Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On This Day 16 September

Awards, weddings and an On This Day mystery.
1970 16 September On This Day Led Zeppelin awarded top Melody Maker poll spots
Melody Maker review 
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin tops Melody Maker poll
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Honolulu, Hawaii at Honolulu Civic Center
  • 1978 Jimmy Page at weddings of Richard Cole & Tracy Heron-Weeber and Simon Kirke & Desiree Serino
  • 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - El Paso, TX at Special Events Center
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Denver, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Just a year after their first shows, Led Zeppelin was topping the Melody Maker poll. All four band members plus Peter Grant attended the award ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London. Led Zeppelin was number one Group, number one UK Album and number two International Album with Led Zeppelin II; Robert Plant was number one Male Singer; Jimmy page was number two in the guitar category.
1970 Led Zeppelin at Melody Maker Awards in London
Honolulu was hot and sticky, with an obnoxious audience. This first of two nights' shows got poor reviews. Still the best band on the planet.
1971 Honolulu - nice shot of Bonzo's kit (photo Robert Knight)

1971 Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin in Honolulu
What an incredible collection of talented folks at this joint wedding celebration.
Here's the On This Day mystery.
2013 16 September On This Day post - Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza (1957 - 2000) was an Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. Born in the slums of Tel Aviv, her music rose above political boundaries to reach a broad international audience. Haza received numerous platinum and gold discs and she performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo in 1994. 

In 1995 she covered Led Zeppelin's Kashmir on her album, Queen In Exile. The song appears twice on the album with different approaches.  Haza died of AIDS-related pneumonia, reportedly due to a blood transfusion in a Turkish hospital following a miscarriage. 

The mystery is why Jimmy Page posted this when he did. As far as I can tell, the date and the year are not connected to any specific event associated with Ofra Haza. Maybe someone else can tell me. Maybe Jimmy Page would be so kind as to contact me and let me know.

♪  Kashmir (Ofra Haza, 1995) YouTube
♪  Kashmir (Ofra Haza, 1995) YouTube
♪  Full set (Page & Plant, Red Rocks 1998) Panicstream


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