Top 10 Musicians Who Are/Were in Deep Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake

These 3 bands are related because Rainbow and Whitesnake were founded by Deep Purple members. Musicians on this list are from the big Deep Purple family so to say.
Some of these people started solo career or contributed to other major bands, such as Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Yngwie and many more.

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1Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, RainbowRichard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the more.

He was the most important member of deep purple - zxm

2Ian Gillan - Deep PurpleIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
3Ronnie James Dio - RainbowRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
4Jon Lord - Deep PurpleJohn Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.V1 Comment
5Ian Paice - Deep PurpleIan Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple.V1 Comment
6Roger Glover - Deep Purple, RainbowRoger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
7David Coverdale - Deep Purple, WhitesnakeDavid Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo more.
8Steve Vai - WhitesnakeSteven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.
9Steve Morse - Deep PurpleSteven J. "Steve" Morse is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple.

He replaced Ritchie Blackmore in the 90s and has been the band's guitarist since then. - Metal_Treasure

10Cozy Powell - Rainbow, WhitesnakeColin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

The Contenders

11Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple
12Joe Lynn Turner - Rainbow, Deep PurpleJoe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.
13Jimmy Bain - Rainbow
14Bob Daisley - Rainbow
15Don Airey - Rainbow, Deep PurpleV1 Comment
16Doogie White - RainbowDouglas "Doogie" White (born 7 March 1960) is a Scottish rock/metal vocalist, who has sung for Rainbow, La Paz, Midnight Blue, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Praying Mantis and Rata Blanca . He is currently the vocalist for the Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, his original band La Paz more.
17Bobby Rondinelli - Rainbow
18John Sykes - Whitesnake
19Graham Bonnet - Rainbow
20Adrian Vandenberg - Whitesnake
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