Sunday, April 10, 2016

On This Day 10 April

Jimmy Page, fashionista
1977 10 April On This Day Stormtrooper outfit debut, Chicago
  • 1968 The Yardbirds - Miami Beach FL at Thee Image Club (day 3 of 3)
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Miami Beach FL at Miami Beach Convention Center
  • 1977 Led Zeppelin - Chicago IL at Chicago Stadium (day 4 of 4)
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Boston MA at Boston Garden
Much was made in the press of the fact that there were now no opening acts for Led Zeppelin shows, and that the shows were 2 1/2 hours and more long. "We think people come to see us, not an unknown opening act," Jimmy Page was quoted as saying. "So we play the whole thing." Nevertheless this show was cut short, apparently due to conflict between fans who could not get into the sold-out performance and Miami Beach police.
1970 Led Zeppelin, Miami Beach
Serendipity: when something that happens seemingly not on purpose turns out to be a good thing.

The storm trooper outfit has generated much speculation over the years as to its symbolism, but to me there's a simple, if inelegant, explanation: Jimmy Page had food poisoning the night before. If you've ever agonized through it yourself you'll know what I mean when I say that the storm trooper outfit might have been what he had to wear until the white satin poppy suit was returned from the cleaners. Am I saying this is what actually happened? No. But maybe.

1977 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Chicago

2004 April Player Magazine (Ross Halfin photo)

2014 Matt Cameron, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Tokyo (Ross Halfin photo)

♪  Audience footage (Led Zeppelin, Chicago 10 April 1977) YouTube
♪  Gallows Pole (Page & Plant, Boston Garden 1995) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube
♪ Page & Plant playlist at YouTube

NOTICE: Tomorrow will be the last daily On This Day post
as that will be a full year's worth. I won't post any more
unless Jimmy Page's website offers some new ones.

Stay tuned for new posts here on the Mage Music blog
about the music and Magick of
and previews of new Mage Music projects!

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