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March 21st

1966 - Robert Plant - Listen-Kidderminster-Corn Exchange

1969 - Led Zeppelin - London UK-BBC TV Lime Grove Studios

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Vancouver Canada-Pacific Coliseum

1971 - Led Zeppelin - Nottingham UK-Boat Club

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Hamburg Germany (Deutschland)- Musikhalle

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Seattle WA-Seattle Coliseum

1986 - Jimmy Page-The Firm-Providence,RI-Civic Centre

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen UK Tour-Nottingham-Royal Centre

2000 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Nashville, TN-328 Performance Hall

2005 - Robert Plant-Mighty Rearranger Tour-Myrtle Beach, SC-House of Blues

2006 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Lille, France-L'Aeronef

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22nd March 1975, Led Zeppelin started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Physical Graffiti, the group's fourth US No.1 album. On its first day of release in the US, the album shipped a million copies – no other album in the history of Atlantic records had generated so many sales. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.

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March 22nd

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Birmingham, UK/Mothers Club

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Seattle, WA/Seattle Center Arena

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Essen, Germany/Grugahalle

1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - New Haven, CT/Coliseum

1995 - Page & Plant - Unledded North American Tour - Washington, DC/US Air Arena

2000 - Robert Plant - Priory Of Brion - Nottingham, UK/Ballroom

2000 - John Paul Jones - Zooma North American Tour - Cincinnati, OH/Bogart's

2010 - John Paul Jones - Them Crooked Vultures - London/Royal Albert Hall

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March 23rd

1968 - Jimmy Page -The Yardbirds - Retford, UK

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Peterlee,UK/The Argus Butterfly

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Portland, OR/Memorial Coliseum

1971 - Led Zeppelin - London, UK/Marquee

1985 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Austin.TX/Frank Erwin Center

1988 - Robert Plant - Now and Zen UK Tour - Bradford/St Georges Hall

1991 - Jimmy Page - New York, NY/China Club - (jams with The Reputations)

1995 - Page & Plant - Unledded North American Tour - Washington, DC/US Air Arena

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March 24th

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Offenburg, Germany/Ortenau-Halle

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Inglewood,CA/The Forum

1985 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - New Orleans, LA/Lake Front Arena

1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Springfield, MA/Civic Center

1988 - Robert Plant - Now and Zen UK Tour - Newcastle/City Hall

2000 - John Paul Jones - Zooma North American tour - Milwaukee, WI/Shank Hall

2005 - Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger Tour - New York, NY/Irving Plaza

2006 - Robert Plant - European Tour - Tunis, Tunisia/Festival Mediterranean de la Guitare,La Coupole

2008 - John Paul Jones - London, England/Royal Albert Hall (with Robyn Hitchcock)

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March 25th

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Staines, UK/Supershow

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Denver, CO/Denver Coliseum

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Inglewood, CA/The Forum

1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Binghamton, NY/Boome County Arena

1991 - Jimmy Page - New York, NY/Fat Tuesdays-(with Steve Howe, Brian May & Les Paul)

1995 - Page & Plant - Unledded North American Tour - Pittsburg, PA/Civic Center

1998 - Page & Plant - Europe Spring Tour - London, England/Shepherd's Bush Empire

2000 - John Paul Jones - Zooma North American Tour - Chicago, IL/Park West

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26th March 2006, Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid. http://youtu.be/dmKeIlJq4gM

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Nice:-)^^

March 26th

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Salt lake City US/Salt Palace

1973 - Led Zeppelin-Lyon France/Palais de Sports

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen UK Tour-Glasgow/Barrowlands

1998 - Page & Plant European Spring Tour-BBC Top of the Pops/Elstree Studios

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27th March 1975, Led Zeppelin played the last of three sold-out nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California at the end of a North American tour. The set list included: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter. http://youtu.be/8n2c7ST-3fI

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27th March 1975, Led Zeppelin played the last of three sold-out nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California at the end of a North American tour. The set list included: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter.

