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 (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

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