On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

Yes performed on this day in 1974 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. The group were at this time on their Tales from Topographic Oceans tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This album proved quite divisive, resulting eventually in keyboardist Rick Wakeman's … Continue reading On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

On This Day (November 15)…Works Come To Lansing

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at Jenison Field House, a portion of Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, undertaken to support the two albums of the same name. The first of these two, Works, … Continue reading On This Day (November 15)…Works Come To Lansing

On This Day (October 11)…ELP’s first at Caird Hall

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland. Poster advertising this and many other shows. Retrieved from here. ELP were going strong on their debut tour at this point. They had yet to release their first album, but strong reputations from their respective three bands and several … Continue reading On This Day (October 11)…ELP’s first at Caird Hall

On This Day (October 7)…ELP’s First at Brighton

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. It was their first time at this particular venue. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This gig occurred during their debut tour, a critical time at which they had to introduce themselves to the general public. While … Continue reading On This Day (October 7)…ELP’s First at Brighton

On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

This is what we sound like.Keith Emerson introducing the band. Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, England. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had never before taken the stage together. While the trio had already all but … Continue reading On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

On This Day (June 14)…Tarkus Erupts

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Tarkus on this day in 1971. Retrieved from here. While their debut album had given them a chance to record together for the first time, ELP were still working to get a definitive sound and style. To this end, both Carl Palmer and Greg Lake have independently claimed they were … Continue reading On This Day (June 14)…Tarkus Erupts

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 (May 3)…A Ladder to Bologna

Emerson, Lake & performed on this day in 1973 at the Stadio Communale in Bologna, Italy. Ticket for the show showing the original date. Retrieved from here. The band were at this time on their Get Me a Ladder Tour, which had taken them throughout Europe. This concert would be their penultimate show. As you … Continue reading On This Day (May 3)…A Ladder to Bologna

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