Rainbow Members

Now And Then




RITCHIE BLACKMORE [Guitar]

  • Full name: Richard Hugh Blackmore
  • Born: April 14, 1945 (Weston Super Mare, UK)
  • Before Rainbow: The Outlaws, Screaming Lord Sutch, Deep Purple
  • Rainbow: Feb 1975 - March 1984 / Jan 1994 - May 1997 / Nov 2015 - Present
  • After Rainbow: Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night
  • Now: Blackmore's Night, Rainbow
  • Website: www.blackmoresnight.com
  • Ritchie Blackmore Discography
  • Band History Photos


  • RONNIE JAMES DIO [Vocals]

  • Real Name: Ronald James Padavona
  • Born: July 10, 1942 (Portsmouth New Hampshire, USA)
  • Died: May 16, 2010
  • Before Rainbow: Vegas Kings, Ronnie & The Red Caps, Ronnie Dio & The Prophets,
        Electric Elves, The Elves, Elf
  • Rainbow: February 1975 - November 1978
  • After Rainbow: Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell
  • Website: www.ronniejamesdio.com
  • Ronnie James Dio Discography

  • Band History Photos


  • CRAIG GRUBER [Bass]

  • Born: June 22, 1951
  • Died: May 5, 2015
  • Before Rainbow: Elf
  • Rainbow: February 1975 - July 1975
  • After Rainbow: Black Sabbath, Bible Black, Gary Moore, Ozz, Ninja
  • Later: started his own custom built bass guitar company Infinite Metal Werkz
  • Craig Gruber Discography

  • Band History Photos


  • GARY DRISCOLL [Drums]

  • Born: April 18, 1946
  • Died: June 8, 1987 (got murdered in Ithaca, New York at the age of 41)
  • Before Rainbow: Rick Jackson & The Lancers, Ronnie Dio & The Prophets, The Electric Elves, The Elves, Elf
  • Rainbow: February 1975 - July 1975
  • After Rainbow: Dakota, Star Castle, Bible Black, Trasher, Jack Starr
  • Gary Driscoll Discography

  • Band History Photos


  • MICKEY LEE SOULE [Keyboards]

  • Born: June 6, 1946 (Cortland NY)
  • Before Rainbow: Elf
  • Rainbow: February 1975 - August 1975
  • After Rainbow: Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball, Ian Gillan Band,
        Keyboard technician for Deep Purple
  • Now: Steaming Pile of Mick
  • Mickey Lee Soule Discography

  • Band History Photos


  • JIMMY BAIN [Bass]

  • Full name: James Stewart Bain
  • Born: December 19, 1947 in Newtonmore, Scotland
  • Died: January 23, 2016
  • Before Rainbow: Street Noise, Harlot
  • Rainbow: July 1975 - January 1977
  • After Rainbow: John Cale Band, Wild Horses, Phil Lynott, Dio, WW III, The Key, 3 Legged Dogg, Last in Line
  • Now: The Last in Line
  • Jimmy Bain Discography

  • Band History Photos


  • COZY POWELL [Drums]

  • Real Name: Colin Flooks
  • Born: December 29, 1947
  • Died: April 5, 1998 (died in a car crash)
  • Before Rainbow: Jeff Beck Group, Bedlam, Hammer
  • Rainbow: July 1975 - August 1980
  • After Rainbow: MSG, Whitesnake, Forcefield, Black Sabbath, ELP, Yngwie Malmsteen,
        Brian May, Peter Green
  • Website: www.cozypowell.com
  • Cozy Powell Discography


  • TONY CAREY [Keyboards]

  • Real Name: Anthony Lawrence
  • Born: October 16, 1953
  • Before Rainbow: Blessings
  • Rainbow: August 1975 - January 1977 plus May 1977 - July 1977
  • After Rainbow: Planet P Project, Peter Maffay, Tony Carey (Solo), Over The Rainbow
  • Now: Tony Carey (Solo), Tony Carey's Rainbow Project
  • Website: www.truebeliever.de
  • Tony Carey Discography


  • MARK CLARKE [Bass]

  • Born: July 25, 1950
  • Before Rainbow: Colosseum, Uriah Heep, Tempest, Natural Gas
  • Rainbow: February 1977 - May 1977
  • After Rainbow: Ian Hunter, Mountain, Billy Squier, Ken Hensley,
        Richard T. Bear, Colosseum
  • Now: Mark Clarke (solo)
  • Mark Clarke Discography


  • BOB DAISLEY [Bass]

