On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

This is what we sound like.Keith Emerson introducing the band. Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, England. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had never before taken the stage together. While the trio had already all but … Continue reading On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New

The first gig was terrifying...so I just went on, and bugger me, I'm playing with Deep Purple! [laughs]Don Airey recalling his first concert with Deep Purple at Skanderborg. On August 9, 2001, Deep Purple first took the stage with Don Airey at the keys. Airey had only heard he would be getting the gig with … Continue reading Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New

On This Day (April 20)…Say Hello to Deep Purple—Err, Roundabout

The band Roundabout played their first live gig on this day in 1968 at Vestpoppen Parkskolen Club in Taastrup, Denmark. The group is better known today by the name they would adopt during this debut tour, Deep Purple. Photo of the group accompanying an announcement in the paper. From left to right: Ritchie Blackmore, Rod … Continue reading On This Day (April 20)…Say Hello to Deep Purple—Err, Roundabout