Paul McCartney playing his Epiphone Casino during the recording sessions of the Beatles' White Album studio n. 2 in EMI Recording Studios, London, (later known as Abbey Road Studios). By 1964, Paul McCartney went shopping for a new guitar that could feed back, he reached for a Casino. John Lennon and George Harrison soon bought their own and used their Casinos on stage and at Abbey Road throughout the band’s career. Paul was the only Beatle to maintain the original sunburst finished, John and George changed to natural two years later. The introduction of the Casino was a modern design that announced that Epiphone’s unique history would continue separate from Gibson’s. Though from a distance the Casino had the look of an ES-335, the Casino was a true hollowbody giving players a clear, ringing tone that could be pushed into overdrive when needed. #paulmccartney #thebeatles #epiphone #epiphonecasino #thebeatleswhitealbum #johnlennon #georgeharrison #ringostarr #emirecordingstudios #abbeyroadstudios #london #gibson #gibsones335 #hollowbody #sunburst #feedback #johnpaulgeorgeandringo
Black Sabbath, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid(1970) and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music and their music has also been described as psychedelic rock, and acid rock. The band have also been cited as a key influence on genres including stoner rock, grunge, doom metal, and sludge metal. Early on Black Sabbath were influenced by Cream, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull. Although Black Sabbath went through many stylistic changes, their core sound focuses on ominous lyrics and doomy music, often making use of the musical tritone, also called the "devil's interval". While their Ozzy-era albums such as Sabbath Bloody Sabbath had slight compositional similarities to the progressive rock genre that was growing in popularity at the time, standing in stark contrast to popular music of the early 1970s Black Sabbath's dark sound was dismissed by rock critics of the era. Much like many of their early heavy metal contemporaries, the band received virtually no airplay on rock radio. As the band's primary songwriter, Tony Iommi wrote the majority of Black Sabbath's music, while Osbourne would write vocal melodies, and bassist Geezer Butler would write lyrics. The process was sometimes frustrating for Iommi, who often felt pressured to come up with new material: "If I didn't come up with anything, nobody would do anything." CONTINUES IN COMMENTS SECTION
Mick Jagger on stage during the Rolling Stones' North American Tour, also known as the Rolling Stones American Tour. Though Keith started referring to the time as the “Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise Tour”, because in a San Francisco bar, The Trident a bartender handed the band what he called a Tequila Sunrise, a drink made with orange juice, grenadine, and Jose Cuervo and continued to drink them throughout a raucous two-month tour. In 1973, the Eagles recorded the song “Tequila Sunrise” as the drink started to make a splash at bars around the country. The tour was a much-publicized and much-written-about concert tour of the United States and Canada in June and July 1972. The Rolling Stones were at the peak of their powers in the summer of 1972: Keith Richards was playing the most fearless rhythm guitar of his career; Taylor stretched out their music to improbable peaks; and Jagger stalked the stage, whipping his belt and perfecting his ability to turn music. It was the band's first North American tour since Altamont, the disastrous, deadly California festival in December 1969. Shaken by that debacle and the death of Brian Jones, the band hunkered down in the studio, recording three masterpieces: 1969's Let It Bleed, 1971's Sticky Fingers and 1972's Exile on Main Street. Both Jagger and Richards remember the excitement they felt ahead of the eight-week run. If the prospect of getting back on the road weren't enough, the opening act on tour was a 22-year-old Stevie Wonder, whom Jagger made a habit of watching side-stage. "It was exciting, the feeling of anticipation – getting back in touch with what it is we did," says Richards. Adds Jagger, "We were trying to get out of the studio, out of the South of France, and Keith had all these drug problems – so it was kind of good to get out on the road." CONTINUES IN COMMENTS SECTION
