Zeppelin

On June 20, 2008, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became Dr. Page. Here is the story from the school: The University of Surrey is proud to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of the University to Jimmy Page for services to the music industry. The award was made on Friday, June 20 […]

Hendrix and Zeppelin on the same concert bill? We’ll let the good Professor Poster explain: The Northern California Folk Rock Festival 2, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and the Aquarian Family Festival, at the Spartan Stadium practice field, both were held on Memorial Day weekend. These festivals had all the elements of the better-known […]

20th May 1969, Led Zeppelin started three days of recording and mixing sessions at A&R Studios in New York City, which included the recording of ‘Heartbreaker’ and various other parts for new tracks for the group’s forthcoming second album. The band were under pressure to finish sessions for their second album so they could release […]

14th May 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John Bonham’s death. The band reunited to perform at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden in New York. https://www.facebook.com/greatesthitsever/posts/2061510124105972 On this day in 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John […]

28th April 1982, The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. […]

4th May 1973, Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the ‘biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States’. The group would gross over $4 million from the dates, flying between gigs in ‘The Starship’ a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, […]

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 […]

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 […]

7th March 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Bluesville 69 Club at the Hornsey Wood Tavern, Finsbury Park, London, England. The venue was a function room at the back of the pub, and was so small that the stage was only just big enough for John Bonham’s drums, and the rest of the group had […]


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