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 (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Forest National in Brussels, Belgium. 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. This concert, the second-ever performance the group gave in Belgium, came during the European leg … Continue reading On This Day (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

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 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 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