On This Day (March 19)…Moscow, Meet Mark VIII!

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at the Olimpijski Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. Promotional banner with inaccurate information as detailed below. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple performed this concert in a period of transition. The previous month had seen the final dates with longtime Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who retired from … Continue reading On This Day (March 19)…Moscow, Meet Mark VIII!

On This Day (March 19)…Difficult to Cure Portland

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Memorial Coliseum Complex in Portland, Oregon. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow had just recently embarked on their Difficult to Cure Tour, which would see them visit three continents in 1981. They performed with guitarist Pat Travers on the spring North America portion of … Continue reading On This Day (March 19)…Difficult to Cure Portland

On This Day (March 19)…Rest in Peace, Randy Rhoads

The guitarist Randy Rhoads died on this day in 1982 in a freak plane accident. He was twenty-five years old. Retrieved from here. Those who worked with Rhoads praised his musical ability and technical prowess. While his career was woefully short, he thankfully left a great many songs for future generations to enjoy. One of … Continue reading On This Day (March 19)…Rest in Peace, Randy Rhoads