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  1. 31st May 1948, Born on this day, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. Bonham died on September 25th 1980 after choking on his own vomit. http://www.rocksquare.com/community/musicnews/2528
  2. The Badger culls are due to begin in the UK in June 2013, it’s now or never for the badgers! Brian May has launched a petition so they can deliver 250,000 voices against the badger cull to ensure that the Government can’t ignore this any longer. If you want to help please click here: http://teambadger.org/
  3. http://audioboo.fm/boos/1370213-this-day-in-music-4th-may 4th May 1973, Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the 'biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States'. The group would gross over $4 million from the dates, flying between gigs in 'The Starship' a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30' lounge and a white fur bedroom.
  4. Ryan Gosling, star of Terence Malick’s forthcoming film about intersecting love triangles in Austin’s hepcat music scene, let slip in a recent interview with Indiewire that none other than Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant will be making his feature film debut in the as-yet-untitled picture. Full story: http://www.rocksquare.com/community/musicnews/2129
  5. 22nd March 1975, Led Zeppelin started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Physical Graffiti, the group's fourth US No.1 album. On its first day of release in the US, the album shipped a million copies – no other album in the history of Atlantic records had generated so many sales. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies. From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/physical_graffiti
  6. 24th Feb 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK. Recording sessions had been disrupted when bassist and keyboard player John Paul Jones had proposed quitting the band, supposedly to become choirmaster at Winchester Cathedral, England, although in reality he just needed time to rest after Zeppelin's demanding tour schedule. More: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/physical_graffiti
  7. 19th Feb 1972, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide in Australia. A local paper who reviewed the show printed: Singer Robin Plant (sic) overcame an 'Australian bug' in his throat and broke into his own in 'Black Dog' and 'Stairway To The Stars' (sic). Full story: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/zeppelin_australia
  8. Just looked at the results, Pink Floyd's The Wall has the most the votes, 2nd is The Beatles White album and third is Physical Graffiti.
  9. What has been the best double album ever? The Wall? Electric Ladyland? Exile On Main St? The White Album? Physical Graffiti? Vote for your favourite double album. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/double_album
  10. 8th Feb 1968, The Band Of Joy, featuring John Bonham and Robert Plant, made their first London appearance, supporting Edwin Starr at the Marquee Club in London, England. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/john_bonham
  11. Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s British rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71. The frontman died at his home in Hampshire surrounded by his family, his daughter Karen said. The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around, which was covered in the 1990s with huge success by Wet Wet Wet. Presley had announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and being diagnosed with lung cancer. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/reg_presley
  12. 23rd Jan 1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played Led Zeppelins 'Stairway To Heaven' for twenty-four solid hours to inaugurate a format change to Classic Rock. Police showed up with guns drawn: once after a listener reported that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, and later because of suspicion that, this being eight days into the Gulf War, the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. From This Day in Led Zeppelin;
  13. 17th Jan 1969, Led Zeppelin I, the band's debut album, was released in the US, coinciding with the band's first headlining US concert tour. It was to peak at No. 10 in the US chart, and at No. 6 in the UK. The RIAA in the US has now certified it as having sold over 10 million copies in the US alone. Full story:http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin
  14. 9th Jan 1944, Born on this day, Jimmy Page, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 US No.3 single Sea Of Love. As a session guitarist in the 60s Page played on Here Comes The Night by Them, Shout by Lulu and The Who's Can't Explain. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/Led_Zeppelin_form
  15. Good piece here on Mr Jones: http://www.musicroom.com/blog/music-news/features/this-day-in-music/this-day-in-music-john-paul-jones-39310
  16. I just got Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 which is a great read. Dave Lewis has written a few other Zeppelin books as well. http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tblweb09/?page_id=9965
  17. Win a copy of Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day. This Day in Music have 6 copies of this Deluxe Edition – 2-DVD/2-CD set and 1-Blu-ray/1-DVD/2-CD featuring exclusive bonus video content including the Shepperton rehearsals, and BBC news footage. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/win_stuff
  18. 8th Nov 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV, it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. More: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin_iv
  19. 31st Oct 1970, Led Zeppelin started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Led Zeppelin III', the bands second US chart topper. More: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin_iii
  20. New iPhone - iPad App out called iWitness which includes a feature on the making of Led Zeppelin IV. Jimmy, Robert and John were all interviewed and talk about the making of. It also features Deep Purple, Nirvana, Cream, Elvis, and others. See it here:
  21. 8th Oct 1971, Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band's first album to hit No.1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' Abbey Road twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first r eleased the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying). In 1999, it was certified 12 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 12 million copies. Read the full story http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin_ii
  22. 25th Sept 1980, John Bonham, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, ‘Moby Dick,’ would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/john_bonham
  23. Win every Led Zeppelin album! This box set includes the classic Led Zeppelin II, III, IV, Houses Of The Holy and Physical Graffiti. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/win_stuff
  24. 20th Sept 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782, with most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs. Led Zeppelin I.http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin
  25. To celebrate Led Zeppelin's live debut on 7th Sept 1968, This Day in Music Apps are making their This Day in Led Zeppelin App free for 7 days. Full story:http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin_form
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