On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at De Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Deep Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. In Rock, their first major hard rock album, had been released the previous summer. It was probably the band's most … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…A Deep Purple New Year

On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

The drummer Bill Bruford reportedly chose to devote his gap year to a music career on this day in 1968. Retrieved from here. I would dismiss such a specific as apocryphal more easily were it not for the fact that his own website puts January 1 as the day. He had at this time finished … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…Bill Bruford Takes the Road Less Traveled

On This Day (January 1)…Rest In Peace, J.C. Bach

The composer Johann Christian Bach died on this day in 1782. He was forty-six years old. Johann Christian Bach as painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1776. Retrieved from here. Inevitably, Johann Christian Bach’s legacy is lost in the shadow of his father, Johann Sebastian Bach. That unfair to J.C., who was a noted composer and … Continue reading On This Day (January 1)…Rest In Peace, J.C. Bach