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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.

Robert Plant- Shaken ‘n’ Stirred 35th Anniversary

"The Principle of Moments",  Robert Plant's second solo album, first convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin, which he fronted for twelve fabled years, but for me personally it was "Shaken 'n' Stirred" in 1985, served pre-release on a Walkman at 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean,  that began my professional relationship with the complicated singer.

History of Heavy Metal pt1

the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush

Def Leppard “Rock of Ages” Medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard from the In the Studio archive was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.
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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" .
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Bad Company- Bad Company- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

"Bad Company" is one of the most successful debuts in rock history because of "Can't Get Enough","Rock Steady","Movin' On","Ready for Love", "Seagull", and the title song. Here is the real story from Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs In the Studio with Redbeard.

Led Zeppelin 1- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

In the Studio episode #20 for November 7, 1988 featured what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.