|2001 03 February On This Day Jimmy Page went to Joe Walsh show in Miami FL|
- 1975 Led Zeppelin - New York City at Madison Square Garden
- 1986 The Firm - Mean Business released
Four shows in New York City were cancelled when John Bonham flew back to England because Bonham's three year old son, Jason, was ill. The shows weren't rescheduled. Jason, as we all know, recovered quite nicely.
Jimmy Page's smashed finger (he slammed his ring finger in a train door in England prior to leaving for the US Tour, breaking the tip) was well enough for the band to return Dazed and Confused to the set list, dropping How Many More Times.
|1975 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden|
|1975 Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden|
The Firm's Mean Business didn't shake the music world, but it's a solid album. Paul Rodgers is a great singer, but if you've been reading this blog all along, you know I've never felt he was right for Jimmy Page's music. According to Jimmy Page, The Firm had never been meant to stay together forever and that was just fine with me.
There are all kinds of stories out there about how the Gibson Les Paul guitar went from Joe Walsh's possession to Jimmy Page's. I'll say this, if the two men have been friends this long, whatever the details of the exchange it is fine with both of them today.
"I like to give people equipment and stuff,” Walsh said in a 2012 Guitar World interview. “For me, it’s a kind of payback. Anyone who is an influence or hero for me, I’m always concerned with how I can balance the karma.”
|2012 Joe Walsh & Jimmy Page in NYC (Ross Halfin photo)|
♪ Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh 1973) YouTube
♪ Tear Down The Walls (The Firm, Mean Business 1986) YouTube
♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube