On This Day (December 8)…The Fab Four Return to Lewisham

The Beatles performed on this day in 1963 at the Lewisham Odeon in London, England. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Based on a ticket which states "1st performance", there were likely at least two concerts on this date. The Beatles had actually already performed at the Odeon earlier that year, just before the … Continue reading On This Day (December 8)…The Fab Four Return to Lewisham

On This Day (September 7)…Deep Purple Deluxe at Hammersmith

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Earlier that year, Jon Lord had formally retired from the band in order to focus on his solo career. Although Don Airey had performed with the band for a full tour leg the … Continue reading On This Day (September 7)…Deep Purple Deluxe at Hammersmith

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 (July 10)…Welcome to the Stage, Mark II

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1969 at the Speakeasy Club in London. Mark II circa 1969. Retrieved from here. The Mark II lineup had been fairly busy in the month or so since Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore discovered Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. They had already recorded a song together. They’d even … Continue reading On This Day (July 10)…Welcome to the Stage, Mark II

On This Day (June 4)…The Seeds of Mark II are Sown

Episode Six performed on this day in 1969 at the Ivy Lodge Club in Woodford Green, a part of London. The current lineup of Episode Six, featuring Sheila Carter and Graham Carter-Dimmock, Mick Underwood, Tony Lander, Ian Gillan, and Roger Glover. Retrieved from here. At this point in their history, Episode Six had had some … Continue reading On This Day (June 4)…The Seeds of Mark II are Sown

On This Day (April 20)…Wembley Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the Empire Pool in Wembley, a part of London. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Originally, this concert was going to be the last at this location. By popular demand, a fourth was added the day after this one. All four of them … Continue reading On This Day (April 20)…Wembley Salad Surgery

On This Day (March 29)…The Fab Four at Lewisham

The Beatles performed on this day in 1963 at the Lewisham Odeon in London, England. Ticket for the second show showing the acts which the group was playing with…but not the Beatles themselves! Retrieved from here. As you can see from the ticket above, the Fab Four appeared here with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, … Continue reading On This Day (March 29)…The Fab Four at Lewisham

On This Day (March 28)…Tarkus Rolls to Lewisham

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at the Odeon Theater in Lewisham (a portion of London), England. Ticket from the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at the time on the first leg of Tarkus Tour, promoting the album of the same name. If the debut tour they undertook the previous … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…Tarkus Rolls to Lewisham