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On 9/8/2021 at 2:37 AM, Markus J said:

I don't know about the date of that concert.

Was Jimmy Page musically inspired by James Brown?

I like James Brown and the J B's.

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A JPJ/Bonham jam evolved into the funk-influenced track The Crunge.

 

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What is the name of the host? I'm stumped. I wanted to say it was Masanori "Masa" Ito but then I realized Masa does not speak English so fluently. I'll bet he would know however! I actually think this was recorded in LA on June 17, 1985 after the show at The Forum. Robert alludes to having performed that night and mentions the people "at home in Japan". If he were in Japan he'd have likely said "here in Japan". Finally, I believe the program title is "Best USA" but I'm still working on it. Again though, highly unlikely a program recorded in Japan would be "(anything) USA". More likely it was a weekly program featuring Western Music artists recorded in LA for telecast in Japan.

 

 

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1 hour ago, SteveAJones said:

What is the name of the host? I'm stumped. I wanted to say it was Masanori "Masa" Ito but then I realized Masa does not speak English so fluently. I'll bet he would know however! I actually think this was recorded in LA on June 17, 1985 after the show at The Forum. Robert alludes to having performed that night and mentions the people "at home in Japan". If he were in Japan he'd have likely said "here in Japan". Finally, I believe the program title is "Best USA" but I'm still working on it. Again though, highly unlikely a program recorded in Japan would be "(anything) USA". More likely it was a weekly program featuring Western Music artists recorded in LA for telecast in Japan.

 

 

At the beginning of the interview he mentions to Robert that it has been 12 years since he has seen him which would be 1973. Man, that’s a tough one. 

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27 minutes ago, Plant77 said:

At the beginning of the interview he mentions to Robert that it has been 12 years since he has seen him which would be 1973. Man, that’s a tough one. 

The host's voice is golden and he must have been well established in the industry. Someone has to recall his name.

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1 hour ago, Plant77 said:

At the beginning of the interview he mentions to Robert that it has been 12 years since he has seen him which would be 1973. Man, that’s a tough one. 

Possibly he miscounted;  October '72 was the last time Zep was in Japan/Asia, no?

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53 minutes ago, JohnOsbourne said:

Possibly he miscounted;  October '72 was the last time Zep was in Japan/Asia, no?

Yes, that was the last time Led Zeppelin performed in Japan. However I submit to you this seems to be an LA-based, possibly Japanese-American who is likely alluding to the May/June 1973 LA shows.

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8 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

Yes, that was the last time Led Zeppelin performed in Japan. However I submit to you this seems to be an LA-based, possibly Japanese-American who is likely alluding to the May/June 1973 LA shows.

   9 hours ago,  JohnOsbourne said: 

Possibly he miscounted;  October '72 was the last time Zep was in Japan/Asia, no?

 

Yes that is the last time they were in either of those countries. I was basing that off of the belief that this was an Asian American show as well. Also I was looking some stuff up this morning, they might elude to it on Steve Hoffman’s forum. There was a topic on Local music stations across the country. I’ll try and find it. But it basically talked about LA stations that played local L.A bands, except Robert Plants Pink and Black video. The only problem I have with it being a local show is it seems pretty well produced, and seems like they spent some money on the program. Certainly more than my local CMC in the Bay Area did. I wonder if Richard Cole would know who he is? 

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I had heard once John Bonham bought a Duesenberg around 1970 in LA. There is a black and white photo at the Rainbow bar and Grille in Hollywood of John Bonham in a garage standing in front of a Duesenberg and Peter Grant is off to the side (1st time I ever saw this photo) any details on  the car and if John bought it and where it may be now ?

Also I thought it odd there were no photos of the band hanging out at the Rainbow at the Rainbow, the one of Robert and John with some female friends at a table come to mind.   

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On 9/20/2021 at 9:58 AM, Plant77 said:

There was a topic on Local music stations across the country. I’ll try and find it. But it basically talked about LA stations that played local L.A bands, except Robert Plants Pink and Black video. The only problem I have with it being a local show is it seems pretty well produced, and seems like they spent some money on the program. Certainly more than my local CMC in the Bay Area did. I wonder if Richard Cole would know who he is? 

To me the Plant interview with the Japanese host seems to be something produced in LA to be telecast later in Japan, perhaps on a cable television channel. I doubt very much Richard would know, though he did live in Los Angeles for a number of years. Even so, it's not something I would be willing to bother him about.

 

On 9/25/2021 at 11:38 PM, lynxwizard said:

I had heard once John Bonham bought a Duesenberg around 1970 in LA. There is a black and white photo at the Rainbow bar and Grille in Hollywood of John Bonham in a garage standing in front of a Duesenberg and Peter Grant is off to the side (1st time I ever saw this photo) any details on  the car and if John bought it and where it may be now ?

Also I thought it odd there were no photos of the band hanging out at the Rainbow at the Rainbow, the one of Robert and John with some female friends at a table come to mind.   

Nothing comes to mind concerning Bonzo and a Duesenberg but it's plausible. 

