Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 23:55
Robert Pattinson's Dior Homme video has finally arrived - and it was WELL worth the wait.
We've got the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday morning: a smouldering, sexy, TOTALLY HOT Robert Pattinson in the new Dior Homme fragrance video.
The French fashion house has been dropping teaser behind-the-scenes campaign videos and pictures - shot by amazing snapper Nan Goldin - on their Twitter feed and website for the past few weeks, but the final campaign video, directed by Romain Gavras, was revealed yesterday and showcases Rob in all his glory.
The edgy video features Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love
as the soundtrack and a whole lotta Robert - smoking in the bathtub, snogging co-star Camille Rowe in a bed and on a lift, striding atop tall buildings in a dapper suit, crashing a black tie party, driving fast cars, diving underwater, doing some more snogging - underwater - and generally looking positively delectable.
Robert recently opened up about the steamy new campaign to GQ Spain, revealing:
'If you have to kiss someone who you don't know and the person keeps their distance or backs off, it's horrible.'
Check out the film in its entirety below - it doesn't disappoint.
Even more Whole Lotta Love
From: Marie Claire
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 13:56
Zits Creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman clearly must be fans of Led Zeppelin. Last Thursday's comic was the fourth day
in a short series in which the father of the main character, Jeremy Duncan, has the song Yellow Submarine
, by The Beatles stuck in his head. They spend a few days trying to figure out how to get the song out of his head. By the fourth day, however, Jeremy has Stairway To Heaven
stuck in his head, although the spiral staircase going upwards from his head looks more like a strand of DNA, according to his father.
The few days, Jeremy's mother and a couple of his friends, Hector and Pierce also have songs stuck in their heads.
Back on June 16, 2013
, there was another Zits comic strip with a Led Zeppelin reference.
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 13:41
While Senegal musician Youssou N'Dour and Finnish composerKaija Saariaho received the 2013 Polar Music Prize on August 27, 2006 Polar Music Prize Laureate John Paul Jones attended Polar Music Talks the day before, which "bridges between culture, medicine, technology, business, creativity and music of all types."
Jones, always a man of few words, had some interesting comments in the talk (VIDEO BELOW).
"When I was young I wanted to play every instrument. When I realised that I couldn't, that's when I started thinking about composition"
"I always hear what's wrong with a piece of my music before I hear what's right"
"Music is everywhere in shops. I'm arranging things all the time. I've usually worked something out by the time I've left the shop."
"I'm writing an opera, I've just got to the end of the first act. It's like "Aah". That's the holy grail, the rest is going to be easy."
"How do I relax? I play instruments that I'm not usually associated with. Then I see my grandchildren."
Jones also attended the prize ceremony, which was held at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
For more information on the Polar Music Prize, go to http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 10:55
A concert DVD of a legendary rock-and-roll duo has been pulled from two of Canada's major retail stores this week after lawyers for one of the stars declared it a bootleg.
HMV and Best Buy confirmed that copies of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page: Live in Japan 1996 are being removed from the shelves of their stores coast to coast after a lawyer for one of the aging ex-Led Zeppelin band members declared it a pirated DVD of a show the duo had done almost 20 years ago.
"It is a bootleg," confirmed lawyer George Fearon in an e-mail two days after QMI Agency brought the DVD to his attention.
"HMV Canada is ... removing both titles from our shelves until we have proof of their legitimacy," HMV spokeswoman Elyssa Macri said Friday.
Prior to that decision, company president Nick Williams said that the supplier of the Live in Japan 1996 DVD, Koch Entertainment, had told HMV that the product is legitimate and it could be sold legally in Canada.
Koch Entertainment could not be reached for comment.
"This is not something that we or our vendor partners were aware of but we are now removing these titles from our stores," Best Buy's Danielle Jang said.
After being approached by QMI Agenc, Fearon, a lawyer for guitarist Page, said he planned to approach authorities in the music business about the sale of the DVD.
