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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.
John Baldwin is born in Sidcup, Kent, UK. He will become better known as John Paul Jones, bassist for Led Zeppelin.
Terry Reid, highly acclaimed British rock vocalist and guitarist who almost got the job of singer with Led Zeppelin, is born in Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Jimmy Page, aged 13, makes his first appearance on tv, performing Mama Don't Allow and Cotton Fields with The JG Skiffle Group, on the BBC tv show All Your Own. He will go on to find success as lead guitarist with The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
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Pat Wayne and the Beachcombers record a cover version of Chuck Berry's song Roll Over Beethoven, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. Guitarist on the session is Jimmy Page, later to play for The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
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.
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.
The New Yardbirds, later to re-name themselves Led Zeppelin, play the second of two nights in The Tivoli Gardens, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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's eponymous debut album enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at The Rose Palace, Pasadena, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin, Woody Herman And His Orchestra and Delaney And Bonnie play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Led Zeppelin start their third tour of America at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
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Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin becomes the No1 album in the USA, making it America's last No1 album of the 60s.
The group playing as The Nobs tonight in the KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, is actually Led Zeppelin. The name change is necessary to avoid legal action by Frau Eva Von Zeppelin who objects to "four shrieking monkeys abusing my family name."
Led Zeppelin play in The Festehalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono leave the UK to live permanently in America. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights of Electric Magic concerts at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK. Also on the bill are Stone The Crows and Home.
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Led Zeppelin play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, England, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at the Sydney Showground, Sydney, Australia.
Led Zeppelin play at the Coliseum, Denver, Colorado.
Led Zeppelin play at the Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
Led Zeppelin are awarded a US gold disc by the RIAA for their album Houses Of The Holy.
Led Zeppelin play in Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Teaxas, USA.
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.
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.
Led Zeppelin play the first of three consecutive nights at the Chicago Stadium, Illinois, USA.
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Led Zeppelin play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is found dead in bed by road manager Ben Lefevre, at the home of guitarist Jimmy Page, The Old Mill, where he had collapsed into sleep and had to be carried up to bed. The previous day he had been drinking heavily.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo album, the soundtrack to the film Deathwish 2.
On his Principle Of Moments tour, Robert Plant plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Robert Plant plays in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Robert Plant plays in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
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 plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
It is reported that Roger Daltrey of The Who would like to record a blues album as a side project with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy play at The Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
Robert Plant plays in the West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival 2013 in Fremantle Park, Fremantle, Australia.
Having lost its core funding, the British Music Experience museum in London, UK, closes down, and announces that it is seeking a new home.
Robert Plant releases a new LP, Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar, on Nonesuch/East West Records in the USA.
District Court Judge Juan Sánchez in Eastern Pennsylvania, USA, denies grounds for dismissal or transfer of a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, in which the band Spirit is asserting that Zeppelin stole much of the music for the song Stairway To Heaven from the Spirit instrumental, Taurus.
Jimmy Page, best-known as the guitarist of Led Zeppelin, is awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey, Jenny Lewis, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Temples and others play on the third and last day of The Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, USA.