Friday, May 13, 2016

On This Day 13 May

"Jimmy Page blew everybody out with his unbelievable guitar work. He is definitely one of the greats."
~ Ken Rosene, Headlines
1969 May 13 On This Day Led Zeppelin in Hawaii
  • 1969  Led Zeppelin - Honolulu HI at Civic Auditorium
  • 1973  Led Zeppelin - Mobile AL at Municipal Auditorium
  • 1986  The Firm - St. Louis MO at St. Louis Arena
  • 1995  Page & Plant - San Diego CA at San Diego Sports Arena
  • 2014 Carol Miller WAXQ-FM New York, 104.3 interviews Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin had arrived in Hawaii the day before clutching reels for Led Zeppelin II, a work in progress at that time. They performed just one show in Hawaii on May 13, and spent the rest of the time relaxing. They would have needed it after that show - there were lighting problems and the heat in the auditorium was terrible (note that the venue was torn down just five years later).

Ken Rosene, who died at 56 years old in 2002, was a concert promoter in Hawaii from the 1970s into the 1990s. He would have likely been the person who provided for the leis at the airport. Rosene started out reviewing concerts, writing the column Headlines for the Honolulu Advertiser in the 1960s and freelancing for other local and national periodicals, including Rolling Stone, before he turned to promotion. He was the co-founder and executive producer of the Diamond Head Crater Festival (also known as the Sunshine Festival).

2014 13 May Jimmy Page interviewed by Carol Miller

2014 13 May Jimmy Page and Carol Miller of 'Get The Led Out' radio show, Q104.3 New York

♪ Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin, Honolulu 1969) YouTube
♪ Full Set (Led Zeppelin, Mobile 1973) YouTube
♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube
♪ Page & Plant playlist at YouTube

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