by Elf

Album: Carolina County Ball (1974)


  • Running to four minutes, "Rainbow" was co-written by frontman Ronnie Dio and keyboard player/rhythm guitarist Mickey Lee Soule. Although it is clearly about a woman, one who is not just "another rainbow," the title would soon become more significant for Dio because the following year he would become lead vocalist of the new Ritchie Blackmore band Rainbow. He was in fact already working with Blackmore; it was Ritchie's bandmate from Deep Purple, Roger Glover, who produced this song and the album, Carolina County Ball, on which it appeared. Soule also played on the debut Rainbow album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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