LED ZEPPELIN 1968 DEBUT TO BE HONOURED IN DENMARK/ ROBERT PLANT AT 65 – YOUR TOP TENS REQUIRED/ JPJ IN OSLO/CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS VOTING/ DL DIARY UDATE
Led Zeppelin To Be Honoured In Denmark
This via the official Led Zeppelin site:
September 7, 2013, marks the 45 year anniversary since Led Zeppelin played their very first concert. Now the British rock stars are getting a special plaque right where it all began; in a primary school in Gladsaxe.
In Denmark, Led Zeppelin made themselves into rock history September 7,1968. There was, as we know, many interesting things around the world that year. That there was an English rockband that played on a Saturday night in Gladsaxe Teen Club in the neighborhood of Copenhagen, was nothing special. After all, youth clubs pulled in, every Saturday night, somewhere between 1,200 and 1,600 young people when there was a ball at Egegaard School. And, many British groups came.
Gladsaxe the rock world map
There were usually three bands in one night. The main name that evening was The Yardbirds. They had been there before and they were good ol, seemed both club’s board and many fans. But it did not go quite as expected. The British band that was booked long before the summer, ran afoul with each other over in the home city of London and was dissolved the summer. Group guitarist Jimmy Page, however, had a new plan up his sleeve, namely to find new playmates to play with. He found them, and it was this new group that appeared in Gladsaxe Teen Club Saturday 7th September 1968 under the name “The New Yardbirds.”
The three new members of the group were singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. They had only practiced a few times together in London, then in the afternoon of September 7th, they knocked on the door at the school in Gladsaxe and asked if they just had to practice a little before the evening’s concert. And so, a nice school in Gladsaxe – incidentally, then departed Erhard Jakobsen, who was the mayor of the municipality – both “rehearsing room” and “concert venue” for the world premiere of one of the world’s greatest rock bands, Led Zeppelin, will be there.
World premiere plaque
45 years after being given Led Zeppelin a place of honor at the school where it all began, there will be a plaque for the rock historic event . The plaque will be put up at Gladsaxe School, which Egegaard School was called.
It will of course be celebrated, and it happens Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Gladsaxe School, where the plaque will be unveiled.
The project is called “Initiative Group for the selection of Led Zeppelin’s world premiere in Gladsaxe” which among others, several of the people who had significant shares of Led Zeppelin’s world premiere and documentation of the event, namely Kim Utke, co-founder of Gladsaxe Teen Club and a member of the board, will help to decide which groups play at the club. Jerry Ritz, music and theater producer, was on the road with foreign groups such as The Who, The Animals and Small Faces, was the tour manager for Led Zeppelin in Scandinavia in 1968 and 1969, and Jorgen Angel, rock photographer, who took a series of recent very famous images of Led Zeppelin’s first concert which is world renowned for its unique photographs of rock’s big names from the 60s and 70s. His pictures can be seen at a major exhibition in The Old Town in Aarhus.
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Robert Plant at 65 – Your Top Tens Required!
Ahead of Robert’s birthday next Tuesday…announcing the TBL Robert Plant Top Ten listings
To celebrate Robert’s 65th birthday we would like to hear what you consider to be your top ten all time favourite Robert Plant vocal performances -ie ten performances spread from his career which can include Zep, solo, Band Of Joy etc taken from any album or live performance –it’s entirely up to you .
Of course narrowing it down to a ten is a nigh on impossible task but most enjoyable – as I found today – it’s an opportunity to wallow in the vast array of amazing performances the singer has clocked up over many years. So take some time to get well re acquainted with the Zep/Robert Plant catalogue and assess your faves. Any relevant comments on your selections are also welcome – they can be as long or short as you like.
Send your top ten list either to the usual email email@example.com –or post them in the comments section below on the TBL site or on the TBL Facebook page – we will print a many as possible on the TBL web site next week.
