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August 11th

1967 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds - Salem, New Hampshire/ Canobie Lake Park Ballroom

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Las Vegas, NV/Ice Palace*

1979 - Led Zeppelin-Stevenage,UK/Knebworth Festival^^

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour/Fresno/Selland Arena

1992 - Robert Plant - Banbury, Oxfordshire, England/Mill Theatre

2000 - Robert Plant-Briory Of Brion European Tour/Banbury,Oxon/Cropredy 2000 Festival

2001 - Robert Plant-Strange Sensation European Tour/Grand Chapiteau, Belgium/Nandrin Festival

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society performs on Late Night with Conan O'Brian

2006 - Robert Plant-European Tour/Brittany, France/Festival du Bont du Monde

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Take the day off Deb....Jimmy did. :)

LMAO!!!! ^^ :lol:

August 12th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Monticello, IN./Indiana Beach Ballroom and Hamilton, IN./Cold Spring Resort

1968 - Led Zeppelin rehearse for the first time-Gerrad Street-London*

1979 - Robert Plant & John Paul Jones-interview with JJ Jackson of KLOS Station, LA

1994 - John Paul Jones-Ballard, WA./Backstage Theater (attends Heart's performance)

1994 - Page Plant-Marrakech, Morocco (filmed for MTV Unplugged series)

2000 - Jimmy Page-The Black Crowes American Tour-Albuquerque, NM/Mesa Del Sol

2001 - Robert Plant-Strange Sensation European Tour/De Grote Kaai/Lokeren, Belgium

2003 - Robert Plant-World Tour-Minsk, Belarus/Traktorist Stadium

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society Tour-Boston, MA./Paradise

Edited by Deborah J

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There was certainly enough for Jimmy to chose from. But acknowledging the two year anniversary of Les Paul's passing was good enough for me with a great clip!

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August 13th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Amarillo, TX/Checkmate Young Adult Club

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North America Tour-Mountain View, CA/Shoreline Amphitheatre

1994 - John Paul Jones - Seattle, WA/The Backstage Theatre (attends Heart's performance)

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society-New York City, NY/Bowery Ballroom

2006 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Colmar, France/Festival de la Foire aux Vins

Edited by Deborah J

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August 14th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Great Falls, MT./4-H Building, State Fairgrounds

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Austin, TX./Austin Municiple Auditorium

1977 - Jimmy Page - Plumpton, Sussex, England/The Half Moon (performs with Ron Wood & local bands at charity golf event for underprivileged children)

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour/Sacramento,CA./CAL Expo

1992 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana European Tour/Cropredy

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations European Tour/Cropredy

1994 - John Paul Jones-Ballard, WA./Backstage Theatre

2000 - Jimmy Page-The Black Crowes-Burbank, CA/NBC Studios(performed Wanton Song on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno)

2001 - Robert Plant-Strange Sensation European Tour/Calmar,France/La Foire Aux Vins de Colmar Festival

2003 - Robert Plant-World Tour-Kiev, Ukraine

2004 - John Paul Jones- Mutual Appreciation Society Tour-New York, NY USA Bowery Ballroom

2009 - Jimmy Page-It Might Get Loud - opens in select theatres in NY, WA & CA

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From Tower Records' Facebook page:

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ON THIS DATE (32 YEARS AGO)

August 15, 1979 – Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door is released.

Allmusic 3.5/5

Robert Christgau (B+)

In Through the Out Door is the eighth studio album by Led Zeppelin. It was recorded over a three week period in November and December 1978 at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and released by Swan Song Records on 15 August 1979. In Through the Out Door was the band's sixth and final release to reach the top of the charts in America, and was the last released by the band before the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980.

The album was named by the group to describe its recent struggles amidst the death of Robert Plant's son Karac in 1977, and the taxation exile the band took from the UK as a result of the Harold Wilson and James Callaghan administrations, which also adversely affected other major British bands of the time, such as The Rolling Stones. The exile resulted in the band being unable to tour on British soil for over two years, and trying to get back into the public mind was therefore like "trying to get in through the 'out' door."

