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Led Zeppelin

The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. Of the 97 people on board, 35 are killed and there is also one death among the ground crew. Lead Belly will be inspired to write his song The Hindenburg Disaster in 1937, and the cover of Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album will feature an image of the Hindenburg disaster. Other songs about the disaster include Hindenburg by The Williamson Playboys and The Hindenburg Disaster by The Two Man Gentlemen Band.
James Patrick Page, better known as Jimmy Page, guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe
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.
The Senators record She's A Mod at Hollick And Taylor Studios in Birmingham, UK. This is the first-ever recording to be released featuring a young drummer from Reddich, John Bonham, who will go on to greater fame as a member of Led Zeppelin.
Dusty Springfield records Doodlin' and If It Don't Work Out in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, England, UK, for Philips Records.
Calne-based band The Pack play a two-hour set at Lyneham Village Hall. The show is attended by their booking manager 'Big' Pete Grant, who will go on to manage Led Zeppelin.
When The Yardbirds play at Tulsa Assembly Center Exhibit Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, vocalist Keith Relf falls sick, so Jim McCarty takes over. The band at this point includes both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
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.
Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe. Robert Plant will go on to greater fame as a member of Led Zeppelin.
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 play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, 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.
Savoy Brown play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin and The Litter.
Spirit play at the The Lyceum Ballroom, London, supported by Joe Cocker and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin attends the show and receives head and face injuries when his Jaguar is involved in a crash on the way home.
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."
The single Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
Led Zeppelin play at the Coliseum, Oakland, California.
Led Zeppelin enter the Billboard US albums chart with their third album, Led Zeppelin III, which will peak at No1.
Led Zeppelin play at the Convention Centre, Fort Worth, Texas.
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 play in Hampton Road Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia.
Led Zeppelin begin their first Japanese tour with the first of two nights in The Budokan, Tokyo.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
Led Zeppelin come to the end of their first Japanese tour with the second of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka.
Led Zeppelin play at Voorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
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 at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
In one day Led Zeppelin sell 100,000 tickets for their UK tour, which begins on this night in the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
Led Zeppelin play at the Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
When Led Zeppelin attract 56,000 punters to their gig in Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, they break the long-standing concert attendance record which had been set by The Beatles at Shea Stadium in the mid-sixties.
Led Zeppelin play the last of three consecutive nights at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin release their sixth album, Physical Graffiti, in the UK.
The Prince's Tust Gala Benefit at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features a supergroup including Pete Townshend of The Who, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, Phil Collins and others.
Robert Plant releases his second solo LP, Principle of Moments on Es Peranza / Atlantic Records.
Robert Plant plays at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
A funeral service for Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is held at St. Michael Church, near Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, UK, Europe.
When The Rolling Stones begin mixing their next album in Los Angeles, California, USA, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page drops in to overdub some guitar parts.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City. 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 the first of four nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK.
When Aerosmith play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, they are joined by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame.
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Bjork announces on her website that she has accepted the position of lead vocalist with Led Zeppelin, but insists she will only perform songs from the Lep Zeppelin albums I and IV.
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.
Warner/Chappell Music announces that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with John Paul Jones and Joshua Homme of Them Crooked Vultures. As part of the agreement, Warner/Chappell will administer Jones' and Homme's interests in the compositions they create with TCV, including songs from the band's self-titled debut album, and all future compositions with the group.
While promoting his new album Band Of Joy, Robert Plant plays at The Olympia, Liverpool, UK.
When Donovan performs his classic album, Sunshine Superman, in its entirety at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, he is joined by guitar legend Jimmy Page to re-create the album's original sound.
The Sunflower Superjam 2011 Charity gig, featuring members of Deep Purple, Robert Plant, Joe Bonasmassa, Gary Moore, Rick Wakeman, Paul Weller, Newton Faulkner and more, takes place at The Royal Albert hall, London, England, UK. The show is a benefit for children with cancer.
Robert Plant releases a new LP, Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar, on Nonesuch/East West Records in the UK.