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 31)…ELP Crossing the Finish Line

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1998 at 4th & B in San Diego, California. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came at the tail end of ELP's 1998 Tour. The day before, they had had their final concert with Dream Theater and Deep Purple. The tour, while fairly … Continue reading On This Day (August 31)…ELP Crossing the Finish Line

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 (July 25)…ELP, the Show That Finally Ends

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 2010 at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the first and only show that ELP would perform in the twenty-first century. It was also the first show the group had undertaken since splitting … Continue reading On This Day (July 25)…ELP, the Show That Finally Ends

On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1973 at Osaka Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Osaka, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. According to a German report, the band performed two sold-out shows on this night. It was the final stop on the Japanese leg of the tour, as well as the final … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

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 (April 7)…Purple and Black(more) Separate

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1975 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on a tour supporting their most recent album, Stormbringer. The album saw a greater embrace of the R&B and funk genres than previous Purple albums thanks … Continue reading On This Day (April 7)…Purple and Black(more) Separate