In contrast to previous Led Zeppelin albums, In Through the Out Door features much greater influence on the part of bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones and vocalist Robert Plant, and relatively less from drummer John Bonham and guitarist Jimmy Page. Two songs from the album—"South Bound Saurez" [sic] and "All My Love"—were the only two original Led Zeppelin songs that Jimmy Page had no part in writing. With the exception of "Darlene," a Boogie-Woogie based song credited to all band members (which was eventually released on the 1982 album, Coda), Bonham did not receive writing credits for any of the songs recorded at Polar Studios. This diminished input by Page and Bonham is attributed to the two band members often not showing up on time at the recording studio, with Bonham struggling with alcoholism and Page battling heroin addiction. As Jones said, "there were two distinct camps by then, and we [i and Plant] were in the relatively clean one."

Many of the songs were consequently put together by Plant and Jones during the day, with Page and Bonham adding their parts late at night. According to Jones, this was mainly because I had a new toy. I had this big new keyboard. And Robert and I just got to rehearsals early, basically... So Robert and I, by the time everybody turned up for rehearsals, we’d written three or four songs. So we started rehearsing those immediately, because they were something to be getting on with.

Following the recording sessions at Polar Studios, the album was mixed at Page's personal studio at his home in Plumpton. "Wearing and Tearing", "Ozone Baby" and "Darlene" were recorded during sessions for this album, but were dropped due to space constraints. All later appeared on Coda.

Album sleeve design

The original album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the inner sleeve featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with water, would become permanently fully coloured. There were also six different sleeves featuring a different pair of photos (one on each side; see images at right), and the external brown paper sleeve meant that it was impossible for record buyers to tell which sleeve they were getting. (There is actually a code on the spine of the album jacket which indicated which sleeve it was—this could sometimes be seen while the record was still sealed.) The pictures all depicted the same scene in a bar (in which a man burns a Dear John letter), and each photo was taken from the separate point of view of someone who appeared in the other photos. The bar is the Absinthe Bar, located at 400 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. The walls are covered with thousands of yellowed business cards and dollar bills. It was re-created in a London studio for the album sleeve design.

The album artwork was designed by Hipgnosis. Storm Thorgerson recalls the design in his book Eye of the Storm:

The sepia quality was meant to evoke a non-specific past and to allow the brushstroke across the middle to be better rendered in colour and so make a contrast. This self same brushstroke was like the swish of a wiper across a wet windscreen, like a lick of fresh paint across a faded surface, a new look to an old scene, which was what Led Zeppelin told us about their album. A lick of fresh paint, as per Led Zeppelin, and the music on this album... It somehow grew in proportion and became six viewpoints of the same man in the bar, seen by the six other characters. Six different versions of the same image and six different covers.

Did you ever notice you could affect the dust jacket by putting water on it? If you applied spittle to it or a bit of water, it would change color, like a children's coloring book we based it on. But we didn't tell anybody. I don't think Zeppelin told anybody, either.

In 1980, Hipgnosis was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best album package for In Through the Out Door.

The album was intended to be released prior to the band's twin concerts at Knebworth in 1979, but production delays meant that it was released shortly after their performances at this event. Plant jokingly referred to the delays at times during the performance on August 4.

Despite receiving poor reviews, the album went to #1 on Billboard's chart in its second week on the chart. On this album's release, Led Zeppelin's entire catalogue made the Billboard 200 between the weeks of 23 October and 3 November 1979, an unprecedented feat. The album remained on the US top spot for seven weeks and sold three million copies by the end of September 1979. It is also the Led Zeppelin album that has been most weeks on the top of the charts (tied along with Led Zeppelin II). To date, the album has sold six million copies in the US.

ORIGINAL REVIEW

Zeppelin's first album since 1976's The Song Remains The Same shows that the high powered quartet has not lost its grasp on contemporary rock trends. The seven tracks offered here bristle with Zep's patented heavy metal riffs yet the material is surprisingly diverse in content and delivery. Amidst the guitar riffs is a country/rock tune ("Hot Dog"), calypso ("Fool In The Rain"), blues/rock ("In The Evening") and some southern boogie ("South Sound Saurez"). Guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham prove that hard rock, and Led Zeppelin, doesn't have to remain in one place. Included is a 10-minute plus rock excursion "Carouselambra" that has a cosmic feel to it. Best cuts: "In The Evening," "Fool In The Rain," "Carouselambra," "All My Love."

