Why Ritchie Blackmore, Phil Lynott, Ian Paice Supergroup Didn't Happen

(Classic Rock) Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy supergroup Baby Face went nowhere because Phil Lynott wasn't a good enough bass player, says drummer Ian Paice.

He and Lynott formed the band with Ritchie Blackmore in 1972 and got as far as a brief rehearsal session before the idea was abandoned.

Blackmore and Paice approached Lynott with the idea of forming a band that would let them flex their muscles outside their increasingly strained confines of Deep Purple. Lynott had come to the guitarist's attention after he heared Lizzy's self-titled 1971 debut album.

Paice and Purple tour manager Colin Hart tell the story in Classic Rock Magazine No.176, on sale now. "Ritchie used to love his singing," says Hart. "Kind of like a young rod Stewart or Paul Rodgers."

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