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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    These holographic concerts are the kind of thing that would've been written about in dystopian sci fi 30 years ago. You might say it's no different to seeing a tribute band, but imo there's something morbid about it. Intellectually bankrupt music industry.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Is it my imagination or did Page's voice on that interview sound more grainy than normal? He might just have the flu or something, but he sounded frail, or possibly just my imagination.
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    Peter Grant wouldn't have been happy. "Pirate fackin merchandise! An' it's not even spelled right!!"
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    Source of Jimmy Picture (JP IN CAIRO)

    Interesting thing for me is how much healthier he looks than some parts of the '77 tour. Page is quite full in the face, with none of that raddled look he has at Oakland etc. His weight fluctuated a lot in '77, so I'd agree he must have been clean in Egypt.
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    When Zeppelin played the massive outdoor Knebworth Festival in 1979, Grant actually made Preston fly over the crowd in a helicopter and shoot the audience itself, so he’d later have evidence if the promoter tried to stiff him on some of the proceeds while claiming a smaller number of people showed up than actually did. When this inevitably happened, the forward-thinking Grant took him to court and won extra damages, based on the photos, which he’d had analyzed using some special new software. Hum. So the story is it was special software rather than NASA? Either way this isn't quite the way Freddie Bannister remembered it, but it's a happy anniversary / most positive light story, so fair enough.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    I can imagine Plant saying "i'm washing my hair that night", but a bit surprised Jones wasn't there.
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    Two links to promo articles for the new book https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2018/10/03/heres-a-sneak-peek-of-a-one-of-a-kind-book-about-legendary-rock-band-led-zeppelin/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5ded7a736d94 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6234183/Never-seen-pictures-Led-Zeppelin-years.html Yeah, it's the Mail... Some good pics though
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    New Peter Grant Book

    Just read a review of this in Planet Rock, and seriously looking forward to it, it looks like a corker. Mentions are made of a bloke on the Zeppelin scene in the late 70s who was an FBI informer (!), and other craziness. Plus the best bit is said to be "revelations of a plot to rob the Knebworth takings"! This is one for pre order, no doubt.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Just been listening to Heartbreaker on YouTube. The sound quality is superb, the band are cooking, overall, miles better than the usual soundboard quality. Wow!
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    Here is my own complete version of Seattle 1973

    Just been listening to your upload on YouTube. Moby Dick smokes on this, thanks for making this.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    I finally caved in and bought this book. To my great surprise it's actually not bad. One bit stood out for me though and made my jaw drop. It says that Mickie Most put cash up to help finance the first US tour in 68/69, and received 1% of Zeppelin's income in perpetuity. Wtf?! That's not like 1% of the income of Dumpy's Rusty Nuts. That's serious money. Then it's never referred to again, annoyingly. I'd love to know if that's true, and if it is, if it was ever renegotiated.
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    Sept 25, 1968

    Actually that would fit with ol' Led Wallet's profile very well! To be fair, he was paying for it out of his own pocket...
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    Speculation but wasn't some of the gear "unofficially borrowed" in the early days? I recall a story about an amp blowing up at Canterbury and Jeff Beck, in the audience, suddenly realised it was one of his band's that Grant had "borrowed". So perhaps in the early (UK) days Bonzo was using someone else's kit. I wonder if anyone would know if when he played with Tim Rose, his kit was rented, was his, or belonged to Rose.
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    Sept 25, 1968

    I guess to Glyn Johns or whoever it was just another band, just another session at first. But once he and others realised how good it was I'm surprised no one got a camera out and took a pic on the last day of recording or whatever, as at least a keepsake. Interesting how it says "Yardbirds" NOT "New Yardbirds". I've never believed New Yardbirds was anything other than an office shorthand for "Jimmy's new band". Apart from that one poster for the Surrey Uni show on the 25th October.
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    Sept 25, 1968

    It's not supposed to be the date they went into Olympic studios, that was said to be a few days later (Mick Wall quoted the 29th). But those sheets prove it was the 25th. Interesting that they show work on Weds, Friday etc but not Thursday. Suggests the booking was done in a bit of a hurry.