Ritchie Blackmore
Ritchie Blackmore
Real Name/Full Name Ritchie Hugh Blackmore
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ritchie Blackmore
Birth Place: Allandale Nursing Home
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 April 1945
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8 ″
Weight: In Kilograms –  76 Kg
In Pounds- 167.551 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father : Lewis J. Blackmore
Mother : Violet
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: English
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Candice Night (m. 2008), Amy Rothman (m. 1981–1983), Margrit Volkmar (m. 1964–1969)
Kids/Children Name: Jürgen Blackmore, Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore, Rory Dartanyan Blackmore
Profession: Guitarist and songwriter
Net Worth: $18 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ritchie Hugh Blackmore by profession is an English guitarist and songwriter. He is famous for his playing jam-style complex rock music that mixed guitar riffs and also with organ sounds. He is often known for his prolific talent in creating guitar riffs and also for his notes of classical influencing solos.

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Biography and Early Life:

Blackmore was born on the 14th of April in the year 1945 at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. He was the second one in the family of Lewis J. Blackmore and Violet. When Blackmore was two years old, his family moved to Heston, Middlesex. He started learning his guitar when he was only 11. He started guitar because he liked British musician Tommy Steele who used to jump around and play guitar.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ritchie Blackmore in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ritchie Blackmore’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 14 April 1945. Though, he is 5′ 8 ″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167.551lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


Blackmore dropped school at the age of 15 and started working as an apprentice radio mechanic at 16 in nearby Heathrow Airport. He loathed school and was always an anti-party against teachers and hated them. He had only taken a guitar lesson, and we can say that it was his learning part as a student. No further information has been mentioned about his educational career. No information about his graduating career or any other academic qualifications are discussed anywhere.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ritchie Blackmore With Wife Candice Night
Ritchie Blackmore With Wife Candice Night

Blackmore, in the year 1964, the month of May, got married to Margit Volkmar from the native of Germany. They have a son named Jorgen, who also plays guitar and plays for the tribute band Over the Rainbow. After his first wife’s divorce, he got married to a former dancer of Germany named Barbel in September 1969. They also got divorced in the year 1970s.

He had a long way story of affairs with women each time he goes to different places. In California, he lived with a woman named Shoshanna, who was providing vocals for his band. Then he was figured out with another woman named Christine. He met another woman named Amy Rothman and got married to her in 1981, and got divorced in 1983.

After this, he started a relationship with Tammi Williams. He then began living with a then fashion model named Candice Night in 1991; this couple got married in 2008. They had a daughter named Autumn in the year 2010 on the 27th of May. This is still continuing. And they have a good family life.

Is Ritchie Blackmore Gay?

Nowhere is it mentioned that Blackmore is gay. He is never assumed as gay when it comes to sexual orientation part. He is open about his sexuality, and his married life clarifies it all. After marriage, his affairs are always made up with famed actresses each time. So it’s clear that he is male by sexual orientation part and we cannot claim him as gay, and it is never into the media limelight.

Professional Career:

Blackmore began working as a session player in 1960 for Joe Meek’s music productions and was also a part of several bands. Beforehand he was also a member of the instrumental band named the Outlaws. For whom he played both studio and live performances. He is a well-known guitarist and known for his remarkable style of playing electric guitar with all his power.

His first studio album was from Purple’s Second lineup ROCK. He established a heavy metal band called Rainbow, which permanently fused baroque music along with his solo career. As a member of DEEP PURPLE, he was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2016 as the greatest guitarist player.


  • He got felicitated with Best Artist Award for his album “Memories In Rock”at Grammy in the year 2006.
  • He received Wim Awards Of Music
  • He also received the Clio Awards.
  • The 19th annual Panasonic Gobble award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ritchie Blackmore in 2024

Ritchie Blackmore Net Worth
Ritchie Blackmore Net Worth

As of 2024, Blackmore is expected to have a net worth of $18 million approximately. He maintains a good to go the life and, as a celebrity, expected to have and luxurious lifestyle.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know:

  • He is a fluent German speaker.
  • He loves to play other instruments such as drum and Casio on free time.
  • He also loves to make tattoos over the body and a lover of hip hop dance and grooves, which he uses to learn in holidays.
  • He likes to travel on solo trips during vacations.

Rather than having an imbalanced life, Blackmore always got his attention on his career and his guitar. He had an alarming married life, but in the end, he got a perfect one. He maintained stability in life at each step and gained all name and fame in his life.



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