On This Day (February 6)…Deep Purple Rocks Sheffield

Deep Purple performed at the City Hall in Sheffield on this day in 1971. Deep Purple circa 1971. Retrieved from here. At this time in their career, Deep Purple's Mark II had already released two successful albums of wildly different genres with a third, Fireball, at least partially recorded and slated for release later that … Continue reading On This Day (February 6)…Deep Purple Rocks Sheffield

On This Day (February 6)…ELP Live in Brussels, Part 1

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Theater 140 in Brussels, Belgium. This concert and the one they played the night after came at an interesting time for ELP. The group was already enjoying wild success thanks to their intense debut tour throughout England and Central Europe. Their debut album was … Continue reading On This Day (February 6)…ELP Live in Brussels, Part 1

On This Day (February 6)…Works Go to College

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Ticket stub. Retrieved from here. ELP’s Works Tour spanned North America, visiting several institutes of higher education as they went. This was, in fact, the fourth college at which they played! Although they now performed without an … Continue reading On This Day (February 6)…Works Go to College

On This Day (February 6)…Rest in Peace, Gary Moore

The guitarist Gary Moore passed away on this day in 2011 of a heart attack. He was 58 years old. Retrieved from here. Ludwig Van Beethoven once said that “to play without passion is inexcusable.” Whether or not Moore knew this quote, his music embodied it. In blues, hard rock, or even fusion jazz, Moore … Continue reading On This Day (February 6)…Rest in Peace, Gary Moore