Thursday, November 5, 2015

On This Day 05 November

I burn for the new music
1965 05 November On This Day Les Fleur de Lys release Moondreams, produced by Jimmy Page
  • 1966 The Yardbirds Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour - Kansas City at Memorial Hall
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Kansas City at Kansas City Memorial Hall
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Troy, NY at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
  • 1998 Page & Plant - London, England at Wembley Arena
  • 2007 Jimmy Page receives "Living Legend" honor at third annual Classic Rock Roll of Fame, London
  • 2011 Jimmy Page with Roy Harper at Harper's 70th birthday concert - London, England at Royal Festival Hall  

Guy Fawkes was a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, a failed assassination attempt against King James meant to install the king's Catholic daughter, Elizabeth, on the throne.  Guy Fawkes was in charge of the explosives that would take out the House of Lords.  The plot failed when the conspirators were ratted out in an anonymous letter.  He and the others were condemned to be hanged, drawn and quartered, but Fawkes jumped off the scaffold and broke his neck to avoid the agony of the sentence.  The failed Gunpowder Ploth has been commemorated in Britain ever since then, with his effigy burned on a bonfire, usually accompanied by a firework display.
Guy Fawkes mask
The burning of effigies (models of humans) as protest or sacrifice to the gods has been around a long time. Druids' burning of Wicker Man was recorded by Julius Caesar, and today, besides Guy Fawkes, we have the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, Zozobra in Santa Fe, the burning of the Hindu demon king Ravana in India, and others.

On this day Jimmy Page received a "Living Legend" honor at third annual Classic Rock Roll of Fame, London
2007 Jimmy Page Classic Rock Roll of Fame, London

♪  Moonbeams (Les Fleur de Lys, produced by Jimmy Page 1965) YouTube
♪  Full set (Led Zeppelin, Kansas City 1969) YouTube
♪  This Same Old Rock (Jimmy Page with Roy Harper, London 2011) YouTube

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