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  1. It was very brazen. Before the comments board was heavily censored and posts removed, he openly admitted to using automatic voting scripts from a number of computers, and told everyone no-one could stop his "voting army".
  2. Led Zeppelin won't win. That Rolling Stone fanboy is manipulating the votes like in the first round. My prediction is The Rolling Stones will win with Led Zeppelin finishing well down the list. Anyone want to have a bet with me on this?
  3. Led Zeppelin: The Exhibition. Photography by Neal Preston presents Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s rock era, opens on 5 December 2009 at 6pm. Morrison Hotel Gallery, Del Mar, CA: http://www.lajollalight.com/entertainment/263334-arts--entertainment-events http://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/ Meg
  4. Children's Museum Sponsors Michael White's Orchestral (LED) Zeppelin: http://www.kwnow.ca/npps/story.cfm?nppage=1348 Meg
  5. Short interview with John Paul Jones and Triple J's The Doctor: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s2748583.htm Meg
  6. If you do a search of the forums you can find plenty of discussions about this. What is "ZoSo"? To me it's a sigil representing Jimmy's astrological sun sign of Capricorn, ruled by the planet Saturn.
  7. Them Crooked Vultures album has debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard album chart: http://www.therockradio.com/2009/11/them-crooked-vultures-make-billboard.html Meg
  8. Atlantic Records has announced the release of "Atlantic Records: Time Capsule," a 10 disc plus DVD boxed set celebrating the label's entire history, from its inception in 1947 to the present day. Tracks include "Good Times Bad Times", "Kashmir", "Big Log" ... http://atlantictimecapsule.com/ Promo video: Meg
  9. The July dates are correct. My understanding of those May dates were that they were cancelled and rescheduled for July. Before Tim Rose died, on his official site there used to be a forum with many posts from fans recollecting seeing Tim during the 1968 tours. Sadly the forum was removed but I do recall some posts about Visa problems and a dispute with the promoter over monies.
  10. Friday 4 December has been declared 'Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day' by BBC Radio 6: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/steve_lamacq/tshirts.shtml Meg
  11. Robert Plant makes cameo appearance at a Mississippi Blues Trail marker ceremony honouring W. C. Handy and Sonny Boy Williamson II: http://www.ddtonline.com/articles/2009/11/29/news/accent/accent2.txt Meg
  12. Given Bill's recollection, and we have a Woolpack date of the 27th July, I would venture to guess that Plant was in Pangbourne sometime between the 22nd and the 26th. Plant returning to Walsall on the 27th to tell members of Obs-Tweedle he has signed up with Jimmy's band, and the offer made to Bill to join Terry Reid's band. Band of Joy split in March 1968. Tim Rose didn't return to the UK until June 1968. There is a 3 month gap there. It is quite likely Bonham must have been playing for some band between Band of Joy and Tim Rose. Meg
  13. YMMV on this but Robert one time was also offering the services of the Band of Joy to play for world peace for free anywhere on the planet. There exists a photograph of Robert outside the Charge d'Affaires of the Republic of China, holding a letter, dated 15 November 1967.
  14. The report says "and is now with Uncle Joseph", and the date of the report is the 18th, so I'm inclined to believe he was "de facto" with the band, given Tim Rose's bass player was also with Uncle Joseph. In a previous, different thread, we established that Tim Rose used another drummer on his BBC recording session in London. It's quite possible that when John wasn't drumming with Tim, he was performing with Uncle Joseph, although I'd like to see some advertised gigs for this. There is also gaps between when the Band of Joy broke up and Tim Rose's early dates.
  15. Thanks Chris, so John also played in Uncle Joe, interesting. And a report Tim Rose's bass player was John Hill. Meg
  16. Going over what Bill told me, he states that Obs-Tweedle finally folded after a gig at the Woolpack. Robert turned up to offer Bill the keyboard position with Terry Reid, as a gesture of goodwill after leaving Obs-Tweedle. Terry had previously asked Robert if he knew any keyboard players, he was auditioning for his tour and debut recording. Meg
  17. In Rememberance: Michael Lee (19 November 1969 – 24 November 2008): http://themusicsover.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/michael-lee-2/ Meg
  18. U2 producer sneaks Robert Plant into L.A. studio for recording session (with photos): http://www.bravewords.com/news/126958 Meg
  19. Before They Were Famous – Rock Stars And Their Early Bands: http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/before-they-were-famous-rock-stars-and-their-early-bands/ Meg
  20. I've managed to locate Kevin Shirley's blog entry: "There are some really cool things coming up - in December I get to record one of guitars great legends! And I've recorded Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Eric Clapton, John Petrucci, Joe Bonamassa, Brad Whitford, Neal Schon, Maiden's Three Amigos amongst many others, and I am really excited! Then I am remixing one of Classic Rock's seriously classic albums and January I'm producing what has the promise to be one of the most exciting "supergroups" to come around in a long time. But theory is just that until we see how the dynamics play out in the st
  21. No probs. Just saw a recent report on Steve Sauer's website. Kevin Shirley has allegedly dropped "hints" something is going on with Joe Perry, Jimmy Page et al on a possible "supergroup" recording project for a January release. See: http://lemonsqueezings.blogspot.com/2009/11/jimmy-page-said-to-be-involved-in-multi.html Meg
  22. The Led Zeppelin Guide to Creative World Domination http://lateralaction.com/articles/led-zeppelin/ Meg
  23. "Who Shot Rock and Roll?" photography exhibition opens at the Brooklyn Museum (includes NY1 news footage of artists in the exhibit): http://ny1.com/7-brooklyn-news-content/ny1_living/109368/brooklyn-photo-exhibit-rocks-out Meg
  24. Joe Perry claims he's talked to Jimmy Page about a future collaboration: http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/2009/11/22/20091122perry1122.html Meg
  25. Some Alexis Korner dates from Melody Maker, incomplete list. Saturday 8 March 1968 Middle Earth Club, London with Fleetwood Mac, Bruno's Blues Band, DJ Jeff Dexter Thursday 24 March 1968 Frankfurt Jazz Festival, Frankfurt, Germany Sunday 13 April 1968 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm with P.P. Arnold, and C.A.S.T. Friday 19 April 1968 Korner's 40th Birthday Party, Queensway with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers April-May Recording sessions at Sound Techniques Studios, London Friday 3 May 1968 Rutherford College, Kent with The Pentangle, Moe, and Dorris Henderson Thursday 9 May
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