On This Day (February 13)…Black Sabbath Debuts

February 13, 1970 happened to also be Friday the Thirteenth. There was no better day, then, for Black Sabbath to release their self-titled debut album. Album cover. Retrieved from here. The debut album was reportedly recorded in around twelve hours the previous autumn with very little rerecording and a few effects added over the top. … Continue reading On This Day (February 13)…Black Sabbath Debuts

On This Day (February 13)…Portland Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. ELP's Brain Salad Surgery Tour was legendary for its incredible performances, its eardrum-bursting quadrophonic sound system, and its perceived excesses. The road crew, for instance, was massive, fit for the fantastic … Continue reading On This Day (February 13)…Portland Salad Surgery