Tell Me Tell Me TELL ME TELL ME Rainbow
Song lyric Temple Of The King TEMPLE OF THE KING Rainbow
Song lyric Tite Squeeze TITE SQUEEZE Rainbow
Song lyric To Me TO ME Rainbow
Song lyric Too Late For Tears TOO LATE FOR TEARS Rainbow
Song lyric Wolf To The Moon WOLF TO THE MOON Rainbow
Song lyric You And I YOU AND I Rainbow
Song lyric ゴシップガール ゴシップガール Rainbow
Song lyric 紀念 紀念 RAiNBOW計畫