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  1. Born on this day, 9 January, 1944, Jimmy Page, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. The band's fourth album, released in 1971 and featuring the rock classic “Stairway To Heaven,” has sold over 37 million copies. Page has also worked with The Black Crowes, Roy Harper, The Firm, Coverdale Page, Puff Daddy, and has released solo recordings and soundtracks as well as recording and touring with his old mate Robert Plant. Jimmy Page is my guitar hero! More http://mrtrpt.com/1jd
  2. Just wanted to flag up a new version of the This Day in Led Zeppelin app which is now live. This new version has images which can be enlarged, as well as more content in On this day, Trivia and the Quiz sections.
  3. On this day 6th Dec in 1969, Led Zeppelin made their debut on the US singles chart with “Whole Lotta Love.” It went on to reach #4 on the chart and was the first of six Top 40 singles for the group in the US. More at http://mrtrpt.com/1hf
  4. 2nd Dec 1971, Led Zeppelin released 'Black Dog' / 'Misty Mountain Hop' as a single in the US, which peaked at No. 15 on the chart. Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is credited with writing the main riff, while Robert Plant hits his highest note on any Led Zeppelin studio recording, around the 3'49" mark. http://youtu.be/6tlSx0jkuLM
  5. 24th Nov 1973, Led Zeppelin's D'yer Mak'er made its debut on the US singles chart. The track peaked at No. 20, spending eight weeks on the chart.
  6. This Day in Music, November 8: Led Zeppelin IV On this day in 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. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England. http://mrtrpt.com/1el
  7. 4th Nov 2008, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was voted into 5th place in a 'Coolest Person' poll. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy topped the poll carried out by Virgin Media, followed by singer Kate Bush, who came second. http://youtu.be/gXoHuEaPMG8
  8. ‎2nd Nov 2007, Led Zeppelin's eagerly awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert, in honour of Atlantic Records founder the late Ahmet Ertegun, scheduled for 26th November would now take place on 10th December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.
  9. October 31: On this day in 1970, Led Zeppelin started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Led Zeppelin III, the band's second US chart topper. 1969 had been a landmark year for Led Zeppelin, but exhausting: four US tours, five UK/European tours, two album releases and one huge single, "Whole Lotta Love," which was gold in the US and Number 1 in Germany... Led Zeppelin III http://mrtrpt.com/1dp
  10. 30th Oct 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York. The set list included 'Communication Breakdown', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'Heartbreaker', 'Dazed And Confused', 'White Summer/Black Mountainside', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'Moby Dick' and 'How Many More Times'. Tickets cost $4.50 - $5.50. A review from local paper The Buffalo News said: "They were in true simplistic terms, good, excellent professional, top-quality and nice to listen to!" http://youtu.be/wrvfMSYNqBg
  11. 27th Oct 1979, The entire Led Zeppelin album catalogue was listed in the US Top 200 album chart, the first time any artist had achieved this. The albums were: 'Led Zeppelin', 'Led Zeppelin II', 'Led Zeppelin III', 'Led Zeppelin IV', 'Houses of the Holy', 'Physical Graffiti', 'Presence' and 'In Through the Out Door'. During the past 10 years, Zeppelin's albums had spent over 400 weeks on the US chart.
  12. 25th Oct 1968, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Battersea campus of Surrey University, England. Formerly the Battersea Polytechnic Institute, the concert took place in the Great Hall of the Battersea Park Road site, a 19-century Listed building founde in 1891 and designed by architect E. W. Mountford. Although there are unconfirmed reports of earlier shows, this appears to be the band's first gig with their new name (after initially performing as The New Yardbirds). In 2003 a poster for the gig (billing the group as The New Yardbirds) sold at auction for £2,400. From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin
  13. 16th Oct 2010, Auburn University graduate student Justin Havird named a new species of fish, Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini, because the fish's pectoral fin reminded him of the double-neck guitar used by Jimmy Page.""I'm a big Led Zeppelin fan, and I was listening to them while I was working on the fish," Havird said. "The structure that makes this species unique just reminded me of the guitar that Jimmy Page played". From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin
  14. ‎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 released 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').
  15. ‎7th Oct 1999, 'Stairway To Heaven' by Led Zeppelin was voted at No. 1 in Classic Rock magazines 'Ten Best... Songs Ever!' reader's poll. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen was voted in at No. 2 and 'Freebird' by Lynyrd Skynyrd was No. 3. Zeppelin also had 'Kashmir' at No. 23 and 'Whole Lotta Love' at No.30.
  16. 5th Oct 1970, 'Led Zeppelin III' was released in the UK on Atlantic records.The album peaked at No. 1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies.
  17. 3rd Oct 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Circus Theatre, Scheveningen, Holland during a European tour. The set list included 'Communication Breakdown', 'Dazed And Confused', 'I Can't Quit You Baby' and 'How Many More Times'.
  18. 28th Sept 1976, Led Zeppelin released 'The Song Remains The Same'. The live soundtrack double album was recorded at Madison Square Gardens, New York City on 27th, 28th and 29th July 1973.
  19. 27th Sept 1971, On their first ever Japanese tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Shiei Taikukan Hall in Hiroshima, Japan, a charity concert in aid of the victims of the 1945 Atom bomb. The band subsequently presented the local Mayor with a cheque for 7,000,000 Yen from the show.
  20. 25th Sept 1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, 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
  21. 24th Sept 1972, 'Led Zeppelin IV' was on the UK album chart. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England by Robert Plant.
  22. From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin 23rd Sept 1971, On their first ever Japanese tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan. The set list included 'Immigrant Song', 'Heartbreaker', 'Since I've Been Loving You', 'Black Dog', 'Dazed And Confused', 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Celebration Day', 'That's The Way', 'Going To California', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'Moby Dick', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Good Times Bad Times', 'How Many More Times' and 'Communication Breakdown'
  23. From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin 22nd Sept 2005, Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998, which had to date supported more than 300 children. http://youtu.be/bv_mNtI9P3o
  24. From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin ‎21st Sept 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name The Yardbirds) continued recording sessions for their debut album at Olympic studios, London. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete. http://youtu.be/41BKMnoCc1c
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