As many prog fans have by now heard, there will be a movie coming out based on Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9”. Expectations are already mixed. Retrieved from here. Providing the movie is successful, Hollywood might develop a sudden interest in adapting other progressive rock works into big-budget blockbusters. To help any screenwriters … Continue reading Six Great Prog-Themed Movie Ideas!
Rainbow performed at Louie's Rock City in Virginia on this day in 1981. While Rainbow Fanclan Legacy lists the date as having taken place in Alexandria, many other places suggest it was in the adjacent Fairfax. Backstage pass. Retrieved from here. Rainbow’s most recent album, Difficult to Cure, had been released nineteen days prior. This … Continue reading On This Day (February 22)…Rainbow Over Louie's Rock City
Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. Poster for the concert. Retrieved from here. ELP’s Works Tour was by now slowly but surely coming to an end with only a handful of days left in February and only a few planned in March. It would … Continue reading On This Day (February 22)…Works at Amarillo
Don Airey released A Light in the Sky on this day in 2008. Album cover. Retrieved from here. Airey has created a truly staggering body of work in terms of size and quality over the course of his career, but prior to this album had only released a single solo album, K2: Tales of Triumph … Continue reading On This Day (February 22)…A Light Flickers On
Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Empire Theater in Richmond, Virginia. Memorabilia from the show. Retrieved from here. The setlist for the Difficult to Cure tour was mostly set from the start, but on some early dates “No Release” was also performed. This night happened to be one of them (source). This … Continue reading On This Day (February 21)…Difficult to Cure Richmond
Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Promotional poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This particular leg of ELP's Works Tour, which would prove to be their final set of shows prior to the band's dissolution before the end of the year, was … Continue reading On This Day (February 21)…Works in Tulsa
Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas. Portion of a ticket. Retrieved from here. ELP's Works Tour took them to all manner of venues. Despite the fact that the state of Texas was further south than most of the locations at which they had played, … Continue reading On This Day (February 20)…Works in Odessa