Friday, October 16, 2015

On This Day 16 October

Awards, guest guitarists, a toast, and a request
1999 16 October On This Day Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes, Worcester MA at The Centrum

1999 16 October, with Joe Perry for encores

1999 16 October setlist

  • 1970 Led Zeppelin receive Gold and Platinum disc awards at London’s Savoy Hotel
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Bloomington, MN at Metroplitan Sports Center
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Cleveland, OH at Gund Arena
  • 1999 Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes - Worcester, MA at The Centrum 

For the second time in less than 12 months, Led Zeppelin received awards for record sales. On this day, Peter Grant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant received Gold and Platinum disc awards from Anthony Grant (no relation to Peter Grant), the British Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade. The awards were for U.S. sales in excess of one million copies of Whole Lotta Love and for European sales of Led Zeppelin II, released in December 1969.

The previous year the boys had been awarded gold discs by a different parliamentary secretary, Gwyneth Dunwoody, who quipped, "you seem to be gas rockets rather than Led Zeppelins".

She was wrong. They were in a space ship, already having achieved warp speed.

1970 Led Zeppelin receive gold, platinum discs

1970 Led Zeppelin receive gold, platinum discs from Anthony Grant, UK parliamentary secretary for Board of Trade
In the video of Chris Robinson talking about working with Jimmy Page, Robinson says:  "Jimmy had done his thing with Robert and the Egyptian orchestra and stuff, but I don't think he maybe was fully satisfied with that..."

See?  I'm not the only one who thinks so.

On this day in 1999, Joe Perry showed up on stage to join in with the encore numbers, You Shook Me and Oh Well.  Videos of those two songs have been removed from the web.

2012 Jimmy Page with Ian Hunter at Mott the Hoople film premiere (Ross Halfin photo)

No playlist for today. Not that there isn't any music that could be shared, but I don't have the time to hunt it down with my slow internet. If you have links to music relevant to today's post, please provide a link so we can all enjoy it.  Thanks!

♫  Chris Robinson on playing with Jimmy Page

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