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  1. Knebworth 8-11-79 review (Variety)
  2. The JPJ photo is from Philadelphia.
  3. Correct - It's a still from 8mm home movie footage.
  4. Announcement of the Doors being added: July 14, 1969 (Seattle Times)
  5. A tidbit from June 29, 1969 (Seattle Times) with promoter Boyd Grafmyre discussing the upcoming 1969 Seattle Pop Festival. "There is also some interest in filming the Seattle Pop Festival. National Education Television has shown some interest - they're doing a summer series on festivals of all kinds around the nation. King Screen is also interested in making a film about it and if that shouldn't work out, I may film it on my own." oh well... goes into the 'coulda been' file. And still haven't seen any pics of Zep from the show.
  6. Fake
  7. July 1, 1978 - Indianapolis Declares "Stairway To Heaven Avenue" Official Proclamation From the City of Indianapolis: William H. Hudnut III, Mayor P R O C L A M A T I O N: "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AVENUE" July 1, 1978 WHEREAS: Adam Smasher and WNAP Radio conducted a contest asking listeners to name their favorite song in the hopes of having a street renamed for a day in honor of that song; and WHEREAS: More than 8500 persons responded to that survey, naming "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin as their favorite song and WHEREAS: Indianapolis, as the Crossroads of America, also happens to be the city closest to heaven, this truly making it the "Stairway to Heaven"; and WHEREAS: It has been the goal of this administration to encourage persons of all ages to come downtown as part of our revitalization efforts; and WHEREAS: The Smash says it's cool: NOW, THEREFORE, I, William H. Hudnut, III, Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, do rename Meridian Street as "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AVENUE" for July 1, 1978 and call upon all citizens to commemorate this occasion by joining the Smash and WNAP Radio in a street dance on the City Market Plaza. IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set me hand and caused the Seal of the City of Indianapolis to be affixed this 30th day of June, 1978. (Signed), Willian H. Hudnut, III, Mayor. ---
  8. Robert Plant interview - Feb. 1976 (Rolling Stone)
  9. It's on the deluxe versions: "On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 17 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven." A film of the show, "Celebration Day, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray and includes the entire concert in HD video and in 5.1, 48/24 hi-resolution audio surround sound. "Celebration Day" is an incredible document of the now legendary concert, which has been described as possibly the greatest rock and roll concert ever. The two hour feature length film is presented in beautiful high definition video, and stunning audio quality. The aspect ratio is 16x9. The film is directed by Dick Carruthers who had previously worked with Led Zeppelin on their award winning 2003 release "DVD" - a release that remains one of the highest selling music DVD's of all time. The "Celebration Day" film is already critically acclaimed and the DVD & Blu-ray releases are certain to become consistently high selling titles in the Led Zeppelin catalog. A bonus DVD in the deluxe versions features the dress rehearsal at Shepperton Studios, filmed a few days before the O2 concert. The rehearsal is filmed in SD and recorded in stereo."
  10. New York 7-29-73 / Jimmy Page interview (Journal-News) partial transcription: Their performance Sunday night (July 29) was almost as overwhelming as their money-making ability. Power, innovation, theatricism, mysticism all were textured qualities surrounding the three hour set. Their latest release, Houses of the Holy, continues in a direction of musical innovation for Zeppelin. It is perhaps its most polished album, one whose musical complexity and versatility supersedes any current disc and one that shows Zeppelin’s undauntedness for varying musical expression. Example: John Paul Jones only plays bass, but organ, keyboards and the mellotron with expertise. “No matter how efficient we are musically, I think once you know what’s coming, and that relates to anything you get into, it becomes a bore”, Jimmy Page says. “That’s why every LP’s so different. If they weren’t, our LPs would have all stuck in the same sort of groove, more or less. But all our minds are alive and working – that’s why we go through all these changes. With us, we’re changing every night,” Page says. “We never get two guitar breaks that are the same. All those riffs appear out of nowhere – every night. It keeps us from getting bored because there’s always something new to look forward to. You never know what’s going to come out. It’s like embarking on a mysterious adventure every night.” “The only annoying thing is when you really hit on some good things, they’re lost in time, it goes into the other dimension, you’ve lost it. They only come once and then they’re gone. But then again, it’s exciting because you know that something’s gone but then something new is going to come.” The notes seem to spill out of Page’s guitar with a spontaneity and fluidity that makes him rock’s premiere guitarist. Whether it’s a traditional ballad like Since I’ve Been Loving You or the hard-driving Heartbreaker, Page cuts around the basic melody with riffs that become majestic journeys up and down the fretboard. What puts him a cut above the rest is his reservoir and range of material. He may not be as fast as the limited Jeff Beck or as resonant as the repetitive Eric Clapton, but his spectrum, his creativity and his clear and powerful picking surpass his peers. He is the guitar virtuoso and a sensitive artist. “I think I’m just learning how to play the guitar,” he says. “Sometimes when I’m on stage I only get a flash of what my potential really is.” Page also is the best showman. Dressed in glittering black, he prowls and prances while bursting through blistering riffs that absorb and vacate the mind. He appears venomous while snaking around the stage, in and out of the light – leaning, bending, twisting. But one man does not make a band. What makes Zeppelin so overpowering is that all four are superb musicians. Jones and Bonham combine to give Page the strongest rhythm section available. They are all so keenly aware of the integral flow of the music that each responds precisely and creatively to the other. The added dimension in the live performance was the different approach of the rhythms recorded previously on the albums. This becomes apparent when each member dominates the performance at different points. John Bonham’s 24-minute drum solo in Moby Dick, where he plays like a caged animal but with the control of a tiger, is a fiery demonstration. Jones’ mastery of the mellotron is captivating as a free-floating effect is achieved in No Quarter. Lead singer Robert Plant perhaps is the most spectacular on stage, as the group’s symbol on stage. His golden locks lay gently on his shoulders and the bare-chested performer creates havoc with a machismo. His voice control, his range and power make him the perfect springboard for the group’s music. [By Clint Roswell, Journal-News, August 1973]
  11. Jimmy Page - New Superstar (Record World, March 1969)
  12. The webcast was groundbreaking at the time, seventeen (!) years ago. I dug up my old Electric Magic website archive from that time. Here's the announcement and banner ad I designed for the promotion: News | July 13, 2000: Announcing: John Paul Jones House of Blues Internet Broadcast - July 22nd (July 13, 2000) Tune into the House of Blues web site July 22nd (9:00 EST), for an Internet broadcast of John Paul Jones' recent New Orleans concert (taped March 14th). Free low bandwidth connections (28.8/56k) are being offered with higher quality streams (for DSL/cable modems etc.) available as pay-per-view for only $7.99, giving you a 24 hour "cyberticket" to view the show. [JPJ H.O.B. Broadcast link]. And since we're going back in time, here's a screenshot of the homepage from back then too (July 2000)
  13. The rehearsal is officially released on Celebration Day.
  14. It's that version on bootleg with organ & guitar that fueled that false rumor.
  15. It's JPJ and Jimmy.