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  1. Pontiac 1977 - New Photos

    A set of new photos from a fan at the Pontiac Silverdome April 30, 1977 (most of these shared here for the first time). There's some interesting pics, including an awesome rear-stage photograph of the whole stadium before the show and a couple of teasers showing the video camera in front of the stage.... http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/april-30-1977
  2. Tokyo 10-3-72 8mm Rare Footage

    Here you go... This will be new footage to most: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/video/tokyo-10-3-72-8mm-film
  3. First off, I just want to say thank you to everyone that has downloaded or listened to the new Listen to This Erik 6/21/77 show and submitted their thoughts on the various websites. I am completely blown away and incredibly stoked that so many people are enjoying the show. I wanted to provide a little context into how this whole recording came to be released now. This recording has been very very special to me for many years. Luckily, after listening to the original for a few months, I transferred the recording to a second tape and never played the original again until it was played by JEMS to transfer. I also made a couple of copies for my brother Dave and a couple of other friends. I did transfer it to iTunes and made a few cd’s for friends but there were probably only a dozen or so ever made. Which leads to the inevitable next question.......WHY THE HELL DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO GET THIS OUT? By this time I had a copy (e-bay purchase) of Listen To This Eddie and knew how highly regarded it was. I just didn’t realize the demand for multiple copies of the same show. I plead ignorance on count number one! I loved the music on LTTE and especially enjoyed listening to that parts that I didn’t catch on my recording but honestly when I wanted to relive MY concert experience, I listened to my own recording. LTTE just didn’t have the same feel for ME! Please Please don’t take this as a knock on LTTE but when I hear my recording to this day (and especially with the new version) I get absolute full body chills remembering that show. I’ve never gotten that from Eddie. My brother (and helper in the taping) is the same way. I was listening to this show 30 minutes after it ended and have since heard it at least a couple of thousand times. For me, it’s a very vivid memory of what is unquestionably the greatest concert that I was ever lucky enough to be at. It has been nothing short of amazing for me to hear the new restored and mastered version of the show. I have listened to virtually nothing else since I first got a copy on Halloween. Oh yeah, back to the subject... about 4 years ago I was trying to figure out a way to post the show but I unfortunately was technically challenged back then and wasn’t sure how to. I actually threw a comment on the Led Zeppelin forum in 2013 that was recently discovered where I mentioned that I had taped the show. I was curious if there would be any response and when there wasn’t I figured there wasn’t a big demand. Mistake number 2 for those keeping score! With the 40th anniversary of the show this past year, I decided to make a YouTube video with my recording as a soundtrack and just post it on my YouTube channel. I have about 240 concert videos on there and figured this would be kind of cool to direct my friends to if wanted to hear the show. The only digital copy that I had was from my iTunes playlist which included the wrong Moby Dick. I just pasted it together and threw it on without even listening to it. I was horrified when the wrong MD was pointed out. This is is getting really long, so long story short- it was spotted by Zephead and shared on the LZ Forum. I was urged to have it copied correctly. Luckily through an amazing friend (Thank You BW!) I was able to connect with the JEMS crew. They did an absolutely amazing job with 40 year old, 120 minute cassettes. Throw in batteries near death at end of the show, etc. They were great to work with and allowed me to be involved and give input along the way. I saw a comment that said they would trust JEMS with this type of mastering job more than they would the Smithsonian. I’ve never had the Smithsonian restore my tape But... JEMS IS THE BEST! Again sooooo stoked people are enjoying this! Peace, GB P.S. For anyone still wondering why Listen to This Erik is called that, it is in tribute to my lifelong friend Erik H. He had an amazing time at the show from what people have told him. Unfortunately, his own memory is completely blank. The moral of the story children is- don’t mix chemicals (lots) and really good Thai weed at 6 p.m. the day of a Led Zeppelin show or you’ll end up like Erik- who became a real rocket scientist! I’m NOT kidding! P.P.S.- I warned you in the title it was looooong story.
  4. We're ZoSo and we're dropping in to introduce ourselves and say hi. We've been performing our tribute to Led Zeppelin since 1995, all across the US and the world. Many of you may already be familiar with us, but we thought this forum would be a good place to discuss all things Zeppelin and share our love, passion and dedication to the Greatest Band Of All Time. Our live show consists of four talented musicians, each of us a student of Led Zeppelin and our respective members that we represent on stage. We invite you to come see a show and decide for yourself what you think. Most of our fans keep coming back time and time again. Our current shows are listed at http://www.zosoontour.com/tourdates/. Check out our site, we've got videos and pics as well, so you can get a taste of what we do. Finally, our bio: Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest-tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: Each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans. Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition, and a loyal national following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes," and the Chicago Sun-Timesdeclared Zoso is "the closest to the original of any tribute." If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence." Zoso is: Matt Jernigan-Robert Plant; John McDaniel-Jimmy Page; Adam Sandling-John Paul Jones; Bevan Davies-John Bonham
  5. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that is just the same as it was on tape . The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. A second version is also available with the recording cut up into songs. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  6. Here is the Listen to This Erik song version. Here is one of 2 version that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that I have cut up into songs. A second version is also available recorded just as it was on the tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  7. Here is the Listen to This Erik song version. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that I have cut up into songs. A second version is also available recorded just as it was on the tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  8. Hello, I am not exactly a Led Zeppelin newbie- just new to this Forum! Why I had to make that clear? No Idea. But, speaking of "New" I found this poster today rolled up with another Zeppelin Poster that was in Black & White Year: 1979 Title of Poster : LED ZEPPELIN then underneath says 'THE NEW BARBARIANS" Just posting for those of you that have not seen this one? I hope it not common and I am looking really stupid right now! And for any comments on it at all. Thanks! Cassie Clueless
  9. What is the best Led Zeppelin concert recording or bootleg?
  10. Available at Newstands (Nearly) Everywhere

    Classic Rock April 2009 issue (UK)
  11. New photo book: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen. Photographer James Fortune's Led Zeppelin photo on the cover: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen By Bill Bentley Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen looks at rock music in a new way. In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll fans worldwide to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans from amateurs to professionals dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to find the perfect shots to submit to rockandroll.si.edu. The response was enthusiastic and all over the map, from Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin’ places in between. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, as well as contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, and Adele. Smithsonian Rock and Roll features more than 140 artists spanning six decades of music history. With text from music industry veteran Bill Bentley, Smithsonian Rock and Roll presents a curated history of rock music diverse in sound, genre, person, vision, and impact in a way that rock and roll has never been shown before. https://www.smithsonianbooks.com/store/history/smithsonian-rock-and-roll/
  12. No Quarter live

    What are some of your favorite live versions of No Quarter? Some of my favorites are: 7/20/73 7/21/73 7/29/73 1/12/75 4/27/77 4/28/77 6/23/77
  13. Black Dog 2007

    I was listening to Celebration Day the other day, and I noticed that when they played Black Dog, my favourite track, there was no intro. It's always been Out On The Tiles (apart from when it was changed to Bring It On Home for The Song Remains The Same). Anyone know why it wasn't played?
  14. I don't post here very often but do read the contributions of other. Today I noticed a strange coincidence when I was looking at my Facebook feed and I don't remember the topic being mentioned or discussed here. The last Jimmy Page-era Yardbirds concert was July, 7th 1968 and the last Led Zeppelin concert with John Bonham was exactly 12 years later on July, 7th 1980. After some additional research it turns out that the last Jimmy Page and Robert Plant concert was July 7th, 2001. What is going on with July 7th and Jimmy Page?
  15. I assume most of you have seen 1975 NBC News report that popped up a while back featuring footage from Led Zeppelin's 1975 tour. Now making the rounds is yet another NBC News report...this one from August 1973. Ostensibly about the Payola scandal in the music industry, but really it is just another excuse for MOR America to look down their snooty noses at Led Zeppelin. I was a Walter Cronkite kid myself, so I missed this report when it originally aired...but it cracks me up how the oldtimers always called them 'THE Led Zeppelin'.
  16. Best Song

    After going on a Zeppelin listening spree, I thought about how different the sons were nd what other people like. My favourite acoustic song is Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and my favourite electric one is Immigrant Song. These are my favourites, what are yours?
  17. Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    I just read about a new pending lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven, and wanted to give my opinion. It's not the first time LZ has been sued, and probably won't be the last. Here's a link to the article at Businessweek. Note 1: I didn't proofread, edit, or spellcheck this. This is the web, FTLOG. Let the errors go. Note 2: This is one man's opinion. There's a detailed story in Businessweek about the latest copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, one of my favorite bands. I've read most of the biographies and sagas about LZ, plus I have all their music and videos. With that level of interest, I've followed the lawsuits. The suits ask interesting questions of us: what is a "basic" sound that simply exists for anyone to create a variation of, what is a song that loosely inspired another, and when is borrowing considered copying (or stealing) under the law? I feel bad for judges and juries who have to sort these things out, because it's an example of human culture being shoved into a rectangular box, and it can't possibly fit. That's probably why most of these lawsuits are settled prior to an official ruling. These kinds of lawsuits exist in nearly all aspects of life: technology -- hardware and software, books and other writing, cars, etc. I once read that 99% of all cell phones sold in the world yield some of the profits to Microsoft because the company owns so many technology patents. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and countless others, often buy companies not for their products or services, but to acquire the patent portfolio. It's complicated and fascinating. The latest lawsuit against LZ involves Stairway to Heaven, which sounds a lot like a song called Taurus, by the band Spirit. Does that mean it's copyright infringement? Hard to say. Many people have tried to say LZ's song White Summer (sometimes called Black Mountainside or White Summer / Black Mountain Side) is theft of a Bert Jansch song. To make things more interesting, Jimmy Page started doing the song with The Yardbirds, before LZ was formed. Jansch is (was) a British folk guitarist and singer who did his own version of the song, which he called Black Waterside. Turns out, Jansch's song is similar to a song called Mustapha, by Davy Graham, which came out a couple of years before Jancsh released his own version. Jansh's song is also similar to Graham's guitar version of She Moved Through the Fair. Some say LZ should credit and pay Jansch and Graham. However, Black Mountainside is a British (or maybe Scottish, I can't remember) folk song dating back hundreds of years. This makes it fair game for anyone to use for inspiration, and is likely the reason LZ hasn't been sued over their version. Another area of creativity I've enjoyed, and one that intersects with Led Zeppelin, is fantasy novels -- although not for many years. There just isn't enough good fantasy out there to get fired up (with a few notable exceptions). Tolkien is, of course, the Founding Father, and has never been bettered. When I plowed through The Lord of the Rings as a kid, I thought it was the most creative thing anybody had ever produced. I found out it's not nearly as creative as I thought, starting with elves. Elves existed in popular culture in Celtic and Dark Age Britain, and probably most Celtic areas, at least a thousand years before Tolkien came along. They were thought to exist in a parallel universe, traveling back and forth between their own world and ours through known gateways. The Isle of Avalon in Arthurian mythology is the most famous of these gateways. Myrlin the magician, of Arthurian mythology, could travel freely between both worlds, and he is rendered as Gandalf in LOTR. The elven folklore was so powerful that England's first king, Alfred, is associated with elves. Alfred, btw, was spelled Aelfred at the time, with the A and E combined in the Old English ash character. Today's "alf" could just as easily have been rendered "elf". The name means, literally, "elf councillor". One had to be very important to give advice to the elves, as the people of the time believed, because the race was considered wise and mysterious. In LOTR, Frodo was formally named Elf Friend by the elves. It was a high honor, borrowed by Tolkien wholly from real folklore that existed for thousands of years. To this day, there is some debate about whether "Alfred" was the name of the king, or his title, or both. The way people thought in the 9th century was so different from our own, we may never know. My opinion is that if a royal family in 9th century Anglo-Saxon / Danish England named a second or third son, as Alfred was, A Councillor to Elves, they would have been viewed as incredibly arrogant. Others probably gave him the title, and it was assumed as his name. This was fairly common at the time -- choosing, or adopting a name chosen by others, after attaining a high office. Midieval kings did this as a matter of routine. This ancient history can be seen today in the way Popes change their name upon attaining the office. As for Tolkien, his major works were loosely designed to provide a creation myth for Great Britain, so they needed to feel like they originated in the Dark Ages or earlier -- hence the similarities to the folklore and literature of the period. If you read the Niebelungenlied (sp?) and the Kalevala (sp?) and Arthurian literature and some other Dark Age stories, you quickly discover that Tolkien is not nearly as creative as most people seem to believe. He had some novelties, and was a great writer, and crafted a