Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore Solo (Feedback Control) - "Space Truckin'" - Live in Copenhagen 1972

From the Deep Purple Live In Copenhagen 1972 DVD, Ritchie Blackmore demonstrating an extraordinary amount of control of feedback in this solo from the song "Space Truckin'." To nominate Ritchie Blackmore for consideration of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, simply click on this link and sign the petition. Reformatted from 4:3

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Ganja plant
This is the best guitarist of all times...
Simply the best guitar player all time...
sanny blues
Happy B'day ♫~
marcus nunes
he literally wiped his ass the the guitar and it sounded good
Stan Danley
Jimmy Page=Father, Tony Iommi=The Son, Ritchie Blackmore=The holy spirit
Steve Potts
Ok I'm drunk but..... did he just play guitar with his arse?
Ritchie Blackmore: a god, a genius, one of the inventors of lead guitar, the best guitar player of all time. I'll never forget the first time I heard a ritchie's solo.
Strat Pack
My favourite Ritchie axe - the Black '68 Strat with maple cap neck. Fender are doing a custom shop version of this but its about 5000 dollars!
Blue Racer
Never saw anyone play guitar with their ass before this.
Alan Hamaker
Happy Birthday, Ritchie. You're the greatest. Thanks for posting this video.
Guilherme Cardoso
How the hell did the guitar stay in tune (or almost)
Rick S
My God, what a sound!
I've always wondered how he stays in tune doing all of those whammy bar tricks without a locking nut.....
Captain Sunil
Richie Blackmore--- Deep Purple Solo----
Long hair, long solo....
Kenneth Robinson
Am I crazy, or did the first part of the solo (starting at around 1:40) remind anyone else of By Tor and the Snowdog? I kept expecting Ian Gillan to come in singing, "The battle's over!! And the dust is clearing!!"
Tree Funk Jones
Someone literally said hendrix can't control feedback when he pioneered just about every move Ritchie is using here. Love both guitarists but give people their credit where it's due. If Jimi lived to 72 all of this would've been outdated. Still both great guitarists in their own right. Amazing playing here
Kevin James
To have his lead singer, the mediocre Ian Gillian bongo for him , and the lean Ian paice play beyond human capability, while he controlled , owned and destroyed that strat is a lesson for all guitarists ! He cannot be touched! Can he?? Be honest!! Jimi, then ritchie ! Enuff said
Richard RJ Blackmore
My favourite recorded concert of DP
The only difference between Malmsteen and Blackmoore is that Malmsteen knows to play guitar.
Tim Penfield
larry lomascolo
the god doing his master craft,,,,,,,,,awsome
Олег Иваноф
Amazing! Thanks at all! Nowadays this is impossible. The World's chanched in a worst way. Congrate you, who has survived in this cruel word since your childhood and youth, listning to this beutiful music. Thanks you all a and the God bless you!
Sam Kumar
+Jay Maramag It's called a good setup haha. 
Ritchie blackmore para mi fue el mejor guitarrista del tiempo superando a Jimmy hendrix, por sus grandes ejecuciones y tecnicas variadas siendo la base del Re quinto actual, excelentes ejecuciones.
Francisco Maykall
Juan Jose Paredes
Gran maestro con una guitarra
Xxxcomputerexpert69Xxx Random user
One word 'ART'.
james mason
you have to be one tough strong drummer to keep up with him 8 to 10 minutes
NuclearBunny970 thats where kirk got the idea from....
Chris Jimenez
Everyone here saying that Jimi couldn't control feedback, listen to Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock and listen to some live versions of Machine Gun, then come back and say that again. 
Tim Penfield
Евгений Графский
идеально...ричи дает жару
jumanji 1980
great sound engineer!
This video would have been perfect if the cameraman or person focused more on Ritchie
Very much better than hendrix
JJ Finkelstein
Marshall 200's right?