  • Real Name: Robert John Daisley
  • Born: February 13, 1950
  • Before Rainbow: Kahvas Jute, Chicken Shack, Widowmaker
  • Rainbow: August 1977 - October 1978
  • After Rainbow: Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep, Gary Moore,
        Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio, Mothers Army, Living Loud
  • Now: Hoochie Coochie Men
  • Website: www.bobdaisley.com
  • Bob Daisley Discography


  • DAVID STONE [Keyboards]

  • Real Name: Michael David Stoyanoff
  • Born: 1952
  • Before Rainbow: Symphonic Slam
  • Rainbow: August 1977 - October 1978
  • After Rainbow: Cosmic Ray, Three Dog Night, Max Webster, BB Gabor, Whitehorse
  • Now: unknown
  • David Stone Discography


  • ROGER GLOVER [Bass]

  • Born: November 30, 1945 in Brecon, Wales
  • Before Rainbow: Madisons, Episode Six, Deep Purple
  • Rainbow: December 1978 - March 1984
  • After Rainbow: Deep Purple
  • Now: Deep Purple
  • Website: www.rogerglover.com
  • Roger Glover Discography


  • DON AIREY [Keyboards]

  • Born: June 21, 1948 in Sunderland, UK
  • Before Rainbow: Cozy Powell's Hammer, Coloseum II
  • Rainbow: December 1978 - August 1981
  • After Rainbow: Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Company Of Snakes
  • Now: Deep Purple
  • Website: www.donairey.com
  • Don Airey Discography


  • GRAHAM BONNET [Vocals]

  • Born: December 23, 1947 in Skegness, UK
  • Before Rainbow: The Marbles, Graham Bonnet (Solo)
  • Rainbow: April 1979 - October 1980
  • After Rainbow: MSG, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, Forcefield,
        Blackthorne, Anthem, Electric Zoo, Taz Taylor Band, Alcatrazz
  • Now: Graham Bonnet Band
  • Website: www.bonnetrocks.com
  • Graham Bonnet Discography


  • BOBBY RONDINELLI [Drums]

  • Born: July 27, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York
  • Before Rainbow: The Wanderers, Samantha
  • Rainbow: August 1980 - March 1983
  • After Rainbow: Doro, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Quiet Riot,
        Rondinelli, The Lizards, Over The Rainbow
  • Now: Bobby Rondinelli & Friends, Axel Rudi Pell
  • Bobby Rondinelli Discography


  • JOE LYNN TURNER [Vocals]

  • Real Name: Joseph Arthur Linquito
  • Born: August 2, 1951 (New Jersey, U.S.A)
  • Before Rainbow:Ezra, Fandango
  • Rainbow: November 1980 - March 1984
  • After Rainbow:Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple, Mothers Army,
        Brazen Abbot, HTP, Joe Lynn Turner (Solo), Over The Rainbow
  • Now: Joe Lynn Turner (Solo), Rated X
  • Website: www.joelynnturner.com
  • Joe Lynn Turner Discography


  • DAVID ROSENTHAL [Keyboards]

  • Born: 1961
  • Before Rainbow: Crystal Visions, Masterpiece, Morning Thunder
  • Rainbow: November 1981 - March 1984
  • After Rainbow: Little Steven, Hammerhead, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel,
        Robert Palmer, Enrique Iglesias
  • Now: Billy Joel
  • Website: www.davidrosenthal.com
  • David Rosenthal Discography


  • CHUCK BÜRGI [Drums]

  • Born: August 15, 1952 (Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A)
  • Before Rainbow: Fandango, Al Dimeola, Brand X
  • Rainbow: April 1983 - March 1984 / September 1995 - August 1996
  • After Rainbow: Red Dawn, Blue Oyster Cult, Meatloaf,
        Movin' Out (Broadway musical), Billy Joel
  • Now: Off The Road
  • Website: www.chuckburgi.com
  • Chuck Bürgi Discography


  • PAUL MORRIS [Keyboards]

  • Born: November 2, 1959
  • before Rainbow: The Syntherchestra, Doro, Joe Lynn Turner
  • Rainbow: April 1994 - May 1997
  • After Rainbow: Joe Lynn Turner, Nena, TSO, Chris Caffery,
        The Sensational Soul Cruisers, Over The Rainbow, EZ Livin'
  • Now: Voyage (Journey Tribute) / Far Cry / Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)
  • Website: www.paulmorris.tv
  • Paul Morris Discography


  • JOHN O.REILLY [Drums]

