On This Day (September 27)…ELPowell In Hampton

7 out of 10, average gig.

Cozy Powell from his tour diary regarding this concert

Emerson, Lake & Powell performed on this day in 1986 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.

ELPowell were at this point nearing the middle of their sole US tour. The tour took them all across North America, where they played cuts from their self-titled album and some of ELP’s greatest hits to audiences of varying sizes.

While this particular date has no physical evidence that I’ve been able to find for it, Cozy Powell made mention of it in his tour diary. Powell’s various activities during his life are very helpful from a historical perspective, whether they be this tour diary or the hours of tape he made in studios. As a result, the ELPowell era has more studio and rehearsal audio available than the rest of ELP’s history.

There is no known recording of this particular concert.

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