On This Day (September 5)…Difficult to End

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Andrews Amphitheater in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo of the band reportedly from this concert. From left to right: Don Airey, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore. Not visible: Bobby Rondinelli. Photo by Š Neil Zlozower. Retrieved from here. This was the final date of Rainbow’s Difficult … Continue reading On This Day (September 5)…Difficult to End

On This Day (August 16)…Rainbow’s End At Monsters of Rock

Touch, Riot, Saxon, April Wine, Scorpions, Judas Priest, and Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Donnington Park in Castle Donington, England. Ticket for the show. Donington is misspelled. Retrieved from here. This was the first Monsters of Rock festival, which would run most years from 1980 until 1996, and see spinoffs in multiple … Continue reading On This Day (August 16)…Rainbow’s End At Monsters of Rock

On This Day (May 4)…ELP Reach the Top of the Ladder

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1973 at the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan, Italy. Ticket for the show reflecting the original concert date. Retrieved from here. With this date, ELP brought their Get Me A Ladder Tour to a triumphant finish. During this tour, undertaken prior to the recording of their upcoming … Continue reading On This Day (May 4)…ELP Reach the Top of the Ladder

On this Day (December 14)…Court Adjourned!

King Crimson played their last show in 1969 on this day at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Robert Fripp has separately given the last date as December 16, and it's stated in the official shop that the last concert recorded was on the 16th, but DGM Live … Continue reading On this Day (December 14)…Court Adjourned!