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  1. 20th Sept 1975, Winners in this years Melody Maker Readers' Poll included Robert Plant who won Best Singer, and Joni Mitchell, Best Female Singer. Yes won Best Band, Genesis won Best Live Act, Best single was 'I'm Not In Love' by 10cc, Best Album was 'Physical Graffiti' by Led Zeppelin, and 'Brightest Hope' went to Camel. From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin
  2. From This Day in Led Zeppelin 14th Sept 1974, All four members of Led Zeppelin attended the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell gig at Wembley Stadium, London, England. Later that evening, at Quaglino's Restaurant in St. James Place, Jimmy Page and John Bonham jammed at the after-show party with Neil Young, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. I would've paid good money to see that! http://youtu.be/-QsSc95pPPY
  3. Piece on Zeppelin's first day together here: This Day in Music, August 12: The Songs Remain A-Rollin' http://mrtrpt.com/12v
  4. Article here on Zeppelin playing at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland, as guests of the Icelandic Government on a cultural mission. This Day in Music, June 22: Hammer of the Gods http://mrtrpt.com/gx via @themortonreport
  5. This is an amazing performance. 19th June 1969, Led Zeppelin recorded an appearance for the 'Tous En Scene' TV Show at the Antenne Culturelle du Kremlin-Bicetre in Paris France, playing 'Communication Breakdown' and 'Dazed And Confused'. http://youtu.be/bnYgF2GHB94 Other video is here http://www.facebook.com/pages/This-Day-in-Led-Zeppelin/169230076448680?ref=ts
  6. Nice piece on John here: http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/music/this-day-in-music-may-31st-led-zeppelin/
  7. Nice piece on John here : 31st May 1978, Born on this day, John Bonham, http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/music/this-day-in-music-may-31st-led-zeppelin/
  8. Mudbugclub

    Page with the Lips?

    Would be great to hear some new music from Jimmy this year.
  9. 16th Feb 1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. Police battled with over 500 fans who rammed locked gates trying to get into the concert. Over 4,000 fans stood outside the venue without tickets. From This Day in Led Zeppelin on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/6elqsnq
  10. There is a new Led Zeppelin app out for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This Day in Led Zeppelin lists every gig the band ever played, has a Zeppelin quiz with hundreds of interactive quiz questions, scored out of 10, (the quiz is great fun!), and a whole Zeppelin trivia section. It also has a section called Song Notes where it tell's the story behind every Zeppelin studio recording, and the cleaver bit is, it can play your own Zeppelin songs from your iTunes while you read the song notes. It also has links to everything Zeppelin. Here is the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/this-day-in-led-zeppelin/id414461191?mt=8&ls=1
  11. Jan 12th 1969, Led Zeppelin's debut album was released in the UK. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of just £1,782, most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs. The album spent a total of 71 weeks on the UK chart. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  12. Dec 26th 1968, Led Zeppelin started their first North American tour supporting Vanilla Fudge and Spirit at Denver Auditorium, Colorado. Tickets for this Sunday night gig cost $5, the band's name did not feature on advertisements. Songs played on this tour included: 'The Train Kept A Rollin', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'As Long As I Have You', 'Dazed And Confused' and 'How Many More Times'. From http://www.facebook.com/pages/This-Day-in-Led-Zeppelin/169230076448680
  13. 24th Dec 1970, Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' was on the US singles chart. The group's second single (and opening track from the groups third album), peaked at No.16 spending 16 weeks on the chart.
