Blackmore Jr: “I Only Ever Wanted A Normal Dad”
Ritchie Blackmore’s son Jurgen R. Blackmore gives a full and frank version of the ups and downs of having a rock star father.
Blackmore Jr, also of Over The Rainbow, has given a full interview on the trials and tribulations of being the son of a rock icon and amongst the transcription is this frank exchange:
Your father is Ritchie Blackmore. How do you feel about it, that he’s a legendary guitarist?
Jürgen: – Oh well……it was a very hard childhood time for me because everyone is looking at you, as if you are something special…but i wasnt’. I was just a normal boy and I hated it (the way people reacted). Mostly I never told anybody about my surname…I never bragged about it. But gossip travels fast in the music business…. so in the end people found it out. I am proud that my father is a great guitarist but I always only wanted a normal Dad.
In other ‘Purple news, Lars Ulrich last week offered his services to Deep Purple mark iii if they were to reform while Jon Lord also commented on a reunion with Ulrich on drums.