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Led Zeppelin IV 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 11-1

A veritable "best of" collection unto itself, Led Zeppelin's fourth album in three years contains such musical pillars as "Black Dog", "Going to California","When the Levee Breaks", "Rock and Roll", and one more whose title escapes me. Something about a "stairwell" or "staircase" or some such...Led Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page and singer/ lyricist Robert Plant are my guests as we mark the golden anniversary of Led Zeppelin IV  here In the Studio  the week of November 1st.
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Led Zeppelin- Presence 45th Anniversary- Jimmy Page

Thus began a five year period when a series of tragedies befell Led Zeppelin even while they continued to record timeless hard rock such as "Achilles' Last Stand","Nobody's Fault but Mine", and "For Your Life" from Presence  which amaze even now almost half a century later. Jimmy Page blesses us with his Presence  and joins me here In the Studio   on the forty-fifth anniversary of "Presence" .

Led Zeppelin- For Your Life- London 12-10-07

In the December 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena to pay tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, Led Zeppelin trotted out "For Your Life", a song from Presence  which lead singer Robert Plant informs us that the original band with the late drummer John Bonham had never performed in concert.
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Led Zeppelin III 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Terry Manning

Led Zeppelin III  appeared October 5, 1970 with surprisingly little notice. Containing "The Immigrant Song","Gallows Pole", and "Since I've Been Loving You", Led Zeppelin III   also planted exotic seeds of sounds in "Friends" with its Middle Eastern orchestration, which would skip several subsequent albums only to germinate with legendary impact on Physical Grafitti . My guests Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Led Zeppelin "III"  recording engineer at Ardent Studio in Memphis, Terry Manning, tell the story on the fiftieth anniversary.
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page discusses the grandeur of "Kashmir", the progressive rock of "In the Light", the furious electric funk of "The Wanton Song", and the shimmering delicacy of "Ten Years Gone".
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 45th Anniversary pt1- Jimmy Page

By the time of its late February 1975 release, Led Zeppelin's sixth album, "Physical Graffiti"  , signaled a fundamental change in the popular music and media equation that began with Led Zeppelin " IV" .

Jimmy Page/ Robert Plant- No Quarter: UnLedded 25th Anniversary

"Moroccan vocal music is just like blues from Mars!" exclaims Robert Plant in today's Medium Rare interview. The MTV Unplugged television series was getting long in the tooth by the time Robert Plant agreed to join Jimmy Page on it in 1994,…
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YES- 90125- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

Then something remarkable happened. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs "It Can Happen","Hold On","Leave It","Changes", and the #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart", YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in "90125".