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October 21st

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Worcester,MA./The Comic Strip

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen North American Tour-Philidelphia, PA./Spectrum

1988 - Jimmy Page-Outrider Tour - Dayton, OH/Hara Arena

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour-Orlando, FL./Arena

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North America Tour-Hartford, CT./Civic Center

1999 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Minneapolis, MN./Cabooze

2002 - Robert Plant-Eiuropean Tour-Newcastle/City Hall

2010 - Robert Plant-Band Of Joy European Tour-Liverpool/The Olympia

2010- Jason Bonham-JBLZE-Merrilville, IN./Star Plaza

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ON THIS DATE (42 YEARS AGO)

October 22, 1969 – Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II is released.

# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 5/5

# Allmusic 5/5 stars

# Rolling Stone (see original Rolling Stone review below)

Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by Led Zeppelin, released on this date in October 1969 on Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at several locations in the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. Production was entirely credited to lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page, while it also served as Led Zeppelin's first album to utilise the recording techniques of engineer Eddie Kramer.

Led Zeppelin II furthered the lyrical themes established on their debut album, creating a work that became more widely acclaimed and influential than its predecessor. With elements of blues and folk music, it also exhibits the band's evolving musical style of blues-derived material and their guitar and riff-based sound. It is the heaviest album of the band.

Upon release, Led Zeppelin II earned a considerable amount of sales and was Led Zeppelin's first album to reach #1 in the UK and the US. In 1970, art director David Juniper was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the album. On 15 November 1999, it was certified 12x Platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 12 million copies. Following its initial reception, it has been recognised by writers and music critics as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums ever recorded.

ORIGINAL ROLLING STONE REVIEW

By John Mendelsohn

December 13, 1969

Hey, man, I take it all back! This is one fucking heavyweight of the album! OK — I'll concede that until you've listened to the album eight hundred times, as I have, it seems as if it's just one especially heavy song extended over the space of two whole sides. But, hey! you've got to admit that the Zeppelin has their distinctive and enchanting formula down stone-cold, man. Like you get the impression they could do it in their sleep.

And who can deny that Jimmy Page is the absolute number-one heaviest white blues guitarist between 5'4" and 5'8" in the world?? Shit, man, on this album he further demonstrates that he could absolutely fucking shut down any whitebluesman alive, and with one fucking hand tied behind his back too.

"Whole Lotta Love," which opens the album, has to be the heaviest thing I've run across (or, more accurately, that's run across me) since "Parchmant Farm" on Vincebus Eruptum. Like I listened to the break (Jimmy wrenching some simply indescribable sounds out of his axe while your stereo goes ape-shit) on some heavy Vietnamese weed and very nearly had my mind blown.

Hey, I know what you're thinking. "That's not very objective." But dig: I also listened to it on mescaline, some old Romilar, Novocain, and ground up Fusion, and it was just as mind-boggling as before. I must admit I haven't listened to it straight yet — I don't think a group this heavy is best enjoyed that way.

Anyhow . . . Robert Plant, who is rumored to sing some notes on this record that only dogs can hear, demonstrates his heaviness on "The Lemon Song." When he yells "Shake me 'til the juice runs down my leg," you can't help but flash on the fact that the lemon is a cleverly-disguised phallic metaphor. Cunning Rob, sticking all this eroticism in between the lines just like his blues-beltin' ancestors! And then (then) there's "Moby Dick," which will be for John Bonham what "Toad" has been for Baker. John demonstrates on this track that had he half a mind he could shut down Baker even without sticks, as most of his intriguing solo is done with bare hands.

The album ends with a far-out blues number called "Bring It On Home," during which Rob contributes some very convincing moaning and harp-playing, and sings "Wadge da train roll down da track." Who said that white men couldn't sing blues? I mean, like, who?

