On This Day (February 15)…Waltz on the Danube

Johann Strauss II’ An der shönen blauen Donau, better known by its English name The Blue Danube, premiered on this day in 1867. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkzWF1UE1CI The Blue Danube waltz is one of the most famous pieces of music in the classical canon, and needs no introduction. What may come as a surprise, however, is that when … Continue reading On This Day (February 15)…Waltz on the Danube

On This Day (February 15)…Accidentally On Purpose is Released

Ian Gillan and Roger Glover’s joint album Accidentally On Purpose was released on this day in 1988, according to an interview with Chris Welch. Album cover. Retrieved from here. Gillan and Glover had by this point been friends and musical partners for over twenty years, since their early days in Episode Six. The most recent … Continue reading On This Day (February 15)…Accidentally On Purpose is Released

On This Day (February 15)…Works in Illinois Again

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Assembly Hall in the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. ELP’s Works Tour brought the band to several colleges around the United States. Well-known ones like Cornell and Princeton were in the mix. Its quite notable … Continue reading On This Day (February 15)…Works in Illinois Again