LONELY BOY (Tales from a Sex Pistol) by Steve Jones with Ben Thompson. This is the last book I've read. Love it. I couldn't stop reading I finished in four sessions... though I didn't want it to end... I only want to say: Steve, you got it!!👍🏼#stevejones #lonelyboy #sexpistols #benthompson #stephenphillipjones #theprofessionals #chequeredpast #cycomico #neuroticoutsiders #cookie #paulcook #johnlydon #johnnyrotten #glenmatlock #sydvicious #sex #faces #rodstewart #ronniewood #anarchyintheuk #roxymusic #keithrichards #bowie #godsavethequeen #lemmy #vivienwestwood #siouxie #malcolmmclaren #chrissiehynde #legend
Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights", her mind-boggling debut single, was written when she was just 18 (the teenage Kate had written over 100 songs when she was discovered by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, who recommended her to EMI), was released in January 1978. The song was likely written in one sitting at the piano on March 5 1977, memorable because she wrote it within the space of just a few hours late at night with a bright full moon. EMI spent two years preparing her for the limelight, and in that time paid for her to have dance lessons with Lindsay Kemp, who also famously mentored Bowie in mime (and, it was said, became his lover). Those famous moves that helped launch Kate to superstardom had also partly inspired Ziggy Stardust. Kate Bush and Emily Brontë not only both wrote ‘Wuthering Heights’ (the song and the book that inspired the song), but they also share the same birthday. Kate is 57 now, and Emily would be 197 if she was alive today. Spooky huh? Kate got the idea for ‘Wuthering Heights’ when she caught the last 10 minutes of a 1967 BBC adaptation on television before she’d even reached her teens. The mini-series inspired her to read the book in order to get the atmosphere right. She has famously called upon literary classics throughout her career, including the conclusion of James Joyce’s Ulysses for ‘The Sensual World’. "I wrote in my flat, sitting at the upright piano one night in March at about midnight. There was a full moon and the curtains were open, and every time I looked up for ideas, I looked at the moon. Actually, it came quite easily. I couldn't seem to get out of the chorus - it had a really circular feel to it, which is why it repeats." - Kate Bush. In 1986 "The Whole Story" Kate best of, inexplicably re-recorded the ‘Wuthering Heights’ vocal over the original music. John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.) is a massive Kate Bush fan, and was captivated from the very first time he heard the chart-busting single, much to the dismay of some of his priggish punk pals. CONTINUES IN COMMENTS SECTION.
Janis Joplin's Pearl is her second and final solo studio album, recorded in Sunset Sound Recorders, in Hollywood, was released posthumously on Columbia Records, January 11, 1971. It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, holding that spot for nine weeks. It has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. The album with the Full Tilt Boogie Band has a more polished feel than the albums she recorded with Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Kozmic Blues Band due to the expertise of producer Paul A. Rothchild and her new backing musicians. Rothchild was best known as the recording studio producer of The Doors, and worked well with Joplin, calling her a producer's dream by her extraordinary vocal talent. The Full Tilt Boogie Band were the musicians who accompanied her on the Festival Express, a concert tour by train of Canada, in the summer of 1970. Many of the songs on this album were recorded on the concert stage in Canada two months before Joplin and the band started their Los Angeles recording sessions. The band also appeared twice on The Dick Cavett Show. By the end of 1970, nine tracks with Janis vocals were chosen for the album. A 10th song, “Buried Alive in the Blues,” was a Full Tilt Boogie Band instrumental that Joplin never got around to recording a vocal for. The finished songs, as the opening “Move Over” (the only song on Pearl for which Joplin received a sole writing credit), “Cry Baby” (which just missed the Top 40 when released as a single in May), “Half Moon,” “Me and Bobby McGee” (which reached No. 1 for two weeks), “Mercedes Benz,” “Trust Me” and the closing “Get It While You Can” (which was released as a single in September) are among Joplin’s all-time best. All nine tracks that she sings on were personally approved and arranged by her. Her final session, which took place on Thursday, October 1 after a break of several days, she laid down an a cappella take of “Mercedes Benz,” a song she co-wrote. It would be the last number she ever recorded. Three days later she was dead at the age of 27. The recording sessions, starting in early September, ended with Joplin's untimely death on October 4, 1970. CONTINUES 2nd part IN COMMENTS.
