On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Gruga-Halle in Essen, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This tour's setlist drew heavily from the recent album, with more than half of the songs … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

On This Day (January 29)…Happy Birthday, Peter Baumann!

The keyboardist Peter Baumann was born on this day in 1953. Retrieved from here. Baumann was born in Berlin; his father was also a musician, while his mother was an actress. At the age of eighteen, Baumann joined Tangerine Dream. By his own admission, he could not even play keyboards at the time of his … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Happy Birthday, Peter Baumann!

On This Day (January 29)…Works in Springfield

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ticket stub. Retrieved from here. ELP had been going pretty much nonstop on the second leg of their Works Tour for close to two weeks now. Barring two days off, one due to a postponement of a … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Works in Springfield