~ Billboard, 1975.

TRACKS:

Side one

1. In the Evening (Jones, Page, Plant) 6:49

2. South Bound Saurez (Jones, Plant) 4:12

3. Fool in the Rain (Jones, Page, Plant) 6:12

4. Hot Dog (Page, Plant) 3:17

Side two

1. Carouselambra (Jones, Page, Plant) 10:32

2. All My Love (Jones, Plant) 5:51

3. I'm Gonna Crawl (Jones, Page, Plant) 5:30

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Nice:-) ^^

August 15th

1969 - Led Zeppelin-San Antonio, TX./Hemis Fair Arena

1970 - Led Zeppelin-New Haven, CT./Yale Bowl

1994 - John Paul Jones-Ballard ,WA./Backstage Theatre-(Attend Heart's performance)

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society-Charlson,WV./Mountain Stage Radio Show

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I have my doubts about ITTOD being released on the 15th...at least in the U.S. In my memory, it was just after a weekend...KMET played the entire album as a preview the day before it came out and I am pretty sure that that happened on a Sunday night, and the album went on sale the next morning, a Monday...which would make it either August 13 or August 20. I am leaning towards August 20.

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I have my doubts about ITTOD being released on the 15th...at least in the U.S. In my memory, it was just after a weekend...KMET played the entire album as a preview the day before it came out and I am pretty sure that that happened on a Sunday night, and the album went on sale the next morning, a Monday...which would make it either August 13 or August 20. I am leaning towards August 20.

Strider- I'm pretty sure it was on August 20 also- it was a Monday & I remember waking up around 10 in the morning & the first thing I did was turn on the radio because I knew all the rock stations would be playing it. I also remember thinking that it was cool that the new Zeppelin album was coming out on Robert's birthday.

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If it came out on a Monday, was it a special release? I don't know when the Tuesday release dates started but for instance, I seem to recall buying Skynyrd's Street Survivors on a Tuesday in 1977. Then again, that was many, many moons ago.

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August 16th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds/Denver, CO./Hal-Baby's

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Asbury Park, NJ/Convention Hall

1994 - Page & Plant-Unledded Tour/Dolgoth, Wales Dolgoth Falls (For MTV Unledded)

1994 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society-Ballard, WA./Backstage Theatre

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August 18th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Tulsa, OK./Tulsa Assembly Center Exhibit Hall

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Toronto/The Rock Pile

1990 - Jimmy Page - Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England/Donington Park (Guest of Aerosmith)

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society Tour-Alexandria, VA./Birchmere

2007 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Wales/Green Man Festival

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August 19th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds/Oaklahoma City, OK./Wedgewood Amusement Park

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Kansas City/Municiple Auditorium

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Vancouver,Canada/Pacific Colisium

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society Tour/Alexandria, VA./Birchmere

2009 - John Paul Jones-Them Crooked Vultures/Melkweg/Amsterdam

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Hi Deborah...in case you didn't see my post in the happy birthday In Through the Out Door thread, I've confirmed that ITTOD was not released August 15 in America. Somewhere on the 20th thru 22nd is the time...most likely the 22.

I'll send you the proof as soon as I receive word from a couple more sources I am waiting to hear from, so you can adjust your timeline accordingly.

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^^ Thanks Strider:-)

August 21st

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds/Tucson, AZ./Thrift City On Speedway

1967 - Robert Plant - Band of Joy-Birmingham, West Midlands, England/The Morgue

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Framingham, MA./Carousel Theatre

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Tulsa,OK./Assembly Center

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Los Angeles, CA./The Forum

1998 - Page & Plant European Tour-Vaduz,Liechtenstein

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Staffordshire, England/V Festival

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August 22nd

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Dania, Fl./Pirates World

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Fort Worth,TX./Tarrant County Convention Center

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Los Angeles,CA./The Forum

1982 - Robert Plant-Honeydrippers-Dudley, West Midlands, England/JB's Place

2004 - John Paul Jones-Mutual Appreciation Society perform on A&E's "Breakfast With The Arts" TV Program

2009 - John Paul Jones-Them Crooked Vultures-Biddinghuizen, Netherlands/Lowlands Festival

The Honeydrippers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf376mh9Mb0

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August 22nd

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Los Angeles,CA./The Forum

Deb, 40 years ago I was in pain because I wasn't allowed to go to either of the Led Zeppelin shows at the Forum, Aug. 21 & 22, 1971. By this time, Led Zeppelin had released three albums, and they had supplanted both the Beatles and Rolling Stones as my favourite band. But I was too young and my parents said I would have to wait until I turned 10 the next year before they would take me to a rock concert.