The Chris Cornell signature Gibson ES-335 has more than enough unique style and tone. The Soundgarden frontman and solo artist spec’d out his signature guitar with some awesome features including Lollartron pickups, flat finishes, and VOS hardware. There are two versions:The Satin Black guitar has a traditional tune-o-matic bridge and The Drab Green has a Bigsby vibrato. I love a Bigsby on a 335. Killer!! #chriscornell #chriscornellsignature #gibsones335 #bigsby #drabgreengitar #audioslave #satinblackguitar #soundgarden #templeofdog #blackholesun #kimtayil #mattcameron #benshepherd #superunknown #legend
Some references about the song: The line "I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won" refers to the Saratoga Race Course horse-racing season held in late July, August, and early September in Saratoga Springs, New York. The season is frequented by the rich and famous of New York and other East Coast cities. Two solar eclipses ("Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun") were visible from Nova Scotia in the early 1970s, on March 7, 1970, and July 10, 1972. The 1972 eclipse (which could only be seen in Nova Scotia as opposed to the 1970 eclipse which traversed the entire East Coast, and also happened during the Saratoga racing season) better fits the narrative. Simon said the line "clouds in my coffee" came "from an airplane flight that I took with Billy Mernit, who was my friend and piano player at the time. As I got my coffee, there were clouds outside the window of the airplane and you could see the reflection in the cup of coffee. Billy said to me, 'Look at the clouds in your coffee'." After listening a line on the song, "you're with some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend", it's well known that Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg – then in a relationship with Keith Richards – played out sexual scenes in the film 'for real' (out-takes of these scenes apparently won a prize at an Amsterdam adult film festival). When Richards heard the rumours, he apparently took to sitting in his car outside the house where the film was being shot. Keith himself tells in his great biography LIFE. Will you ever reveal who You're So Vain is about? I don't see why I ever would. What would it advance? I wrote that song in the days when people kept confidences to themselves. Carly Simon #carlysimon #youresovain #nosecret #mickjagger #warrenbeatty #angiebowie #davidbowie #catstevens #klausvoormann #jamestaylor #biancajagger #keithrichards #anitapallenberg #davidcassidy #kriskristofferson #paulbuckmaster #eltonjohn #moreroominabrokenheart #stephendavis #legend
You're So Vain" is a song written and performed by Carly Simon for her "No Secrets" album, released in November 1972. The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you." The title subject's identity has long been a matter of speculation, with Simon stating that the song refers to three men, only one of whom she has named publicly, actor Warren Beatty. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann, designer of the Beatles' Revolver album cover and the strings were arranged by Simon and orchestrated by Paul Buckmaster who made many orchestral arrangements to the Elton John songs, Simon plays piano on the track. Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men," not a specific "man". In 1983, she said it is not about Mick Jagger, who contributed uncredited backing vocals to the song. In a 1993 book, Angie Bowie claimed to be the "wife of a close friend" mentioned in "You're So Vain", and that Jagger, for a time, had been "obsessed" with her. Simon made another comment about the subject's identity as a guest artist on Janet Jackson's 2001 single, "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)", which sampled "You're So Vain". Simon said about the song, "The apricot scarf was worn by Nick (Delbanco). Nothing in the words referred to Mick Jagger" "Though he invited himself into the sessions, Mick called up the studio phone: He was pursuing Simon and had tracked her down. Minutes later, he was at the microphone with her. "It was shortly after midnight," "Mick and I, we were close together — the same height, same coloring, same lips, I was thrilled by the proximity, remembering all the times I had spent imitating him in front of my closet mirror." Mick Jagger’s wife, Bianca, is said to have found evidence of the affair barely a year after their 1971 wedding and accused the pair of spending nights together. Bianca reportedly intercepted a love note from the Rolling Stone to Simon and discovered a “provocative” letter from Simon to Mick. END OF FIRST PART. SECOND PART IN COMMENTS.