Vivie .B
Whoever on this thread says that Hendrix was better than Blackmore needs their head examined...'NUFF said! He was nothing but a drug addict guitar player, BLACKMORE was and still is THE MAESTRO....again 'NUFF SAID!
Odio los comerciales de YouTube, pero gracias a esta plataforma eh podido ver joyas de video como éstas.
his playing reminds me of yngwie malmsteen a lot
Greg Boardman Band
rock on
Nika Guliashvili
He's great guitarist but I don't like when musicians break guitars, I'm sorry!
There are a number of strict criteria when judging the best guitarist this/that/whomever. 1. Creativity; 2. showmanship; 3. stage presence; 4. back- catalogue output; 5. effortless multi-musical-genre excellence; 6. career longevity; 7. influence; 8. eccentricity; 9. mystery; 10. high intelligence; 11. high articulation. There's more, but I'm too stoned to list any 5555555. Who is the ONLY guitarist of ALL time to fit ALL of those criteria?
Kodiak and Grizzly Bears
Perfect guitar technique!!
Jacob Mcdermott
I believe that Ritchie Blackmore was the height of the electric guitar showmanship. Better than Hendrix
james mason
strat nut ..awesome
Jelena Babic
I've never seen any guitar hold it's tuning together better than this fender.
Tia Yanger
he shud've been  inducted in the rock n roll hall of fame from before \m/
Kodiak and Grizzly Bears
Best guitarist in the world!! By far!!
Kodiak and Grizzly Bears
Hendrix was useless! No technique!!
Kodiak and Grizzly Bears
He's still the best axeman at 71.
Сергей Туманов
Очередная чепушня от выпендрежника
Marky Marco
Why didn't it get out of tune after all that wham barring?
Rory Gallagherfan
There were (are) five masters of the stratocaster: Ritchie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, and Robin Trower. Of the five, I would consider two completely unique (not necessarily the best) Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher.
Chris Cooke
haha got some them drugs. great music purple
Ulfhedinn Norsk
And this is my friends why you shouldn't do a lot of drugs before the gig.
Tenho profundo respeito a todos guitarristas em geral,Ritchie Blackmore em minha concepção é uma lenda viva a nivel de tocar uma guitarra mais algo que ja esta contido em seu espirito,o cara tem o dom de dominar a situação e sem denominados recursos que a maioria dos guitarristas se prevalecem.Vlw.
David B Cossini
Jimmy Page!!!
Van Sims
Blackmore is for sure one of the greatest . My favorite is Tony Iommi though . I love the way he puts dark passion in his leads , and his rhythms are LOADED with a force driving CRUNCH . That's why he's called the god of heavy metal . You can actually feel the doom in the air at concerts when he plays solo's . I LOVE IT !!
Blackmore channeling his inner Hendrix.
Rofelino Rozano
ritchie is great guitarist, but he cant produce wonderful music like jimmy page
Clay Page
An interesting mix of improv genius and crap.
Kurt Sherrick
Brian May said no one was doing what Blackmore did with feedback and the wild guitar playing and he was doing it before Hendrix hit the scene. We forget now we are older that they we're performing to young people that like Jon Kay said at 15 we all are Born to Be Wild. Ritchie is whipping up at 15 if you didn't like a performance like Ritchie did on the video you don't like Rock and Roll. And Rock is a attitude and this is performing with a attitude to a crowd with a attitude. And it sold Millions of Albums.
A R Sundararajan
Blackmore is a reluctant guitarist; he is just the best at what he does; his departure left a gap DP so big the band never recovered. The best fucking solo of blackmore, to me, is two: wasted sunset and the closing solo of mistreated studio version.
Jürgen Siefert
Best guitar player i´ve ever heard. Better then Hendrix!!
blackmore the genius of melody
estor Pizarron
como.hace esos efectos com un puente fijo.
Cujo Isalive
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Darrell Cummings
Well I see where EVH got most of his ideal playing from.