  • Born: August 31
  • before Rainbow: Joe Lynn Turner
  • Rainbow: April 1994 - September 1995
  • After Rainbow: Blue Oyster Cult, Blackmore's Night, Westworld, TSO
  • Now: O’2L, My Son The Bum
  • Website: www.drummentor.com
  • John O.Reilly Discography


  • DOOGIE WHITE [Vocals]

  • Born: March 7, 1960 (Motherwell, Scotland)
  • before Rainbow: Tryxter, La Paz, Midnight Blue, Praying Mantis, Chain
  • Rainbow: April 1994 - May 1997
  • After Rainbow: Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen, Empire, TANK, La Paz
  • Now: Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, Demon's Eye
  • Website: www.doogiewhite.com
  • Doogie White Discography


  • GREG SMITH [Bass]

  • Born: May 21, 1963
  • before Rainbow: Wendy O. Williams, Alice Cooper, Red Dawn,
        Joe Lynn Turner
  • Rainbow: May 1994 - May 1997
  • After Rainbow: Alice Cooper, Joe Lynn Turner,
        Movin' Out (Broadway musical), Over The Rainbow
  • Now: Ted Nugent, Off The Road, Voyage (Journey Tribute)
  • Website: www.gregsmith.com
  • Greg Smith Discography


  • JOHN MICELI [Drums]

  • Born: May 29 (Long Island NY, USA)
  • before Rainbow: Blue Oyster Cult, Meatloaf
  • Rainbow: February 1997 - May 1997
  • After Rainbow: Faith And Fire
  • Now: Meatloaf
  • Website: www.john-miceli.com
  • Jon Miceli Discography


  • RONNIE ROMERO [Vocals]

  • Real Name: Ronald Romero Vasquez
  • Born: November 20, 1981 (Santiago, Chile)
  • Before Rainbow: Aria Inferno, Jose Rubio's Nova Era, Santelmo
  • Rainbow: November 2015 - Present
  • Now: Lords of Black, Rising, Voces del Rock, Rainbow
  • Website: www.ronnieromero.com
  • Ritchie Blackmore Discography


  • JENS JOHANSSON [Keyboards]

  • Born: November 2, 1963 (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Before Rainbow: Silver Mountain, Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Rainbow: November 2015 - Present
  • Now: Stratovarius, Rainbow
  • Website: www.panix.com/~jens
  • Ritchie Blackmore Discography


  • DAVID KEITH [Drums]

  • Born: October 18, 1973 (Hartford CT, USA)
  • Before Rainbow: Mission Zero, Eight to the Bar, Mighty Purple
  • Rainbow: November 2015 - Present
  • Now: Blackmore's Night, Rainbow
  • Website: www.mission0.net
  • Ritchie Blackmore Discography


  • BOB NOUVEAU [Bass]

  • Real Name: Bob Curiano
  • Born: September 27, 1943
  • Before Rainbow: Mink De Ville, Blackmore's Night
  • Rainbow: November 2015 - Present
  • Now: Rainbow
  • Website: www.bobcuriano.com
  • Ritchie Blackmore Discography






  • Background Singers



    SHOSHANA FEINSTEIN [Background Vocals]

  • Real Name: Judith Feinstein
  • Before Rainbow: Dark Star
  • Rainbow: February 1975
  • After Rainbow: John Fuzek's Hear, Shoshana's Anam Cara, Avalon
  • Now: Loch Raven
  • Website: www.shoshanaenterprises.com
  • DEE BEALE [Background Vocals]

  • Before Rainbow: Reflection, Butterfly Ball (Live version)
  • Rainbow: July 1981 - March 1984
  • After Rainbow: unknown
  • Now: unknown

  • LIN ROBINSON [Background Vocals]

  • Before Rainbow: Reflection, Butterfly Ball (Live version)
  • Rainbow: July 1981 - March 1984
  • After Rainbow: unknown
  • Now: unknown

  • CANDICE ISRALOW a.k.a. NIGHT [Background Vocals]

  • Before Rainbow: Deep Purple (background vocals 1993 tour)
  • Rainbow: April 1994 - May 1997 / November 2015 - Present
  • After Rainbow: Blackmore's Night
  • Now: Blackmore's Night
  • Website: www.candicenight.com

  • CHRISTINA LYNN SKLEROS a.k.a. LADY LYNN [Background Vocals]

  • Before Rainbow: Blackmore's Night (background vocals)
  • Rainbow: November 2015 - Present
  • Now: Blackmore's Night, Rainbow
  • Website: www.facebook.com/chrissyblush