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Led Zeppelin

Peter Grant is born in South Norwood, south London. He will become a much-mythologised character in the music industry, and the manager of bands including The Animals and Led Zeppelin.
Music promoter Harvey Goldsmith is born in Edgware, Middlesex, UK. In a lengthy and acclaimed career, he will work with Andrea Bocelli, Jeff Beck, Muse, Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Marti Pellow, Oasis, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Saxon, Shirley Bassey, Family, Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Richard Hawley, U2, Coldplay, Nigel Kennedy, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft, Ash, Asian Dub Foundation, Supergrass, Doves, Madness, Aswad, David Gray, Queen, Elton John, Streetwalkers, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Nelly Furtado, Scissor Sisters, Van Morrison, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Passionate Friends, Sting and many others.
Marianne Faithfull records As Tears Go By at Olympic Sound Studios, Baker Street, London, UK, with Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. Page and Jones will later form Led Zeppelin. The song is written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
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Rod Stewart records his first solo single, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, in London, UK. Bassist for the session is John Paul Jones, later to play for Led Zeppelin
Dusty Springfield records Doodlin' and If It Don't Work Out in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, England, UK, for Philips Records.
Little known singer Robert Plant releases Our Song, the second of three solo singles before he joins Led Zeppelin.
Cliff Richard records Congratulations in EMI's Studio 2, at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. John Paul Jones, later to play with Led Zeppelin, is on bass guitar.
Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe. Robert Plant will go on to greater fame as a member of Led Zeppelin.
At Liverpool University in the UK, Jimmy Page's New Yardbirds play their last date under that name. In future they will be known as Led Zeppelin.
In Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin claims to be the prize most sought after by groupies. "They all say I'm the best," he modestly admits.
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Led Zeppelin play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
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Led Zeppelin play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Convocation Center, Athens, Georgia, USA.
The four-day long Seattle Pop Festival begins at Woodinville, Seattle, Washington, USA. The line-up for the whole event includes Chuck Berry, Black Snake, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, Albert Collins, Crome Syrcus, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Floating Bridge, The Flock, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Guess Who, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, Charles Lloyd, Lonnie Mack, Lee Michaels, Rockin Fu, Murray Roman, Santana, Spirit, Ten Years After, Ike And Tina Turner, Vanilla Fudge, Alice Cooper and The Youngbloods.
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin on Atlantic Records, enters the Billboard Hot Hundred Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
The single Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin appears as a guest on The Julie Felix Show, filmed at BBC-TV Studios, Lime Grove, London.
Fairport Convention hold a fireworks party at Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, UK. John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is among the guests.
Led Zeppelin are recording material for their fourth album at Headley Grange mansion, Hampshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at the Student Refectory, Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at Fyns Forum, Odense, Denmark, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Led Zeppelin come to the end of their first Japanese tour with the second of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka.
The day after trouble breaks out at a Led Zeppelin show, police raid the band in their hotel room in Scarborough, Australia. No drugs are found.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
Led Zeppelin finish their fifth UK tour at the Preston Guild Hall, Preston, Lancashire.
The start of a Led Zeppelin gig at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, USA, is delayed because Jimmy Page has sprained his finger on the fence at LA airport.
A Led Zeppelin gig at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, is delayed because guitarist Jimmy Page has sprained his finger on the fence at LA airport.
Led Zeppelin play in The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the Civic Center, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Led Zeppelin release the LP The Song Remains The Same, which is the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name.
Phil Collins marries Jill Tavelman, his girlfriend of the past four years, at the register office in Guildford, England, UK, Europe, followed by a blessing in the parish church at Shalford. Musical entertainment at the reception is provided by a band comprising Collins, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum. Guests also include Julian Lennon.
Robert Plant releases the album Now And Zen.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City. The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Iron Butterfly, The Rascals, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bob Geldof , Booker T. Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Coasters, The Spinners, Peabo Bryson, Dan Aykroyd, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Debbie Gibson, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Ben E. King, and Vanilla Fudge are among the performers.
Three-quarters of Led Zeppelin play at the wedding reception of Jason Bonham, son of the band's deceased drummer John Bonham, and Jan Charteris at The Heath Hotel, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, UK. Jason Bonham stood in for his father during the brief live set.
Robert Plant plays in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Mozartsaal, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Knebworth Silver Clef Festival, Knebworth, England, UK.
120,000 fans see Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Tears For Fears and Elton John at The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the first of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country.
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Robert Plant plays at Jäähalli, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is named the Greatest Voice in Rock in online radio station Planet Rock's network poll, ahead of Freddie Mercury and Mercury's Queen replacement Paul Rodgers.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival has its second day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the second day include No Doubt, Ani Di Franco, Starsailor, White Stripes, Charlatans, Sterophonics, Vines, Less Than Jake, Beta Band, Orbital, Eric Bibb, Nick Lowe and Robert Plant.
Black Country Communion, a 'supergroup' featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), releases its eponymous debut album on Mascot Records.
An Epiphone Casino Guitar signed by Jimmy Page [Led Zeppelin], Keith Richards, [Rolling Stones], David Gilmour [Pink Floyd], Eric Clapton, Brian May [Queen], Mick Jones [The Clash], Roger Daltrey [The Who], Paul Weller [The Jam/Style Council] and Gary Moore [Thin Lizzy] is auctioned on behalf of Pup Aid at Bonham's in London, UK. The auction raises £2,640.
When Donovan performs his classic album, Sunshine Superman, in its entirety at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, he is joined by guitar legend Jimmy Page to re-create the album's original sound.
Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters play a Forest Live gig at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK.