On this Day (November 30)…Rainbow Celebrate!

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at Hempstead Calderone in Hempstead (Long Island), New York. The lineup of Rainbow as of Down to Earth: Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Don Airey, Cozy Powell, and Graham Bonnet. Retrieved from here. This concert occurred on the American leg of their Down to Earth tour, done in support … Continue reading On this Day (November 30)…Rainbow Celebrate!

On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!

 Two of the guys were better guitar players than me, so I volunteered to play bass. I was just being practical...[W]hen I actually got a proper bass and amp, I realized that it really suited me. I enjoyed the sound and power of it.Roger Glover about his path to playing bass. Retrieved from here. The … Continue reading On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!

On This Day (November 27)…Purple Get Back on the Road

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Stadhalle Offenbach in Offenbach am Main, Germany. Bootleg cover. Retrieved from here This concert came as part of the In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The tour ran into some trouble immediately preceding this concert, with the group being … Continue reading On This Day (November 27)…Purple Get Back on the Road

On This Day (November 27)…ELP at Brighton Dome

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. This concert was part of the Trilogy Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. However, due to that album’s noted difficulty to perform live, only two songs, “Hoedown” and “The Sheriff”, were on the setlist. … Continue reading On This Day (November 27)…ELP at Brighton Dome

On this Day (November 26)…Gary Moore at Mayfair

Gary Moore performed on this day in 1982 at the Mayfair Ballroom in Newcastle, England. Poster promoting the tour. Retrieved from here. This concert was an early part of his Corridors of Power tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The lineup for this tour was absolutely unmatched in talent. Gary's fellow … Continue reading On this Day (November 26)…Gary Moore at Mayfair

On This Day (November 25)…Tull at the Tower

Jethro Tull circa 1987. Retrieved from here Jethro Tull performed on this day in 1987 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This performance came as part of the “Not Quite The World, More The Here And There Tour”. This tour was done in support of their award-winning album Crest of a Knave. They were … Continue reading On This Day (November 25)…Tull at the Tower

On This Day (November 24)…ELP and the Home Turf Advantage

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP actually performed two concerts on this date. One happened at 6:30, the other at 9:00 PM. 1972 was the last year during which ELP sometimes doubled up performances. By their … Continue reading On This Day (November 24)…ELP and the Home Turf Advantage

On this Day (November 23)…Steve Morse Takes a New Gig

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1994 at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. Flier for the concert. Retrieved from here. This concert is notable in Deep Purple's history for two reasons. First of all, before this concert the band had never before played in Mexico. Perhaps even more critically, this … Continue reading On this Day (November 23)…Steve Morse Takes a New Gig

On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1976 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. The Performance The concert went on for just under two hours, and was entirely improvised. It featured portions similar to their recent album Stratosfear, as well as vague similarities to Phaedra. Tangerine Dream at the time consisted of Edgar … Continue reading On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream