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i was just wondering if Led Zeppelin hold any world records for anything? Any help?

At one time they held the Guinness World Record for largest attendance for a single performance by one artist. That was for their show at the Pontiac Silverdome in front of over 76,000 people in April 1977. Don't think they hold it any longer. Also had their entire catalog of nine albums on the Billboard 200 after the release of ITTOD. Not sure of other records they may hold.

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Dazed would go on for 40-45 minutes some times. Might hold the record for the longest rock song in concert.

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most innuendo comments by a rock group not currently together

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theres a 11.29.97 phish show where they played a rendition of runaway jim for 59 minutes. on the other hand, page could very well could hold the record for an extended dazed and confused solo. somebody know any of the dates where they played the marathon sets?

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I believe this forum holds the World Record for most unsubstantiated rumors of a world tour from a band that is currently not together.

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^ Most redundant "do you think they'll tour?" threads...

I was hoping a few of our oblivious forum members will create a few more posts on this subject. You can't have enough of them here!

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Top ten concert by attendance #1 Sir Rodney 3,5 mil Rio

http://www.rockandrollbadboy.com/topattendance.html

Seems to me half those single act concerts were free and the other half were festivals featuring multiple acts.

I think if Zepplelin were to do one of those free concert deals they would easily top Rod and Garth in fact they would have to have it on the salt flats in Utah. I can't think of a bigger place at the moment that could hold all the people.

RjK

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Also had their entire catalog of nine albums on the Billboard 200 after the release of ITTOD. Not sure of other records they may hold.

Not true, b/c Pearl Jam broke the record 2x in 2001 with their bootleg albums bein in the charts. Each leg was released a different week about a month apart. For the Euro leg 5 albums showed up, and for the North American leg 7 showed up, so Zep never had 9 or even 5 albums in the top 200, at once.

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guesses for a zeppelin record would be groupies, white lady (assuming keith richards isnt his own band), or maybe overall show attendance from '68 till 80. (though its unlikely to find such a headcount)

im willing to bet that the PJ live shows consisted of prereleased tunes. PJ has 8 studio albums including the b-sides record and that just puts zeppelin right back in the godfather rocking chair

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At one time they held the Guinness World Record for largest attendance for a single performance by one artist. That was for their show at the Pontiac Silverdome in front of over 76,000 people in April 1977. Don't think they hold it any longer. Also had their entire catalog of nine albums on the Billboard 200 after the release of ITTOD. Not sure of other records they may hold.

Yes, indeed, it was a record attendance. As has been pointed out, the key words here are "one artist".So,not a festival, then, and I'd personally say that free shows are tricky to include as a real measure of an artist/band's popularity.Maybe.Still...given those restrictions, we're stuck with Pontiac so far. I too was convinced the attendance had been beaten...but by who,or whom, and where and when ?

BTW...This is all based on the idea that there was no support, no special guests etc at the Pontiac show. That is true.Isn't it?

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I'm pretty sure Led Zeppelin has the record for most bootlegs, but there may be no way to get an exact number.

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Not true, b/c Pearl Jam broke the record 2x in 2001 with their bootleg albums bein in the charts. Each leg was released a different week about a month apart. For the Euro leg 5 albums showed up, and for the North American leg 7 showed up, so Zep never had 9 or even 5 albums in the top 200, at once.[

???? according to Billboard they did......

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