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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.

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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

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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