On This Day (February 28)…Happy Birthday, Murray Gold!

The composer Murray Gold was born on this day in 1969 in Portsmouth, England. Photo of Gold in his studio from 2007. Retrieved from here. Gold is best known for his work on Doctor Who, where he served as the composer from 2005 to 2018. His continuous thirteen-year run with the show is one of … Continue reading On This Day (February 28)…Happy Birthday, Murray Gold!

On This Day (February 28)…Brain Salad in Houston

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas. Poster 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 tour found the group at the height of their … Continue reading On This Day (February 28)…Brain Salad in Houston

On This Day (February 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Manchester

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Apollo Theater in Manchester, England. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This concert came early in the English leg of the tour, the last leg to have more than six dates. This … Continue reading On This Day (February 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Manchester

On This Day (February 26)…San Antonio Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. 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. They were at this time in the Southwestern … Continue reading On This Day (February 26)…San Antonio Salad Surgery

On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

Yuji Ohno released the album Cosmos on this day in 1981. Album cover. Retrieved from here. Cosmos is a loose concept album about a trip to space overnight told primarily with a jazz orchestra and some synthesizers. Ohno, the primary composer, also played keyboards on the album. He was joined by a panoply of other … Continue reading On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

On This Day (February 24)…Rainbow Over Stafford

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Bingley Hall in Stafford, England. 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 second day in a row that they had appeared at Bingley Hall. … Continue reading On This Day (February 24)…Rainbow Over Stafford

On This Day? (February 24)…Brain Salad in Albuquerque

Emerson, Lake & Palmer may have performed on this day in 1974 at the University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were in the southwest region, slowly moving eastward. There is conflicting … Continue reading On This Day? (February 24)…Brain Salad in Albuquerque

On This Day (February 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Stafford

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Bingley Hall in Stafford, England. 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. Prior to beginning the UK leg of their tour, Rainbow had performed a full leg … Continue reading On This Day (February 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Stafford

On This Day (February 22)…Tucson Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Tucson Community Center Arena in Tucson, Arizona. 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. The group were now making their way eastward from … Continue reading On This Day (February 22)…Tucson Salad Surgery