So that August weekend in 1971, I didn't do anything except sit and sulk in my bedroom thinking how much fun I was missing at the LA Forum those two nights. I still get a twinge in my heart when I listen to the bootlegs of the shows and realize how CLOSE I was to being able to go...if only I had been born a year earlier! Damn!

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Deb, 40 years ago I was in pain because I wasn't allowed to go to either of the Led Zeppelin shows at the Forum, Aug. 21 & 22, 1971. By this time, Led Zeppelin had released three albums, and they had supplanted both the Beatles and Rolling Stones as my favourite band. But I was too young and my parents said I would have to wait until I turned 10 the next year before they would take me to a rock concert.

So that August weekend in 1971, I didn't do anything except sit and sulk in my bedroom thinking how much fun I was missing at the LA Forum those two nights. I still get a twinge in my heart when I listen to the bootlegs of the shows and realize how CLOSE I was to being able to go...if only I had been born a year earlier! Damn!

How fortunate were we that we did eventually get to see them, for me 73 and forever changed me and how I viewed a live event. I know I sure missed a lot, either not old enough ,not enough money to travel to where they were, not old enough to drive..they were truly magnificent to behold.

Edited by Deborah J

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Deb, 40 years ago I was in pain because I wasn't allowed to go to either of the Led Zeppelin shows at the Forum, Aug. 21 & 22, 1971. By this time, Led Zeppelin had released three albums, and they had supplanted both the Beatles and Rolling Stones as my favourite band. But I was too young and my parents said I would have to wait until I turned 10 the next year before they would take me to a rock concert.

So that August weekend in 1971, I didn't do anything except sit and sulk in my bedroom thinking how much fun I was missing at the LA Forum those two nights. I still get a twinge in my heart when I listen to the bootlegs of the shows and realize how CLOSE I was to being able to go...if only I had been born a year earlier! Damn!

At least you can say you saw them. With that being several times. Wish I could say that!

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August 23rd

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbird-Avalon,Catalina Island,CA./Casino Ballroom

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Dania, FL./Pirates World

1970 - Led Zeppelin-San Antonio, TX./HemisFair Arena

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Fort Worth, TX./Tarrant County Convention Center

1998 - Page & Plant-European Summer Tour-Cologne, Germany/Bizarre Festival

2002- Robert Plant-North American Tour-Auburn Hills, MI./Palace of Auburn Hills

2003 - Robert Plant-World Tour-Hernhill, Kent, England/Mount Ephraim Gardens,Canterbury Fayre

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August 23rd

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbird-Avalon,Catalina Island,CA./Casino Ballroom

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Dania, FL./Pirates World

1970 - Led Zeppelin-San Antonio, TX./HemisFair Arena

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Fort Worth, TX./Tarrant County Convention Center

1998 - Page & Plant-European Summer Tour-Cologne, Germany/Bizarre Festival

2002- Robert Plant-North American Tour-Auburn Hills, MI./Palace of Auburn Hills

2003 - Robert Plant-World Tour-Hernhill, Kent, England/Mount Ephraim Gardens,Canterbury Fayre

Perhaps Debs, you could jump ahead a couple of days, that way you'd be ahead of Jimmy! :P

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^^ I would like to be in front of Jimmy, in the audience, while he is on stage, guitar strapped on, hands on strings!!!! :D

August 24th

1967 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Hull, MA./Suft Nantasket

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Jacksonville, FL./Jacksonville Coliseum

1971 - Led Zeppelin-Dallas, TX./Memorial Auditorium

1994 - Page & Plant-Unledded Tour-Studio 2, London TV Studios

2002 - Robert Plant-North American Tour- Tinley Park, IL./Tweeter Center

2008 - Jimmy Page - Beijing, China/Beijing National Stadium

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