On This Day (October 23)…Croydon Inspires Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1975 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This date ended Tangerine Dream's 1975 UK Tour. During the tour, the group had visited several major English cathedrals, one of the two major events which made this concert notable in Tangerine Dream history. Between visiting the cathedrals, the group also … Continue reading On This Day (October 23)…Croydon Inspires Tangerine Dream

On This Day (October 9)…Sheffield Has a Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1975 at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Tangerine Dream were at this time touring in England, an undertaking which took up much of October. This was the fourth concert on this tour. The album Ricochet was largely recorded in the … Continue reading On This Day (October 9)…Sheffield Has a Tangerine Dream

On This Day (September 26)…’Epsilon in Malaysian Pale’ is Released

I loved doing Epsilon, because it was so simple, just took three days. I played it right away with the mellotron, no tricks, no effects, just played what I felt.Edgar Froese about the creation of Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. From a 1986 interview. Retrieved from here. Edgar Froese released Epsilon in Malaysian Pale on this day … Continue reading On This Day (September 26)…’Epsilon in Malaysian Pale’ is Released

Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 Tour

In my “tour guide” series, I’ll be setting up guides to certain tours by certain bands. This is an aspect of a project I have been undertaking in some form or other since the summer of 2017, with some collaboration. I hope it’s useful to fellow music historians and aficionados!  Tangerine Dream had a particularly … Continue reading Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 Tour

On This Day (June 6)…Happy Birthday, Edgar Froese

The musician Edgar Froese was born on this day in 1944. On the day Froese was born in Tilsit, a part of East Prussia (now a part of Russia), the Allied Forces were storming the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. His family relocated … Continue reading On This Day (June 6)…Happy Birthday, Edgar Froese

On This Day (January 31)…Tangerine Dreaming Behind the Iron Curtain

Tangerine Dream performed two concerts in East Berlin at the Palast der Republik on this day in 1980. The lineup of Tangerine Dream which performed these concerts. Photograph by Monique Froese. Retrieved from here. These concerts are particularly historically significant for a few reasons. For Tangerine Dream themselves, these were the first concerts performed with … Continue reading On This Day (January 31)…Tangerine Dreaming Behind the Iron Curtain

On This Day (January 20)…Rest In Peace, Edgar Froese

The musician and composer Edgar Froese died on this day in 2015 of a pulmonary embolism. He was 70 years old. Retrieved from here Until his death, Edgar Froese was the only continuous member of the legendary German group Tangerine Dream. He lent both his piano and guitar training to the group in a variety … Continue reading On This Day (January 20)…Rest In Peace, Edgar Froese

On This Day (December 13)…Tangerine Dreams at Reims

If you have a list of bands you would expect to have been officially excommunicated by the Catholic Church, Tangerine Dream probably doesn’t make it. Yet they did indeed have this happen to them as a result of a concert which happened on this day in 1974: their concert at Reims Cathedral. Photo of the … Continue reading On This Day (December 13)…Tangerine Dreams at Reims

On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1976 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. The Performance The concert went on for just under two hours, and was entirely improvised. It featured portions similar to their recent album Stratosfear, as well as vague similarities to Phaedra. Tangerine Dream at the time consisted of Edgar … Continue reading On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream