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Whatever Happened To… Rainbow?

Street of Dreams – Rainbow (1983)
This British band, formed in 1975 by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore when he left Deep Purple, found consistent success on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite repeated line-up changes, the band released seven studio albums before calling it quits in 1984 when Blackmore and bassist Roger Glover reunited with Deep Purple. Following his second departure from Deep Purple, Blackmore resurrected Rainbow in 1994 (with a new line-up), released their final studio album, and launched a world tour. Rainbow folded again in 1997 when Blackmore launched Blackmore’s Night, a Renaissance folk outfit, with his new girlfriend Candice Night. They’ve released seven studio albums (the most recent one in 2011) and continue to record and tour.