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  1. Bonzo was reincarnated as a an asian girl! Maybe you've seen this it's been around for a while.
  2. Its called light and heavy for a reason!! Bonham is the heavy, Page is the light. It's perfect synergy. I swear people don't really understand how Led Zeppelin used this theory to create.
  3. Have you heard the extended version?
  4. Its highly possible, I have heard a few different things off of boots over the years.
  5. My guess, Headley Grange rehearsals? Track time 5:08 Starts off just like the studio version but has different soloing at the end
  6. When The Levee Breaks. It typifies everything John Bonham was.
  7. Black Americans had a huge hand in the creation of Memorial Day. https://time.com/5836444/black-memorial-day/ HISTORY HOLIDAYS THE OVERLOOKED BLACK HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY The Overlooked Black History of Memorial Day An April 1865 photo of the graves of Union soldiers buried at the race course-turned-Confederate-prison where historians believe the earliest Memorial Day ceremony took place. Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division BY OLIVIA B. WAXMAN MAY 22, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Nowadays, Memorial Day honors veterans of all wars, but its roots are in America’s deadliest conflict, the Civil War. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died, about two-thirds from disease. The work of honoring the dead began right away all over the country, and several American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Researchers have traced the earliest annual commemoration to women who laid flowers on soldiers’ graves in the Civil War hospital town of Columbus, Miss., in April 1866. But historians like the Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight have tried to raise awareness of freed slaves who decorated soldiers’ graves a year earlier, to make sure their story gets told too. According to Blight’s 2001 book Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, a commemoration organized by freed slaves and some white missionaries took place on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, S.C., at a former planters’ racetrack where Confederates held captured Union soldiers during the last year of the war. At least 257 prisoners died, many of disease, and were buried in unmarked graves, so black residents of Charleston decided to give them a proper burial. Clubhouse at the race course where Union soldiers were held prisoner. Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. In the approximately 10 days leading up to the event, roughly two dozen African American Charlestonians reorganized the graves into rows and built a 10-foot-tall white fence around them. An archway overhead spelled out “Martyrs of the Race Course” in black letters. TIME Explains Memorial Day Volume 0% Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter About 10,000 people, mostly black residents, participated in the May 1 tribute, according to coverage back then in the Charleston Daily Courier and the New York Tribune. Starting at 9 a.m., about 3,000 black schoolchildren paraded around the race track holding roses and singing the Union song “John Brown’s Body,” and were followed by adults representing aid societies for freed black men and women. Black pastors delivered sermons and led attendees in prayer and in the singing of spirituals, and there were picnics. James Redpath, the white director of freedman’s education in the region, organized about 30 speeches by Union officers, missionaries and black ministers. Participants sang patriotic songs like “America” and “We’ll Rally around the Flag” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In the afternoon, three white and black Union regiments marched around the graves and staged a drill. The New York Tribune described the tribute as “a procession of friends and mourners as South Carolina and the United States never saw before.” The gravesites looked like a “one mass of flowers” and “the breeze wafted the sweet perfumes from them” and “tears of joy” were shed. This tribute, “gave birth to an American tradition,” Blight wrote in Race and Reunion: “The war was over, and Memorial Day had been founded by African Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration.” In 1996, Blight stumbled upon a New York Herald Tribune article detailing the tribute in a Harvard University archive — but the origin story it told was not the Memorial Day history that many white people had wanted to tell, he argues. About 50 years after the Civil War ended, someone at the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked the Ladies Memorial Association of Charleston to confirm that the May 1, 1865, tribute occurred, and received a reply from one S.C. Beckwith: “I regret that I was unable to gather any official information in answer to this.” Whether Beckwith actually knew about the tribute or not, Blight argues, the exchange illustrates “how white Charlestonians suppressed from memory this founding.” A 1937 book also incorrectly stated that James Redpath singlehandedly organized the tribute — when in reality it was a group effort — and that it took place on May 30, when it actually took place on May 1. That book also diminished the role of the African Americans involved by referring to them as “black hands which only knew that the dead they were honoring had raised them from a condition of servitude.” An Alfred Waud illustration of the.Union soldiers cemetery known as "Martyrs of the Race course" in Charleston, S.C. Morgan collection of Civil War drawings at the Library of Congress The origin story that did stick involves an 1868 call from General John A. Logan, president of a Union Army veterans group, urging Americans to decorate the graves of the fallen with flowers on May 30 of that year. The ceremony that took place in Arlington National Cemetery that day has been considered the first official Memorial Day celebration. Memorial Day became a national holiday two decades later, in 1889, and it took a century before it was moved in 1968 to the last Monday of May, where it remains today. According to Blight, Hampton Park, named after Confederate General Wade Hampton, replaced the gravesite at the Martyrs of the Race Course, and the graves were reinterred in the 1880s at a national cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. The fact that the freed slaves’ Memorial Day tribute is not as well remembered is emblematic of the struggle that would follow, as African Americans’ fight to be fully recognized for their contributions to American society continues to this day.
