On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Kourakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first ELP ever performed in Asia, the third continent they visited overall. They would not add a fourth continent to their travel itinerary for over twenty years. ELP … Continue reading On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

On This Day (December 16)…Deep Purple in Dania

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at Pirates World in Dania, Florida. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This date, late in the group's Machine Head World Tour, was the final concert the group performed in 1972. This year had been up to this point one of their most successful. It had … Continue reading On This Day (December 16)…Deep Purple in Dania

On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came as part of the Machine Head World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were currently early in the UK leg of the tour, which … Continue reading On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

On This Day (July 6)…Trilogy is Released

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Trilogy on this day in 1972. Album cover by Hipgnosis. Retrieved from here. This was the group’s third studio album, as well as their fourth overall (preceded by their debut album, Tarkus, and Pictures at an Exhibition). By this time, they had successfully made a name for themselves as one … Continue reading On This Day (July 6)…Trilogy is Released

On This Day (June 24)…ELP at Wetzikon

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Mehrzweckhalle in Wetzikon, Switzerland. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Trilogy Tour, supporting the album of the same name. As Trilogy featured many studio overdubs and thus was notoriously difficult to perform onstage, a great deal … Continue reading On This Day (June 24)…ELP at Wetzikon

On This Day (June 8)…Hoedown at Denmark

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at the Falkoner Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time supporting their Trilogy album, which would be released later in the summer. Trilogy proved to be exceedingly difficult to perform live, to the point that the … Continue reading On This Day (June 8)…Hoedown at Denmark

On This Day (March 31)…Trilogy in Miami

Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time early in their Trilogy Tour, done to support the forthcoming album of the same name. Unlike pieces from their two prior studio albums, however, much … Continue reading On This Day (March 31)…Trilogy in Miami

On This Day (March 25)…Machine Head is Released

Deep Purple released Machine Head on this day in 1972. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album is, without a doubt, the most famous of the twenty studio albums Deep Purple has released. It is also probably the most-performed by the band, and definitely gets the most airplay. It is consistently ranked as the best … Continue reading On This Day (March 25)…Machine Head is Released

On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple in Gothenburg

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. The celebrated Mark II lineup putting their feet up for a bit. Retrieved from here. This was one of their last dates on the Fireball World tour, undertaken to support their then-most recent album, Fireball. The tour was comparatively short, however. … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple in Gothenburg

On This Day (December 1)…ELP Finish Strong

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland. This was the last performance they undertook in 1972, giving them a well-deserved break before beginning their activities in 1973. That year would involve two separate tours and the recording/release of one of their most famous albums, Brain Salad Surgery. … Continue reading On This Day (December 1)…ELP Finish Strong