On This Day (October 23)…Croydon Inspires Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1975 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This date ended Tangerine Dream's 1975 UK Tour. During the tour, the group had visited several major English cathedrals, one of the two major events which made this concert notable in Tangerine Dream history. Between visiting the cathedrals, the group also … Continue reading On This Day (October 23)…Croydon Inspires Tangerine Dream

On This Day (October 9)…Sheffield Has a Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1975 at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Tangerine Dream were at this time touring in England, an undertaking which took up much of October. This was the fourth concert on this tour. The album Ricochet was largely recorded in the … Continue reading On This Day (October 9)…Sheffield Has a Tangerine Dream

Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 Tour

In my “tour guide” series, I’ll be setting up guides to certain tours by certain bands. This is an aspect of a project I have been undertaking in some form or other since the summer of 2017, with some collaboration. I hope it’s useful to fellow music historians and aficionados!  Tangerine Dream had a particularly … Continue reading Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 Tour

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 (December 13)…Tangerine Dreams at Reims

If you have a list of bands you would expect to have been officially excommunicated by the Catholic Church, Tangerine Dream probably doesn’t make it. Yet they did indeed have this happen to them as a result of a concert which happened on this day in 1974: their concert at Reims Cathedral. Photo of the … Continue reading On This Day (December 13)…Tangerine Dreams at Reims

On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream performed on this day in 1976 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. The Performance The concert went on for just under two hours, and was entirely improvised. It featured portions similar to their recent album Stratosfear, as well as vague similarities to Phaedra. Tangerine Dream at the time consisted of Edgar … Continue reading On this Day (November 22)…Paris has a Tangerine Dream