Monday, November 30, 2015

On This Day 30 November

Boys just gotta have fun
1996 30 November On This Day Page & Plant at Channel V Music Awards, Mumbai, India

  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Manchester, England at King's Hall Belle Vue
  • 1972 Led Zeppelin - Newcastle upon Tyne, England at Newcastle City Hall
  • 1984 Jimmy Page with The Firm - Copenhagen, Denmark at Falkoner Theatre
  • 1996 Page & Plant - Channel V Music Awards, Mumbai, India  

1996
I don't generally bother providing the text to the On This Day posts, even when they're cut off, but this one is a hoot and you should read it all. 
"Robert Plant and I had been invited to accept an award from Channel V - India’s premier music channel - and we had won an award for longevity.
"The highlight of the show were to be Los Del Rios, whose 'Macarena' song was a global hit at the time. Unfortunately at the last minute the duo pulled out of the trip as one of them had developed a sore throat; which was quite ironic considering they were going to mime. As it was, the chief dancer and choreographer of their video was to perform the song on her own. I believe this was the first time Channel V was doing this on an international level and now they had a bit of problem. They approached us to do something and of course we didn’t have any instruments and hadn’t rehearsed. It was suggested that we could mime Rock’n’Roll with Roger Taylor from Queen on drums (who was there to accept an award on behalf of Freddie Mercury) and a bass player from Goa.
"We agreed to it and did a quick rehearsal, I felt sorry for Channel V that they’d been let down by the Macarena boys. During the rehearsals the Goan bass player was well behaved but when it came to the show he suddenly developed a dose of Saint Vitus Dance and transformed into Billy Whiz crossed with the Flash. He couldn’t stop moving throughout the song and made it even more of a pantomime than it already was. But hey we did it and it was real good to be part of this special award show which is still being aired today"

1996 14 December Billboard review of Channel V awards

2012 Jimmy Page pushing his own luggage cart at the airport in Washington DC



♪  Full set (Led Zeppelin, Newcastle 1972)
♪  Channel V awards at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, India. YouTube
(scroll to 4:09)

On This Day links not provided:  Macarena (Los Del Rios) and Muppets Led Zeppelin performing Rock and Roll.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

On This Day 29 November

So much closer, yet still so far away.
1984 29 November On This Day Jimmy Page with The Firm in Stockholm

  • 1968 Led Zeppelin - Richmond, England at The Crawdaddy Club
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Liverpool, England at Liverpool Stadium
  • 1983 Jimmy Page - ARMS Charity Concert, Dallas, TX at Reunion Arena 
  • 1984 Jimmy Page with The Firm - Stockholm, Sweden at Göta Lejon
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Lyon, France at Halle Tony Garnier

1971 Led Zeppelin, Liverpool

1971 Led Zeppelin, Liverpool

1983 Jimmy Page, Arms, Dallas (day 2)

1983 Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, Arms, Dallas
1984
The Göta Lejon Theater in Stockholm, Sweden is a small but venerable venue that has hosted AC/DC, Def Leppard, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motörhead,  and R.E.M. among others.  The Firm played there in 1984, not 1985 as stated on Jimmy Page's website.
1984 Jimmy Page with The Firm, Stockholm



♪  Closer (Jimmy Page with The Firm, Rehearsal) Soundcloud
♪  Baby I’m Gonna Leave You (Page & Plant, Lyon 1998) YouTube

Saturday, November 28, 2015

On This Day 28 November

Armed with a guitar at ARMS

1983 28 November On This Day Jimmy Page ARMS at Dallas
Layla (1983 ARMS MSG) Soundcloud
  • 1983 Jimmy Page - ARMS Charity Concert Dallas, TX at Reunion Arena 
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Toulon, France at Zenith Omega
  • 2009 Jimmy Page – Brazil, Casa Jimmy fundraiser 
1983 Jimmy Page/ARMS at Dallas

1983 Jimmy Page/ARMS at Dallas

1983 Jimmy Page & Paul Rodgers, ARMS at Dallas

1983 Jimmy Page & Paul Rodgers, ARMS at Dallas

1983 Jimmy Page ARMS 
2009
On This Day Jimmy Page was at a fundraiser for Casa Jimmy.  Read about it in Dave Lewis' Tight But Loose website.

