Saturday, February 4, 2017

Led Zeppelin at Manticore Studios 1977

Led Zeppelin had begun rehearsing in November 1976 for their 1977 U.S. Tour.  By January or February they had moved to Manticore Studios in Fulham, an old theater owned by Emerson Lake & Palmer.

Many of the B&W photos below were taken by Pennie Smith and appeared along with an interview by Roy Carr in NME, 26 February 1977. 

Classic Rock Magazine with Manticore Studios photo

The pedal steel guitar was for a reworking of Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You.  Photos at this session by Kate Simon.

Below:  Another session day at Manticore, photographer unknown.  If you know who gets the credits, please tell me!