Richard Pfohl of Music Canada said his organization approached the Canadian distributor of the Live in Japan DVD in July with concerns around its authenticity after receiving a complaint from a consumer.
Pfohl said he was "not at liberty" to confirm the name of the distributor, but that "they dropped it immediately" from their catalogue and stopped distributing it in Canada.
"My understanding is the retailers don't necessarily return all of those copies, so there may be copies on the shelves that are still for sale," Pfohl said.
Terry Stephenson, a Led Zeppelin fan who attended Page and Plant concerts around the world in the mid-90s, claims to have been the one who recorded the 1996 show in Tokyo.
The San Diego resident said in an e-mail that he had the band's permission to record the show and that he shared VHS copies with the band, fellow fans and collectors.
At no point, he said, was it meant to be for sale, but reckons that it was copied by bootleggers at some point.
PAGE FIGHTING FOR HIS RIGHT
Being an aging multi-millionaire rock 'n' roll icon hasn't stopped Jimmy Page from fighting for his right to protect what he has created.
It was back in July of 2007 that the former Led Zeppelin guitarist was the star witness in the Glasgow trial of Robert Langley, a long-time Zeppelin fan accused of selling bootleg CDs and DVDs of live performances by the band.
Langley, who was ultimately convicted of trademark and copyright infringements, had been caught selling the items at a popular Scottish music fair, according to reports by the BBC.
"The legitimate part is where fans trade music, but once you start packaging it up and you do not know what you are getting, you are breaking the rules legally and morally," Page, now 69, reportedly told the court. "If you have something like this that appears legitimate, then it is just not right."
At the time, an official from the British Phonographic Industry called Langley, then 58, a "notorious" music pirate who had once dominated the small-time bootlegging scene.
Page's lawyer, George Fearon, told QMI Agency this week Page remains steadfast in protecting the Led Zeppelin brand and its music, as well as his own solo work and collaborations.
"(Page has) worked very hard over the years to develop a reputation in this business, and he wants to do what he can, when he can, to help enforce and protect the rights of himself and his colleagues," Fearon said from his office in New York.
"Jimmy is very meticulous about the quality of both audio and audio-visual recordings that represent his work."
Created on Sunday, 25 August 2013 14:07
The Sunflower SUPERJAM 2012 was a unique event that brought together some of rock music's true legends at The Royal Albert Hall making the iconic venue rock like never before. Now, for the first time, The Sunflower Jam charity is raising money by producing an exceptional DVD of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Watch Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, Ian Paice, John Paul Jones
, Mark King, Alfie Boe and a host of other amazing musicians 'jam' on one of the most famous stages in the world.
Plus, also included is a bonus DVD with highlights from The Sunflower SUPERJAM 2011, including the last ever, live performance from the legendary Jon Lord. The DVD will be released exactly a year on, on September 16th 2013 but it will be available for preorder from Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 1.00pm via www.thesunflowerjam.com
Sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date with The Sunflower Jam including upcoming events: http://www.concertforjon.thesunflowerjam.com
The DVD will be released exactly a year on, on September 16th 2013 but it will be available for preorder from Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 1.00pm via www.thesunflowerjam.com
The Sunfllower Jam is a charity founded by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. The charity passionately supports the research and application of holistic and nontoxic treatments for children and young adults suffering from cancer.
// Twitter: @thesunflowerjam
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:00
Just imagine being in the audience at the Wheaton Youth Center on Jan. 20, 1969. The same day Richard Nixon took office, a little band called Led Zeppelin was rocking 50-odd concertgoers at a humble venue on Georgia Avenue. But did the show even happen? That has been among Washington's great mysteries
. Some remember the concert vividly while others that lived nearby or worked at the center insist it's just myth.
Leave it to prolific documentarian Jeff Krulik (co-producer of the cult classic "Heavy Metal Parking Lot") to sniff out the truth. The answer lies in the new film "Led Zeppelin Played Here
," which features interviews with DJs, promoters, archivists and historians, not to mention the alleged attendees.
