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Led Zeppelin Appears at the Bluesville 69 Club

March 7: This Day in Music

1962– The Beatles record their first radio appearance at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go’.

1966– Mike Millward dies at the age of 23. He was the guitarist from The Fourmost.

1969– Led Zeppelin appears at the Bluesville 69 Club at the Hornsey Wood Tavern in London, England.

1970– Simon and Garfunkels album Bridge Over Troubled Water starts a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo was no longer together by the time of release.

1975– David Bowie releases his ninth studio album Young Americans.

1976– Elton John is immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London.

1987– The Beastie Boys become the first rap act to have a No.1 album in the US with their debut album, Licensed To Ill.

1988– British pedal steel guitar player Gordon Huntley dies of cancer and Madonna rockets to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Frozen’.

2012– Sales of albums by The Monkees soar following the death of singer Davy Jones.

Led Zeppelin Blesses Record Store Day with Release

Led Zeppelin announced on Twitter it will release a limited-edition 7″ yellow vinyl single. The vinyl will feature previously unreleased mixes of “Rock and Roll” and “Friends” in light of Record Store Day on April 21, 2018.

According to a press release, this mixture of “Rock and Roll” stems from the “Sunset Sound Mixes” made for Led Zeppelin IV, of which only two tracks have been heard before: the original version of “When the Levee Breaks” and “Stairway to Heaven,” which appeared as a special mix on the 2014 Deluxe Edition of Led Zeppelin IV. The “Olympic Sound Mix” of “Friends” removes the orchestration, “offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band’s recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange,” according to the release. Jimmy Page produced both recordings.

New Led Zeppelin Book In the Works

Iconic rock group Led Zeppelin want fans to know about the 50th anniversary book they’ve got in the works.

Titled Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, the 368-page hardback will be published at some point in October 2018 via Reel Art Press and is now available for pre-order. Surviving band members Robert PlantJimmy Page and John Paul Jones are being credited as the book’s authors.

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band,” the publisher’s description reads. “Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”

This Day in Rock History

In 2000 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young play the first date of their reunion tour at Michigan’s Palace of Auburn Hills. It’s the first time they’ve toured together in 25 years.

In 1993 – Keith Richards plays Las Vegas for the first time with his solo group the X-Pensive Winos.

In 1980 – In Los Angeles, a billboard is put up advertising Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Every day a brick is added to the billboard until the entire space is covered.

In 1969 – Jethro Tull play America for the first time. They open up for Led Zeppelin in New York City.

And in 1955 – Born on this day, Jools Holland, keyboardist for Squeeze and Jools Holland’s Big Band.

Cryptic Message on Robert Plant’s Website Starts Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumor

“Any time now…”

That’s the message that Robert Plant has on the front page of his website. And that’s it. There’s nothing else on the page.

With those cryptic three words, Plant has put the internet into a frenzy. Could Led Zeppelin be reuniting?

Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones reunited 10 years ago in London, with Jason Bonham taking his father’s place behind the drum kit. Since then, Plant has turned down any reunion rumors.

While many are getting their credit cards ready to purchase Zeppelin reunion tickets, the message could be misleading, as Plant has been working on new material, so the message could be referring to that.

According to Feel Numb, however, their sources are telling them that Zeppelin will be reuniting for the festival Desert Trip 2017, which would coincide with the Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary.

The festival is due to take place in Indio, California, in October. Last year’s event featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters.

March 22nd: On This Day

On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin started a six-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Physical Graffiti. The album was the band’s sixth studio album and their fourth to hit #1. On the first day of its release, the album shipped a million copies.

Physical Graffiti has since been Certified 16x Platinum by the RIAA for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.

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