On This Day (December 8)…The Fab Four Return to Lewisham

The Beatles performed on this day in 1963 at the Lewisham Odeon in London, England. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Based on a ticket which states "1st performance", there were likely at least two concerts on this date. The Beatles had actually already performed at the Odeon earlier that year, just before the … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…The Fab Four Return to Lewisham

On This Day (December 8)…Colosseum II in Birmingham

Colosseum II performed on this day in 1975 at the Birmingham Odeon in Birmingham, England. Original lineup of Colosseum II. Retrieved from here. At this particular gig, the band was supporting Electric Light Orchestra. Interestingly, a member of Colosseum II, Don Airey, would one day tour with Electric Light Orchestra in the 1990s. The band … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…Colosseum II in Birmingham

On This Day (December 8)…First Crack in Mark II

Ian Gillan wrote a letter of resignation to the management of Deep Purple on this day in 1972. Retrieved from the Deep Purple Podcast’s Facebook page (here). At the time, the band were on tour in North America. They performed that night at the IMA Auditorium in Flint, Michigan. Gillan has since spoken about tensions … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…First Crack in Mark II

On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya

Deep Purple Mark IV performed on this day in 1975 at the Nagoya-Shi Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Poster advertising the gig. Retrieved from here. This was the first concert Purple did since their time in Jakarta, which has gone down as one of the worst periods in their touring history. It was the first of … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…Deep Purple in Nagoya