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November 28th

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-Newcastle/City Hall

1988 - Robert Plant-Now And Zen North American Tour-Tucson, AZ./Community Centre Arena

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations North America Tour-Fairfax, VA./Mason University/Patriot Theatre

1998 - Page & PlantEurope Fall Tour-Toulon, France/Zenith

2010 - Jason Bonham-JBLZE-Bellingham, WA./Mount Baker Theatre--TONIGHT!!

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November 29th

1968 - Led Zeppelin-Richmond,UK/Crawdaddy Club

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Liverpool,UK/Liverpool Stadium

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-Newcastle/City Hall

1998 - Page & Plant-Europe Fall Tour-Lyon, France/Halle Tony Garnier

2001 - John Paul Jones-Columbus, OH/Promowest Pavillion

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Pordenone, Italy/Sporthalle

2010 - Jason Bonham- JBLZE- Vancouver BC/The Centre PAC--Tonight!!!

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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

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And those albums would be?

I know that the RIAA considers single albums and doubl one album in sales and two respectively.

Those four albums would probably be:

Led Zep IV: Definitely

Led Zep II: Yes also

Physical Graffiti: Great album being in double album status. Probably certain as well as album sales on this were quite strong as well.

Not quite sure of the last one, but would have to be HOTH or the Ist. Anyone know for certain?

Also, quite possible l to consider the original box set from 1990 as well with 4 cds. One of the best selling box sets ever. More info would be helpful.

Edited by SuperDave

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And those albums would be?

I know that the RIAA considers single albums and doubl one album in sales and two respectively.

Those four albums would probably be:

Led Zep IV: Definitely

Led Zep II: Yes also

Physical Graffiti: Great album being in double album status. Probably certain as well as album sales on this were quite strong as well.

Not quite sure of the last one, but would have to be HOTH or the Ist. Anyone know for certain?

Also, quite possible l to consider the original box set from 1990 as well with 4 cds. One of the best selling box sets ever. More info would be helpful.

That would be HOTH at 11 million

LZ IV at 22 million

LZ II at 12 million

PG 15 million

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November 30th

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Manchester UK/Kings Hall Belle Vue

1972 - Led Zeppelin-Newcastle UK/City Hall New Castle

1988 - Robert Plant-Now And Zen North American Tour-Los Angeles, CA/Universal Amphitheatre

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations North American Tour-New York, NY/Paramount Theatre

1994 - John Paul Jones-North American Tour w Diamanda Galas-Austin, TX/The Paramount

2001 - John Paul Jones-Cleveland, OH/Lakewood Civic Centre

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Milan, Italy/Alcatraz

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1 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Newcastle upon Tyne, England @ Newcastle City Hall

1 December 1983 » Robert Plant - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England @ Sheffield City Hall, Oval Hall

1 December 1983 » Jimmy Page - Daly City, California @ Cow Palace

1 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - Lund, Sweden @ Olympen

1 December 1988 » Robert Plant - Universal City, California @ Universal Amphitheatre

1 December 1993 » Robert Plant - New York City, New York @ NYC Paramount Theater

1 December 1998 » Page & Plant - Gent, Belgium @ Gent Exhibition Hall

1 December 2001 » John Paul Jones - Detroit, Michigan @ Royal Oak Theatre

Edited by dazedjeffy

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December 2nd

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Burea, OH./Union Ballroom, Baldwin Wallace College

1967 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Studio Session/Olympic Studios

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Bournemouth UK/Starkers Royal Ballroom

1994 - John Paul Jones-North American Tour w Diamanda Galas-Tempe, AZ./Arizona State Univ. Grady Gammage Auditorium

1998 - Page & Plant- European Tour- Germany/Oberhausen Arena

2001 - John Paul Jones-Greensburg, PA./Palace Theatre

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3 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Glasgow, Scotland @ Green's Playhouse

3 December 1973 » Jimmy Page - City of Westminster, London, England @ Royal Albert Hall

3 December 1983 » Robert Plant - St. Austell, Cornwall, England @ Cornwall Coliseum

3 December 1983 » Jimmy Page - Daly City, California @ Cow Palace

3 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - Frankfurt, Germany @ Kongresshalle