The movie has two scheduled screenings coming up. You can unravel the mystery during the Baltimore premiere, which is tonight at the Creative Alliance
(tickets are $12). Or head to AFI Silver Theatre
on Friday, Aug. 30 at 9:15 p.m. and see the film for just $5.
From: Washington Post
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:24
Pop legend Jimmy reveals that rock bad boys Led Zep were fans...
Notorious heavy rock bad boys Led Zeppelin have hidden a deep dark secret - they were fans of goody two shoes pop family The Osmonds!
Jimmy Osmond lifted the lid on how the legendary rock hell raisers love Crazy Horses and hanging out with the clean cut Mormon clan. And the 50 year old youngest member of the Osmonds also told Sunday Life about:
- * His astonishing 47 years in the music business, making his debut with the legendary Frank Sinatra
- * The return of The Osmonds who sold more than 100 million records to their most faithful fan market - the UK and Ireland; and
- * Why he doesn't mind being your Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, 41 years after the song was a smash hit.
Jimmy, in Belfast this Autumn with his brothers Merrill and Jay for their American Jukebox Show, revealed how his brothers socialised with the original "monsters of rock"
But the non-smoking, non-drinking dad of four said that the debauched English rockers - infamous for hotel orgies, mind-boggling bedroom antics, trashing hotels and throwing TVs off buildings - were "like family guys to us".
Said Jimmy: "We met Led Zeppelin because we used their sound system. We followed their tour. They were so nice!"
"They brought us back to their hotel and it was cool. They were just like family guys to us. "It was mostly my brothers who talked to them. I was very young at the time. But I was still there and it was quite amazing."
"It is also really cool for us to know that people from top groups like Led Zeppelin and other have raised their hands and said 'isn't that a great riff' or 'they really did have amazing musical talent' about us."
From: The Belfast Telegraph
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:13
September 7, 2013, marks the 45 year anniversary since Led Zeppelin played their very first concert. Now the British rock stars are getting a special plaque right where it all began; in a primary school in Gladsaxe.
In Denmark, Led Zeppelin made themselves into rock history September 7,1968. There was, as we know, many interesting things around the world that year. That there was an English rockband that played on a Saturday night in Gladsaxe Teen Club in the neighborhood of Copenhagen, was nothing special. After all, youth clubs pulled in, every Saturday night, somewhere between 1,200 and 1,600 young people when there was a ball at Egegaard School. And, many British groups came.
Gladsaxe the rock world map
There were usually three bands in one night. The main name that evening was The Yardbirds. They had been there before and they were good ol, seemed both club's board and many fans. But it did not go quite as expected. The British band that was booked long before the summer, ran afoul with each other over in the home city of London and was dissolved the summer. Group guitarist Jimmy Page, however, had a new plan up his sleeve, namely to find new playmates to play with. He found them, and it was this new group that appeared in Gladsaxe Teen Club Saturday 7th September 1968 under the name "The New Yardbirds."
The three new members of the group were singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. They had only practiced a few times together in London, then in the afternoon of September 7th, they knocked on the door at the school in Gladsaxe and asked if they just had to practice a little before the evening's concert. And so, a nice school in Gladsaxe - incidentally, then departed Erhard Jakobsen, who was the mayor of the municipality - both "rehearsing room" and "concert venue" for the world premiere of one of the world's greatest rock bands, Led Zeppelin, will be there.
World premiere plaque
45 years after being given Led Zeppelin a place of honor at the school where it all began, there will be a plaque for the rock historic event . The plaque will be put up at Gladsaxe School, which Egegaard School was called.
It will of course be celebrated, and it happens Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Gladsaxe School, where the plaque will be unveiled.
The project is called "Initiative Group for the selection of Led Zeppelin's world premiere in Gladsaxe" which among others, several of the people who had significant shares of Led Zeppelin's world premiere and documentation of the event, namely Kim Utke, co-founder of Gladsaxe Teen Club and a member of the board, will help to decide which groups play at the club. Jerry Ritz, music and theater producer, was on the road with foreign groups such as The Who, The Animals and Small Faces, was the tour manager for Led Zeppelin in Scandinavia in 1968 and 1969, and Jorgen Angel, rock photographer, who took a series of recent very famous images of Led Zeppelin's first concert which is world renowned for its unique photographs of rock's big names from the 60s and 70s. His pictures can be seen at a major exhibition in The Old Town in Aarhus.
