On This Day (December 8)…Colosseum II in Birmingham

Colosseum II performed on this day in 1975 at the Birmingham Odeon in Birmingham, England. Original lineup of Colosseum II. Retrieved from here. At this particular gig, the band was supporting Electric Light Orchestra. Interestingly, a member of Colosseum II, Don Airey, would one day tour with Electric Light Orchestra in the 1990s. The band … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…Colosseum II in Birmingham

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

On This Day (January 22)…Corridors of Shibuya

Gary Moore performed a concert on this day in 1983 in Shibuya, Tokyo while on his Corridors of Power Tour. The album Corridors of Power was an excellent studio effort by Moore, pairing him with a lot of other talented musicians. The touring lineup took the best of these and threw them onstage together. Unsurprisingly, … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Corridors of Shibuya

On this Day (November 26)…Gary Moore at Mayfair

Gary Moore performed on this day in 1982 at the Mayfair Ballroom in Newcastle, England. Poster promoting the tour. Retrieved from here. This concert was an early part of his Corridors of Power tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The lineup for this tour was absolutely unmatched in talent. Gary's fellow … Continue reading On this Day (November 26)…Gary Moore at Mayfair