On This Day (December 12)…ELP’s (Second) First at Leeds

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Leeds University in Leeds, England. ELP were at this time on their debut tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were near the end of the tour, which had been going on since August of that year. During the … Continue reading On This Day (December 12)…ELP’s (Second) First at Leeds

On This Day (October 20)…ELP’s First Homecoming

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time midway through their debut tour, undertaken from late summer to winter of 1970. During this time, the group released their first album. Shows from this period … Continue reading On This Day (October 20)…ELP’s First Homecoming

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

On This Day (October 9)…ELP’s First in Glasgow

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Green's Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. For their debut tour, Emerson, Lake & Palmer packed dates in throughout September, October, and late November/early December. This first impression was critical for the band, which had three decently famous members … Continue reading On This Day (October 9)…ELP’s First in Glasgow

On This Day (October 7)…ELP’s First at Brighton

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. It was their first time at this particular venue. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This gig occurred during their debut tour, a critical time at which they had to introduce themselves to the general public. While … Continue reading On This Day (October 7)…ELP’s First at Brighton

On This Day (October 4)…ELP’s First at Newcastle

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England. Poster for the show featuring one of ELP's first promotional photos. Retrieved from here. The band were at this time on their debut tour, which took them throughout the UK and to a few German-speaking locations. It went … Continue reading On This Day (October 4)…ELP’s First at Newcastle

On This Day (September 19)…ELP Debut at Malvern

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Winter Gardens in Malvern, England. Photograph of Keith Emerson onstage at Malvern. Photograph by Alfie Stokes. Retrieved from here. This was the very first concert the group performed after their legendary appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival the previous month, and only … Continue reading On This Day (September 19)…ELP Debut at Malvern

On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

This is what we sound like.Keith Emerson introducing the band. Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, England. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had never before taken the stage together. While the trio had already all but … Continue reading On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

On This Day (June 5)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

Deep Purple released Deep Purple in Rock on this day in 1970. Retrieved from here. Normally said to have been released on June 3, I've seen more information that suggests it was actually released on this day. This album, beloved by fans to this day, marked Deep Purple’s entry into the genre of hard rock. … Continue reading On This Day (June 5)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

On This Day (February 13)…Black Sabbath Debuts

February 13, 1970 happened to also be Friday the Thirteenth. There was no better day, then, for Black Sabbath to release their self-titled debut album. Album cover. Retrieved from here. The debut album was reportedly recorded in around twelve hours the previous autumn with very little rerecording and a few effects added over the top. … Continue reading On This Day (February 13)…Black Sabbath Debuts