*****

TRACKS:

Side One

"Whole Lotta Love" (John Bonham/Willie Dixon/John Paul Jones/Jimmy Page/Robert Plant) 5:34

"What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page/Plant) 4:47

"The Lemon Song" (Bonham/Burnett/Jones/Page/Plant) 6:20

"Thank You" (Page/Plant) 4:47

Side Two

“Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant) 4:15

"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" (Page/Plant) 2:40

"Ramble On" (Page/Plant) 4:35

"Moby Dick" (Bonham/Jones/Page) 4:25

"Bring It On Home" (Page/Plant/Dixon) 4:19

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October 23rd

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-San Francisco, CA./Fillmore Auditorium

1976 - Led Zeppelin-US television debut on 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

1988 - Robert Plant-Now & Zen North American Tour-Cleveland, OH./ Richfield Coliseum

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour-Miami, FL./Arena

1993 - Robert PLant-Fate Of Nations North American Tour-El Paso, TX./County Coliseum

1994 - John Paul Jones-European Tour w Diamanda Galas-Rome, Italy/Palladium

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North American Tour-Boston, MA./The Fleet Center

1999 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Englewood, CO./Ogden Theater

2000 - Robert Plant-Priory Of Brion European Tour-Amsterdam Holland,DeMelkweg

2002- Robert Plant- European Tour-Glasgow Barrowhead

2010- Robert Plant- Band Of Joy European Tour-Basel, Switzerland/AVO Session Basel Festsaal

2010- John Paul Jones- Mansons Guitar Show-Exeter

2010- Jason Bonham- JBLZE-Montreal/Metropolis

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October 24th

1966 - Robert Plant-Listen-Wolverhampton/Queens Ballroom*

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Cleveland, OH./Public Hall

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen North American Tour-Pittsburg, PA./Civic Arena

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North American Tour-Philidelphia, PA./The Spectrum

2002 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Sheffield Octagon

2007 - Robert Plant-New York, NY/GE Building,NBC Studio 1A

2010- John Paul Jones-Mansons Guitar Show-Exeter

2010 - Robert Plant- Band Of Joy European Tour-Paris, France/Palais De Sports

2010 - Jason Bonham-JBLZE-Ville de Saguenay,QC/Theatre du Palaise Municipale

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25th Oct 1968, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Battersea campus of Surrey University, England. Formerly the Battersea Polytechnic Institute, the concert took place in the Great Hall of the Battersea Park Road site, a 19-century Listed building founde in 1891 and designed by architect E. W. Mountford. Although there are unconfirmed reports of earlier shows, this appears to be the band's first gig with their new name (after initially performing as The New Yardbirds). In 2003 a poster for the gig (billing the group as The New Yardbirds) sold at auction for £2,400.

From http://www.facebook.com/thisdayinledzeppelin

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October 25th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds -Los Angeles, CA/ABC TV Center-The Milton Berle Show

1968 - Led Zeppelin- Battersea,UK/Surrey University-Great Hall^^^

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Boston, MA./Boston Graden

1988 - Jimmy Page-Outrider Tour - Rochester, NY/Rochester Community War Memorial

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour-Birmingham, AL./University of Alabama Arena

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations North America Tour-Lubbock, TX./Municiple Auditorium

1999 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Seattle, WA./Showbox

2010 - Jason Bonham-JBLZE-Quebec City, QUE/Grand Theatre

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October 26th

1966 - Robert Plant - Listen - Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England/Queen's Ballroom and Restaurant

1988 - Jimmy Page - Outrider Tour - East Rutherford, NJ/Brendan Byrne Arena

1988 - Robert Plant - Now and Zen N. American Tour -Toledo, OH/Toledo Centennial Hall

1990 - Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana N. American Tour - New Orleans, LA/U.N.O. Lakefront Arena

1993 - Robert Plant - Fate Of Nations N. American Tour - Austin, TX Frank Erwin Centre for the Performing Arts

1995 - Page & Plant - Unledded N. American Tour - New York,NY/Madison Square Garden

