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Led Zeppelin

Robert Plotnik is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success Bleecker Bob, in New York City, after opening Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies in 1967. It became an iconic second hand vinyl store in Greenwich Village, and a gathering place for music lovers. It was in Bleecker Bob's that Patti Smith met Lenny Kaye; Joey Ramone was a regular customer, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and David Byrne would drop by.
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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Led Zeppelin are playing at Salem Armoury Auditorium, Salem, Oregon, USA. This is the most significant rock gig of this day, heralding the birth of heavy metal music which will flourish as 1969 proceeds.
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Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The headline act is Vanilla Fudge and also appearing is Jethro Tull.
Led Zeppelin enter the Billboard albums chart in the USA with their eponymous debut album. It will peak at No10.
Led Zeppelin play at The Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
Led Zeppelin play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Oakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Audience. As a result of the gig, Audience are later signed to Charisma Records.
Led Zeppelin release a new single, Whole Lotta Love, in the USA.
Led Zeppelin begin their second UK tour in the Town Hall, Birmingham.
Led Zeppelin play at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at The Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. After the concert they are interviewed by Johan Zachrisson on Sweden TV1. While in Stockholm, the band is also presented with Gold Disc awards for Swedish sales of Led Zeppelin II.
Led Zeppelin play at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
Led Zeppelin play at Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
Led Zeppelin play in the Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
Led Zeppelin play at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play in the Tucson Community Center Tucson, Arizona.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London.
Because vocalist Robert Plant has flu, Led Zeppelin's scheduled concert at the Preston Guild Hall is postponed until 30 January, when it ends their fifth and longest UK tour.
Led Zeppelin play at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at Southampton University, Hampshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
Paul Revere And The Raiders come to the end of a month of shows at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Led Zeppelin play at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. On the same day, Sparks play at The Marquee Club, London, UK, supported by Queen.
It's a hectic 24 hours in rock'n'roll. The New York Dolls' eponymous debut album is released on Mercury Records in the USA and, on the same day, Bruce Springsteen is hailed as the most popular act at the CBS Convention in the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California. Also on the same day, fights break out at an Ike And Tina Turner show at Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, between members of the radical Black Panthers and the band. Finally, back in New York City, Led Zeppelin play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
When Elvis Presley plays a show at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, the show is attended by members of Led Zeppelin, including Robert Plant, who later visit him backstage.
Led Zeppelin play the second of three consecutive nights at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin score eight first prizes in the Hot Licks poll in New Zealand, Oceania. Their wins in the poll are - best group in the world; world's finest vocalist for Robert Plant; world's foremost guitarist and producer for Jimmy Page; No1 bassist and third-best keyboardist for John Paul Jones; world's greatest drummer for John Bonham. Page and Plant are also awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones takes first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
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.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Iron Butterfly, The Rascals, Crosby, Stills And 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.
Robert Plant plays at Transbordeur, Villeurbanne, France, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK.
Robert Plant plays in Binghampton, New York State, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the first of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Robert Plant plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Robert Plant plays at Irvine Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, supported by Chris Robinson's Flying Circus.
John Paul Jones, former bassist with Led Zeppelin, releases a new album, The Thunderthief.
John Paul Jones, former bassist with Led Zeppelin, releases a new album, The Thunderthief.
The three day long Glastonbury festival has its second day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing on the second day include No Dount, Ani Di Franco, Starsailor, The White Stripes, Charlatans, Sterophonics, Vines, Less Than Jake, Beta Band, Orbital, Eric Bibb, Nick Lowe and Robert Plant.
Robert Plant, Athlete, The Fall and The Go! Team perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Robert Plant plays in the BBC2 Electric Proms at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Robert Plant plays in the West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival 2013 in Fremantle Park, Fremantle, Australia.
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