Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll – Rainbow – 1978

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Album Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll by the band Rainbow
Album Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll by the band Rainbow

Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll is the third studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 1978. It was the last album to feature vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who left the band to join Black Sabbath. The album showcases Rainbow’s diverse musical influences, ranging from medieval folk rock to blues rock to heavy metal. The title track is a tribute to the power and spirit of rock music, while songs like “Gates of Babylon” and “Kill the King” feature complex arrangements and epic lyrics. Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll is widely regarded as one of Rainbow’s best albums and a classic of the genre.

Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll is considered to be one of the most important heavy metal albums of all time. It helped to define the genre and inspired countless other bands.

The personnel of the album Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll by the British heavy metal band Rainbow, released in 1978, are:

  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar, bass
  • Ronnie James Dio – vocals
  • Cozy Powell – drums
  • Bob Daisley – bass (tracks 2, 3, 6)
  • David Stone – keyboards (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6)

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