Ritchie Blackmore will be seventy-three on the fourteenth of April. He is then on tour with Rainbow: five concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Berlin and Prague. The British master guitarist has regained his enjoyment of rock music. And this basic satisfaction can also be seen in the interview. Blackmore has always been attached to the image of the capricious contemporary. In the five interviews I have conducted with him since 1985, however, he was always friendly, courteous and willing to provide information.