2006 – readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles by its UK readers
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Broken Wings,” Mr. Mister. The song is written in 20 minutes by band members Richard Page and Steve George and their friend John Lang.
1983 – During a solo concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, Robert Plant is joined by his old Led Zeppelin cohort Jimmy Page. The two perform “Treat Her Right,” a song that was originally a hit for Roy Head in 1965.
1980 – Led Zeppelin announces its decision to break up on this day in rock history! Man… that was a depressing day for Rock fans… ouch! Hand me the bong!
1975 – Led Zeppelin play “Kashmir” live for the first time during a gig at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. “Kashmir” is considered to be one of Led Zeppelin’s most successful songs, and all four band members agreed that this was one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of […]
1970 – The No. 1 LP in the U.K. today is Led Zeppelin II. Recording sessions The album was recorded during a hectic and much-traveled period of the band’s career from January through August 1969, when they completed four European and three American concert tours. Each song was separately recorded, mixed and produced at various […]
1969 – during a Scandinavian tour Led Zeppelin played at the Brondby Pop Club in Norregard. Also on the bill, The Keef Hartley Band, Ham and Swedish band Made In Sweden.
1950 – Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Chris Stein (born January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York) is co-founder and guitar player in the New wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the Hip hop film Wild Style. Stein wrote th Sunday Girl as […]
1943 – Jim Morrison of the Doors is born in Melbourne, Fla., the son of a U.S. Navy admiral. James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943—July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and film director. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is widely considered to […]
1943 – Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas. Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a […]
1942 – Moody Blues keyboardist and singer Mike Pinder is born in Birmingham. The Moody Blues – Something new from Pinder Michael Thomas “Mike” Pinder (born 27 December 1941) is an English rock musician who established his reputation with the Moody Blues during the height of their success in the 1960s and 1970s. He is […]
1941 – Operatic powerhouse Placido Domingo is born in Madrid. Mustv’e influenced Jeff Tate from Queensryche José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born 21 January 1941), He is also admired for his acting ability, his musicality and musical intellect, and the number and variety of opera roles that he has mastered. In addition to his singing […]