Tony Carey found no beauty in Rainbow: “I wouldn’t tell Ritchie Blackmore if his hair was on fire”


By Steve Newton

Back in May of 1984 I did a phone interview with Tony Carey, who at the time was basking in the success of a solo career that had produced such radio-friendly hits as “A Fine, Fine Day” and “The First Day of Summer”.

He’d first caught my ear as the keyboardist for Rainbow on their amazing Rising album–which was actually released 40 years ago yesterday. You may recall his wicked solo on “Light in the Black”.

I sure do.

But when I interviewed Carey in ’84 he had nothing but bad things to say about Rainbow, and its mainmain Ritchie Blackmore.

Have a listen. (Sorry about the audio glitches.)


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