The image may only be used for direct mention of Led Zeppelin plaque (with photo credit). Any other use must be agreed with Jorgen Angel who own the rights to this photo.
Created on Saturday, 10 August 2013 21:13
So, you're 64-year-old rock-and-roll god, front-man of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, and you want to make a 10-part documentary about your vacation to Mali. How best do you promote it? Just like everyone else, social media. By why, oh why would anyone want to do that? Buried in a 5-year-old article on our own website, we found a potential answer to that question.
First, the news: Plant blitzed the social media scene with the addition of Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus accounts, and an upgrade to his personal website, according to a report yesterday.
In February, Plant hinted he wasn't against the idea of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour next year, which should be welcome news to anyone who happens to find themselves in the massive economic pull of the iconic rock band's gravitational sphere.
A 2008 article in Upstart Business Journal, archived from our days as Condé Nast Portfolio, reported that one of Zeppelin's best known songs, Stairway to Heaven, had generated $12 million in publishing royalties, was worth $550 million for the master recording, and of particular interest to Plant's social media blitz, had the potential to generate an additional $10 million in future revenue.
And that's just the one song. But, of course, you're Robert Plant, you're a world-class artist. You don't do it for the money, right?
From: Upstart Business Journal
Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:40
LoveLive, the leading music content specialist, has today announced the re-launch of legendary musician and ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant's digital platforms - creating an all-new website, video-rich content strategy and an increased presence on social media, allowing fans a new and easier way to connect with the musical icon.
LoveLive's experience in delivering creative and strategic digital solutions for artists prompted a complete re-design of his website with global fans and multi-media at the heart of the strategy. The LoveLive team ensured that Robert Plant's prolific recording career, tours and stellar musical achievements sit firmly at the core of the output. Visitors will also be able to unlock exclusive treats such as unseen archive footage and irreplaceable paraphernalia including original tour posters, laminates and tour schedules from all eras of Robert's career.
The re-launch, which includes a brand new logo, has been carried out across all areas of Robert's social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube and will see the official launch of a 'Robert Plant Official' Instagram account, featuring never before seen personal photos of his life on the road, at home and in the recording studio.
Toby L, Creative Director, LoveLive said: "We are delighted to be collaborating with Robert and his team and to be his chosen digital specialists. Robert has been extremely hands-on and involved in the process throughout, and our shared digital and social strategy, not to mention trawl through the video vaults, will enable fans around the world to connect with Robert in a way never previously made possible. We are looking to provide the definitive fan experience for one of music's most important artists and cannot wait to open the floodgates."
Robert Plant digital platforms
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:36
Even though Robert Plant has had a Twitter account for some time, it has remained dormant until today.
Robert posted his first tweet this morning saying that tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7, 2013) he will be answering ten fan questions.
Submit your question with the hashtag #AskRP and he will select his top ten to answer as well as send a free download (whatever that may be).
Check out Robert Plant's official Twitter page at, of course, https://twitter.com/RobertPlant/
Created on Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:11
Glyn Johns, who engineered Led Zeppelin's 1969 self-titled debut, basically stumbled upon a new way of recording drummer John Bonham - creating the dynamic stereo cadences that drive tracks like Communication Breakdown
Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page produced the album, but it was a microphone switch by Johns - famous for his work, too, with the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Who - that changed everything: In setting up multiple mics for Bonham, Johns accidentally had one of them directed to one side of the stereo mix. The rest of his performance was emanating from the middle.
"Half of the drums were coming out of the left, by mistake,"
Johns says in this Q&A. "And I thought: I wonder what it would sound like if I took the one in the middle, and put it on the other side. And there is was - the beginning of stereo drums."
was influential in other ways. Guitarist Johnny Ramone once said he developed his signature down-stroke style based on Page's riff. But everyone began to hear drums in a new way after Led Zeppelin arrived.
