Sunday, July 19, 2015

On This Day 19 July

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1998 19 July On This Day Page & Plant at Jones Beach

  • 1967 The Yardbirds-Colorado Springs, CO at Colorado Springs City Auditorium
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Chicago, IL at Kinetic Playgound
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Berlin, Germany at Deutschlandhalle
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Dublin, Ireland at The Point Theatre
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach Amphitheatre

1998 Ray Gun Magazine interview (L-R: unknown, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Dave Grohl)

"Michael's a contemporary vision on how to present the drums in a non-hard-rock fashion. The way that he approaches the drums in the studio is different to on stage. Where I'm convinced he's building a small shed."
~ Robert Plant interview by Dave Grohl for Ray Gun Magazine
Michael Lee (1969-2008) was an English drummer who some thought might work out for a reincarnation of Led Zeppelin.  A tall man, Lee used large drum sizes like John Bonham did, and had an aggressive and dynamic drumming style. He once hit himself on his own head with a drumstick during a drum solo at the end of Rock and Roll.

Lee started out with the British band, Little Angels, toured with The Cult and a later version of Thin Lizzy. He drummed for Robert Plant starting with the 1993 album Fate of Nations.  When Page and Plant began their collaboration Lee was hired on to record and tour, and received writing credits on Walking into Clarksdale.

Lee stayed with Jimmy Page for a few additional projects, including Net Aid in October 1999 when Domino was performed for the first time.

Lee died on 24 November 2008 from an epileptic seizure.

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