On This Day (May 8)…Happy Birthday, Candice Night!

The singer Candice Night was born on this day in 1971. Retrieved from here. As a child into her teenage years, Night worked as a model while taking vocal and piano lessons. Her fascination with music also led her to working at a New York radio station for a while when she was eighteen. However, … Continue reading On This Day (May 8)…Happy Birthday, Candice Night!

On This Day (April 3)…Tarkus Comes To Dundee for the First Time

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland. Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1971. Retrieved from here. ELP were at the time on their Tarkus Tour, the first major world tour the band would undertake. The start of what would be a year of huge travel was … Continue reading On This Day (April 3)…Tarkus Comes To Dundee for the First Time

On This Day (March 30)…Tarkus Rolls to Portsmouth

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at the Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on the first leg of their Tarkus Tour. So far, the contours of it were quite reminiscent of the group’s debut tour; they were playing most … Continue reading On This Day (March 30)…Tarkus Rolls to Portsmouth

On This Day (March 29)…Tarkus Rolls to Margate

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at the Winter Gardens in Margate, England. Retrieved from here. ELP’s Tarkus Tour was truly getting into swing at this point. With a handful of dates under their belt, the trio was doubtless getting used to the new music of their forthcoming album, Tarkus. The … Continue reading On This Day (March 29)…Tarkus Rolls to Margate

On This Day (March 28)…Tarkus Rolls to Lewisham

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at the Odeon Theater in Lewisham (a portion of London), England. Ticket from the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at the time on the first leg of Tarkus Tour, promoting the album of the same name. If the debut tour they undertook the previous … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…Tarkus Rolls to Lewisham

On This Day (March 26)…ELP Takes Us To an Exhibition

We’re gonna give you “Pictures at an Exhibition!” Keith Emerson, opening words of Pictures at an Exhibition Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed at Newcastle City Hall on this day in 1971. Retrieved from here. ELP’s interpretation and performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s classic tone poem on this night was later released as their album Pictures at … Continue reading On This Day (March 26)…ELP Takes Us To an Exhibition

On This Day (March 24)…Tarkus Comes to Sheffield

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Sheffield City Hall in England. Ticket from the show. Retrieved from here. ELP performed this concert at a very fertile time in their album history. They had released their debut album four months prior. At this point, they had finished working on their second … Continue reading On This Day (March 24)…Tarkus Comes to Sheffield

On This Day (March 23)…Tarkus Rolls to Bradford

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day at St. George’s Hall in Bradford, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP had just begun their Tarkus Tour, the second tour the band undertook. Before their 1978 hiatus, they would end up on six major tours in total. The Tarkus Tour arguably set the … Continue reading On This Day (March 23)…Tarkus Rolls to Bradford

On This Day (March 18)…Tarkus Bites the Brighton Big Apple

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at the Big Apple Club in Brighton, England. Tarkus merchandise. Retrieved from here. ELP's Tarkus tour was still in its early phases at the time of this concert. The tour would last for the duration of 1971, bringing ELP to the United States for the … Continue reading On This Day (March 18)…Tarkus Bites the Brighton Big Apple