On This Day (January 10)…Deep Purple In Reading

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at the University of Reading in Reading, England. Still of the band onstage from a later gig in 1970. Retrieved from here. This was the third date Deep Purple undertook in 1970, after an engagement in France and a charity concert in Worthing. It was a part … Continue reading On This Day (January 10)…Deep Purple In Reading

On This Day (January 6)…Deep Purple (And Others) Give Back

Deep Purple appeared at the Worthing Assembly Hall on this day in 1970 at a charity concert. Very little information appears online, including the beneficiaries of this concert. Deep Purple's Mark II lineup. Photo retrieved from here. This date was a part of the European tour which introduced the new Mark II lineup to a … Continue reading On This Day (January 6)…Deep Purple (And Others) Give Back

On This Day (January 5)…Deep Purple In Anciennes Halles

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Pavilion 8 of the Anciennes Halles in Paris, France. Deep Purple's Mark II lineup. Retrieved from here. This concert was the group's first performance of 1970. They would go on to perform several concerts every month of the year and release an album in June. Deep … Continue reading On This Day (January 5)…Deep Purple In Anciennes Halles

On this Day (December 4)…ELP at Zurich (for real this time)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Limmathaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970. Retrieved from here. This was one of the last dates of their first ever tour, undertaken to introduce them to the world and presumably to support their debut album, which had come out … Continue reading On this Day (December 4)…ELP at Zurich (for real this time)

On This Day (November 27)…Purple Get Back on the Road

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Stadhalle Offenbach in Offenbach am Main, Germany. Bootleg cover. Retrieved from here This concert came as part of the In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The tour ran into some trouble immediately preceding this concert, with the group being … Continue reading On This Day (November 27)…Purple Get Back on the Road

On This Day (November 22)…Deep Purple in Croydon

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. Advertisement for the show. Retrieved from here. The Gig This concert was comparatively early in the In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The In Rock World Tour was Deep Purple's second lineup's second major … Continue reading On This Day (November 22)…Deep Purple in Croydon

Album Review: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

This week has featured a ton of significant dates for Emerson, Lake & Palmer fans. Thus, I decided to revisit a review/ramble I originally wrote in 2017 about what the debut album accomplishes. Originally, the album was released on November 20, 1970, with its US release coming just around two months later in January 1971. … Continue reading Album Review: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)