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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.
Pete Thompson is born in Bournemouth, UK. He will find success working as a rock drummer with Silverhead, Robin Trower, Robert Plant, Pete Haycock, Eric Bibb, Ken Hensley, and David Byron.
Pat Wayne And The Beachcombers release a new single, a cover version of Chuck Berry's song Roll Over Beethoven, in the UK on Columbia Records. Guitarist on the single is session man Jimmy Page, later to play for The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
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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Led Zeppelin play their first American gig, as support to Vanilla Fudge and Spirit in The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, 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.
Vanilla Fudge play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull.
Led Zeppelin, Pacific Gas And Electric and The Illinois Speed Press, play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A in the 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.
Led Zeppelin, Lighthouse and Santana play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Municipal Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the last of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
Led Zeppelin play at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at Hofheniz Pavilion, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fairport Convention hold a fireworks party at Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, UK, Europe. John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is among the guests.
Led Zeppelin play at The Pavilion, Bath, England, UK, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the L.A. Forum, Los Angeles.
When rain washes out an outdoor gig, the Man-Pop Festival, at Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, The Youngbloods, The Ides of March, Iron Butterfly and Led Zeppelin play indoors instead at Winnipeg Arena.
Led Zeppelin come to the end of their first Japanese tour with the second of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin are interviewed live on 2SM Radio, Sydney, Australia.
Led Zeppelin play to a capacity crowd of 16,000 on the first of two nights at Nassau County Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at The City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin catches the flu on the same day that the band plays at City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at the K. B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Led Zeppelin play in the Missouri Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in the Hemisfair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA,
Led Zeppelin play in Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jim Croce reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Bad Bad Leroy Brown. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Led Zeppelin fans cause $30,000 worth of damage in Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, while waiting for concert tickets to go on sale.
Led Zeppelin play at Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The Honeydrippers - a band formed by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin - play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, UK.
Robert Plant plays the third date on his first solo tour of the USA, at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The drummer with Plant's band for this tour is Phil Collins. On the same evening, Collins and Plant go to an exclusive Chicago restaurant, The Pump Room, but are refused admission because Collins is not wearing a jacket. The incident inspires the title of Collins' next album, No Jacket Required.
Robert Plant plays at Teatr Orfeo, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Robert Plant plays at The Knebworth Silver Clef Festival, Knebworth, England, UK.
John Sebastian, the owner and general manager of radio station KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, plays Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin for twenty-four hours non-stop to inaugurate the station's format change to Classic Rock. Police arrive at the station twice with guns drawn: once when a listener reports that the DJ has apparently suffered a heart attack, and a second time when it is suspected that, this being during the Gulf War, the station has been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Saddam Hussein, known to be a Zeppelin fan.
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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John Paul Jones, former bassist with Led Zeppelin, releases a new album, The Thunderthief.
Robert Plant plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The Scala, London, England, UK.
On his Manic Nirvana tour Robert Plant plays at The Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
Robert Plant, vocalist of Led Zeppelin, is awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List in the UK.
Hard Rock Park, a 140-acre theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, gains court agreement to begin the process of going into liquidation. The park's marquee attraction was Led Zeppelin - The Ride, a state-of-the-art corkscrew roller coaster developed in conjuction with members of the heavy rock band.
When Los Lobos play at The Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, USA, they bring out a number of special guests, most notably Robert Plant.
While promoting his new album Band Of Joy, Robert Plant plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.
A Night With Robert Plant on BBC2 tv in the UK, features a documentary entitled By Myself, his recent Electric Proms gig plus a compilation of Plant's appearances on the live music tv show Later.
Robert Plant plays in the West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival 2013 in Fremantle Park, Fremantle, Australia.
When top music business agent Rod MacSween is awarded an honorary doctorate at Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK, Europe, the ceremony is attended by Robert Plant. It is revealed that over forty years earlier, MacSween neglected to pay Plant £8 for a performance with his group Band Of Joy at Exeter. During the graduation, MacSween gives Plant a £10 note in settlement of the debt.
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