On August 14, 2009 Robert Plant became the third Vice President of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, the football team he has loved and supported his entire life. Of his love for the club Plant said “I was five when my dad took me down for the first time and Billy Wright waved at me. Honest, he did. And that was it – I was hooked from that moment.”
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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.”
Here is the quick history on Jimmy Page’s famous “Dragon” Fender Telecaster that he used with Led Zeppelin and the actual guitar used to play the solo on “Stairway To Heaven.” The 1958 Blond Fender Telecaster was given to Page by Jeff Beck when they were both members of The Yardbirds. Here’s Beck playing what would become […]
The Led Zeppelin IV album cover shows a painting hanging on a wall on a partially demolished house with a high-rise apartment building looming in the background over several other rundown/partially demolished two story brick homes.
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”.
Check out this bad ass clip of just John Bonham’s drums on the Led Zeppelin song “Fool In The Rain.” The song was on the 1979 album “In Through The Out Door.” At around the (2:25) John Bonham breaks it down samba style, simply amazing…
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.
My two favorite bad ass, rock n’ roll photos. Queen (Freddie Mercury) July 11, 1986 Magic Tour, Wembley Stadium and Led Zeppelin Richfield Coliseum Ohio January 24, 1975.