The lack of photos of them hanging out at The Rainbow...it is what it is. I do have quite a few photos of Jimmy at The Rainbow in the '80s. 

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1 hour ago, SteveAJones said:

To me the Plant interview with the Japanese host seems to be something produced in LA to be telecast later in Japan, perhaps on a cable television channel. I doubt very much Richard would know, though he did live in Los Angeles for a number of years. Even so, it's not something I would be willing to bother him about.

 

Nothing comes to mind concerning Bonzo and a Duesenberg but it's plausible. 

The lack of photos of them hanging out at The Rainbow...it is what it is. I do have quite a few photos of Jimmy at The Rainbow in the '80s. 

Thanks for the reply, the only reason I thought of that was the reference to host saying it had been 12 years since he had last met/talked with Robert. But I agree, pretty trivial to ask about a random Japanese host who he may or may not know? 
 

I’ll find that thread on Steve Hoffman’s forum to see if that helps. Although, I don’t think it is related. The production seems pretty good for the time. Like there was some money thrown at it. The Sub Titles also make me think that it was for another broadcast. I doubt someone was watching TV and needed the subtitles to understand it, and then put it out some 30 plus years later. 
 

Have a good night/day. 

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On 9/19/2021 at 5:41 AM, SteveAJones said:

What is the name of the host? I'm stumped. I wanted to say it was Masanori "Masa" Ito but then I realized Masa does not speak English so fluently. I'll bet he would know however! I actually think this was recorded in LA on June 17, 1985 after the show at The Forum. Robert alludes to having performed that night and mentions the people "at home in Japan". If he were in Japan he'd have likely said "here in Japan". Finally, I believe the program title is "Best USA" but I'm still working on it. Again though, highly unlikely a program recorded in Japan would be "(anything) USA". More likely it was a weekly program featuring Western Music artists recorded in LA for telecast in Japan.

 

 

Steve, with the help of my friend Yasuhiro Shiga, we are able to provide additional information on this interview.

• Host is Katsuya Kobayashi (https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/小林克也)

• Program name is Best Hit USA

* Original airdate was Feb 1984 (https://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/yanpuch/diary/201401210000/)

 

Additional Notes:

-Kobayashi says  "it's been 12 years.”  This would align with the Japan Tour 1972 + 12 years = 1984.

-Sixes and Sevens from Shaken N Stirred can be heard in the interview, which leads me to believe this is a rebroadcast of the original interview.

-"Best Hit USA" was one of the earliest (probably the earliest) music program that (re-)broadcasted the Communication Breakdown promo (Thee Image Club version) in '82 (or '81).

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10 minutes ago, MarkZep said:

Steve, with the help of my friend Yasuhiro Shiga, we are able to provide additional information on this interview.

• Host is Katsuya Kobayashi (https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/小林克也)

• Program name is Best Hit USA

* Original airdate was Feb 1984 (https://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/yanpuch/diary/201401210000/)

 

Additional Notes:

-Kobayashi says  "it's been 12 years.”  This would align with the Japan Tour 1972 + 12 years = 1984.

-Sixes and Sevens from Shaken N Stirred can be heard in the interview, which leads me to believe this is a rebroadcast of the original interview.

-"Best Hit USA" was one of the earliest (probably the earliest) music program that (re-)broadcasted the Communication Breakdown promo (Thee Image Club version) in '82 (or '81).

Phenomenal!  :thumbsup:

According to the link provided it seems the interviews were conducted while the artists were in Japan (Tokyo) and the program aired on Saturday nights. 

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3 hours ago, MarkZep said:

Steve, with the help of my friend Yasuhiro Shiga, we are able to provide additional information on this interview.

• Host is Katsuya Kobayashi (https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/小林克也)

• Program name is Best Hit USA

* Original airdate was Feb 1984 (https://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/yanpuch/diary/201401210000/)

 

Additional Notes:

-Kobayashi says  "it's been 12 years.”  This would align with the Japan Tour 1972 + 12 years = 1984.

-Sixes and Sevens from Shaken N Stirred can be heard in the interview, which leads me to believe this is a rebroadcast of the original interview.

-"Best Hit USA" was one of the earliest (probably the earliest) music program that (re-)broadcasted the Communication Breakdown promo (Thee Image Club version) in '82 (or '81).

That is incredible. Awesome job! 

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It looks like it ran from 1981-1988, what an amazing find Mark Zep. Without sounding kind of ignorant, was this a show done in America? On IMDB it doesn’t say. It mentions the host Mr. Katsura. Again awesome job on the MarkZep. Really cool. I love seeing stuff like this resolved. 
 

Have a great night. 

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I wonder about John Paul Jones's triple neck Steve. He got it in 1977 as a gift form Hugh Manson. The story is Manson saw on the 1977 tour, that Jones needed it, yet he also claims, that he made it in 1974. And he claims Jones needed all three necks for one song, which is not true. Maybe he made it for Page in the first place, but Page also didn't play mandolin until 1977. And it's also weird, that he could have made it so fast for Jones. You know, seeing that he needed  it in 1977 an then making it during the tour. Do you know more about it Steve? Thanks!

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