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Tambourine

Tambourine
Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Stairway To Heaven, February 29, 1972, Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
General Specs
Years in use: 1970-Present
Robert Plant has used the tambourine like any other musician has, as a percussive layer of rhythmic accent, most notably live on stage for Stairway To Heaven.

A February 1971 article in the Sounds paper listed Robert Plant as playing Ludwig Tambourines.

Photos

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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, September 19, 1970, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
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Robert Plant, November 20, 1971, Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, February 20, 1972, Kooyong Stadium, Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
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Robert Plant, February 20, 1972, Kooyong Stadium, Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
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Robert Plant, February 27, 1972, Sydney Showground, Sydney, Australia
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Robert Plant, February 27, 1972, Sydney Showground, Sydney, Australia
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, February 29, 1972, Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, February 29, 1972, Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, February 29, 1972, Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
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Robert Plant & John Paul Jones, June 15, 1972, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
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Robert Plant & John Paul Jones, May 28, 1973, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Stairway To Heaven, June 02, 1973, Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California
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Led Zeppelin, Thank You, June 03, 1973, The Forum, Inglewood, California
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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Stairway To Heaven, January 11, 1975, Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Stairway To Heaven, February 12, 1975, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
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Robert Plant, Stairway To Heaven, ca. May 1975
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Robert Plant, ca. May 1975
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Robert Plant, ca. 1977
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, May 18, 1977, Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, June 26, 1977, The Forum, Inglewood, California
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Robert Plant, July 23, 1977, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
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Robert Plant, June 18, 1980, Köln Sporthalle, Köln, Germany
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, July 03, 1980, Eisstadion am Friedrichspark, Mannheim, Germany
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Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven, July 07, 1980, Eissporthalle Jafféstraße, Berlin, Germany
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Robert Plant, July 21, 1982, Dominion Theatre, London, England
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Robert Plant & Justin Adams, March 17, 2005, Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas
 
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West
April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour
April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show
April 16, 1970 - 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 December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.
April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month
April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios
April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour
April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts
April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack
April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold
April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters
April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance
April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future
April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham
April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour
April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."
April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.
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