Not that Johns is ready to take too much credit: "I found it by mistake. Like anything good that's ever happened to me, really - it's been a fluke of some sort,"
he says. "So, I can't really take any credit for it, other than recognizing it."
From: Something Else! Reviews
Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 23:54
When Led Zeppelin hit Soeborg
Displayed: DR2, 12 September 2012
Appears until: No expiration date
TV-Byen in Soeborg is Danmarks Radio TV headquarters for 43 years, from 1963 until 2006. During the period occurs some of music's greatest icons in the studies by Hareskov, north of Copenhagen. This is the story about the time a pretty hat lady from Nyhavn tried to stop a concert by one of the world's biggest rock bands. This is the story of the day, Led Zeppelin hit Soeborg.
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 02:06
What we heard were ominous rumbles before Robert Plant wailed, "In the eeeeeve-ning... when the day is done."
What we saw was an anguished Eric Northman clutching Nora in the last moments of her life, before a strain of "Hep-V" led her to the "true death."
"Oh, oh, I need your love/I need your love/Oh, I need your love, I just got to have..." When Plant sang those lyrics on "In The Evening" (from Led Zeppelin's 1979 swan song In Through The Out Door), it was, like many of Zeppelin's blues-based songs, lust-driven. Hearing it as Eric grieves over Nora, his dead sister and lover (it's complicated), "In The Evening" becomes an anthem of despair.
Led Zeppelin is notoriously picky about licensing their music for TV, film and advertising synchs. Jack Black famously begged them for permission to use "Immigrant Song" in School Of Rock. True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar told Radio.com how Zeppelin came to Bon Temps.
"One of our assistant editors did what every music supervisor dreads," he said. "He 'temped' the last scene with the song," meaning he put it in as a placeholder until they could figure out another song to use.
"This should never happen, as it leads to a phenomenon known as 'temp love,'" Calamar continued. "That is when the producers see the scene with a song temped in and it works really well, and now they can no longer see any other song working in that scene. When you have a rich and costly song like 'In The Evening,' that can be a big problem. We tried many other songs that worked to varying degrees, but nothing worked as well as 'In The Evening.' So after discussions, negotiations and hoop jumping, we hammered out a deal. And we are thrilled to have the song in the show."
Still, there are few other songs titled "In The Evening." Sheryl Lee Ralph's '80s era dance song "In The Evening" wouldn't have had the same gravitas, though "In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)," which has been recorded by John Lee Hooker, Gary Clark Jr. and Ray Charles, may have worked. But what if Zeppelin had said no, and there were no other alternatives? "The script always starts out with a title and a song to go along with that title," Calamar explained. "When we get to our spotting session it is decided if that writer's song choice will actually work, or if I need to find a replacement. I would say it's about 50/50 that the original song sticks."
Happily for everyone, this time it worked out. Well, happily for everyone except Eric and Nora.
Vampires certainly are having a rough time this season, but there were some rays of light this week. Well, not really, but at least some of them were getting naked. As arranged by former lover Jason Stackhouse (also complicated), Jessica had a secret meeting with James, the vampire who refused to rape her when ordered to do so by the scientists at "vamp camp" last week. (This week, she asked him to have sex with her; it was her first time with another vampire.) Elsewhere in vamp camp, the ever-crafty Pam continued to seduce the psychologist who has been picking her brain. You can play "In The Evening" in either of those scenes, and it would be equally effective, albeit with a different tone.
Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 22:50
Created on Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:16
One of rocker Jimmy Page's lawyers thwarted an attempt to reunite Led Zeppelin for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit gig in New York City last winter (12), according to movie mogul and concert organiser Harvey Weinstein.
The film boss tells the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter he came close to agreeing terms to get Page back onstage with band mates Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in December (12), but the guitarist's legal expert wrecked his big plan.