1999 - John Paul Jones - Zooma N. American Tour - Portland, OR/Crystal Ballroom

2008 - John Paul Jones - Exeter, Devon, England/Riverside Leisure Centre

2010 - Robert Plant -Band Of Joy European Tour - Cardiff, Wales/St. David's Hall

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27th Oct 1979, The entire Led Zeppelin album catalogue was listed in the US Top 200 album chart, the first time any artist had achieved this. The albums were: 'Led Zeppelin', 'Led Zeppelin II', 'Led Zeppelin III', 'Led Zeppelin IV', 'Houses of the Holy', 'Physical Graffiti', 'Presence' and 'In Through the Out Door'. During the past 10 years, Zeppelin's albums had spent over 400 weeks on the US chart.

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October 27th

1988 - Robert Plant-Now And Zen North American Tour- Auburn Hills/The Palace

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour-San Antonio/Sunken Garden Arena

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North American Tour-New York/Madison Square Garden

2002 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Portsmouth Guildhall

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Edinburg Scotland Corn Exchange

2010 - Robert Plant-Band Of Joy European Tour-Birmingham/Symphony Hall

2010 - Jason Bonham -JBLZE- Hamilton,ON/Hamilton Place Great Hall

2011 - Jason Bonham -JBLZE- Englewood, NJ/Bergen PAC..TONIGHT!!!

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October 28th

1967 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - St. Louis, Missouri/Washington University, Francis Fieldhouse

1972 - Led Zeppelin - Montreux, Switzerland/Pavillion Montreux

1988 - Jimmy Page - Outrider Tour - Uniondale, NY/Nassau Complex, Mitchel Field Complex

1993 - Robert Plant - Fate of Nations N. American Tour - Dallas, TX/Dallas Convention Center Arena

1999 - John Paul Jones - Zooma N. American Tour - San Francisco, CA/Fillmore Auditorium

2002 - Robert Plant - European Tour - Bristol, England/Bristol Academy

2006 - John Paul Jones - Lunel, France/Festival Mandolines de Lunel

2010 - Jason Bonham- JBLZE- Kitchener,ON/Centre in the Square

2011 - Jason Bonham- JBLZE- Huntington, NY/Paramount Theater..TONIGHT!!!!

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October 29th

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Dallas, TX./Dallas Memorial Coliseum

1969 - Jimmy Page - Kent, OH/JB's (appearance with Joe Walsh)

1972 - Led Zeppelin- Montreaux,Switzerland (Confoederatio Helvetica) Pavillion (Montreaux)

1988 - Jimmy Page-Outrider Tour - Worcester,MA/The Centrum

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations North American Tour-Houston, TX./Woodlands Pavillion

1999 - Robert Plant-Priory Of Brion UK Tour-Queen Mary Ballroom, Dudley Zoo

1999 - John Paul Jones-Zooma European Tour-Los Angeles, CA./House of Blues

2005 - John Paul Jones-Lunel, France/ Mandolines de Lunel-(Lunel Mandolin Festival)

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger World Tour-Glasgow, Scotland/Barrowlands

2010 - Robert Plant-Band of Joy-BBC Electric Proms/Roundhouse

2010 -Jason Bonham - JBLZE-Toronto, ON./Sony Centre

2011 -Jason Bonham - JBLZE-Upper Darby, PA/Tower Theater..TONIGHT!!!!

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30th Oct 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York. The set list included 'Communication Breakdown', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'Heartbreaker', 'Dazed And Confused', 'White Summer/Black Mountainside', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'Moby Dick' and 'How Many More Times'. Tickets cost $4.50 - $5.50. A review from local paper The Buffalo News said: "They were in true simplistic terms, good, excellent professional, top-quality and nice to listen to!"

http://youtu.be/wrvfMSYNqBg

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October 30th

1966 - Jimmy Page - Harlingen, TX/Harlingen Municipal Auditorium

1966 - Jimmy Page - Corpus Christi, TX/Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum - Last show with Jeff Beck

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Buffalo, NY/Kleinhans Music Hall^^

