Led Zeppelin 1- 55th anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 1-8-24

One of the most significant debut albums in rock history, Led Zeppelin 1, was released in January 1969 but, not surprisingly, its arrival was unheralded. Only two of the quartet, guitarist/songwriter Jimmy Page and bass player John Paul Jones, had any musical calling cards, Page in the last days of The Yardbirds and Jonesy as an arranger, but even those reps were restricted pretty much to the late Sixties London recording studio scene. But the dramatic high-contrast photo of the actual German airship “The Hindenburg” erupting in flames on the cover of Led Zeppelin 1 served as both an invitation and a warning concerning the explosive sonic contents within.

Led Zeppelin auteur Jimmy Page and singer/co-writer Robert Plant join us In the Studio for my classic rock interview beginning January 8 on the fifty-fifth anniversary of forging the hammer of the gods. -Redbeard