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Led Zeppelin

James Patrick Page, better known as Jimmy Page, guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, Middlesex, UK.
Celebrated recording engineer and producer Andy Johns is born in the UK. He is best-known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
Eric Clapton makes his last appearance as guitarist for The Yardbirds at the Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK. Jimmy Page is among the guitarists asked to replace him.
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During a secret recording session at IBC Studios, Portland Place, London, UK, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins and Keith Moon of The Who record the track Beck's Bolero.
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Jimmy Page plays his first gig with The Yardbirds. He is, however, not playing lead guitar. He has replaced Paul Samwell-Smith on bass guitar.
Evan Dando, singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Lemonheads is born in Essex, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin release their eponymous debut album in the USA and UK simultaneously, on Atlantic Records.
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Tony Christie, John Paul Jones, Mike Terry, Susan Richards, Walter Gee, Dave Parkin, Johnny Duffy, The J.B.Combo and Tracy Laine, Julie Jones, Duggie Clark, Marie Joy and Mike Davies play in the '20th Annual Command Performance Of Clubland' at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at The Rose Palace, Pasadena, California, USA.
The first day of the Pop Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, features Led Zeppelin, Liverpool Scene and Blodwyn Pig.
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Led Zeppelin, Lighthouse and Santana play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin release the album Led Zeppelin II in the USA and UK simultaneously.
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Led Zeppelin play at the Hofheniz Pavilion, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
The single Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
Appearing on the second day of The Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Music at the Bath And West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England, UK, Europe, are Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention, The Moody Blues, The Byrds, Flock, Santana, Dr John, Country Joe McDonald and Hot Tuna.
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Led Zeppelin play at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
Led Zeppelin play at The Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
Led Zeppelin play at Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at the Pavilion, Bath, UK.
Led Zeppelin record their live set at the Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, for a BBC radio broadcast.
Led Zeppelin play at Fyns Forum, Odense, Denmark, Europe.
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 Sheffield University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin peaks at No15 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
A Led Zeppelin concert in Singapore is cancelled when airport officials refuse to let them leave the aeroplane because of their long hair.
Led Zeppelin play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Peter Fampton and others spend the second of two days filming for a comedy-horror movie called Count Downe, at Surrey Docks, London. For this day's shoot, Keith Moon of The Who has been replaced by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London.
Led Zeppelin play at The Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play in the Sam Houston Coliseum, Hoston, Teaxas, USA.
Paul Revere and the Raiders come to the end of a month of shows at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The ceiling of the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End collapses, bringing the lengthy run of the hippy musical Hair to an untimely end. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, 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 last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Also on this day, $180,000 - the takings from two concerts at Madison Square Garden, - is stolen from Led Zeppelin's safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel, Madison Avenue.
Tickets for Led Zeppelin's three Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, shows next month sell out in four hours.
Led Zeppelin play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Robert Plant and his new band The Honeydrippers play a secret show at Keele University, England, UK, Europe.
Robert Plant plays the third of four nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Chris Robinson's Flying Circus.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame join a wedding band bassist and keyboardist to give an impromptu performance comprised of seven songs at their tour lighting designer Tom Kenny's wedding in the Drumquinna Hotel, Kerry, Ireland, Europe.
Little Richard, The Crickets and Jet Harris play on the second night of the 10th Annual Eddie Cochran Festival in Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is in the audience.
Robert Plant plays at Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
While promoting his new album Band Of Joy, Robert Plant plays at The Olympia, Liverpool, UK.
Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy play at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Louise Mensch, MP for Corby, Northamptonshire, UK, Tweets that she has proposed Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page for a knighthood in the next Honours list. The MP is married to Peter Mensch, manager of artists including Metallica, Muse and Snow Patrol.
In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, several of the British music business's richest men urge the government to create "a strong domestic copyright framework" which, they claim, will "stimulate growth in sectors where Britain has a competitive edge". Those signing the letter include Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, Sir Elton John, Robert Plant, Professor Green, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Simon Cowell and Tinie Tempah.
The five-day long Byron Bay Bluesfest begins at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia. 104,244 fans will attend over the five days of the event to see artists including Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite, Santana, Iggy And The Stooges, Wilco, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers, Rodriguez, Ben Howard and more. Artists appearing today include Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Isaak, Sixto Rodriguez, Jason Mraz, The Beards and Fred Wesley.