In fact, "Black Sheep Of The Family" also known simply as "Black Sheep" was written by Steve Hammond, and was recorded originally by Quatermass. Whether or not it is autobiographical, many families have one. It was never released as a single by Rainbow, although the B Side was originally intended to be "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves". Running to 3 minutes 22 seconds, it was recorded along with the rest of the album at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany - in Blackmore's favourite country - although the concept dates to December 1974 in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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