heavyweight story on things that mostly existed earlier. He plagiarized nothing, yet invented little. His greatness was the story and the writing. Magic rings? Like elves, commonplace for the era, and not invented by Tolkien. Today we see an echo of this ancient history whenever a wedding ring is placed on a finger. Tolkien was influenced by many sources, and he in turn was a major influence on Robert Plant, the primary lyricist for Led Zeppelin. Many LZ songs contain references to LOTR. And, just like Tolkien's writings, many LZ songs can be traced back to older sources -- other rock songs or earlier blues songs, but that doesn't necessarily mean theft. If it was that easy, Robert Jordan would have been sued by Tolkien's estate for the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels. Tennyson's estate, if it still existed, would sue both, except that copyrights expire after awhile. The descendants of Beowulf's author would sue everyone. Tolkien was, after all, an Anglo-Saxon (Old English) scholar and considered one of the best translators of Beowulf. A recent lawsuit was that of Dan Brown over his authorship of The Da Vinci Code. The authors of a non-fiction (although highly speculative) book called Holy Blood, Holy Grail sued Brown because, they said, Brown fictionalized their book. I don't believe Brown denied this, and after reading both of those books, I can say he would have been foolish to deny it -- they're nearly identical at the idea level. Brown won because, as the British court said, an idea can't be copyrighted. The main idea in both books is the Holy Grail, a powerful motif of Arthurian mythology, which greatly influenced Tolkien, who greatly influenced Robert Plant. This why I wrote this long-winded post -- so many parallels, so many connections, so much gray area, and occasionally a court of law has to sort out the meaning of it all and how the law applies. Ridiculous and fascinating. Oh, I also wrote this because I love LZ and Tolkien, and also because I believe law must exist, and because it's a mostly rational concept that deals with irrational human beings, it will never function well. So, what's the dividing line between an idea and an original work of creativity, protected by copyright laws? LZ will win the new lawsuit if they can demonstrate that the song Taurus had nothing to do with Stairway to Heaven or that Taurus was merely the idea that prompted an original work. The Businessweek article shines a light on this: "Ultimately, the legal test isn’t what experts say. Under U.S. law, the standard a jury or judge would apply is whether the song in question sounds like a copy to an ordinary lay listener." Tolkien's estate will never have to deal with these types of lawsuits because the copyright on Dark Age literature is long expired, and also because the exact authorship of many of the works is impossible to prove, but these are the only reasons. I've read most of the source material that influenced Tolkien, such as the Arthurian stuff, the Kalevala, the Norse sagas, the Niebelungenleid, Beowulf, the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, Taleisin, Aneirin, etc. I've also listened to most LZ music, as well as the source material. The parallels are uncanny. If LZ stole Taurus and re-worked it as Stairway to Heaven, then Tolkien stole Gandalf from Old Welsh writers. I don't hold it against Tolkien -- I don't consider him a thief -- and I don't consider LZ a thief over Taurus. The inspiration seems clear, but I think it stops well short of copyright infringement. I'd give you 10:1 the suit is settled out of court with a small monetary payout and a new credit appearing on future releases of Stairway to Heaven.
  18. Can anyone point me towards articles (both primary and secondary sources) that describe Led Zeppelin's influence on popular music? Although their influence is well known, it is not well documented and as such is hard to find evidence. (I'm doing a small research paper on them and their influence/effect on popular up until the 90s). Thanks!
  19. So, I had been wishing that Zeppelin would tour one last time so I could see them once, missed them as a kid and kicking myself for it. I figure they wouldn't be as good as they were 20 years ago, but still, cool. I have been keeping track of the back & forth between Plant & Page about reuniting and was frustrated by the outcome. HOWEVER, I have been listening to alot of Plant's later work and came up with a theory; Was Plant ever really into the harder, "metal" type hard rock? Most of the work he's done has been slower blues, folk, and nearly country music as with Alison Krauss. NOTE: I love this later work, so this isnt a slam on it! So, to you folks out there that know Plant better, what do you think? Thank you!
  20. Dogz of Zeus

    Hi guys, I wanted to introduce you to my band, based out of NYC. We are called Dogz of Zeus. Some of our material is more metal, but our rock and ballad stuff is very influenced by Led Zeppelin. I wanted to share a couple videos of one of our more mellow songs called The Circle to see if you guys can dig it:
  21. Do you guys think the o2 Kashmir was the best ever? Or was it the 1979 Knebworth?
  22. Sharing a little video teaser of The Violution's cover of "Stairway to Heaven" with only electric violin, bass and drums. Enjoy (FYI No guitars were used in the recording of this track.) www.theviolution.com
  23. Outrider opinions

    I personally like Outrider I think has more of Jimmy's hard rock and bluesy feel. Unlike some of Robert's later projects. (I enjoy Robert's solo career as well)
  24. UK Visit

    Hello all, I will be visiting the United Kingdom this May. I want to take advantage of the trip and find places to visit that have significance in relation to Led Zeppelin. Whether it be venues they have played, places they have lived, or museums. Please let me know!
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