Monday, March 28, 2016

On This Day 28 March

Puddletown on the River Piddle.  Just sayin'.

1973 28 March Houses of the Holy released

  • 1968 The Yardbirds - Schenectady NY at The Aerodome
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - London at Marquee Club
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Dallas at Dallas Memorial Auditorium
  • 1973 Houses Of The Holy released
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Cleveland OH at Gund Arena 

"Jimmy Page, bent over his guitar and straining for unknown notes, listening hard because he’s right there in the middle of that Led Zeppelin wall of sound, sweat oozing torrential down his face, and dripping off the ends of that long wavy hair down onto the guitar and one expects that guitar to fizz and steam because it’s so near boiling point."
~ Record Mirror, April 1969

Houses of the Holy was recorded in several locations, including Mick Jagger's Stargroves, using the Rolling Stones' mobile recording unit. Jagger had purchased the estate two years prior. Besides the Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who and other bands recording at Stargroves, the estate was used to film several Dr. Who episodes.
1972 Jimmy Page recording at Stargroves (Eddie Kramer photo)

1972 John Bonham and jimmy Page at Stargroves
Houses of the Holy's cover photo was taken at the Giant's Causeway on the northeastern coast of Ireland. Multiple photos of siblings Stefan and Samantha Gates were used to create a composite image. Arthur Clarke's 1953 science fiction novel, Childhood's End, may have provided inspiration for the cover. At the end of that novel, the only remnants of humanity left are children who have evolved to serve a cosmic intelligence, the Overmind, and who are no longer shackled to merely physical existence. Coincidentally, or maybe not, Clarke has said that the aliens' ships in Childhood's End were inspired by barrage balloons he saw over London during World War II. Barrage balloons, of course, look very much like zeppelins.

Barrage balloons over London during World War II

1995 Robert Plant & Jimmy Page (Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)

♪  We’re Gonna Groove (Led Zeppelin, Dallas 1970) YouTube
♪  Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin, Dallas 1970) YouTube
♪  The Song Remains The Same (Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy 1973) YouTube
♪  The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy 1973) YouTube
♪  The Ocean (Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy 1973) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube
♪ Page & Plant playlist at YouTube

NOTICE: April 11 will be the last daily On This Day post
as that will be a full year's worth.  I won't post any more
unless Jimmy Page's website offers some new ones.

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