Sudo Nim
So Ritchie's Strat wouldn't dare go out of tune, no matter what.
IMG Vitrenko
Just wondering how his guitar was still in tune after all this torture?
The Artful Dodger
Right now, today, there are about 14,000 kids under the age of 17 who can play better than this. Hendrix was an innovator. This guy, and excuse me while I projectile vomit, Jeff Beck, are doing nothing more than playing bullshit weird sounds coupled with average chops. Page was always sloppy but a great artist. Lennon could barely play the instrument for the first 8 years. Townshend can't play lead worth a damn. But again, all great artists and songwriters. Clapton, overrated but competent. Rhodes, Van Halen mastered the instrument. But give me Peter Green or Gary Moore in their prime any day over this twaddle.
Xerxes 450
That was Deep Purple ... 1968 - 1974
Randolf Treutler
Very good times.....
Aydin Mikayilov
Better Call Saul- Se3, Ep7 brought me here.
A R Sundararajan
If you are talking showmanship this comes a third, after Jimi's Foxy lady, and none other than Angus Young, any song for Angus. Jimi did everything in that song so effortlessly, so fluidly; no wonder Eric Clapton said, 'you told me he was good, not this fucking good.' Jimi shocks and awes.
A R Sundararajan
The true heroes of the band were Lord and Paice; without them there would've been no DP sound; the quintessence of the band was the keyboard; I like Blackmore too; but to me Tommy Bolin was the best of all, not so much with DP; just his bad luck he was too stoned to do his best with the band.
He is perfect noise guitarist, as well as Tommy Bolin. And both are Hendrix's fans of course.
This is about a solid band going off on an improv tangent and it being genuinely felt by all, with perhaps one musician becoming totally immersed in the moment. On this occasion it was 'Ritchie'. Sadly most live bands today have a rote routine and they get off, back in the day talented musicians like the rock musicians were fearless and they let the music flow to where it wanted to go in the moment with the audience. Back in the day the music came first not 'Beyonce's' arsehole crack. Blackmore is a true magical musician, there's something ethereal about his playing. He enigmatic. For those about to rock, Sir Richard Blackmore of the rainbow realms, we most humbly salute you. Even though you're a cunt, your music absolves you of your arseholery. Amen.
Евгений Графский
более осмысленные импровизации нежели у лд
Florian Robert
Is Ian Paice using chinese chopsticks to play the drums ?
Ah,... the old days when a hairy chest and a tremolo arm were all you needed to convince a room full of acid it's called easy money...
Ricky. PERSIJA Pardosi
according to my imagination, that space trucking having problem with the steering so it need to be fixed immediately
Rick Mayo
I miss those days (or daze?)
Kodiak and Grizzly Bears
Blackmore THE GUITARIST ON THIS PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dave whiting
I've seen two handed tapping before but this is the first time I've seen two butt cheek tapping.
Yngwie J. Malmsteam
At 7:20 &7:45 we see why his maple fretboard is so dirty. 💩
Cube Hire
I listened to a lot but never saw Deep Purple. Those were unique techniques. He made it sound decent using the soul of his foot and his butt.
Do Ciebie z lasu
Thanx! to jest jeden z tych niesamowitych kawałków - za to ich kocham! Ritchie, Jon, Ian P. & Roger! <3
Barber Pole
This band was a real smokin gun Man !
julio herrera
SaBi NuKi
da King!!!
Tibor Malinsky
Is this really Live in Copenhagen? I almost sure, this is Live in Japan o.O
Todd Sloan
In '73 and '74 I listened to quite a bit of this band but knew none of this good work...!
Tracks Band
Blackmore has pretty good pecs actually.
Marcio Abad
Lo mejor de todo son las notas que toca, pues es el sonido lo que reconforta mi alma, que sea anticuado o moderno o lo que quieran, cuando lo escucho no necesito verlo. Gracias Ritchie!