Thursday, March 31, 2016

On This Day 31 March

Solo in shades of blue....
1975 31 March On This Day Maggie Bell's Suicide Sal released feat. Jimmy Page guitar
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - London England at Cooks Ferry Inn
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum
  • 1976  Presence album released
  • 1986 The Firm - Philadelphia PA at The Spectrum
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Auburn Hills MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
1970 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia PA
1970 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia PA

Margaret (Maggie) Bell is a Scottish rock vocalist who, in the mid 1960s, was discovered by The Yardbirds' manager Peter Grant, who agreed to produce and manage Bell's then band, The Power.  Grant renamed the band Stone the Crows.  Bell signed on with Swan Song label in 1974 and put out her solo album, Suicide Sal, with Jimmy Page on guitar for two of the tracks in 1975.

Led Zeppelin's seventh album, Presence, was released on this day. Six of the songs on the original album are credited to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, with the seventh, Royal Orleans, credited to all four. Robert Plant had been seriously injured in a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on 5 August 1975, forcing the band to cancel a planned US tour. In October they regrouped in the US for a month of rehearsals at SIR Studios in Hollywood CA, and the album was recorded in just 18 days at Musicland Studios in Munich, West German, with Plant singing from his wheelchair. The rush was because the Rolling Stones were booked for the studio after Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page reportedly just gave up sleeping to get the album mixed in the time available to them. 

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