Saturday, August 8, 2015

On This Day 08 August

Expect the unexpected.

1998 08 August On This Day Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy
♪  Come With Me/Kashmir(Godzilla soundtrack) Soundcloud

  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Detroit Lakes, MN at Detroit Lakes Pavilion
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Ann Arbor, MI at The Fifth Dimension
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - San Bernardino, CA at Swing Auditorium
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Montreux, Switzerland at Montreux Casino Hall
  • 1998 Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy 
Jimmy Page broke a string right off the bat at this show, and it was so hot in the southern California auditorium that his guitar wouldn't stay in tune.

The casino at Montreux was so packed that Peter Grant tried to talk Claude Nobs into piping music outside to the overflow crowd.
1971 Led Zeppelin Montreux
For some reason some people were horrified that Jimmy Page collaborated with Puff Daddy (as he was then known) on this hip-hop rap version of Kashmir, yet it is an example of the wide-ranging musical mind of Jimmy Page to have done so. In fact, the song went platinum in the US. Jimmy Page and "Daddy" (as Jimmy Page refers to him on his website) performed the song on Saturday Night Live. In the censored version of Come With Me, Godzilla's roar masks Daddy's obscenities, yet Gozilla isn't given credit as a guest artist.

Note that the date stated on the Jimmy Page website is likely not accurate.

  • Jimmy Page & Puff Daddy performed the song on Saturday Night Live 09 May 1998
  • The soundtrack album was released 19 May 1998
  • The film was released 20 May 1998
  • The single was released 9 June 1998
  • The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart on 25 July1998
  • The remix maxi-single was released 28 July 1998

♪  Full show (Led Zeppelin, San Bernardino 1969) YouTube

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