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Today In Led Zeppelin History

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3 hours ago, apantherfrommd said:

Who wouldn't give one eye to hear the rehearsal tape? ;) Does the tape exist?

I'd bet it does, and in the possession of one James Patrick Page. And I doubt it will ever be made public within his lifetime.

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50 years jesus... My parents did not even meet.

50 years.... 262 bootlegs on my collection for differents dates.. worst of great sound, it was always awasome

50 years... a long journey was made, into heroin, alcohol.. break voices... Bonham and all was always """"over the top"

50 years.. .. respect to the decision of Robert Plant for continue without Jimmy and JPJ because he knows, Led Zeppelin without Bonham is not the same... maybe im wrong, correct me.

50 years .. just congratulations. I'm 27 and i discover the band at 13 by my father with "Led Zeppelin Greatest Hits Remasters, 1990 ? " with the solo of Dazed and Confused  ... OH MY GOD.. the first time i listened that...WOW. i can't describe that just listened the drummer and i said i want be like him.. but i wasnt .

50 years.... after all this years John Bonham  would have been 70 this year but let's be honest he would never have gone over 50 unfortunately
50... years... but only 12 years to prove who is the greatest rock and roll band of earth

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New post on Jimmy's Page today gives great details about recording the first album: 

The inception of the epic Led Zeppelin I
So we're in the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin, and on this day on 25th September 1968 heralds the inception of the epic Led Zeppelin I album: the moment whereby I would be able to manifest the sounds and layers I had heard in my head and also prove my status as a producer.

The group went to Studio No.1, Olympic Studios, 117 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13, having extensively rehearsed the material for Led Zeppelin I at my house in Pangbourne and we had had the opportunity to perform a good percentage of that material during a few concerts in Scandinavia and the UK to experience our music in a live situation under the clandestine cloak of the Yardbirds. In those days, the studio time was scattered and limited over a few days in September and October, dictated by Olympic's availability.

Thus, with the aid of my old friend Glyn John's masterful engineering, at 11pm on Wednesday 25th September 1968, we began our recordings and embarked upon committing this eclectic powerhouse to tape.

Much has been speculated about the initial recordings, so I thought it would be useful to show the worksheet from RAK that gives the dates and times that we were scheduled initially to go in. It makes fascinating reading.


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Support from Frosty Noses and Audience. Tony Statton-Smith intrdouced all the acts.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ],

Good Times Bad Times Intro >>

Communication Breakdown >>

I Can't Quit You Baby, [ cut ],

Heartbreaker, [ cut ],

You Shook Me [ cut ], [ cut ],

What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ],

Dazed And Confused [ cut ],

How Many More Times (<< colors, Over Under Sideways Down, Down By The River, The Hunter, Eyesight To The Blind, Shake For Me, Boogie Chillun [ cut ]..) [ cut ].

Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 59 minutes.

Details: A little distortion, occasional tape hiss, and slightly weak bass do not prevent this from being a highly enjoyable document. The drums are clearly audible.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Live At The Lyceum (Grant Musik) & London Live (Right Records) 

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Good Times Bad Times (Scorpio Japan), Lyceum (Cobra Standard Series), Lyceum Preview (Immigrant), Triumphant UK Return (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & UK 10-12-69 (Totonka)


We get the 2nd take of Heartbreaker from the forthcoming album.
This show is a show case of what was out there. The fans also get a treat as to what is to come. This is a preview of the second album. The first preview was two days before, and this one is in London. A great warm up for a warm loving embrace - back to North America. 
Robert Plant has molded into his role. John Bonham has never wavered from his destiny. Jimmy Page is reveling in his prophetic creation. He has stood tall and emboldened with confidence, graciously embracing the foreshadowing of a Legend. John Paul Jones strongly uplifting the backbone of a band with the weight of a stongman.
As they left this show in London for America, they knew the page had been turned. No longer would Led Zeppelin be introduced as "The - Led Zeppelin" as they were in Lewisville (Dallas) on August 31st, 1969. They were now a FORCE to be reckoned with.
Peace On.  "Apanther"



Rather than bombard you with loads of videos, I'll post just one song. 
How Many More Times
. Colors
.Over Under Sideways Down (guitar snippet)
.Down By The River
The Hunter 11:07
.Eyesight To The Blind 12:20
.Shake For Me 
.(For the Late Great Potted Plant) Boogie Chillun 13:05

Edited by apantherfrommd

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