On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri

From an in-between time; a sound that starts east and ends up looking west.About the album. Retrieved from here. Lauren Hope released Missouri on this day in 2016. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This was Hope's first official release. It features five songs, a number she would repeat on both of her following EPs. One … Continue reading On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri

On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

I don't know what lies ahead...Opening line of the album, from the song "Throw My Bones" Deep Purple released Whoosh! on this day in 2020. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album is the twenty-first studio album from Deep Purple, and the fifth by its Mark VIII lineup. It comes three years after Infinite, which … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Kourakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first ELP ever performed in Asia, the third continent they visited overall. They would not add a fourth continent to their travel itinerary for over twenty years. ELP … Continue reading On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

On This Day (May 31)…Happy Birthday, Akira Ifukube!

The Japanese composer Akira Ifukube was born on this day in 1914 in Hokkaido, Japan. Retrieved from here. As a young child on Japan's northernmost island, Ifukube was exposed to the music of the Ainu, an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaido, as well as traditional Japanese music. The last ingredient in the swirling cauldron of … Continue reading On This Day (May 31)…Happy Birthday, Akira Ifukube!

On This Day (May 5)…Roundabout Comes to Ringsted

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Beat House in Ringsted, Denmark. Ad for the show. Note both the use of the band's original name and the misspelling of said name. Retrieved from here. This was one of Purple's first-ever shows, from their very short Debut Tour. This debut tour took place … Continue reading On This Day (May 5)…Roundabout Comes to Ringsted

On This Day (April 2)…Tulsa Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 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 date in particular the final date before their legendary appearance … Continue reading On This Day (April 2)…Tulsa Salad Surgery

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