Released: June 21, 1969 Personnel Ritchie Blackmore--GuitarRod Evans--VocalsJon Lord--KeyboardsIan Paice--DrumsNick Simper--Bass Tracks "Chasing Shadows" (5:34)"Blind" (5:26)"Lalena" (5:05)"Fault Line" (1:46)"The Painter" (3:51)"Why Didn't Rosemary?" (5:04)"Bird Has Flown" (5:36)"April" (12:10) Oddly enough, … Continue reading Album Review: Deep Purple—Self-Titled (1969)
Deep Purple recorded the single “Emmaretta” on this day in 1969. According to Simon Robinson from the liner notes to The Book of Taliesyn, it was recorded in four takes. … Continue reading On This Day (January 7)…A Letter for Emmaretta
Deep Purple returned to the UK from their first US tour on this day in 1969. Deep Purple In Shadow. Clockwise from top left: Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Nick Simper, … Continue reading On This Day (January 3)…Deep Purple Comin’ Home
King Crimson played their last show in 1969 on this day at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Robert Fripp has separately given … Continue reading On this Day (December 14)…Court Adjourned!
King Crimson performed on this day in 1969 at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles, California. Newspaper coverage of King Crimson’s Los Angeles dates. Retrieved from here. This … Continue reading On This Day (December 3)…King Crimson a Go Go
King Crimson performed two shows at the Fillmore East on this day in 1969.
King Crimson released their first album, In The Court of the Crimson King, on this day in 1969. Cover designed by Barry Godber. Retrieved from here. The lineup behind this … Continue reading On This Day (October 10)…The Crimson King Takes Court
(Image retrieved from here) Date/Location: Recorded live at Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1969-08-24 Tracks/track lengths: Kneel and Pray (8:43)Child in Time (13:17), Mandrake Root (5:00; incomplete)Ritchie’s Blues (3:40)Paint it Black (11:25) Note: The … Continue reading Live Review: Deep Purple in Amsterdam, 1969-08-24