On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

Yes performed on this day in 1971 at Theatre 140 in Brussels, Belgium. List of concerts in February 1971 at this venue. Retrieved from here. At this time in their history, Yes had only released two albums. They would release their third, The Yes Album, just nine days after this performance. As such, they likely … Continue reading On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

On This Day (October 4)…Melody Maker’s Readers Speak

In the October 4, 1980 Melody Maker Magazine’s reader’s poll, the following answers were put forth. Scanned by Wayne Halifax. Melody Maker Magazine appeared to have strong progressive leanings throughout the 1970s and on into 1980, as this poll shows. What is particularly interesting is some musicians’ staying power over others. The presence (or absence) … Continue reading On This Day (October 4)…Melody Maker’s Readers Speak

On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

The drummer Bill Bruford reportedly chose to devote his gap year to a music career on this day in 1968. Retrieved from here. I would dismiss such a specific as apocryphal more easily were it not for the fact that his own website puts January 1 as the day. He had at this time finished … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

On This Day (November 15)…Prog Heaven in the Motor City

The bands Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Easttown Theater in Detroit, Michigan. This date came during ELP's Tarkus Tour, which was the first to bring them to the U.S. This was the third individual leg of the tour to be in North America, and the first since … Continue reading On This Day (November 15)…Prog Heaven in the Motor City