She believes the former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist turned away from those influences when he formed Blackmore’s Night with her – and she thinks he’s never looked back.
Night tells Prime Time Russia: “He got incredible inspiration from darker places, and I would never criticise him for his ways at that point.
“But for me, caring about him on a personal level, I love to look over and see him smiling on stage, getting inspiration from a positive place. I think that’s so much more healing and healthy.
“I think he’s writing incredible songs and playing better now than ever before. I’m happier seeing him happier, so it works in a cycle.”
Blackmore says of his wife: “She stopped me looking out of the window.” But not for too long, apparently – he also explains: “They used to complain at school that I looked out of the window for long periods of time. That sums up my life – I like to look out the window, do nothing, daydream. And this is the perfect vehicle to do that.”
And those darker influences are perhaps still present. “I think a lot about death more than life, because we’re going towards death.” he says. “Death is going to happen to most of us – most, not all. Some of us might get away with it, which is what Bob Dylan said.”
That leads Blackmore to recall the moment he met the American folk-rock icon: “Bob Dylan came up to me once and said: ‘Hey… who the hell are you?’ I admired him for that.
“I just walked away with my head down and continued to look out of the window. He was looking out of the window a lot too. I think it’s important. People don’t do it enough any more; they’re too busy having a contraption in their hand. They walk across streets pressing buttons and sending emails. Then a car runs them over and they wonder why.”