On This Day (October 11)…ELP’s first at Caird Hall

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland.

Poster advertising this and many other shows. Retrieved from here.

ELP were going strong on their debut tour at this point. They had yet to release their first album, but strong reputations from their respective three bands and several epic concerts as a trio already under their belt meant that they had a strong reputation even this early in their career.

Setlist.fm is as helpful as ever with these early concerts, but a likely setlist included cuts from their forthcoming album, “Rondo” by the Nice, their showpiece “Pictures at an Exhibition”, and plenty of improvisation.

No recording of this show is known to exist.

Although this was the first time ELP had performed at Caird Hall, it was far from the last. I talk more about the venue at which they performed, Caird Hall, here.

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