On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Although the band wouldn't finish with their tour until September, there were only … Continue reading On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

On This Day (July 19)…Even More Difficult to Cure Stafford

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Bingley Hall in Stafford, England. Guest pass for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, in support of the album of the same name. They had begun touring about two weeks after the album was first released in … Continue reading On This Day (July 19)…Even More Difficult to Cure Stafford

On This Day (July 18)…Difficult to Cure Stafford

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Bingley Hall in Stafford, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult To Cure Tour, which was undertake to support the album of the same name. This album marked a permanent shift from harder rock to a more chart-friendly … Continue reading On This Day (July 18)…Difficult to Cure Stafford

On This Day (July 17)…Shades of a Legend

Deep Purple released Shades of Deep Purple on this day in 1968. Front cover of the album. Retrieved from here. This album was the first of twenty-one studio albums from the band, by now spread over more than fifty years. With its release, Deep Purple officially entered the album market, having preceded the album's release … Continue reading On This Day (July 17)…Shades of a Legend

On This Day (July 17)…Works Come to Binghamton

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Broome County Veteran's Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, which had begun in late May. While it had started with the band teaming up with an orchestra, … Continue reading On This Day (July 17)…Works Come to Binghamton

On This Day (July 16)…Rest in Peace, Jon Lord

The keyboardist and composer Jon Douglas Lord died on this day in 2012 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old. Retrieved from here. Lord's long career, spent primarily in the fields of hard rock and neoclassical, left a wealth of music behind which still delights fans to this day. In his time, … Continue reading On This Day (July 16)…Rest in Peace, Jon Lord

On This Day (July 15)…Happy Birthday, Joe Satriani!

The guitarist Joe Satriani was born on this day in 1956. Retrieved from here. Born in New York, Satriani took up guitar at fourteen years old; like many young guitarists of his generation, he had been influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Later, he would gain some harder rock influence from Van Halen in the 1980s. From … Continue reading On This Day (July 15)…Happy Birthday, Joe Satriani!