Weinstein says, "He's got a lawyer who's Satan or something like that."
The movie mogul also asked former U.S. leader Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama to help him secure the services of Led Zeppelin at the big charity gig.
Clear Channel entertainment president John Sykes, who produced the concert with Weinstein, explains, "Harvey found out Led Zeppelin was being honoured by The Kennedy Center, and he chartered a plane to (Washington) D.C. and was like, 'We're going to get presidents Obama and Clinton to get Led Zeppelin back together'."
The Hollywood producer reveals Plant and Jones agreed to perform but Page nixed the Madison Square Garden show, which featured the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Billy Joel and Alicia Keys and raised more than $53 million (£35.3 million) for charity.
Created on Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:53
“The year 1973 distills a decade’s worth of decadence into twelve awesome months and resets the clock for the rest of the seventies and all that they imply. It’s a year that, by any measure, ought to be its own decade.” – Michael Walker
What You Want Is In The Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and the Who in 1973, the year that the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born is a very thorough look at the year in which three bands, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and The Who became megahits, superstars, ultra sensations and every adjective in between. From skyrocketing album sales, to publicity (both good and bad), tickets sales, fans (and groupies) and the hype, if ever there was a formula for bands on how to succeed, these three bands figured it out.
What this book succeeded in what truly laying down the blueprints for this formula: how the bands formed, what the state the world was in at this time, what outside influences there were, and how the bands catapulted from the rest of the musical crowds. This all formed the catalyst, the tinder for the explosive fire that was what the bands experienced in 1973.
The book is very well written. It gives an intellectual immersion into these bands’ lives, not necessarily in a day-by-day basis, but selected important events that allows any reader to understand how they became as ridiculously popular as they were without over-stimulation.
My attention was definitely kept to the stories contained within this book from start to finish. Some of the information was sourced from existing interviews, which as a self-proclaimed superfan, I’ve read before, however, it is how the information was sewn together, molded and formed, was how it was made into such an enjoyable read. And yes, author Michael Walker did go the full distance in how the bands advanced beyond the year 1973 into the present day.
When I first found out about the book, the main title What You Want Is In The Limo obviously invoked salacious thoughts in my head of potentially embarrassing recollections of the band members by groupies who had enjoyed their own portion of the bands, but this book is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. What the bands wanted wasn’t just five minutes in heaven with offered wanton product, it was the fame, the money, the music, the buzz!
It is quite a tall task to prove the theory that one year in each of these bands’ lives was the equivalent of a decade, however, Walker absolutely succeeded.
What You Want Is In The Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and the Who in 1973, the year that the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born is available July 23, 2013 at all major bookstores and online for eReaders.
July 24, 2013
Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:51
By Jeff Krulik (7/23/2013, www.ledzeppelinplayedhere.com
On the evening of July 23, 1973, this guy was yelled at by Peter Grant backstage at the Baltimore Civic Center. Who is he?
Peter Grant was the legendary manager for Led Zeppelin, who orchestrated their rise to rock super-stardom by an unprecedented tough-guy business style. He was equally admired, and feared, and he single-handedly rewrote the rules on rock and roll band management.
While touring for Houses of the Holy in 1973, their ninth tour of North America, their Baltimore stop on July 23 was the first date where 35mm film cameras were rolling for The Song Remains the Same, the Led Zeppelin concert film. One infamous scene in the film, released three years later in 1976, was of Peter Grant yelling at a backstage manager about the sales of bootleg merchandise.
In the biography Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin
it states At the Baltimore Civic Center on July 23 1973, they filmed cops chasing a half-naked intruder. This was also the setting for the scene in which Peter Grant berated the promoter. Amidst a flurry of abuse he more or less accuses the man of receiving kickbacks with the aim of squeezing every last nickel out of Zeppelin. "We knew nothing about him. As soon as we found out about it, we stopped him," protested the man, believed to be one Larry Vaughn.
Larry Vaughn was one of the promoters of the concert, but has confirmed that's not him. Nor is it Richard Klotzman, longtime local Baltimore promoter. And it's not Steve Weiss, Led Zeppelin lawyer, who is the man standing next to Grant in the dark glasses.
Bud Becker, who has been involved in the concert and music business for decades, including many years at the Baltimore Civic Center, has confirmed through his sources that this man may be named Denny, and he ran concessions for ARA, short for Automatic Retailers of America, and now known as ARAMARK.
Who is this man in the blue shirt? I'd like to talk to him. What does he remember about that night? And for that matter, who is the seated guy selling the photos? Please write me with any leads at
Thank you very much,
Led Zeppelin Played Here screening at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore
on Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 2013.
Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 00:04
Jimmy Page's manager, Q Prime co-founder Peter Mensch, is coming back to Reddit to do another question and answer session on the July 24, 2013 at 1:00PM EST.
Here's a link to Peter's last AMA session on Reddit:
Peter told about the progress of Jimmy Page's solo album (or rather, the lack of it), as well as the timescale of the Led Zeppelin remaster box sets and some hints about their contents.
You will need to make an account on Reddit to post questions for Peter. You just need to specify a username and password, no email address is required.
Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:05
Guitarist Erik Westphal Stephensen and bass player Joachim Ussing, still a highly respected bass player in Denmark, recalls the start of their show as Uffe Sylvesters Badekar on March 15, 1969 at Gladsaxe Teen Club.
Dear Mister Fantasy (by Traffic). Erik and Joachim played the quiet intro with no drums. Behind the curtain John Bonham was finished setting up his drums. To test them he played a couple of bars with his characteristic heavy drumming. Unfortunately Bonham stopped as suddenly as he had started. Joachim Ussing remembers their drummer's (Ole) look of panic when they helplessly struggled through the rest of the song.
Joachim adds: "I had never heard John Bonham play and I had never heard such drumming, it was awesome. It was Uffe Sylvesters Badekar's two bars in heaven."
How many bands can say they had John Bonham on drums - even it was only for a couple of bars.
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|August xx, 1968 - Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham hold their first rehearsals in Gerrard Street, London|
|August xx, 1968 - Page, Grant and Chris Dreja go see Robert Plant perform at a Birmingham Teachers College. Page invites Plant to his Pangbourne house and offers him the vocalist position|
|August xx, 1969 - Peter Grant starts enforcing the 90/10 split in favor of the band|
|August 31, 1969 - The third US tour ends at the Texas International Festival in Dallas|
|August xx, 1970 - Zeppelin earn no less than $25,000 per show|
|August 17, 1970 - Page completes mixing of the Led Zeppelin III in Memphis|
|August 19, 1971 - The seventh North American tour opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|August xx, 1972 - Jimmy Page purchases Plumpton Manor in Sussex|
|August xx, 1973 - Jimmy starts arranging ideas for the next album|
|August xx, 1974 - Film maker Peter Clifton has the band re-enact scenes at Shepperton Studios|
|August 31, 1974 - John Paul Jones appears with David Gilmour and Steve Broughton as Roy Harper’s backing band for the night|
|August 04, 1975 - Robert Plant and his family are seriously injured as their car veers off the road on the island of Rhodes|
|August 08, 1975 - Rehearsal for Zeppelin’s Eleventh North American tour postponed after Robert is involved in a serious car accident|
|August xx, 1976 - Arrangements are made to show the upcoming Zep film in theaters|
|August xx, 1976 - Jimmy Page finishes mixing the soundtrack for the movie The Song Remains The Same|
|August 14, 1977 - Jimmy jams with Ron Wood at a charity golf tournament for underprivileged children|
|August xx, 1978 - Robert plays with Dr. Feelgood and Phil Carson in Ibiza, Spain while on holiday|
|August 11, 1979 - Led Zeppelin perform a second show at Knebworth due to overwhelming ticket demands|
|August xx, 1980 - Jimmy moves into his new Windsor home, which was purchased from Michael Caine|
|August 14, 2009 - It Might Get Loud opened in select theatres in NY, WA & CA.|