On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, 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 was the group's second performance in Germany. They were supported by an English band … Continue reading On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt

On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Eilenriedehalle in Hannover, Germany. Poster 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 was the first stop of the tour in Germany, a country where Rainbow and its … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

On This Day (January 19)…Weiss Heim in the Studio

Rainbow recorded "Weiss Heim" on this day in 1980 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-taBiGe21g Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, supporting the album of the same name. They had had a concert the night before in Stockholm, and would perform in Copenhagen the day after. The main … Continue reading On This Day (January 19)…Weiss Heim in the Studio

On This Day (January 18)…Rainbow Come Down to Stockholm

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Johanneshov Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden. 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 only returned to the touring circuit the day before, beginning the first … Continue reading On This Day (January 18)…Rainbow Come Down to Stockholm

On This Day (January 17)…Rainbow Come Down to Gothenburg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Crew pass for the tour featuring Rising-era artwork. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the first date the group performed in Europe after … Continue reading On This Day (January 17)…Rainbow Come Down to Gothenburg

“Tour” Guide: Robert Fripp’s Music For Quiet Moments

Quiet Moments of my musical life, expressed in Soundscapes, are deeply personal; yet utterly impersonal: they address the concerns we share within our common humanity.Robert Fripp quoted for the Music For Quiet Moments project. Retrieved from here. Musicians responded to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways. With concerts cancelled for the majority … Continue reading “Tour” Guide: Robert Fripp’s Music For Quiet Moments

On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at the Rai in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, supporting the album of the same name. It had been released the previous June while the group finished off their previous tour, the far more modestly-named European Tour. 1971 was … Continue reading On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam

On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at De Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Deep Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. In Rock, their first major hard rock album, had been released the previous summer. It was probably the band's most … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year