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March 27th

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Bremen Germany (Deutschland) Beat Club TV

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Los Angeles, CA/The Forum

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Nancy France/Parc des Expositions

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Los Angeles, CA/The Forum

1986 - Jimmy Page-The Firm-Pittsburg, PA/Civic Center

1988 - John Paul Jones-London, England/Astoria

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen UK Tour-Edinburg/Playhouse

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North American Tour- Toronto/Skydome

1998 - Page & Plant-Europe Spring Tour-Channel 4 TV TFI Friday Riverside Studios

2000 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Pittsburg,PA./Rosebud

2000 - Robert Plant- Priory of Brion-European Tour-Liverpool/Voodoo Room

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28th March 1973, Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed 'Houses of the Holy'. Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.

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28 February 1970 » Led Zeppelin - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hallen

28 February 1975 » Led Zeppelin - Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ LSU Assembly Center

28 February 1985 » Jimmy Page - Dallas, Texas @ Reunion Arena

28 February 1995 » Page & Plant - Atlanta, Georgia @ The Omni

28 February 2003 » Robert Plant - London, England @ Riverside Studios

28 February 1970 » Led Zeppelin - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hallen

28 February 1975 » Led Zeppelin - Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ LSU Assembly Center

28 February 1985 » Jimmy Page - Dallas, Texas @ Reunion Arena

28 February 1995 » Page & Plant - Atlanta, Georgia @ The Omni

28 February 2003 » Robert Plant - London, England @ Riverside Studios

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All Things Music Plus

ON THIS DATE (39 YEARS AGO)

March 28, 1973 – Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy is released.

# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 5/5

# Allmusic 5/5

Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "Houses of the Holy". It was the second Led Zeppelin album to not officially be titled after the band. It was also the first of the band's albums to be composed of completely original material. It represents a musical turning point for Led Zeppelin, as they began to use more layering and production techniques in recording their songs.

The record album provided notable additions to the band's catalogue of songs, and it has certified for shipping 11 million copies in the United States. In 2003, Houses of the Holy was ranked number 149 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Much of this album was recorded in Spring 1972 at Stargroves, the country estate in Berkshire, which was owned by Mick Jagger, through the use of the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Some songs from the album had initially been tried out earlier than this, such as "No Quarter", which was first attempted during a session at Headley Grange.

Some songs which were recorded from these various sessions did not eventually make it onto Houses of the Holy, namely "Black Country Woman", "Walter's Walk", "The Rover" and also the title-track, "Houses of the Holy". All of these songs were retained and later released on subsequent Led Zeppelin albums.

ALBUM COVER

The cover art for Houses of the Holy was inspired by the ending of Arthur C. Clarke's novel Childhood's End. (The ending involves several hundred million naked children, only slightly and physically resembling the human race in basic forms.) It is a collage of several photographs which were taken at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis. This location was chosen ahead of an alternative one in Peru which was being considered.

The two children who modelled for the cover were siblings Stefan and Samanatha Gates. The photoshoot was a frustrating affair over the course of ten days. Shooting was done first thing in the morning and at sunset in order to capture the light at dawn and dusk, but the desired effect was never achieved due to constant rain and clouds. The photos of the two children were taken in black and white and were multi-printed to create the effect of 11 individuals that can be seen on the album cover. The results of the shoot were less than satisfactory, but some accidental tinting effects in post-production created an unexpectedly striking album cover.

In February 2010 Stefan Gates presented a half-hour BBC Radio 4 documentary entitled Stefan Gates's Cover Story, about his part in the making of the album cover. Gates claimed in the documentary to have felt there was something sinister about the image, although his sister disagreed. He also admitted never actually having heard the album. The programme ended with Gates returning to Giant's Causeway and listening to the album on a portable player, after which he claimed that a great weight had been lifted from him.

In 1974, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best album package.

REVIEW

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic

Houses of the Holy follows the same basic pattern as Led Zeppelin IV, but the approach is looser and more relaxed. Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere. While the pseudo-reggae of "D'Yer Mak'er" and the affectionate James Brown send-up "The Crunge" suggest that the band was searching for material, they actually contribute to the musical diversity of the album. "The Rain Song" is one of Zep's finest moments, featuring a soaring string arrangement and a gentle, aching melody. "The Ocean" is just as good, starting with a heavy, funky guitar groove before slamming into an a cappella section and ending with a swinging, doo wop-flavored rave-up. With the exception of the rampaging opening number, "The Song Remains the Same," the rest of Houses of the Holy is fairly straightforward, ranging from the foreboding "No Quarter" and the strutting hard rock of "Dancing Days" to the epic folk/metal fusion "Over the Hills and Far Away." Throughout the record, the band's playing is excellent, making the eclecticism of Page and Robert Plant's songwriting sound coherent and natural.

