Monday, September 14, 2015

On This Day 14 September

If you're a friend of Jimmy Page's, you're a friend for life
1988 14 September On This Day Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Austin, TX at Frank Erwin Center
♪  How Come (Ronnie Lane) Soundcloud

  • 1968 Led Zeppelin - Stockholm (Knivsta), Sweden at Angby Park
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Berkeley, CA at Berkeley Community Center
  • 1974 Jimmy Page & John Bonham with David Crosby, Neil Young, Graham Nash & Stephen Stills - St. James Place, London at Quaglino's Restaurant 
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Austin, TX at Frank Erwin Center
After the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell show at Wembley in London, all four members of Led Zeppelin joined in at the party at Quaglino's Restaurant in St. James Place.  The in-house band was determined to be no good, so Young, Nash and Stills took the stage.  They were joined by Jimmy Page and John Bonham for a jam that included Vampire Blues and On The Beach. Supposedly Robert Plant also joined in on guitar and vocals. If there are recordings of the jam, I haven't come across them. If you have, please share!

1974 Neil Young, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills & Jimmy Page
jam at Quaglino's in London after CSNY concert at Wembley.   (Photo Joseph Stevens)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Lane was the driving force in the British bands the Small Faces and later, the Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. In 1973 he quit the Faces and formed his own band, Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance. They toured England in a caravan for a few years, playing in small towns like bards of old, complete with a circus tent, jugglers and clowns.

Lane also established a mobile studio after he left the Faces. Kashmir was recorded there. It was around this time that Lane was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, rendering him incapable of playing his instruments or singing. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood and other musicians put together and performed the ARMS Tour in the UK and US in 1983 to raise awareness of MS and to promote a cure.  Lane died in 1997 from the disease.

1988 Jimmy Page with Bucks Burnett in Texas

1988 Jimmy Page with photographer Mark Bowman in Texas
2013 Jimmy Page with Bucks Burnett in London

♪  Since I’ve Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin, Berkeley 14 September 1971) YouTube
♪ Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin, Berkeley CA 14th September 1971) YouTube
♪  Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin, Berkeley 14 September 1971) YouTube
♪  The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin, Berkeley 14 September 1971) YouTube
♪  Who's To Blame (Jimmy Page Outrider Tour, Austin 1988) YouTube

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