Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On This Day 06 April

Jimmy Page may have studied a lot of biology over the years, but his heart has always been with music.
1958 06 April On This Day, Jimmy Page & skiffle group on BBC TV
  • 1958 Jimmy Page – London at BBC’s All Your Own hosted by Sir Huw Wheldon
  • 1968 The Yardbirds - Amherst MA at University of Massachusetts 
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Nottingham England at Nottingham Boat Club
  • 1977 Led Zeppelin - Chicago IL at Chicago Stadium (day 1 of 4)
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - East Rutherford NJ at Brendan Byrne Arena (day 1 of 2)

1958 Jimmy Page & skiffle group on BBC TV

The Nottingham Boat Club's capacity was 250. Led Zeppelin was paid 60% of the door and advance sales. Their contract called for them to play two 30 minute spots.

Eight years after the Nottingham Boat Club gig, Led Zeppelin drew a crowd of more than 20,000 for the first of four shows at the Chicago Stadium. The band played basically non-stop for over three hours.
1977 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Chicago

1977 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Chicago
WARNING: OPINION FOLLOWS  I think one of the more irritating things is how the Page & Plant shows started over the course of their collaborations. This one's no exception. Whether it's the Tale of Bran or a recording of an Egyptian orchestra - it's just a holding place. It's not what we came for. Forget the artsy, give me the music!

You can skip to about 1:50 in the video below if you agree. Or even if you don't. I won't tell anyone.

♫  Skiffle group & brief interview, BBC All You Know show 1958 (with commentary by Jimmy Page, 2008) YouTube
♪  Opening medleys (Page & Plant, East Rutherford 1995) 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.

Stay tuned for new posts here on the Mage Music blog
about the music and Magick of 
and previews of new Mage Music projects!

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