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Led Zeppelin

David Michael Gordon Graham is born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. As Davey Graham (originally Davy Graham), he will become one of the most influential folk guitarists of the 60s, acknowledged as an influence by Paul Simon, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
James Patrick Page, better known as Jimmy Page, guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, Middlesex, UK.
UK pop idol Dave Berry records his biggest hit, The Crying Game, for Decca Records in London, UK. Session guitarists on the track are Jimmy Page, later to find global success with Led Zeppelin, and the estimable Big Jim Sullivan.
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Lulu enters the UK singles chart with Here Comes The Night, which will peak at No50. Guitarist on the track is Jimmy Page, later to find success with The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
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On the last day of a UK visit, Sonny Boy Williamson II records a jam session in a London studio with backing musicians including Jimmy Page on guitar and Brian Auger on organ.
Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart of The Rolling Stones are in Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, recording songs with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.
The Yardbirds play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Timechecks. This is one of the last Yardbirds gigs with Jeff Beck on guitar. He will leave within a week and be replaced by Jimmy Page.
The Yardbirds, with Jimmy Page on guitar, perform live on the tv show Bouton Rouge at Maison de Radio-France, Paris, France, Europe.
The Yardbirds, with Jimmy Page on lead guitar, play the first of three nights at The Action House, Long Island, New York State, USA.
With a final gig in Luton, UK, The Yardbirds break up, leaving guitarist Jimmy Page to fulfil upcoming concert obligations. He re-forms the group as the New Yardbirds, but when The Who's madcap drummer Keith Moon quips, "That'll probably go down like a lead zeppelin," Page's eyes light up.
Led Zeppelin record a live session for BBC deejay John Peel's Top Gear show at The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, UK.
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Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at The Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the last of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Rockpile, Toronto, Canada.
Led Zeppelin play in The Arena, Winnipeg, Canada.
Led Zeppelin play at the Pavilion, Bath, UK.
Alison Maria Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, USA. She will find success as country music singer Alison Krauss, working for many years with the band Union Station. Her 2007 album Raising Sand, with Robert Plant, will win five Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Led Zeppelin play at the Convention Centre, Fort Worth, Texas.
Led Zeppelin release their untitled fourth album, usually known as Runes or Four Symbols, because of its cover design.
Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. On the same day, the band plays at St. Matthew's Baths, Ipswich, UK.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin are interviewed live on 2SM Radio, Sydney, Australia.
Led Zeppelin play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
Led Zeppelin play at The Forum, Inglewood, California.
Led Zeppelin begin a Japanese tour with the first of two nights at The Budokan, Tokyo.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London.
Led Zeppelin play at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
At 7.00am Jim Croce lands at Orly Airport, Paris, France, to begin his first (and last) European tour. He then flies on to Nice, from where he is driven to Monted Carlo for a tv appearance. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jim Croce is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for his hit single Bad Bad Leroy Brown. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two European warm-up shows in preparation for their tenth North American tour, at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland.
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 plays at Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Mozartsaal, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at Teatro Tendastrisce, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Konserthuset, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the first of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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 plays at Tucson Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
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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Pearl Jam and Robert Plant play in a Hurricane Katrina benefit show, with tickets costing $1,000 each, at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Readers of Total Guitar magazine vote Jimmy Page's guitar solo in Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin as the greatest guitar solo of all time, beating out tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles.
Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, closes down. For fifty years, Olympic had been used by artists including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
Them Crooked Vultures, a 'supergroup' featuring Queens of the Stone Ages' Josh Homme, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, play their second live concert, at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland.
Robert Plant appears on BBC tv show Breakfast, in the UK, to promote his new album Band Of Joy.
Robert Plant appears on BBC tv's Andrew Marr Show, in the UK, to promote his new album Band Of Joy.
While promoting his new album Band Of Joy, Robert Plant plays at The Sage, Gateshead, UK.
Led Zeppelin host an uncomfortably awkward press conference at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA, intended to promote Celebration Day, an upcoming film about their 2007 reunion concert. Instead, much of the time is spent fending off questions about the possibility of any further Led Zeppelin reunions.
Celebrated British recording engineer and producer Andy Johns dies aged 62, after a short stay in hospital being treated for complications from a stomach ulcer in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was best-known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.