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sixpense

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  1. This is what I could find so far: “On Wednesday September 24 John Bonham left his Worcestershire home with Rex King to meet up with the rest of the group for initial rehearsals at Bray Studios. He began drinking quadruple measures of vodka at a stop off in a pub on the way and this binge continued when the group assembled at Bray. Bonzo had been feeling tentative about going back to America – the Bill Graham incident still hung heavy on his mind – and as ever he was nervous about preparing for a tour. Realizing there would be little in the way of serious rehearsing completed that night, Page and Plant called an early evening halt. They all returned to Page’s Windsor home.” – Dave Lewis Led Zeppelin: The Concert File
  2. We are all entitled to our own beliefs.
  3. Bonzo never made it to Bray. (From what I have read) he was very drunk and rested at Page's house where he passed away. Jimmy more than likely remixed the four polar studio tracks at SOL. Those track were intended to be released as an EP in August of 1979 just prior to Knebworth. Jimmy did record Plant's vocals to Poor Tom at SOL (IMO) as well as finishing the rest of CODA there as well. Jimmy was quoted after the CODA release that there was no more unreleased Zeppelin studio tracks. We all know now that wasn't true because Sugar Momma was mixed at SOL as well. (Credits in remastered CODA release) I'm not sure why Jimmy said that at the time. FYI Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop was recorded at SOL with Leif Masses with Leif Masses engineering.
  4. Leif Masses , an engineer who eventually ended up at SOL, was working in Nov - Dec 78 with Zeppelin at Polar Studios. Jimmy's website, (on this day posts) also mention that those tracks were recorded there. The station had it wrong. Bray studios was a film and television facility, not a recording studio for music.
  5. Here is hoping for something from the beginning and/or rehearsals.
  6. ROBERT ELLIS LED ZEP BOOK

    The pics of Jimmy with the t-shirt and scarf look like they are from the May 2 1969 Rose Palace show, where he is still using the Dragon Fender Telecaster (last legs) and incorporating the Gibson Les Paul more.
  7. Led Zeppelin Mag

    I have it as well.
  8. Yardbirds '68 out Nov 5th

    Received the two album set today from JimmyPage.com and listened to all of it. A big improvement in the sound of the Anderson Theater show. Happy that the audience overdubs were removed. The studio set also sounded great as well. Especially enjoyed the track Spanish Blood. Definitely a departure from the standard music The Yardbirds were known for. The booklet design reminded me of Zeppelin bootlegs released from Italy back in the 80-90s. (Not sure if Jimmy was going for that effect)
  9. Plant's vocals on I'm Gonna Crawl

    I think the whole band were at there best on this track. A great send-off.
  10. Led Zep News said it was deleted. I wonder if he lost a job?
  11. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. That is what this forum is for. But when someone starts their message "are you high?" That says more of them then me.
  12. No, not high - and I don't do drugs buddy. You DO realize how the mellotron gets those sounds? Where they come from? Hummmm? Someone playing a recorder.
  13. Plenty live on 6Music today

    It irks me when Plant performs the Zeppelin songs because he says is no longer a "rock and roll singer" and doesn't want to be a "stadium act" anymore. He has an extensive solo catalog to chose from and I wished he had the same attitude he had back when he started a solo career.
  14. Tom Petty

    RIP Tom. Thanks for the music.
  15. I never claimed it was gospel. unfortunately, it is the only publication out there with documentation. ( Welsh actually talks to Dave Peg (bass player from A Way of Life) Bonzo's Drum tech etc including specifics as to how many springs were on the snare and at what time) (Dave Peg states that Bonzo was using a green sparkle Ludwig in the Band) It is your opinion about it being "clear" that the Marquee gig is a Slingerland. I don't share that opinion. The lugs size alone doesn't match the Slingerland. The book doesn't mention anywhere Bonzo owning a Slingerland. It does mention him owning s few Gretsch kits. I believe one can be seen in the recently uncovered 1968 promo for Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. Not the John Bonham bible or encyclopedia but a fair representation of Bonzo's equipment. The bottom line to the book was Bonzo was a Ludwig player all the way.
  16. Tried to find another larger scan of the Marquee photo. Best one I could find was from Led Zeppelin: The Concert File by Dave Lewis. I scanned the image. Then took the image and removed the red/orange to take a closer look at the logo behind Jimmy's knee. I zoomed in on the image to see the black shadow (which is the logo) and it does't appear to be a "d". The upper stem of the letter is not showing as black there. (Lead me to believe it is a "g".)
  17. We agree to disagree. Note that in the A Thunder of Drums book, the other kits that Bonham owned nowhere is a Slingerland kit listed. I believe the kit was rented for the first tour before recording LZ I. Given that the Marquee gig is local (within England) Bonzo probably used his own kit.
  18. Looks like a Ludwig to me. (It is subjective and difficult) But compare the metal lugs on the Tom-Tom. The Ludwig looks larger.
  19. Documented in John Bonham A Thunder of Drums Bonzo had used a Ludwig Kit as far back as the Band of Joy days. (He was using one when with Tim Rose in summer of 1968)
  20. From what I read a few months ago, Robert Plant owned the kit and was possibly going to auction off for charity. By the way, the drum kit that Bonzo used for When the Levee Breaks was a green sparkle kit that was just purchased around late 1970 early 1971. I believe this kit is the one Bonham used for Led Zeppelin I.
  21. Southampton 73- Why it's the best bootleg

    Not the biggest fan on the drum sounds on this recording nor is it anyhere near their best performance. Zeppelin's Germany 73 or Copenhagen 1979 shows are their pinnacle. (IMHO)
  22. Greta Van Fleet

    More Humble Pie than Led Zeppelin.
  23. Yardbirds '68 out Nov 5th

    Second verse is pretty close to the Zeppelin III version.
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