2009 Pepeu Gomes, Jimmy Page, George Israel 




♪  Layla (12/83 ARMS Concert M.S.G.,NYC) YouTube
♪  Baby I’m Gonna Leave You (Page & Plant, Toulon 1998) YouTube
♫  Jimmy Page in Rio 28th Nov 2009, Casa Jimmy (audio overdub of video image) YouTube


Friday, November 27, 2015

On This Day 27 November

What a riot.
1961 27 November On This Day Jimmy Page with Neil Christian and the Crusaders at Holloway Prison
Audio: Hall of the Mountain King (SoundCloud)
  • 1961 Neil Christian and the Crusaders - London at Holloway Women's Prison
  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Hunting, WV at Cabell County Memorial Field House 
1961
Jimmy Page's website posted more about Neil Christian and the Crusaders on 04 June.
1961 27 November On This Day text

1961 Jimmy Page with Neil Christian and the Crusaders



♪  Prison Blues (Jimmy Page, Outrider 1988) YouTube
♪  Absolution Blues (Jimmy Page, Coverdale/Page 1993)YouTube

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On This Day 26 November

Here in the US it's a day of thanksgiving.  I thank you, Jimmy Page, for the music you have given the world.
1966 & 2013 26 November On This Day Jimmy Page watched Bob Dylan at the Albert Hall,
with poet Scarlett Sabet in 2013 (posted on this day in  2014, 2015)

2009 26 November On This Day Jimmy Page attended Task Brazil fundraiser in Rio
(posted on this day in 2011, 2012, 2013)

  • 1966 The Yardbirds -Washington DC, at Washington Coliseum
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Studio Session at Olympic Studios
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Manchester, England at Manchester Apollo
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Bordeaux, France at La Patinoire Meriadeck 

2009 Task Brazil fundraiser

2009 Task Brazil fundraiser

2009 Task Brazil fundraiser.  The kids are obviously in awe of Jimmy Page

I am also thankful for you, my readers



♪  She Just Satisfies (Jimmy Page, 1965) YouTube
♪  Baby Who's Driving Your Car (Jimmy Page, 1970) YouTube
♪  Heartbreaker solo (Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin, Earls Court 1975) YouTube
♪  Communication Breakdown (Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin, Dortmund 1980) YouTube
♪  Absolution Blues (Jimmy Page, David Coverdale, 1993) YouTube
♪  Ramble On (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Wembley 2008) YouTube


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

On This Day 25 November

His old stomping grounds
1988 24-25 November On This Day Jimmy Page/Outrider at Hammersmith Odeon
♪ Wasting My Time (Soundcloud)

  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Leicester, England at Leicester University  
  • 1988 Jimmy Page  Outrider Tour - London, England at Hammersmith Odeon
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Montpellier, France at Le Zenith de Montpellier 

1971 Led Zeppelin at Leicester, England

1988  Jimmy Page/Outrider, Hammersmith Odeon London

1988 Jimmy Page, Hammersmith Odeon (Ross Halfin photo)



♪  Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp (Led Zeppelin, Leicester 1971) YouTube
♪  That’s The Way (Led Zeppelin, Leicester 1971) YouTube

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On This Day 24 November

Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!
Me, not Jimmy Page.  He's always on time, no matter how late he is.

1984 24 November Jimmy Page with Roy Harper at the Rock Garden London (posted 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)

2014 24 November On This Day Jimmy Page photos of international promo tour
  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Beckley, WV at Raleigh County Armory & Charleston, WV at Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Manchester, England at Free Trade Hall
  • 1984 Jimmy Page with Roy Harper - Covent Garden, London, at Rock Garden Restaurant
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - London, at Hammersmith Odeon 

Ovation guitar given to Jimmy Page by Roy Harper 
1994 25 November Jornal de Brazil: "No Quartet"

2014 29 October Jimmy Page, Antoine de Caunes, Paris

2014 29 October Jimmy Page, Antoine de Caunes, Paris

2014 03 November Jimmy Page & Jeff Koons, New York

2014 04 November Anthony Mason (CBS) and Jimmy Page

2014 06 November Jimmy Page at John Varvatos store, New York

2014 06 November Jimmy Page book display at John Varvatos store, New York


2014 09 November Jimmy Page & Paul Smith, Tokyo

2014 09 November Jimmy Page & Paul Smith, Tokyo

2014 09 November Jimmy Page at Paul Smith store, Tokyo

2014 09 November Jimmy Page & Paul Smith, Tokyo