3 December 1998 » Page & Plant - Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle Frankfurt

3 December 2005 » Robert Plant - London, England @ Maida Vale Studios

3 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - London, England @ BBC One Studios

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December 4th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Lima, OH./Springbrook Gardens Teen Club

1972 - Led Zeppelin-Glasgow Scotland/Greens Playhouse

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-Bristol/Colston Hall (JPJ on encore)

1994 - John Paul Jones-North American Tour w Diamanda Galas-Inglewood, CA./Veterens Wadworth Theatre

2001 - John Paul Jones-Buffalo, NY/Centre for the Arts

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-London England/Hammersmith Palais

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December 4, 1980

Led Zeppelin Disbands - Press Release

Official Press Release:

"We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."

ledzeppelin.com/event/december-4-1980

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December 4th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Lima, OH./Springbrook Gardens Teen Club

1972 - Led Zeppelin-Glasgow Scotland/Greens Playhouse

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-Bristol/Colston Hall (JPJ on encore)

1994 - John Paul Jones-North American Tour w Diamanda Galas-Inglewood, CA./Veterens Wadworth Theatre

2001 - John Paul Jones-Buffalo, NY/Centre for the Arts

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-London England/Hammersmith Palais

4 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - Ludwigshafen, Germany @ Pfalzbau

4 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - Saint-Denis, Paris, France @ L'album de la Semaine, Studios De La Plaine

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5 December 1983 » Jimmy Page - Inglewood, California @ The Forum

5 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - Hamburg, Germany @ Audiomax

5 December 1988 » Robert Plant - Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ Olympic Saddledome

5 December 2001 » John Paul Jones - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Massey Hall

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December 6th

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Paris, France/Chatenay Malabry (Piston 70)

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-Southampton/Gaumont

1988 - Robert Plant-Now And Zen North American Tour-Edmonton, AB/Northlands Coliseum

1994 - John Paul Jones-North American Tour w Diamanda Galas-San Francisco, CA./The Fillmore

2001 - John Paul Jones-Montreal, Canada/Place des Arts

2004 - John Paul Jones-Barnet England

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-London England/The Forum

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7 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Manchester, England @ Hard Rock Concert Theatre

7 December 1983 » Robert Plant - Ipswich, Suffolk, England @ Ipswich Gaumont Theatre

7 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England @ Middlesbrough Town Hall

7 December 1988 » Robert Plant - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada @ Saskatchewan Place

7 December 1990 » Robert Plant - Neo Faliro, Athens, Greece @ Stadium of Peace and Friendship

7 December 1991 » Jimmy Page - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada @

7 December 1994 » John Paul Jones - San Francisco, California @ Fillmore Auditorium

7 December 1997 » Page & Plant - London, England @ Café de Paris

7 December 1999 » John Paul Jones - Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro

7 December 2000 » Robert Plant - Göteborg, Sweden @ Trägården

7 December 2005 » Robert Plant - Bristol, England @ Colston Hall

7 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle

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8 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Manchester, England @ Hard Rock Concert Theatre

8 December 1983 » Jimmy Page - New York City, New York @ Madison Square Garden

8 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

8 December 1994 » John Paul Jones - Portland, Oregon @ Portland Art Museum

8 December 1999 » John Paul Jones - Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro

8 December 1999 » Robert Plant - Stourbridge, West Midlands, England @ Stourbridge Town Hall

8 December 2001 » John Paul Jones - Boston, Massachusetts @ Boston Orpheum Theatre

8 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - Köln, Germany @ Palladium Köln

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9 December 1967 » Jimmy Page - East Retford, Notts, England @ Town Hall

9 December 1971 » Led Zeppelin - Coventry, England @ Coventry Locarno Ballroom

9 December 1983 » Jimmy Page - New York City, New York @ Madison Square Garden

9 December 1983 » Robert Plant - Manchester, England @ Manchester Apollo

9 December 1984 » Jimmy Page - London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

9 December 1988 » Robert Plant - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Winnipeg Arena

9 December 1993 » Robert Plant - Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit

9 December 2000 » Robert Plant - Helsinki, Finland @ Nostori Club

9 December 2001 » John Paul Jones - New Haven, Connecticut @ New Haven Palace Theatre

9 December 2005 » Robert Plant - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

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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