  8. Nice Find!! I would have loved to that when I was vinyl hunting.
  9. They weren't called the Masters Of Excess for nothing you know! lololol
  10. Sound is subjective, it doesn't matter what anyone can tell you it's just their opinion. If you want to know which show sounds the best then you should find the variations give them all a listen and then chose the one that sounds the best to your ears. It may be that you feel the same as many others but because of your own ears you may enjoy another version more even if the general consensus says different.
  11. I love how Alex talked about Jimmy and how much he wanted to be him. It's evident in his playing.
  12. So, LedZeppfan1977, are you watching you boy Taylor Hall? He's looking pretty good with The Boston Bruins. What happened to Buffalo?
  13. Back in 1982, I went to see a showing of TSRTS at the Salem Tri Cinema In New Hampshire. Small Theater with 3 screens. I got there an hour early because I thought it would be hard to get in. When I got there the parking lot was empty and it looked like it wouldn't be a big crowd. Boy, was I wrong, I was there about a half an hour all by myself when the lot filled up in an instant. I couldn't believe it. The building had a glass foyer with large windows. Within minutes I was pressed right up against the glass with about 300 people screaming to be let in. The man came to the door to open it and as he did the people about 4 feet away from me went right through the plate glass. Other people started trying to jump over the people who were stuck in the window and the rest were trying to force their way in through the doors. I was really scared that I was going to end up through the glass I was pressed against but as soon as it happened the TRI shut the lights and started telling people the show was off and made everyone go home. Everyone went nuts but within 5 minutes the police came and ended the fiasco. A couple years later I went again with a friend. The place was packed but not one person was partying, smoking or yelling. My friend and I had a joint with us but no lighter, not even a match and we couldn't find one person who would let us use their lighter. Can you imagine that? at a time when just about everybody smoked cigs not one person had a lighter. but at least I finally got to see the movie. This theater isn't there anymore, too bad. I saw a lot of movies there.
  14. I didn't get past his second hot take on live zep. If you do not understand that listening from home is far different experience than being there then he shouldn't be pontificating on the merits of a drum solo that not only functioned as a showcase for Bonzo, but as a break for the rest of the band. Dazed too long? Not in my book. With Dazed you got your moneys worth right there. I know people complain its so long but if you don't have the attention span to listen to a 30 min dazed then how do you make it through a 30 min sitcom? If you ask the people who were there they will tell you they were blown away and that's all that counts, no amount of armchair quarterbacking can diminish the Greatness of Led Zeppelin live.
  15. Compared to who? Bill Bruford? Terry Bozzio, Billy Cobham, Pat Mastelotto, Michael Shrieve the list goes on. I'm sure he's a great guy, I just don't think he's top tier.
  17. City Sirens is one of Jimmy's Best non Zep tunes
  18. Finding Custard Pie on vinyl was a god send. I made tapes of it and listened to them a thousand times.
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