Thursday, October 22, 2015

On This Day 22 October

Whole lotta lotta.
1969 22 October On This Day Led Zeppelin II released
♪ Whole Lotta Love (SoundCloud)
  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Westport, CT at Staples High School Auditorium
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Wichita, KS at Cotillion Club
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin II released
  • 1976 Led Zeppelin - Los Angeles at Fox Wilshire, premier of The Song Remains The Same 
  • 1988 Jimmy Page - Outrider Tour - Detroit, MI at Joe Louis Arena
  • 1997 Led Zeppelin releases Whole Lotta Love as a single in the UK 
  • 2014 Jimmy Page - London at Paul Smith Led Zeppelin Limited Edition Scarves launch 
There is conflicting information about the exact dates of the Led Zeppelin premieres in New York and Los Angeles. Some say October 19 and 21, respectively, and others - including Dave Lewis - say October 20 and 22. I'm going with Dave.

1976 The Song Remains The Same movie premiere, LA

1976 LA premiere of The Song Remains The Same
Jimmy Page just got better and better at interpreting Chopin's Prelude. It's the first song on the full set video for the Detroit show (playlist below).
1988 Jimmy Page, Outrider Tour, Detroit (Ben Roberts photo)
Whole Lotta Love was released as a single in the UK on this day - the first ever single released there. The occasion was the 30th anniversary of the band. The video is hot, hot, hot. 

If you'd never heard one Led Zeppelin song and this was your first, it would knock your socks off. For those of us who've been listening since day one, it was a reminder that every single Led Zeppelin song is a masterpiece in its own right.

Having met with fashion designer Paul Smith in Tokyo earlier this month in 2014, on this day Jimmy Page attended the launch of the Paul Smith Led Zeppelin scarf line in London.

2014 Paul Smith & Jimmy Page in London
More and more movies are using Led Zeppelin songs in their trailers and as part of their soundtracks. I've included a trailer for The Big Short, to be released this December.  When The Levee Breaks is the music for the trailer.

♪  Whole Lotta Love / promo (Led Zeppelin, 1969/1997) YouTube

♪  Full Set (Jimmy Page Outrider Tour, Detroit 1988) YouTube

♪  The Big Short (movie trailer 2015) YouTube

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