On Saturday 16th August 1980 Rainbow took to the stage to headline the first rock festival to be staged at Castle Donington. It was the culmination of the band s tour in support of the hugely successful Down To Earth album, released in 1979, and would prove to be the last live show featuring this particular line-up of the band: Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Don Airey (keyboards), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Cozy Powell (drums). The set featured tracks from the new album alongside classics from earlier in their career. There are virtuoso solo spots for Blackmore, Airey and Powell which serve to highlight the sheer musical prowess in the band. The show climaxes with Ritchie Blackmore destroying his guitar and thrusting it into an amp which promptly bursts into flames before fireworks burst overhead at the conclusion of an explosive show.
On Saturday, August 16th, 1980 Rainbow took to the stage to headline the first rock festival to be staged at Castle Donington. It was the culmination of the band s tour in support of the hugely successful Down To Earth album, released in 1979, and would prove to be the last live show featuring this particular line-up of the band: Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Don Airey (keyboards), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Cozy Powell (drums)…
Amazing live performances featuring Jack Bruce and members of UFO. Uli Jon Roth was a former member of the Scorpions and one of the most influential guitar players of our time. A historic moment was captured when Jack Bruce joined Uli and Clive Bunker on the stage without any prior rehearsal whatsoever, to invoke the spirit of one of rock's most legendary supergroups - Cream.
Uli Jon Roth 1973 made his debut in the rock scene at Scorpions when he replaced Michael Schenker on lead guitar, which surpassed the British space rock legends UFO. For many hard rock fans Scorpions were never again as well as at the time when Roth wrote most of the songs. 1978 left Roth of the Scorpions and earned a reputation as one of the best guitarists of the international rock scene in the episode with his power trio electric Sun. Especially with his virtuoso solo deposits, the native Düsseldorf sensation, his vocal contributions could keep up da hard. From the 1980s it became quiet around the man with long blond hair and the fancy wardrobe who retreated to his palace in Wales and dealt more with new age and classical music. He only appeared on the stage of international rock music in the late 1990s in again when he followed an invitation of Joe Satriani for the G3 tour…….
The true power of music is impossible to define and yet we can all feel it when the sonic planets align. The magical impact of the finest rock'n'roll - that hazy but overwhelming blend of inspiration and perspiration - sustains us through dark times and fills our hearts with joy and strength. Music unites us, nourishes us and provides us with an emotional clarity that the rest of our turbulent lives singularly fails to offer. For those reasons and many more, we must proudly acknowledge and salute the true architects of the musical world that we call home. Above all else, Ritchie Blackmore is one of rock's greatest architects…
One of the last hurrahs of the 1980s melodic hard rock and heavy metal era is chronicled on Whitesnake's Live at Donington 1990. Was recorded and filmed in front of 72,500 fans at the Monsters of Rock festival in Castle Donington, England on August 18, 1990. Whitesnake headlined above Aerosmith, Poison, Quireboys, and Thunder, which tells you just how huge the band was at the time.
Live at Donington is the DVD recording of the AC/DC show at Donington Park on 17 August 1991, and it was the band's third "Monsters of Rock" festival. The two hour show was performed before 72,500 spectators and included real cannons, the Hells Bell, an inflatable Rosie and an inflatable Angus. It was filmed in 35 mm Panavision and had 26 cameras that included one situated inside a helicopter. The DVD includes special features such as stereo and 5.1 surround sound, Iso-cam versions of certain songs for different band members, and audio commentary from Angus and Malcolm Young…. [Wikipedia]