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2 hours ago, TheStairwayRemainsTheSame said:

From the Alchemist himself

 

Oh, I see. To set the record straight, I believe Jimmy did call them "two bitches" (perhaps in a published interview once?) and that was misunderstood to mean two women. However, it was cleared up that it was in fact a woman (and her man) he entrusted to help at his home during The Firm era. He was touring quite a bit at that time and they betrayed him, helping themselves to soundboard recordings. After those recordings were released by bootleggers, Jimmy began referring to the woman as "the bootleg Queen".     

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Tonight I realized that the Robert Plant Official You Tube Channel uploaded his original 1980s era promotional videos in low res 240p quality. Is there anything that can be done to have them re-uploaded in higher quality, ideally HD?

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15 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

Tonight I realized that the Robert Plant Official You Tube Channel uploaded his original 1980s era promotional videos in low res 240p quality. Is there anything that can be done to have them re-uploaded in higher quality, ideally HD?

About eight or so years ago, I had the videos streaming locally on his site. Back then, YouTube wasn't anything like it is is now. On the newer site, a bit afterwards, we just uploaded those old video files for the new official RP YouTube channel. 

You can get the promo videos on the bonus DVD in the Nine Lives box set. They're DVD quality, though not yet available in HD resolution.

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2 hours ago, sam_webmaster said:

About eight or so years ago, I had the videos streaming locally on his site. Back then, YouTube wasn't anything like it is is now. On the newer site, a bit afterwards, we just uploaded those old video files for the new official RP YouTube channel. 

You can get the promo videos on the bonus DVD in the Nine Lives box set. They're DVD quality, though not yet available in HD resolution.

I appreciate the candid explanation, Sam. I do have the Nine Lives box set and thank you for the gentle reminder they are accessible in DVD quality there.

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I have a question, Steve. After the passing of Karac in July ‘77, did the members of Zeppelin primarily stay in England or did they continue to go on tax exile, until the ‘80 tour and, later, Bonham’s death? 

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8 hours ago, Walter said:

I have a question, Steve. After the passing of Karac in July ‘77, did the members of Zeppelin primarily stay in England or did they continue to go on tax exile, until the ‘80 tour and, later, Bonham’s death? 

Interesting question. Their whereabouts during this time are not particularly well documented, but that said I do not show anything that suggests they did reside as tax exiles during this time. It could be that with no earnings from touring or new releases the motivation to do so wasn't there. ITTOD was released in August 1979. Jimmy and his family did stay with Jim Capaldi and family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that year, and vacation in Barbados in November but in either case uncertain how long for. We do know he was back at home in Plumpton by the end of November 1979.

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On 1/2/2019 at 5:57 AM, TheStairwayRemainsTheSame said:

Side q: Those shots of Jimmy at home in the Horus shirt we see during TRB, which I've always assumed is him making Ten Years Gone, who/where is that whole video

 

Lot of pics from this session too, why the whole "lets video you producing and take a load of pics"? Maybe it was going to be inserted into TSRTS?

Image result for jimmy page horus shirtec442948aa1cbb3efc1fa0e49cfc9408.thumb.jpg.591a5be605d8154841baa5cfc09e8f09.jpg

When were these taken?  The fall of '73?

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28 minutes ago, JohnOsbourne said:

When were these taken?  The fall of '73?

I've always suspected they were taken Aug/Sep 1974, either during or very soon after they were recording additional footage at Shepperton Studios in August 1974. The clothing matches that worn by Page during the hurdy gurdy, "glowing red eyes" segment of the film. Additionally, I have a candid photo of Jimmy walking with Peter Clifton and photographer Pennie Smith on the grounds of Plumpton Place and he is wearing this same clothing.  

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Thanks for the previous reply.

Different question:  what was the temperature at the 1970 Bath festival?  I know it was raining, and Britain, but it still looked freezing for late June.

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On 1/25/2020 at 10:26 AM, JohnOsbourne said:

Thanks for the previous reply.

Different question:  what was the temperature at the 1970 Bath festival?  I know it was raining, and Britain, but it still looked freezing for late June.

Noon dew point temperatures in the UK that day ranged from about 44 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit, with 51 as an average. Chilly.

To see the data, refer to page one at the link below to review abbreviations and then page 121 for noon to night for June 28, 1970:

https://digital.nmla.metoffice.gov.uk/IO_82169bc2-de8c-4556-9d19-cb7b8490dba9/

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On 1/24/2020 at 10:33 AM, SteveAJones said:

I've always suspected they were taken Aug/Sep 1974, either during or very soon after they were recording additional footage at Shepperton Studios in August 1974. The clothing matches that worn by Page during the hurdy gurdy, "glowing red eyes" segment of the film. Additionally, I have a candid photo of Jimmy walking with Peter Clifton and photographer Pennie Smith on the grounds of Plumpton Place and he is wearing this same clothing.  

This isn't the photo I'm referring to but it's some of ones I have readily found from what I believe to possibly be the same day. The gentlemen in the picture is either Roy Hobbs (Jimmy's personal assistant) or Pat the caretaker. I was told about 25 years it was one or the other but I no longer remember. (prints from the original negatives).

 

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Man, Plumpton place looks a lot nicer than that brick prison Tower House. I suppose it doesn't have the artistic history though.

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21 hours ago, gibsonfan159 said:

Man, Plumpton place looks a lot nicer than that brick prison Tower House. I suppose it doesn't have the artistic history though.

At one point it was my favorite residence in the world, but I came to realize if you remove the moat it's actually quite an ordinary country manor and the property itself is not really that spacious.

The Tower House interior is so exquisite that it can be overwhelming. I would prefer a simpler place to hang my hat nowadays.     

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