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 (November 10)…A Rainbow Rises!

Rainbow performed on this day in 1975 at the Forum in Montreal, Canada. Advertisement for the show. Retrieved from here. Although there were at least four dates planned prior to this one, they were rescheduled for some reason or other. As a result, this was Rainbow's onstage debut. The group would go on to perform … Continue reading On This Day (November 10)…A Rainbow Rises!

On This Day (October 15)…Works Return!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Ohio University Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first stop on the second leg of ELP's Works Tour. This second leg saw the group drastically retooling their approach from the first leg, which … Continue reading On This Day (October 15)…Works Return!

On This Day (September 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Philadelphia

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time touring in support of their recently-released album Down to Earth. The album featured a radical shift in the group's makeup, with newcomers Graham Bonnet, Don Airey, and Roger Glover … Continue reading On This Day (September 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Philadelphia

On This Day (September 27)…ELP Sit In The Hot Seat

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released In The Hot Seat on this day in 1994. Album cover, designed by Hans Neleman. Retrieved from here. This was ELP's final studio album, capping off their twenty-four year history in studios. As with its immediate predecessor, Black Moon, the band brought in an outside producer for the album rather … Continue reading On This Day (September 27)…ELP Sit In The Hot Seat

On This Day (September 19)…ELP Debut at Malvern

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Winter Gardens in Malvern, England. Photograph of Keith Emerson onstage at Malvern. Photograph by Alfie Stokes. Retrieved from here. This was the very first concert the group performed after their legendary appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival the previous month, and only … Continue reading On This Day (September 19)…ELP Debut at Malvern

On This Day (September 18)…Rainbow Touches Down (to Earth) Onstage

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. At this time, Rainbow served as the support act for Blue Öyster Cult, who had been touring in the US for several months already. They had seen multiple support acts, including Pat … Continue reading On This Day (September 18)…Rainbow Touches Down (to Earth) Onstage

On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert came as part of the Machine Head World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were currently early in the UK leg of the tour, which … Continue reading On This Day (September 15)…The Purple Machine at Brighton Dome

On This Day (September 11)…Deep Purple Deluxe in Newcastle

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England. Roger Glover and Ian Paice onstage at this concert. Photo by Nick Naylor. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time giving recently-retired Jon Lord a proper sendoff. While he had formally left the band in February, many of … Continue reading On This Day (September 11)…Deep Purple Deluxe in Newcastle

On This Day (September 10)…Yes Talk To MSG

Yes performed on this day in 1994 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the last date on this leg of Yes' Talk tour, undertaken in support of the album of the same name. This tour proved to be the last one … Continue reading On This Day (September 10)…Yes Talk To MSG