By the end of the 60’s, Dusty Springfield was a huge star and her record company…

Written by on November 23, 2017


By the end of the 60’s, Dusty Springfield was a huge star and her record company listened to her. With that being said……

On Nov. 23, 1968, Led Zeppelin signed with Atlantic Records.

Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant flew to New York City in October, 1968 with the master tapes of “Led Zeppelin I” under his arm. He met with Ahmet Ertegun, the labels owner and founder, and his close confidant and business partner Jerry Wexler.

Grant didn’t know it at the time but, Dusty Springfield had already put in a good word for the group to Wexler while recording the seminal album “Dusty in Memphis” the previous month. Dusty knew the band was going to be big and, she was a friend of LZ’s bassist John Paul Jones who had spent time as a member of her touring backup band.

Smart Lady. How many of you were fans of Dusty’s?




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