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On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.

 

 

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On November 21, 1995.

On November 21, 1995, Peter James “G” Grant died aged 60. He was music manager, working with Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Terry Reid,  The New Vaudeville Band, Bad Company, Maggie Bell, The Nashville Teens and Stone the Crows. He was known as “one of the most ruthless and successful managers in rock history”.

On March 24, 2010.

On March 24, 2010, James Joseph Marshall died aged 74. He was a photographer, best known for his photographs of famous rock musicians, including The Beatles (final paid live concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park), Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Guns N’ Roses and Santana. He was also the chief photographer at Woodstock.

On November 1, 1969.

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On November 1, 1969, “Bell Records” label released “A Way of Life”, the début The Family Dogg album. It was recorded April – May 1969 at “IBC Studios”; “Chappell Studios”; “Landsdowne Studios” in London and was produce by Steve Rowland. The album session group includes Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and John Bonham.

Personnel:

  • Steve Rowland– lead vocals, backing vocals, congas, producer
  • Albert Hammond– lead vocals, backing vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Mike Hazelwood– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Christine Holmes – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Pam “Zooey” Quinn – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Page– electric guitars
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, arranger
  • Amory Kane – guitar, fills between every track
  • John Bonham– drums
  • Alan Parker– acoustic guitar
  • Alan “Hawk” Hawkshaw– piano, organ
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Stan Barrett – percussion
  • Denis Lopez – percussion
  • Phil Dennys – arranger
  • Reg Tilsey – arranger
  • Ken Woodman – arranger
  • Damon Lyon Shaw – engineer
  • John Iles – engineer
  • John Timperley– engineer
  • John Mackswith– engineer
  • Mike Weighell – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Julie’s Just Gone – Mark Jordan
  2. All the Best Songs and Marches -Terry Stamp
  3. In the Ghetto – Mac Davis
  4. Today I Killed a Man I Didn’t Know – Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
  5. Pattern People – Jimmy Webb
  6. Save the Life of My Child – Paul Simon
  7. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Bob Dylan
  8. Reflections ‘Of Your Face’ – Amory Kane
  9. Run Run Run Fly Fly Fly – Ben Findon
  10. Moonshine Mary – Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
  11. You Were On My Mind – traditional; arranged by Armory Kane, Steve Rowland, Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
  12. A Place in the Sun – Bryan Wells, Ronald Miller
  13. A Way of Life – Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway

 

On June 28, 1982.

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On June 28, 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Pictures at Eleven”, the debut Robert Plant solo album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth,Wales, and was produced by Robert Plant.  It was the only Plant’s solo album released on Led Zeppelin’s record label “Swan Song”, as the label ceased to function until his next album “The Principle of Moments” from 1983.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant – vocals
  • Phil Collins- drums
  • Cozy Powell- drums
  • Paul Martinez- bass guitar
  • Raphael Ravenscroft- saxophone
  • Robbie Blunt- guitars
  • Jezz Woodroffe- keyboards, synthesizers

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Plant and Robbie Blunt, except where noted.

  1. Burning Down One Side – Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt, Jezz Woodroffe
  2. Moonlight in Samosa
  3. Pledge Pin
  4. Slow Dancer
  5. Worse Than Detroit
  6. Fat Lip – Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt, Jezz Woodroffe
  7. Like I’ve Never Been Gone
  8. Mystery Title

 

On March 28, 1973.

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On March 28, 1973,“Atlantic’ label released “Houses of the Holy”, the fifth Led Zeppelin studio album. It was recorded December 1971 – August 1972, at “Island Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, “The Rolling Stones Mobile”, “Stargroves Estate” in Hampshire, and was produced by Jimmy Page. This was band’s first album composed of entirely original material. In 1999, “Houses of the Holy” was certified 11 x Platinum in US by the “RIAA”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 148 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. In 2007, “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inducted “Houses of the Holy” in “The Definitive 200: Top 200 Albums of All-Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Bonham– drums, backing vocals
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, keyboards, synthesiser bass, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars, theremin
  • Robert Plant– lead vocals
  • Keith Harwood– mixing
  • Hipgnosis– sleeve design
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Eddie Kramer– engineering, mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering engineering
  • Aubrey Powell– cover photography

Track listing:

  1. The Song remains the Same – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  2. The Rain Song – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  3. Over the Hills and Far Away – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. The Crunge – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Dancing Days – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. D’yer Maker – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. No Quarter – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. The Ocean – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

 

 

 

On February 24, 1975.

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On February 25, 1975, “Swan Song” label released “Physical Graffiti”, the sixth studio Led Zeppelin album. The double album was recorded July – December 1970, January and March 1971, May 1972, January and February 1974, at multiple locations, and was produced by Jimmy Page. The album included unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions: one outtake from “Led Zeppelin III”, three tracks from “Led Zeppelin IV”, and three tracks from “Houses of the Holy”, including the unused title track. “Physical Graffiti” was certified 16× Platinum in the US by “RIAA”, and 2× Platinum in UK by “BPI”. In 1996, “Mojo” magazine ranked the album at number 47 on its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 32 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2001 “Classic Rock” magazine ranked the album at number 5 at its list of  “100 Greatest Rock Album Ever”; in 2003, the TV network  “VH1” named it the 71st “Greatest album ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Physical Graffiti” at number 70 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2006 “Guitar World” magazine ranked the album at number 9 at its list of “Reader’s Poll: 100 Greatest Guitar Albums”.  In 1976, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • John Bonham– drums, percussion
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, organ, acoustic and electric piano, mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS3 synthesiser, Hohner clavinet, Hammond organ, string arrangement
  • Jimmy Page– electric, acoustic, lap steel and slide guitar, mandolin
  • Robert Plant– lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Peter Corriston– artwork, design, cover design
  • Mike Doud – artwork, design, cover design
  • Elliot Erwitt, P. Fallon, Roy Harper– photography
  • Dave Heffernan – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, except where noted.

  1. Custard Pie
  2. The Rover
  3. In My Time of Dying – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Houses of the Holy
  5. Trampled Under Foot – John Paul Jones, Robert Plant
  6. Kashmir – John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. In the Light – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Bron-Yr-Aur – Jimmy Page
  9. Down by the Seaside
  10. Ten Years Gone
  11. Night Flight – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  12. The Wanton Song
  13. Boogie with Stu – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ian Stewart
  14. Black Country Woman
  15. Sick Again