From the same interview with Ritchie Blackmore, who doesn’t like talking about Deep Purple or Rainbow, but who inquired about the chest cold I was suffering from (that I apologized for because it made my voice raspy and hard to hear), my recent trip to Long Island to a town that is very near where he lives with his wife, Candice Night and several other things that didn’t have to do with the interview at hand.
It was the first time I’d interviewed a musician who didn’t really want to talk a whole lot about himself – maybe it was because I’d already talked to Candice at length or maybe kind of interviewing me was an avoidance tactic so those aforementioned subjects didn’t come it.
Either way, it was a great interview with Ritchie, a guitar legend, who has the reputation of being notoriously hard to work with – but was nothing but a soft-spoken delight with me.
Me: “I have just one more question, and then I’ll let you go, since I’ve kept you and Candice for 30 minutes already …”
Ritchie: “I haven’t really answered any questions, have you noticed?” (laughs)