Saturday, January 2, 2016

On This Day 02 January

The show must go on
1963 02 January On This Day Diamonds, featuring Jimmy Page acoustic guitar, released
AUDIO: Diamonds (Jet Harris, feat. Jimmy Page acoustic guitar 1963) YouTube

  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Los Angeles at Whisky A Go Go (day 1 of 4)
  • 1973 Led Zeppelin - Sheffield England at Sheffield City Hall

Led Zeppelin opened for Alice Cooper, and was promoted as “featuring Jimmy Page, formerly of the Yardbirds". Jimmy Page was sick with the flu but went onstage anyway with a raging fever. The band could only perform one set and were docked in pay. Alice Cooper recalled that there were only about 100 people in the audience, since no one had heard of either him or Led Zeppelin at that point. Cooper also recalls tossing a coin to see which act would perform first.

1969 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Los Angeles at Whisky A Go Go 

According to Dave Lewis, John Bonham and Robert Plant drove together to the Sheffield gig in Bonzo’s Bentley, which broke down. The two were forced to hitchhike in the rain the rest of the way to the show. Unfortunately – and coincidentally, given the 1969 show on this day - Robert took sick from the adventure and had a rough time singing. The next two days’ shows were cancelled while he recovered.

Jimmy Page on stage - where we expect to see him in 2016

♪  Dazed and Confused  (Led Zeppelin, Sheffield England 1973) YouTube
♪  Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin, Sheffield England 1973) YouTube
♪  Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin, Sheffield England 1973) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube

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