TRACKS:

Side one

1 The Song Remains the Same (Page, Plant) 5:32

2 The Rain Song (Page, Plant) 7:39

3 Over the Hills and Far Away (Page, Plant) 4:50

4 The Crunge (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) 3:17

Side Two

1 Dancing Days (Page, Plant) 3:43

2 D'yer Mak'er (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) 4:23

3 No Quarter (Jones, Page, Plant) 7:00

4 The Ocean (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) 4:31

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March 28th

1968 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Schenectady,NY/The Aerodome

1969 - Led Zeppelin-London UK/Marquee

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Dallas US/Memorial Auditorium

1973- Houses Of The Holy album was released^^

1995 - Page & Plant-Unledded North American Tour-Cleveland, OH./Gund Arena

2000 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North America Tour-New York, NY/Irving Plaza

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29th March 1975, Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.

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March 29th

1968 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-Potsdam/Clarkson University

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Bromley UK/ Bromley College of Technology

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Houston US/ Hofheinz Pavillion (Univ.of Houston)

1986 - Jimmy Page-The Firm-Rochester, NY/War memorial Auditorium

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen UK Tour-Liverpool/Royal Court Theatre

2000 - John Paul Jones- Zooma North American Tour-Springfield, VA/Jaxx

March 30th

1968 - Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds-New York, NY/Anderson Theater

1969 - Led Zeppelin-Southhall, UK/Farx Club

1970 - Led Zeppelin-Pittsburg,PA/Civic Arena

1988 - Robert Plant-Now and Zen UK Tour-Hanley/Victoria Falls

1998 - Page & Plant Europe Spring Tour-Paris, France/La Cigale

2000 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Pasadena/Daytonas and Toronto Canada/CTV Studio

2006 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Paris, France/Zenith

2008 - John Paul Jones-Bergen, Norway/Hotel Norge Banketbsalen/Bergenfest

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Source: www.gibson.com 31/03/2012

31 March 1995, Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing.

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March 31st

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Edmonton, London,UK/Cooks Ferry Inn

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Philidelphia, PA/The Spectrum

1976 - PRESENCE Album is released

1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Philidelphia, PA/The Spectrum

1995 -= Unledded North American Tour - Auburn Hills, MI/Palace of Auburn Hills

1998 - Page & Plant - Europe Sprin Tour - Canal-1 TV France

2006 - Robert Plant - European tour - Celermont-Ferrand, France/France Zenith d' Auvergne

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April 1st

1969 - Led Zeppelin - West Hampstead, London, England/Klooks Kleek

1971 - Led Zeppelin - London, England/Paris Theatre

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Paris, France/Palais des Sports de Paris

1977 - Led Zeppelin - Dallas, TX/Dallas Memorial Auditorium

1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Boston, MA/Boston Garden

1995 - Page & Plant -Unledded Tour - Auburn Hills, MI/The Palace Of Auburn Hills

2000 - John Paul Jones - Zooma North American Tour - Montreal, Quebec, Canada/Club Soda

2005 - Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger European Tour - Liverpool, England/Carling Academy Liverpool

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April 2nd

1968 - Robert Plant -Obstweedle - Essington,Straffordshire,England/Essington W.M.C*

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Cardiff UK/Top Rank Suite Club

1970 - Led Zeppelin - Charleston US/ Civic Center

1973 - Led Zeppelin - Paris (Saint-Quen) France/ Centre Sportif

2000 - John Paul Jones-Zooma North American Tour-Toronto, Canada/The Guvernment

2005 - Robert Plant-Might Rearranger European Tour-Coventry, England/Warwick University

2006 - Robert Plant-European Tour-Brussels, Belgium/Parc des Expositions

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