On This Day (March 31)…Deep Purple in the Middle Kingdom

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2004 at the Gymnasium in Beijing, China. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Bananas World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same time. It was the first time they had ever performed in Mainland China; they had … Continue reading On This Day (March 31)…Deep Purple in the Middle Kingdom

On This Day (March 31)…More Memphis Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. 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. Curiously, while I have seen reports of a date at … Continue reading On This Day (March 31)…More Memphis Salad Surgery

On This Day (March 30)…The Fab Four Rock Portsmouth

The Beatles performed on this day in 1963 at the Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. The Beatles were at this point touring along with singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. Surprisingly to a modern reader, the Fab Four were not the headlining act; in fact, as tickets from other concerts show, they didn't even show … Continue reading On This Day (March 30)…The Fab Four Rock Portsmouth

On this Day (March 29)…Happy Birthday, Vangelis!

The composer Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, was born on this day in 1943. Retrieved from here. Vangelis is most strongly associated with the progressive rock and electronic genres. As part of the former, he was a major part of the Greek prog rock outfit Aphrodite's Child in the late 60s. He also … Continue reading On this Day (March 29)…Happy Birthday, Vangelis!

On This Day (March 28)…St. Louis Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Kiel Auditorium Convention Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. 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 had been touring fairly steadily in … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…St. Louis Salad Surgery

On This Day (March 26)…Wichita Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Henry Levitt Arena in Wichita, Kansas. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. They had recently taken a several-week break in touring, and would soon complete this leg of the … Continue reading On This Day (March 26)…Wichita Salad Surgery

On This Day (March 22)…Bee Gees and the Blue

The Bee Gees released "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" in Australia on this day in 1963. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwLxIjdGBrM This was the first single released by the group. They would go on to release new music as a trio throughout the next thirty-eight years. As of this writing, the last living member, Barry Gibb, … Continue reading On This Day (March 22)…Bee Gees and the Blue

On This Day (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

Deep Purple released "Throw My Bones" on this day in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4 Music video for the song. As of this writing, the video has had over two million views! "Throw My Bones" was the first complete song that the group released from their album Whoosh! and the second musical snippet overall. For their first look … Continue reading On This Day (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

Five Years To the Day: Reflections on Keith Emerson’s Music in my Life

Time is a funny thing. I still remember when realizing it had been a week two weeks since Keith Emerson's sudden death felt long. Today, it's been five years since March 11, 2016, the day the world got a little dimmer. Retrieved from here. I didn't know much about Emerson at the time, not yet. … Continue reading Five Years To the Day: Reflections on Keith Emerson’s Music in my Life