On This Day (August 31)…ELP Crossing the Finish Line

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1998 at 4th & B in San Diego, California. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came at the tail end of ELP's 1998 Tour. The day before, they had had their final concert with Dream Theater and Deep Purple. The tour, while fairly … Continue reading On This Day (August 31)…ELP Crossing the Finish Line

On This Day (August 30)…3 Bands Part Ways

Dream Theater, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came at the end of the bands' triple tour, which had begun earlier in August on the East Coast. ELP performed a final … Continue reading On This Day (August 30)…3 Bands Part Ways

On This Day (August 30)…A Long Goodbye to Quebec

Deep Purple and Judas Priest performed on this day in 2018 at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada. Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, and Steve Morse onstage at Centre Videotron on August 30, 2018. My photo, do not reproduce without permission. Deep Purple were at this time on their Long Goodbye Tour, supporting their album … Continue reading On This Day (August 30)…A Long Goodbye to Quebec

On This Day (August 29)…ELP in With a Bang

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival in England. Poster with all participants listed. Retrieved from here. While ELP had actually debuted six days earlier at the Plymouth Guildhall, this concert was the one which introduced them to the wider world. From here, they would soon … Continue reading On This Day (August 29)…ELP in With a Bang

On This Day (August 28)…Three Bands to the Warfield

Dream Theater, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at the Warfield in San Francisco, California. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. The three bands were near the end of their August tour together. It had taken them across North America, both in the United States and in … Continue reading On This Day (August 28)…Three Bands to the Warfield

On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Rainbow were very near the end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, which had kept them occupied throughout 1981. The band up to this date had performed at least one concert every month between February, when they began the tour with … Continue reading On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

On This Day (August 27)…More Difficult to Cure the Budokan

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time near the end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, supporting the album of the same name. The Budokan concerts were followed by only one single concert in Hawaii before everything … Continue reading On This Day (August 27)…More Difficult to Cure the Budokan

On This Day (August 27)…Happy Birthday, Neil Murray!

The bassist Neil Murray was born on this day in 1950. It's extremely hard to find photos of this Neil Murray, as opposed to the one involved with J.K. Rowling…retrieved from here. Murray served as a member of Cozy Powell's Hammer early in the 1970s, a small group with a ridiculously large number of later … Continue reading On This Day (August 27)…Happy Birthday, Neil Murray!

On This Day (August 26)…3 Bands to Denver

Dream Theater, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Guest pass for the show. Provided by Scott Haskin. The three bands were making their way slowly westward across North America. At the time, they only had two concerts to go together, though … Continue reading On This Day (August 26)…3 Bands to Denver