On This Day (February 28)…Happy Birthday, Murray Gold!

The composer Murray Gold was born on this day in 1969 in Portsmouth, England. Photo of Gold in his studio from 2007. Retrieved from here. Gold is best known for his work on Doctor Who, where he served as the composer from 2005 to 2018. His continuous thirteen-year run with the show is one of … Continue reading On This Day (February 28)…Happy Birthday, Murray Gold!

On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

Yuji Ohno released the album Cosmos on this day in 1981. Album cover. Retrieved from here. Cosmos is a loose concept album about a trip to space overnight told primarily with a jazz orchestra and some synthesizers. Ohno, the primary composer, also played keyboards on the album. He was joined by a panoply of other … Continue reading On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

Yes performed on this day in 1971 at Theatre 140 in Brussels, Belgium. List of concerts in February 1971 at this venue. Retrieved from here. At this time in their history, Yes had only released two albums. They would release their third, The Yes Album, just nine days after this performance. As such, they likely … Continue reading On This Day (February 10)…Yes at Theatre 140

On This Day (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Forest National in Brussels, Belgium. Ad 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 concert, the second-ever performance the group gave in Belgium, came during the European leg … Continue reading On This Day (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

The composer Paddy Kingsland was born on this day in 1947. Kingsland at work. Retrieved from here. Kingsland is famous for his work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a group of technologically-inclined composers who provided BBC's TV and radio productions with sound effects. Known as "the British Kraftwerk", this group was particularly noted for their … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

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 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Palais Des Grottes in Cambrai, France. Ad for the show and all other French concerts on this tour. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group had now been … Continue reading On This Day (January 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 in Strasbourg, France. Usually, this concert's venue is given as Hall Tivoli, though alternate sources give it as Le Rhenus Hall. Poster advertising the French concerts. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the University of Alabama Memorial Coliseum in Tsucaloosa, Alabama. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the last multi-continental tour that the … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, 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 was the group's second performance in Germany. They were supported by an English band … Continue reading On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt