1980 – Drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is found dead in his bed after a drinking binge. John has left his mark on the music world as being one of the most influential Rock drummers to be copied. John Henry “Bonzo” Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and […]
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1979 – Led Zeppelin release ‘In Through the Out Door’ LP this day in rock.
1978 – Led Zeppelin record two takes of their new song “All My Love.” Signs of things to come at a Bob Dylan show at the San Diego Sports Arena. A fan throws a silver cross onstage, which Dylan picks up and slips into one of his pockets.
1978 – Led Zeppelin begin rehearsing in preparation for a new album. The band would release In Through the Out Door in 1979.
1977 – “Mull of Kintyre” by Wings, led by Paul McCartney, becomes McCartney’s first post-Beatles No. 1 single in Britain. The bagpipe-accompanied song becomes Britain’s best selling single, eclipsing The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
1977 – Led Zeppelin rehearse at Emerson Lake & Palmer’s studio in preparation for a North American tour.
1976 – In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explain they got the idea to make The Song Remains the Same after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts.
1976 – The Song Remains the Same, a film that mixes Led Zeppelin performance footage with some rather dubious Lord of the Rings-style sequences, premieres in Manhattan. Jimmy Page says of the screening before guests like Mick Jagger and Carly Simon, “the film lived for the first time and you could see people getting off […]
1976 – Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant walks unassisted for the first time since his August 1975 car accident in Greece. “I’m going to need physiotherapy so I should think it’ll be the beginning of the next soccer season before I’m running about again,” Plant tells reporters.
1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day in rock history! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of musicians and peace activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Biography Early life and education Sean Lennon was born in […]