Ritchie Blackmore Tried To Keep His Son From Using His Own Name?
"At first Ritchie was fine about it all. Then certain people – two of them – who are very close to him started to put ideas into his head. Then Ritchie suddenly became very antagonistic. Things got so bad that he insisted Jurgen – his own son – couldn't use the name 'Blackmore'. Jurgen's full name is Jurgen Richard Blackmore – it says so on his birth certificate.
"So, he ended up sending a copy of that to Ritchie, to prove he had every right to the name. Thankfully, that's all behind us now, and everything's back on an even keel." - more on this story
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