“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.
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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.
We did this story about Robert Plants Feminine Photo’s & Famous Bulge…Well we recently came across this classic photo of Plant exposing himself with his pants pulled down during a Led Zeppelin photo shoot.
Led Zeppelin played the Knebworth Festival on August 4th and 11th 1979 at Knebworth House in Hertordshire, England in front of an estimated 200,000 fans. For these concerts Led Zeppelin made this special limited edition t-shirt that also served as a backstage pass.
This Olympic White Fender Stratocaster was used by Jimmy Page to record rhythm tracks on the Led Zeppelin songs “Thank You” and “Ten Years Gone” in June 1969 at Morgan Studios, in Willesden, North London, England. At some point after the session, Page loaned the Strat to John Paul Jones. In September 2007, Jones finally returned the “long-tern loan” Strat back to Page during rehearsals for their reunion show in California around September of 2007 more than 30 years after he borrowed it. Page took these photos with the guitar a few days later..
The album cover for Led Zeppelin II was from a poster by David Juniper, who was simply told by the band to come up with an idea that was “interesting.” His design was based on this photograph of a Division of the German Air Force during World War I. Dubbed “The Flying Circus” and led by Manfred von Richthfen “The Red Barron.”
Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Brent Johnson is obviously a huge fan Led Zeppelin having used Zeppelin themed Goalie mask throughout his career. Check these out…
This helmet uses the “Hermit” from Led Zeppelin IV back cover, Zeppelin’s symbols on top of the helmet, the Swan Song “Icarus” logo and the word “Penguins” in the Led Zeppelin font…
Led Zeppelin checked into The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle for their appearance at the Seattle Pop Festival at Gold Creek Park on July 27, 1969. Little did they know that it would become the location of the most talked about rock n’ roll groupie incident ever. The incident is playfully known as “The Shark Episode”.
On September 25h, 1980 John Bonham died in an upstairs bedroom at The Old Mill House in Clewer, Windsor that was owned by Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page. Bonham was picked up by Led Zeppelin assistant Rex King to attend rehearsals at Bray Studios (below) for an upcoming North American tour, the band’s first since 1977, scheduled to commence on 17 October.
This legendary 1973 photo by Bob Gruen of Led Zeppelin standing in front of their own “Led Zeppelin Airplane” helped make the band bigger than life.