On This Day (January 30)…Salt Lake Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Salt Palace at Salt Lake City, Utah. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Thus far, all of the concerts on this tour had been in North America. There is … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Salt Lake Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 30)…Rainbow Come Down to Bremen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Stadthalle in Bremen, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group had by this point played several concerts in Germany. This concert is known … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Rainbow Come Down to Bremen

On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

The composer Paddy Kingsland was born on this day in 1947. Kingsland at work. Retrieved from here. Kingsland is famous for his work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a group of technologically-inclined composers who provided BBC's TV and radio productions with sound effects. Known as "the British Kraftwerk", this group was particularly noted for their … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Gruga-Halle in Essen, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This tour's setlist drew heavily from the recent album, with more than half of the songs … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

On This Day (January 28)…Denver Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day at the Coliseum in Denver, Colorado. ELP were at this point on their Brain Salad Surgery tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Up to this point, they had performed the entire tour in the United States. This concert came early in the second … Continue reading On This Day (January 28)…Denver Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Palais Des Grottes in Cambrai, France. Ad for the show and all other French concerts on this tour. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group had now been … Continue reading On This Day (January 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

On This Day (January 26)…Arkansas Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was probably ELP's most famous tour, giving it the reputation … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Arkansas Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 in Strasbourg, France. Usually, this concert's venue is given as Hall Tivoli, though alternate sources give it as Le Rhenus Hall. Poster advertising the French concerts. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the University of Alabama Memorial Coliseum in Tsucaloosa, Alabama. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the last multi-continental tour that the … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 25)…Rainbow Come Down to Saarbrücken

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down To Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Despite the above ad strongly hinting at an American tie-in, the Down to Earth lineup was … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Rainbow Come Down to Saarbrücken