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 […]

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 […]

1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. Police battled with over 500 fans who rammed locked gates trying to get into the concert. Over 4,000 fans stood outside the venue without tickets and local residents jammed police phone lines to complain about […]

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

See how many you can score in our very hard Led Zeppelin quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/led_zeppelin_quiz Led Zeppelin Quiz 20 Led Zeppelin Quiz questions Read it here

23rd Jan 1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played Led Zeppelins ‘Stairway To Heaven’ for twenty-four solid hours to inaugurate a format change to Classic Rock. Police showed up with guns drawn: once after a listener reported that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, and […]

This one would be “way back” machine worthy… On Jan. 2, 1969, Led Zeppelin began a 4 night run at The Whisky A Go Go on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip. The opening band, Alice Cooper. Any of you there for any of those nights 49 years ago! Read It Here!

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