27 years ago. I drove my very new white truck.

01 – Master and Servant (instrumental intro)
02 – Something to Do
03 – Two Minute Warning
04 – Puppets
05 – If You Want
06 – People Are People
07 – Leave in Silence
08 – New Life
09 – Shame
10 – Somebody
11 – Ice Machine
12 – Lie to Me
13 – Blasphemous Rumours
14 – Told You So
15 – Master and Servant
16 – Photographic
17 – Everything Counts
18 – See You
19 – Shout
20 – Just Can’t Get Enough

31 years ago. On this night, Rainbow opened for Pat Travers. Coulda been called the substitutes tour – No Dio. No Bonnet. No Thrall. No Aldridge. But it was a Sunday night and the Forum was always a fun time. The place certainly did Boom Boom. But Rainbow had already put out the lights.

Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Roger Glover – bass
Don Airey – keyboards
Bobby Rondinelli – drums
Joe Lynn Turner – vocals

01 – Spotlight Kid
02 – Love’s No Friend
03 – I Surrender
04 – Can’t Happen Here
05 – Catch The Rainbow
06 – Man On The Silver Mountain
07 – Keyboard Solo
08 – Lost In Hollywood
09 – Difficult To Cure
10 – Drum Solo
11 – Long Live Rock’n'Roll
12 – Over The Rainbow
13 – Lazy
14 – Fire
15 – Band Jam – Kill The King
16 – Long Live Rock’n'Roll

Pat Travers Band

Pat Travers – guitar, vocals
Peter “Mars” Cowling – bass
Sandy Gennaro – drums

01 – Hooked on Music
02 – Your Love Can’t Be Right
03 – Life In London
04 – Gettin’ Betta
05 – My Life Is On The Line
06 – Live My Way
07 – Crash And Burn
08 – Stevie
09 – New Age Music
10 – I Don’t Want To Be Awake
11 – Makes No Difference
12 – Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
13 – Snortin’ Whiskey

Eleven years ago. Following our triumphant return to Cali, Mrs. p took me out for my birthday. An enjoyable lineup of pieces.

Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 1
Dmitri Ratser, piano
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Mozart – Symphony No. 36, “Linz”