“I remember one instance when we played at the Albert Hall, playing one of Jon’s concertos, and there was a 24-bar improvisation section where I was supposed to extemporize over the two chords played by the orchestra. Afterward the conductor pulled me aside and told me that the 24-bar break that I was to improv went on for like 50 bars and I had no idea and he had to hold the orchestra back from coming in.”

-Ritchie Blackmore