On This Day (December 31)…Deep Purple Ring In the New Year

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Electric Circus. As with the previous eight days, they performed two shows. Poster for the New Year’s Eve concerts. Retrieved from here. The band appeared with The Mighty Tornadoes and Sirocco to ring in the new year. Neither of the concerts are known to have … Continue reading On This Day (December 31)…Deep Purple Ring In the New Year

On This Day (December 29)…Happy Birthday, Cozy Powell!

The drummer Cozy Powell was born on this day in 1947. Retrieved from here. Cozy was born as Colin Flooks and never met his birth parents, taking the name ‘Cozy’ from American musician Cozy Cole. Powell began playing the drums at the age of twelve at school and apparently never looked back. He first joined … Continue reading On This Day (December 29)…Happy Birthday, Cozy Powell!

On This Day (December 29)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 6

Deep Purple performed on this day at the Electric Circus in New York City. It was their sixth consecutive night at this location. Advertisement for the show. Retrieved from here. As with all previous nights at this location, Purple played two shows, one at 9 PM and one at 11 PM. The Electric Circus was … Continue reading On This Day (December 29)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 6

On This Day (December 28)…Rest in Peace, Maurice Ravel

The composer Maurice Ravel died on this day in 1937 due to complications from a head injury he’d previously received. He was sixty-two years old. Maurice Ravel. Retrieved from here. As a composer, he is best remembered for the simple but catchy Bolero, intended as a ballet set in the industrial era. As an arranger, … Continue reading On This Day (December 28)…Rest in Peace, Maurice Ravel

On This Day (December 28)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 5

Deep Purple were back at the Electric Circus for the fifth night in a row on this day in 1968. They performed two shows, one at 9 PM and one at 11 PM. Ad for the concert. Retrieved from here. There is no way of knowing how many people actually came, as there were no … Continue reading On This Day (December 28)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 5

On This Day (December 27)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 4

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Electric Circus in New York City. They played two shows. As with the previous three shows, very little is known about the actual concerts beyond the fact that they were there and played. Hopefully that will be resolved some day! Deep Purple’s original lineup. Retrieved … Continue reading On This Day (December 27)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 4

On This Day (December 27)…Happy Birthday, Peter Sinfield!

The lyricist Peter Sinfield was born on this day in 1943. Retrieved from here. Sinfield is beloved in progressive rock circles for his role as lyricist for King Crimson, beginning on their debut album In The Court of the Crimson King and continuing on for several albums before he and the group parted ways. Along … Continue reading On This Day (December 27)…Happy Birthday, Peter Sinfield!

On This Day (December 26)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 3

Deep Purple’s Mark I lineup was yet again performing at the Electric Circus on this day in 1968. They performed two shows, as they had both previous days. The electric circus, where Deep Purple performed on December 24th-31st. Retrieved from here. Once again, there is no information that the previous days do not cover. I … Continue reading On This Day (December 26)…Deep Purple at the Electric Circus, Part 3