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.

The Top Ten

1 Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow Richard 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

2 Ian Gillan - Deep Purple Ian Gillan - Deep Purple Ian 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).
3 Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow Ronnie 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.
4 Jon Lord - Deep Purple Jon Lord - Deep Purple John 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. V 1 Comment
5 Ian Paice - Deep Purple Ian Paice - Deep Purple Ian Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. V 1 Comment
6 Roger Glover - Deep Purple, Rainbow Roger Glover - Deep Purple, Rainbow Roger 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.
7 David Coverdale - Deep Purple, Whitesnake David Coverdale - Deep Purple, Whitesnake David 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.
8 Steve Vai - Whitesnake Steve Vai - Whitesnake Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.
9 Steve Morse - Deep Purple Steve Morse - Deep Purple Steven 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

10 Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Whitesnake Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Whitesnake Colin 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

11 Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple
12 Joe Lynn Turner - Rainbow, Deep Purple Joe Lynn Turner - Rainbow, Deep Purple Joe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.
13 Jimmy Bain - Rainbow
14 Bob Daisley - Rainbow Bob Daisley - Rainbow
15 Don Airey - Rainbow, Deep Purple Don Airey - Rainbow, Deep Purple V 1 Comment
16 Doogie White - Rainbow Doogie White - Rainbow Douglas "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.
17 Bobby Rondinelli - Rainbow Bobby Rondinelli - Rainbow
18 John Sykes - Whitesnake John Sykes - Whitesnake
19 Graham Bonnet - Rainbow Graham Bonnet - Rainbow
20 Adrian Vandenberg - Whitesnake Adrian Vandenberg - Whitesnake
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