Tapestry is the second album by Carole King, released in 1971 and produced by Lou Adler. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. The lead single from the album — "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move" — spent five weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts. Carole King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (in 1960). Three songs were co-written with King's ex-husband Gerry Goffin. James Taylor, who encouraged King to sing her own songs and who also played on Tapestry, would later have a number one hit with "You've Got a Friend". Two songs were co-written with Toni Stern: "It's Too Late" and "Where You Lead". The album was recorded at Studio B, A&M Recording Studios during January 1971 with the support of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, plus various experienced session musicians. Several of the musicians worked simultaneously on Taylor's Mud Slide Slim album. James Taylor's 1971 recording of "You've Got a Friend" hit number one in the US and number four in the UK. Carole King received Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year ("It's Too Late"), and Song of the Year("You've Got a Friend"). The album remained on the Billboard charts for 313 weeks (second only to Pink Floyd's 724 weeks with The Dark Side of the Moon) The cover photograph was taken by A&M staff photographer Jim McCrary at King's Laurel Canyon home. It shows her sitting in a window frame, holding a tapestry she hand-stitched herself, with her cat Telemachus at her feet. #caroleking #carolekingtapestry #tapestry #itstoolate #arethafranklin #jamestaylor #louadler #theshirelles #mudslideslim #jonimitchell #youvegitafriend #grammuys #pinkfloyd #a&m #jimmccrary #thedarksideofthemoon #telemachus #jerrygoffin #bilboardcharts #willyoulovetomortow
The Beatles: All Things Must Pass. ... and if the Beatles had never left it? The story would have been radically different. Perhaps they could be all four alive...? #thebeatles #allthingsmustpass #paulmccartney #johnlennon #georgeharrison #ringostarr #legend #allfourbeatlesalive #differentstory #mccartney #ram #johnlennonpladticonoband #imagine #sentimentaljourney #ericclapton #klausvoormann #scotland #london #newyork #friarspark #theempress
Shakespear's Sisters. "You're History" is a song by the British-based pop act Shakespear's Sister, released in 1989 as the second single from their debut album Sacred Heart. The song was the first release to present the act as a duo, and their first chart hit, reaching #7 in the UK. You're History" is the first release to present Shakespears Sister as a duo comprising Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, as opposed to a solo project by Fahey. The single sleeve depicts the two seen from the back with Detroit wielding a guitar; however, an early pressing of the single used an alternate cover featuring only Fahey. Another alternate cover was used for the "Voodoo Remix" single, which is similar to the cover depicting both Fahey and Detroit. Siobhan Fahey is an Irish musician, whose vocal range is a light contralto, known as a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, leaving the band to move this project ahead. Marcella Detroit is an American soprano vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She was previously known as Marcy Levy who co-wrote with Eric Clapton and George Terry, the song "Lay Down Sally", sang a duet on "The Core" with Clapton, also made backing vocals and played harmonica. The music video for "You're History" is the first to feature Detroit, and was also the act's third video to be directed by award-winning Sophie Muller, who previously directed the videos for "Break My Heart (You Really)" and "Heroine". The comical video begins with Marcella singing the opening verse of the song in front of a red stage curtain. At the end of the verse, the curtains open and the video continues in a glittering vaudeville style featuring Detroit and Fahey superimposed against various backdrops. A variety of dancers (including a group of ballerinas), a court jester juggling act, and various musicians also appear in the video, as does Fahey's son, Sam, dressed in a bumblebee costume. I love this song by those high pitch notes Marcella sings. #shakespearssisters #vaudeville #siobhanhahey #marcelladetroit #marcylevy #yourehistory #sacredheart #bananarama #lightcontralto #soprano #uk #ericclapton #georgeterry #breakmyheartyoureally #heroine #comicalvideo
Peter Gabriel on stage wearing Britannia costume during Genesis tour (1973-74). Peter Gabriel began decking himself out as Britannia during the tour for the Genesis' Selling England by the Pound album (1973). He wore the outfit during "Dancing With the Moonlit Knight," a song critical of social situations in their homeland, showing a rare social concern for Genesis. It's about the effects the British economy had on every day lives of Englishmen at the time in 1974. Large companies were destroying Britain’s heritage and the first oil crisis happened right around that time. Peter Gabriel dressing up as Britannia seemed a very apt visual metaphor for the very clever lyrics of this song. "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" evolved from a number of short piano pieces composed by Gabriel, which was combined with some of Hackett's guitar figures to make up the track. Gabriel added English-themed lyrics to counter the impression from the music press that Genesis were trying too hard to appeal to the American audience, including references to Green Shield Stamps. Banks had upgraded to a new model of Mellotron and used the choir sound on the track. The track ends with a series of 12 string guitar figures that were originally supposed to segue into "The Cinema Show" to make a piece around 20 minutes in length, but this idea was dropped as the result was too comparable to "Supper's Ready" This rare story by Gabriel (Britannia) was recored during the second leg of North America tour in Toledo, Ohio 6 April 1974 . “This particular feathered contraption before your eyes, represents the pomp, her majesty, the pride of the British empire. Her name: Britannia, her task: to guard the waves between England and France. She sits on a small pair of water-wings and sinks slowly into the water. As she sinks, she realises the answer to her fate, might be the seek for enlightenment. She rushes into the supermarket, grabs a small supermarket trolly, marked chariot of the gods. As she hurtles down the passageway, grabs a small packet of Buddha biscuits, a small packet of Krishna cookies and a few Jesus jumpers. CONTINUES ON COMMENTS.