1988 - Jimmy Page - Outrider Tour -Philadelphia, PA/The Spectrum

1988 - Robert Plant - Now And Zen N. American Tour -Worcester, MA/The Centrum

1993 - Robert Plant - Fate Of Nations N. American Tour -New Orleans, LA/U.N.O. Lakefront Arena

1998 - Page &Plant - Glasgow, Scotland/SECC

1999 - Robert Plant - Priory of Brion - Gloucester, England/Gloucester Guildhall

2002 - Robert Plant - European Tour -Hammersmith, London, England/Hammersmith Apollo

2005 - Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger World Tour - Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England/Sage Music Complex

2007 - Robert Plant - Manchester, England/New Broadcasting House, Studio B - BBC Radio 2

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October 31:

On this day in 1970, Led Zeppelin started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Led Zeppelin III, the band's second US chart topper.

1969 had been a landmark year for Led Zeppelin, but exhausting: four US tours, five UK/European tours, two album releases and one huge single, "Whole Lotta Love," which was gold in the US and Number 1 in Germany...

Led Zeppelin III http://mrtrpt.com/1dp

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October 31st

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Beaumont, TX./Municiple Auditorium

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Springfield, MA./ Springfield Municiple Auditorium

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana North American Tour-Los Angeles, CA./Universal Amphitheater

1994 - John Paul Jones-European Tour with Diamanda Galas-Shepards Bush, London/England Empire

1999 - Robert Plant-Priory Of Brion UK Tour-Moira Leicestershire/National Forest Folf Festival

2010 - Robert Plant-Band of Joy EuropeanTour-Manchester/Palace Theatre

2011 - Jason Bonham-JBLZE - Boston, MA/The Wilbur Theatre..TONIGHT!!!

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November 1st

1966 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Alexandria, LA./ Parrish Coliseum (LSU)

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Syracuse, NY./Onondaga War Memorial

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen N. American Tour-Columbus, OH./ Ohio Center

1990 - Robert Plant-Manic Nirvana N. American Tour-Los Angeles, CA./Universal Amphitheater

1993 - Robert Plant-Fate Of Nations N. American Tour-Oklahoma/Civic Center Music Hall

1999 - John Paul Jones-Zooma N. American Tour-Las Vegas, NV./Hard Rock Hotel-The Joint

2010 - Robert Plant-Band Of Joy European Tour-Dublin, Ireland/Olympia

2011 - Jason Bonham-JBLZE -New York, NY/Best Buy Theater..TONIGHT!!!

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‎2nd Nov 2007, Led Zeppelin's eagerly awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert, in honour of Atlantic Records founder the late Ahmet Ertegun, scheduled for 26th November would now take place on 10th December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.

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November 2nd

1966 - Jimmy Page -The Yardbirds - Magnolia, AR/Southern State College, Fieldhouse

1967 - Jimmy Page -The Yardbirds - New York City, NY/ Village Theatre

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Toronto, Ontario, Canada/O'Keefe Centre

1985 - Jimmy Page - Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, England/Neville Hall -(Blues 'N' Booze Benefit with Elmer Gantry)

1988 - Robert Plant -Now And Zen N. American Tour- Charleston, SC/Charleston Civic Center Coliseum

1998 - Page & Plant -Europe Fall Tour - Glasgow, Scotland/SECC, Hall 4

2010 - Robert Plant -Band Of Joy - Belfast, Ireland/The Waterfront, Main Auditorium

2011 - Jason Bonham -JBLZE-Hartford, CT/The Webster..TONIGHT!!!!

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November 3rd

1966 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - Decatur, AL/Decatur High School Auditorium

1967 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - New York, NY/Village Theatre

1988 - Jimmy Page - Outrider Tour - New Haven, CT/New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

1993 - Robert Plant - Fate Of Nations N. American Tour - Chicago, IL/Arie Crown Theatre

1998 - Page & Plant -Europe Fall Tour - Manchester, England/Manchester Evening News Arena

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