Thursday, August 6, 2015

On This Day 06 August

Private events
1998 06 August Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at Tom Kenny wedding in Ireland
♪  Roisin Dubh by Innisfree Ceoil
  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Chicago, IL at Chicago Civic Opera House
  • 1969 - Led Zeppelin - Sacramento, CA at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
  • 1998 - Page & Plant - County Kerry, Ireland at Tom Kenny's wedding reception
Tom Kenny, an Irish lighting designer, has worked with many bands over the years including Led Zeppelin. In 1994, Bill Curbishley, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's manager, asked Kenny to do the lighting for the Page and Plant tour.

In Tom Kenny's words:  “This was the first time Jimmy and Robert had worked together in years and both were jaded with the typical concert. ... My ever-changing live lighting approach really suited the band's emotionally inspired, fiery performances every night. We did another amazing tour in 1998 and I've worked with both Jimmy and Robert on solo projects since. 

Later that year Jimmy Page and Robert Plant performed at Tom Kenny's wedding.  

 Adidas Underground is a series of events "popping up" in varying London locations.  They combine art, music, fashion and other unique experiences.  In 2012, twelve different evenings were put on to celebrate the London 2012 Games.  One of them was held on this day, with the Stone Roses performing in front of celebrities, VIPs, competition winners and Olympic medalists - not to mention Jimmy Page. 

2012 06 August Jimmy Page at Adidas Underground for a surprise one-off Stone Roses performance

I'm out of town right now, so I've got limited time to research music for you on this and the next few days.  So here's some Robert Johnson for you because why not.

♪  Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson) YouTube
♪  Crossroad (Robert Johnson) YouTube
♪  Kind Hearted Woman Blues (Robert Johnson) YouTube
♪  Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson) YouTube
♪  Travelling Riverside Blues (Led Zeppelin) YouTube

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