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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.

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.
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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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Led Zeppelin II – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin II with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant In the Studio.

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.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Recall Rehearsal

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall first rehearsals for Led Zeppelin first public performance 11-9-68 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.