20 years ago today, a Frenchman performed a concert in Detroit, Michigan which he subsequently released as a live album and, in doing so, closed out his career with Atlantic Records.
47 years ago today, a major league blues festival went down in England, featuring performances by a number of notable artists, including Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and Ten Years After.
The Bath Festival of Blues took place – where else? – in Bath, England, and it’s funny to look back at the poster for the event, which made two major promises: 1) “In case of bad weather, there will be a substantial amount of undercover accommodation,” and 2) “Refreshments and hot snacks will be available all day.”
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we had to say goodbye to Chris Squire, founding member of Yes and one of rock’s most notable bassists.
It’s hard to imagine a lineup of Yes without Chris Squire: not only was he a founding member of the band – he and Jon Anderson formed the band back in 1968 – but he was the only member to have appeared on all 21 of their studio albums to date. The show goes on, however, and it does so with Squire’s explicit blessing: he pointedly asked Alan White and Billy Sherwood to continue the legacy of the band. This should come as no surprise, though, given the various trials and tribulations Yes has endured and survived over the years.