Is Anything Original?
In this fascinating interview with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, he briefly explains and demonstrates how he came up with the riffs to some of Deep Purple’s greatest songs, including Mandrake Root, Black Night, Speed King, Smoke On The Water, Lazy and Highway Star.
Musicians and public alike look at Blackmore and see a complicated and private man who has an immense talent for songwriting.
What Blackmore acknowledges in this interview (which I wish was complete) is that previous works by others can play a big part in your own creativity.
Inspiration can come from anywhere. From Mozart to Jimi Hendrix.