  14. 23rd Dec 1969, 'Led Zeppelin I' was on the UK chart. Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant paid for all the recording costs themselves for the group's debut, as the band had not yet signed their deal with Atlantic Records. From This Day in Led Zeppelin http://tinyurl.com/35o8cvk
  15. From www.thisdayinmusic.com December 10, 2007 On September 12, 2007, London concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith made legions of music and Led Zeppelin fans ecstatic when he announced that the band would reform and play a tribute concert to raise money for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund. Ertegun signed the band back in the ’60s, and had died in 2006. The show at London’s O2 Arena was due to take place on November 26 but Jimmy Page’s injured hand delayed proceedings until this day in 2007. Getting the individual band members to agree on the performance took time and persuasion and, in the end, came down to music. David Campbell, president of AEF Europe and therefore in charge of the O2 Arena, took Zeppelin to the venue to see an Elton John concert, as he told Gigwise. “We were going through [the venue] with the band, and [Jimmy Page] said, ‘I bet it doesn’t sound any good up there.’ So, with all of them, as well as Harvey [Goldstein] and myself, we took the elevator up to Level 4 to go to the very top of the building to have a listen. “Someone held the elevator, and we were sort of standing there waiting for them to go. They just put their thumbs up, and sort of smiled at each other. That’s when Harvey and I knew that this was going to be OK. Then, John Paul Jones started running up and down the stairs; and that was it.” The Sunday Times called the much-desired reunion ticket “the hottest… of the century so far” with only 9,000 pairs available that were drawn from 1 million online applicants worldwide at $200 each. Those lucky enough to witness history started their evening with Bill Wyman, and his Rhythm Kings as well sets by Paul Rodgers, Foreigner, Maggie Bell and Ertegun’s final signing, Paolo Nutini. And so, on the night of December 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a one-off benefit with Jason Bonham taking his late father’s place on drums. Hamish McBain was there for London’s NME. “Jimmy Page is lit up by lasers and at the song’s climax Robert Plant yells out ‘Jimmy Page on electric guitar!’ in a moment that resonates right back to their first gigs in the late ’60s,” he wrote. “‘Stairway To Heaven’ follows. Ridiculous in many ways, it’s still a song that everyone present thought was fated to only be performed by dodgy pub covers bands and not again by its creators. Playing this well-known classic proves a shrewd move, as it gently reminds everyone present just which giant-sized rock band they’re dealing with. “‘Kashmir’ finishes the main set sounding incredible before the band take a bow and they’re gone. Rapturous applause follows as you might expect, but its nothing compared to the sheer mania that greets the first encore song ‘Whole Lotta Love.’ Not many bands have one of those, you see. “If there were skeptics here tonight – there weren’t but just for the sake of argument consider it – Led Zeppelin silenced them and banished any rotten memories of their shambolic Live Aid reunion. More importantly, though, what they have done here tonight is prove that they can still perform to the level that originally earned them their legendary reputation.” Or, as Robert Plant said during the show, “Hey, Ahmet. We did it. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  16. 29th Nov 1999, The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  17. Nov 26th 1988 Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took a cassette copy of the latest Pink Floyd album ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ into space and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  18. Sept 8th 1968, Led Zeppelin appeared at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing Lolland, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit). From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  19. September 7, 1968 Pity P.J. Proby. When the John Paul Jones-booked studio band arrived for his Three Week Hero sessions in September 1967, he must have thought he’d caught lightning in a bottle. What he heard, as he and the band laid down the track “Jim’s Blues,” was a quartet seemingly assembled by the gods — and they were white hot. On harmonica was a 19-year-old Midlands kid with a shocking pile of blond locks named Robert Plant. On drums, another young Northerner named John Bonham, who seemed to hit the skins harder than anyone had ever seen. On bass was a familiar studio face, John Paul Jones. And playing guitar was another well-known studio musician who had previously played on Proby’s sessions but had broken out in recent years with The Yardbirds. His name, of course, was Jimmy Page. Proby recalled in Led Zep Were My Backing Band, “Come the last day we found we had some studio time, so I just asked the band to play while I just came up with the words. ... They weren't Led Zeppelin at the time, they were the New Yardbirds and they were going to be my band.” Alas, poor P.J., the band had other plans. From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/gibson_spotlight
  20. Aug 19th 1971, Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. The band played to a sold out crowd of over 17,000 fans, another 3,000 fans outside the venue who didn't have tickets started a battle with local police. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  21. Aug 11th 1979, Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth Park, England. Also on the bill, The New Barbarians, Todd Rundgren, Southside Johnny and the Ashbury Dukes, Chas and Dave and Fairport Convention. More here http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/gibson_spotlight
  22. July 30th 2007, A man admitted bootlegging charges after hearing evidence from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Robert Langley, 57, from Buckingham, originally denied three trademark and two copyright infringements after being caught at a record fair in Glasgow. The seizure of CDs and DVDs two years ago included £11,500 of counterfeit Led Zeppelin material. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  23. July 29th 1973 Led Zeppelin lost $180,000 in cash when a thief made off with their safe deposit box from two Madison Square Garden concerts in New York City. The theft took place at The Drake Hotel in New York where the group were staying. Tour manager Richard Cole who discovered the theft was arrested as a suspect and questioned by police but was later released. From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  24. Loads of pics on novelist and Floyd lyricist Polly Samson's site. http://www.pollysamson.com/
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