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10 December 1966 » Jimmy Page - Bristol, England @ Student Union, Bristol University

10 December 1968 » Led Zeppelin - London, England @ Marquee Club

10 December 1975 » Led Zeppelin - St. Helier, Jersey @ Behan's Park West

10 December 1983 » Robert Plant - Manchester, England @ Manchester Apollo

10 December 1993 » Robert Plant - Köln, Germany @ E-werk

10 December 1994 » John Paul Jones - Seattle, Washington @ Moore Theatre

10 December 1998 » Page & Plant - Paris, France @ Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy

10 December 1999 » John Paul Jones - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Kokaido

10 December 2005 » Robert Plant - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre

10 December 2007 » Led Zeppelin - London, England @ O2 Arena

10 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - Plymouth, Devon, England @ Plymouth Pavilions

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11 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Cardiff, Wales @ Capitol Theatre

11 December 2001 » John Paul Jones - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Tower Theater

11 December 2003 » Robert Plant - Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum

11 December 2008 » John Paul Jones - Asheville, North Carolina @ The Orange Peel

11 December 2009 » John Paul Jones - Portsmouth, Hampshire, England @ Portsmouth Guildhall

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December 12th

1972 - Led Zeppelin-Cardiff UK/Capital Theatre

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-London/Hammersmith Odeon

1988 - Robert Plant Now & Zen North American Tour-Hamilton, ON/Copps Coliseum

1990 - Robert Plant Manic Nirvana European Tour-Newcastle, England/City Hall

1994 - John Paul Jones-Vancouver, B.C.Canada/ Commodore Ballroom

2001 - John Paul Jones-Washington DC/Lisner Auditorium

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Wolverhampton England/Civic Hall

2008 - John Paul Jones-Ashville, NC/Warren Hayes 20th Annual Christmas Jam

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December 13th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Abbeysworth/Abbeysworth University

1968 - Led Zeppelin- Canterbury UK/Bridge Place Country Club

1983 - Robert Plant-UK Tour-London/Hammersmith Odeon(Jimmy on encore)

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana European Tour-Manchester/Apollo

2001 - John Paul Jones-New York, NY/Beacon Theatre

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Wolverhampton England/Civic Hall

2009 - John Paul Jones-TCV-Blackpool UK/Empress Ballroom

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Not Led Zeppelin directly but a big part of their history.

December 14

2006 - Ahmet Ertegun died at age 83

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December 15

Robert Plant Now And Zen Tour - ROSEMONT HORIZON, CHICAGO

Robert Plant Manic Nirvana Tour - CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON

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16 December 1968 » Led Zeppelin - Bath, England @ Bath Pavilion

Yellow Brick Road had a gig coming up on 16. December as support to Led Zeppelin at the Bath Pavilion. The gig was billed as the Jeff Beck Group. But, they had pulled out, so the gig was given to Led Zeppelin who only received a mere £75 for doing it. I remember the night due to the fact that Nick Howell had put his pedal through his bass drum. Martin ran on and changed the drum around, as the band still played. While this was going on, I noticed Jimmy Page and Robert Plant watching from the wings. Robert looked at me and said. ‘Does your Roadie always come on stage if things go wrong when you are playing?’ ‘All the time.’ I answered. ‘Jimmy, we must remember that.’ He remarked. I noticed that Jimmy was just watching as the band carried on playing. That was such a great night. Led Zeppelin would have played ‘The Train Kept A Rollin‘‘ and ‘Dazed & Confused’, both songs that Page had played when he was in The Yardbirds, while others were based on blues standards.

-Stewart Guy

16 December 1972 » Led Zeppelin - Birmingham, West Midlands, England @ Birmingham Odeon Theatre

16 December 1990 » Robert Plant - Newport, England @ Newport Civic Centre

16 December 1993 » Robert Plant - Milan, Italy @ Palasesto

Edited by dazedjeffy

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