It’s pretty common knoweldge that ol Ritchie has been wearing the dead cat on his bonce since about 1972 – that’s almost 40 years friends. In 2011 – Ritchie is still donning the rug and dresssing like a character out of Lord Of The Rings. Remember those days in Rainbow when he used to wear the black body suit? With Joe Lynn to the right of him, I’m sure they had to have a plan to manage the wigs – didn’t want to mix em up you know. I dunno about Ritchie nowadays. Here’s a recent photo of him doing some medievel jig, with rug well and truly glued down – but still donning the spandex. Maybe they went in for a little bit of jousting later on. Talk about a parody. There’s nothing I like more than a man of 70 aging gracefully in a dignified way.