On This Day (June 3)…Difficult to Cure Gothenburg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the first major tour date Rainbow had in Europe in 1981, though they reportedly had rehearsal the day before. They had begun their Difficult to Cure Tour in the United States, the home … Continue reading On This Day (June 3)…Difficult to Cure Gothenburg

On This Day (June 3)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

Deep Purple released Deep Purple in Rock on this day in 1970. Retrieved from here. This album, beloved by fans to this day, marked Deep Purple’s entry into the genre of hard rock. While most sources put the reason behind this genre shift behind Led Zeppelin's recent entrance onto the rock scene, I've also heard … Continue reading On This Day (June 3)…Deep Purple Rock Hard with ‘In Rock’

On This Day (June 2)…Happy Birthday, Sir Edward Elgar

The English composer Edward Elgar was born on this day in 1857. Photo of Elgar in the early 1900s. Retrieved from here. To simply know Elgar as “the graduation guy” is a major disservice to this man’s fascinating life story. The son of an instrument shop owner, Elgar learned a bit of music from his … Continue reading On This Day (June 2)…Happy Birthday, Sir Edward Elgar

On This Day (June 2)…Abandon is Released

Deep Purple released Abandon on this day in 1998. This album was recorded at Greg Rike Studios in Orlando, like its predecessor Purpendicular. It arrived in the band's thirtieth year as an institution, at an interesting point in their history. It was the last Deep Purple studio album of the 90s, which had seen them … Continue reading On This Day (June 2)…Abandon is Released

On This Day (June 2)…Difficult to Rehearse

Rainbow rehearsed on this day in 1981 at Club Lobo in Gothenburg, Sweden. Don Airey and Roger Glover onstage with Rainbow a few days after this gig. Photo by Lars and Nils Kroman. Retrieved from here. A quick note on Rainbow Fanclan Legacy was all I could find about this date even existing, but it … Continue reading On This Day (June 2)…Difficult to Rehearse

On This Day (June 1)…Works in Detroit, Continued

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the second of two at Cobo Arena, the first having taken place on the previous night. This was the fifth stop on the tour and the seventh date overall … Continue reading On This Day (June 1)…Works in Detroit, Continued