This is most likely the most famous photo of Led Zeppelin. It was taken by photographer Bob Gruen shortly after Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham exit their airplane “The Starship” in New York 1973.
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The Kurt Cobain Urinal Photobomb!!! Most likely taken in 1989, this Nirvana “Bleach” era photo of Cobain taking a leak and still photobombing Jonathan Poneman (the co-founder of Sub Pop) and Matt Lukin of Mudhoney is an instant classic.
My 15 year old daughter M has been watching the TV series “Charmed” on Netflix lately and that’s when she noticed a familiar symbol in the shows “Book of Shadows”. The symbol a triquetra is better known to music fans as one of the four symbols used on the Led Zeppelin IV album.
One of my favorite Led Zeppelin era photos of Robert Plant is the famous “Golden God” photo showing Plant in 1975 looking down from the Continental Hyatt balcony to a large billboard on Sunset Boulevard advertising the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti.”
Imagine this…You get tickets to go see Them Crooked Vultures in concert. The band features Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and one of your idols John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).
Here’s a good example, check out this photo of Led Zeppelin receiving their very first gold record with manager Peter Grant and the man that signed them, Jerry Wexler on July 22, 1969 at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Then this happened on March 5, 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden to commemorate the sales of the “Houses Of The Holy” album.
Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones real name is not John Paul Jones. His birth name is John Baldwin but in 1964 before his Led Zeppelin fame he took his stage name after the Scottish sailor and the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution.
The fourth album by Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. The untitled album has been most commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. It has also been called, , Four Symbols, The Fourth Album, Untitled, Runes, The Hermit, and ZoSo.
“Early Days The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One” was released on November 23, 1999 as part of a a two-volume compilation album series of some of Led Zeppelin’s early hits from their first four albums. The album cover features the members of Led Zeppelin in late Apollo mission astronaut suits in front of a starry background and a Led Zeppelin logo.
Swan Song Records is the now defunct record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. Here is the Swan Song Inc. logo directly from their letterhead. The Swan Song company logo was based on this 1869 painting by painter William Rimmer called “Evening” or “The Fall of Day”, featuring a picture of the Greek god Apollo.