Saturday, May 7, 2016

On This Day 07 May

1974 07 May On This Day Swan Song launch party in NYC
  • 1973 Led Zeppelin Jacksonville, FL at Jacksonville Coliseum
  • 1974 Swan Song launch party in New York City

From Jimmy Page's website:
On this day in 1974, I attended the Swan Song launch party at the Four Seasons hotel in New York. Peter Grant had formed Swan Song as the band's record label and we had a launch in London, New York and L.A. Here in New York was some of the cast: Led Zeppelin members, Maggie Bell, Peter Grant and, of course, Ahmet Ertegun. Besides Led Zeppelin releases on the label were Bad Company, Detective, Pretty Things, Maggie Bell, Dave Edmunds, Sad CafĂ© and Death Wish II, by yours truly.

The music featured is Grim Reaper and Recognition, both from the debut album by Detective. I think that this and Recognition are interesting tracks. Featuring Michael Des Barres on vocals, John Hyde on drums and ex-Steppenwolf Michael Monarch on guitar. This album was released in 1977.

1973 07 May Led Zeppelin at Jacksonville

1974 07 May  Swan Song Label launch party NYC

1974 07 May  Swan Song Label launch party NYC
1974 Jimmy Page at Swan Song Label launch party, NYC


Bad Company, ‘Bad Company’
Pretty Things, ‘Silk Torpedo’

Led Zeppelin, ‘Physical Graffiti’
Maggie Bell, ‘Suicide Sal’
Bad Company, ‘Straight Shooter’
Pretty Things, ‘Savage Eye’

Bad Company, ‘Run With the Pack’
Led Zeppelin, ‘Presence’
Led Zeppelin, ‘The Song Remains the Same’

Bad Company, ‘Burnin’ Sky’
Detective, ‘Detective’
Dave Edmunds, ‘Get It’

Detective, ‘It Takes One to Know One’
Dave Edmunds, ‘Tracks on Wax 4′

Bad Company, ‘Desolation Angels’
Dave Edmunds, ‘Repeat When Necessary’
Led Zeppelin, ‘In Through the Out Door’

Midnight Flyer, ‘Midnight Flyer’
Dave Edmunds, ‘Twangin”
Sad Cafe, ‘Sad Cafe’
Dave Edmunds, ‘Best of Dave Edmunds’

Midnight Flyer, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Party’
Jimmy Page, ‘Death Wish II’
Robert Plant, ‘Pictures at Eleven’
Bad Company, ‘Rough Diamonds’
Led Zeppelin, ‘Coda’

Wildlife, ‘Wildlife’

Read More: The History of Swan Song Records

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