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Bass and Keyboards (1980)

Andy Ledbetter was a classically trained pianist and did very amazing things getting a job at Rod Argents keyboards in London's Denmark Street and via that meeting John Paul Jones who asked him to be his keyboard roadie for Led Zeppelin!Andy was there for Knebworth in 1979 and the final 1980 European tour and went over to Sweden with Zep to Abba's Polar Studios for the 'In Through The Out Door' sessions, getting to hang out with Bjorn and Benny - and he claimed whilst there he had played Benny a tape of the version of 'Dancing Queen' done by me, fellow ex Life member Gwyn Woodward, Richard Dalton and Nick Dunning (now a well known actor last seen on TV as Sir Thomas Boelyn in 'the Tudors")

Went on to become keyboard technician for Pink Floyd. world tour manager for some well-known music artists, including Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin and Genesis. After Zep Andy crewed for Robert Plant through the 80s. Andy started an internet services business in Derbyshire in 1996 and is currently managing director of this company dividing his time between the UK and Australia.


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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

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.
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