Friday, February 12, 2016

On This Day 12 February

"Ladies and gentlemen of New York ... you're too much ... and we ain't so bad ourselves!"
~ Robert Plant, MSG 12 February 1975
1965 12 February On This Day Heinz and the Wild Boys release Digging My Potatoes
AUDIO: Digging My Potatoes (Soundcloud)

  • 1975 Led Zeppelin - New York, Madison Square Garden
  • 1996 Page & Plant Unledded Tour – Tokyo at Nippon Budokan 

Heinz Burt, a protégé of record producer and song writer Joe Meek, was the bassist for The Tornados, the band that released the multi-million dollar instrumental, Telstar, in 1962. With Meek's encouragement, Heinz Burt launched on a solo career, touring with Jerry Lee Lewis, but never quite successful on his own.

This was Led Zeppelin's third show at Madison Square Garden in February.  Robert Plant told the crowd that the band had to come four blocks through the snow to get there.  It might have been cold outside but the music was hot in MSG that night. Check out the awesome work when Jimmy Page takes off around 3:58 of Sick Again (below).

1975 12 February Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden

1975 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden
American record producer Clive Davis hosted a pre-Grammy Awards party in Beverly Hills on this day. Led Zeppelin would be awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award the next night at the Staples Center ceremony.
2005 Jimmy Page & Ahmut Ertegun at pre-Grammy party (Ross Halfin photo)

2005 Jimmy Page at pre-Grammy party

♪  Diggin' My Potatoes (Heinz and the Wild Boys feat Jimmy Page 1965) YouTube
♪  Sick Again (Led Zeppelin, MSG 12 February 1975) YouTube
♪  Full set (Led Zeppelin, MSG 12 February 1975) YouTube
♫ 2005 Jimmy Page interview at pre-Grammy Awards party

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

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