The Rolling Stones promoting their North American tour '75, 5th Avenue, New York City. To plug their upcoming American tour, the Rolling Stones pulled off a doozy on May 1, 1975. Even in the now-“prehistoric” mid-1970s, before email, social media and digital distribution, most recording acts would have their publicists service a press release and the info would appear in the newspaper the next day. If the artist was really big, it might get a mention on the evening news. The Stones are not “most recording acts.” The band’s management had invited the media to New York City’s 5th Avenue Hotel at 9th Street, ostensibly to see the Stones announce their Made in the Shade tour which was set to begin June 1 in Baton Rouge, LA. The stars were in between studio albums and the Stones were releasing Made in the Shade, a compilation LP of tracks from the previous four albums. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll had been released the previous October. They had recently completed the principal recording for what would be Black and Blue, which would come out nearly a year later in April 1976. Scott Muni, Program Director and afternoon drive host of New York’s legendary WNEW-FM (“Where Rock Lives”), was in attendance with several other members of the station’s on-air staff, as they prepared a live remote broadcast: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re out on the street now, outside the restaurant on Fifth Avenue. This is the surprise… the Stones are coming up right now on a flatbed truck. They’re gonna make an announcement in front of the hotel. It’s raining heavily… And shortly we’ll have an announcement from the Stones themselves and maybe, if I’m looking at the flatbed truck correctly, we’re gonna have some music too and that’s the surprise. They’re gonna play a number live, right here in the middle of Fifth Avenue. “We had to do some fast running, if we sound a little out of breath. Here comes the truck now into view. They’re gonna pull up right in front where we are now. There’s Mick Jagger and the Stones… they’re all here. Now you hear the sound; let’s pick it up!” The Stones then launch into “Brown Sugar.” CONTINUES DOWN.
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph or Jerome Levitch, depending on the source; March 16, 1926), actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in motion pictures, nightclubs, television shows, concerts, album recordings and musicals. Lewis directed of many of his movies. He was the first director to use video cameras with movie cameras, to help with filming scenes. Film takes time to process, but videotape can be played back right away, saving time and work if a scene needs to be redone. Other directors soon started using his technique, and it is still used today. Lewis signed with Paramount and became a comedy star in his own right with his first film as a solo comic, The Delicate Delinquent (1957). Teaming with director Frank Tashlin, whose background as a Warner Bros. Jerry Lewis have an extensive filmography alternating with TV. His most prolific period as actor/director/screenwriter was during the 60's, with succeded films as Bellboy, Geisha Boy, Nutty Professor, Cinderfella, Who's Minding the Stores (My favorite), Disorderly Orderly or The Family Jewels, though Jerry continued working to this day. The king of the Comedy has passed aged of 91, 20 August 2017. Love, sympathy and respect!! Rest in peace Nutty Professor your madness stay with us. 🤓😷😢🌟❤️🎥🎞 #jerrylewis #martinandlewis #slapstick #videocameras #thenuttyprofessor #bellboy #warnerbros #orderlydisorderly #jerrylewisproductions #whosmindingthestore #paramount #kingofcomedy #legend #cinderfella #familyjewels #restinpeace #rip
The Doors LA Woman: The Workshop Sessions on 180g 2LP w/ 4th Side Etching from Rhino. Featuring 8 Alternate Versions and a Previously Unreleased Original Your Invitation to the What Went Down During the Recording of the Doors' Quintessential 1971 Masterwork Studio Banter and Exchanges Help Illuminate Creation of Album Here's your invitation into what went down in the studio during the record of the Doors' quintessential classic: L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions features eight never-before-heard versions of songs from the Doors' 1971 album and a never-before-heard song, "She Smells So Nice," which captures the band joyfully barreling through a full-throttle original before segueing into the blues standard "Rock Me." As the song closes, Jim Morrison can be heard chanting, "Mr. Mojo Risin," an anagram of his name that was made famous during the bridge of "L.A. Woman." The track was recently discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while reviewing the L.A. Woman session tapes. Alternate takes of "The Changeling," "Love Her Madly," "Cars Hiss By My Window," "L.A. Woman," "The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," "Been Down So Long" and "Riders On The Storm" offer a fresh view on this landmark release, which was the group's last album and sixth straight Top 10. The studio chatter between songs is a revelation, transporting listeners to The Doors' West Hollywood rehearsal space where they recorded the album with Botnick. One segment in particular captures a fascinating moment of inspiration when Morrison suggests they add the now iconic thunderstorm sound effects to the beginning of "Riders On The Storm." This 180g 2LP edition of LA Woman: The Workshop Sessions is presented on three sides of vinyl, with the fourth side featuring a laser etching. The Doors LA Woman: The Workshop Sessions Track Listing: LP1 1. The Changeling (Alternate Version) 2. Love Her Madly (Alternate Version) 3. Cars Hiss By My Window (Alternate Version) 4. L.A. Woman (Alternate Version) 5. The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) (Alternate Version) 6. Been Down So Long (Alternate Version) 7. Riders On the Storm (Alternate Version) LP2 1. She Smells So Nice/Rock Me. #thedoors #doors #lawoman
Why, another terrible attack and many innocent lives lost? I'm shocked. Today more than ever, we are all, Barcelona. My deepest condolences and my respect to all the victims, their families and friends. There's no reason justifiable to kill, any reason at all. Let's live in peace. Stop killing, now!!🙏🏻 Por que, otro terrible ataque y mas vidas perdidas de inocentes? Estoy consternado. Hoy mas que nunca, todos somos Barcelona. Mi mas sentido pésame y todo mi respeto a las víctimas, sus familiares y amigos. No existe ninguna razón justificable para matar, ninguna!! Vivamos en paz. Dejad de matar, ya!! #prayforbarcelona #prayforthevictims #barcelona #stopkilling #noreasontokill #consternation #letsliveinpeace #condolences #todossomosbarcelona #pesame #vivamosenpaz #prayforcambrils #peacefortheworld #cambrils
Genesis started their "Selling England by the Pound" tour in September 1973 in Europe , going to USA/Canada at the end of the year and returning to Europe for some more shows from January to mid February 1974. Today these performances are known as the "white shows". However, from March to May 1974 Genesis returned once again to USA/Canada and this time they radically changed the stage sets: The famous "hour glass" shaped props were replaced by black curtains, leaving space for two circular projection screens, and all instruments and accessories were painted black. There were also some modifications to the masks and slides. The performance became technically a bit less complex, but the extreme lights allowed for highly dramatic appearances and disappearances of Peter Gabriel, and the show created a very different mood and feeling to the songs and Gabriel flew on stage, during part of the Supper's Ready in the Academy of Music, NY. Genesis never performed the "black show" in Europe, and there are only few pictures in existence.#Genesis #genesisband #sellingenglandbythepoundalbum #sellingenglandbythepound #thewhiteshow #theblackshow #petergabriel #tonybanks #mikerutherford #philcollins #stevehackett #foxtrot #suppersready #fifthofthefifth #theknife #academyofmysic #ny #usa #canada #legend