16th April 1970, The Led Zeppelin single ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th […]

Remember the little kids that were on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” LP that was released 45 years ago today? Well they grew up. The kids were Samantha Gates and her younger brother Stefan. Samantha did more acting and Stefan is now a presenter on the BBC. Here is a picture […]

Led Zeppelin released their 5th album titled “Houses of the Holy” on March 28, 1973. It is their first album composed of entirely original material, and represents a musical turning point for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques. Containing some of the band’s most famous songs, including […]

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 […]

It didn’t take long for Led Zeppelin’s LP “Physical Graffiti” to become the #1 album in the US in 1975. The record was released on Feb. 24th of that year and when the new Billboard Charts came out on March 22, 1975, it was #1. It would stay at the top for 6 weeks. Now […]

Led Zeppelin played at concert on March 5, 1971 at Ulster Hall in Belfast. It was the start of their “Thank You” tour. In the show that night, they played “Stairway To Heaven” live for the first time. The song would go on to be one of the most played songs in history. However, from […]

Was it Led Zeppelin’s finest work? On Feb 24, 1975, Led Zeppelin released their 6th album titled “Physical Graffiti”. It was a double disc set. The band wrote and recorded eight songs at Headley Grange and because these eight songs stretched beyond the typical length of an album, the band decided to make “Physical Graffiti” […]

21st February 1972, Led Zeppelin released ‘Rock And Roll / Four Sticks’ as a 7 inch single in the US, peaking at No.47 on the chart. The song was written as a spontaneous jam session, whilst the band were trying to finish ‘Four Sticks’. Drummer John Bonham played the introduction to Little Richard’s ‘You Keep […]

11th February 1972, Led Zeppelin scored their third US Top 20 hit single with ‘Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop’, peaking at No.15, and taken from their fourth album. The song’s title is a reference to a nameless black Labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording. Robert Plant recorded his vocal […]

9th February 2009, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant took home five prizes for his collaboration with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss at this year’s Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles. The duo won album of the year for Raising Sand and record of the year for ‘Please Read The Letter.’ Read it here

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