To kick things off, here is the DL selection – my favourite all-time top ten Robert Plant vocal performances as of today…
1 Our Song (the innocence)
2 Good Times Bad Times (the power)
3 That’s The Way (the subtlety)
4 Night Flight (the glory)
5 All My Love -outtake (the emotional)
6 Pledge Pin – live Dallas 1983 (the rebirth)
7 Come Into My Life (the perfection)
8 Skips Song (the interpretation)
9 Kashmir – live 02 Arena 2007 (the zenith)
10 Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down - live Chicago 2013 (still… the master)
We look forward to receiving your all time Robert Plant top ten lsitings as we mark Robert’s milestone birthday…
Classic Rock Roll of Honour Nominees Announced:
The Led Zeppelin Celebration Day film is a contender for this years Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards – here’s the full line up:
Classic Rock magazine has announced nominees for its 2013 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards, which will be handed out during a November 14 event at London’s Roundhouse. Among the many artists competing for honors in several fan-voted categories are The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, Blue Öyster Cult and Black Sabbath.
Artists competing for the Band of the Year prize include The Stones, Bowie, Sabbath and Status Quo.
In the Album of the Year category, Bowie’s surprising return to action, The Next Day, squares off against Deep Purple’s NOW What?!, Black Sabbath’s 13, and Thin Lizzy spinoff group Black Star Riders‘ All Hell Breaks Loose, among others.
Ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor‘s return to performing with the band is up for Event of the Year, a category that also includes Bowie’s comeback and Sabbath’s feat of reaching #1 on the U.K. album chart.
The Film/DVD of the Year nominees include the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane; Celebration Day, the concert film focusing on Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show; Beware of Mr. Baker, the warts-and-all profile of Cream drummer Ginger Baker; the Status Quo comedy caper Bula Quo; and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s star-studded Sound City documentary.
Artists whose archival releases will be vying for the Reissue of the Year prize include Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Blue Öyster Cult, The Moody Blues, King Crimson and The Velvet Underground.
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath will be receiving Classic Rock‘s prestigious Living Legend award at the ceremony. Previous recipients of the honor include ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper and Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne.
To vote for your favorites in these and other categories visit Awards.ClassicRockMagazine.com.
John Paul Jones with Supersilent:
Couple of excellent pics here via the JPJ official site from the Supersilent gig on August 9th in Oslo, Norway – Øya Festivalen.
Latest underground CD release news:
This via the excellent Collectors Music Reviews site
Hot on the heels of their Beatles and Stones re-issues comes Idol Minds next release, a version of the Led Zeppelin show at Fillmore West, San Francisco on April 27th, 1969 and as with the Stones Oakland release of a few months previous is advertised as having been mastered from the original reels. This time though, the show from the soundboard ( as also released by Dadgad Productions, Tarantura, Last Stand Disc, “New” Scorpio, Kaleidoscopic Music, Immigrant, no label and Toasted / Condor) not the commonly known FM broadcast, so hopefully avoids any fluctuations in speed or sound like the Stones set.
The 2 CD set comes in two different forms – a slim line CD case or a double fat boy case. There’s no apparent difference between to two so decide if you need more space filling on your shelves or less
Thanks to The Led Zeppelin Database for their research
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DL Diary Update:
More work this week on the McCartney feature and plenty of planning and preparation to cope with a packed schedule ahead, with the Knebworth book on going and TBL 36 to get underway….nice to see a facebook post from Julian Walker with news that Luis Rey is planning a new version of his indispensable Live book…more news on that as it unfolds…also on the book front, Paul Rees Robert Plant biography is lined up for the autumn…
Robert was spotted backstage at the Cropredy Festival by our TBL man on the spot John Parkin…on Wednesday here, it was good to hook up with the visiting Zep/TBL fan Mick Judd again all the way from Australia. I tried to keep cricket references down to a minimum (3-0!) while Mike relayed his tales from seeing Robert at Perth’s Freemantle West Coast Blues and Roots Festival earlier in the year…and of course there was the ritual purchasing and handing over of the TBL badge of honour… from Bedford to Perth and beyond – to be worn with pride…nice one Mick!
Last night I thoroughly enjoyed the England v Scotland match this week – a 3-2 win in a lively encounter with Scotland proving to be a tricky proposition….the World Cup qualifier’s now await and that won’t be easy…the Premier League kicks back in this weekend and I aim to be in the Fox for the Crystal Palace v Spurs opener on Sunday for which my learned rock writer associate Dave Ling and Mr Steve Way will be hoping for an Eagles win…it’s all going to kick off again for another nine months of ups and downs. You gotta love it.
On the player – plenty of Robert Plant as I assessed my top ten faves to celebrate the his forthcoming 65th birthday -for convenience it’s been selections from the Nine Lives box set – a compendium of vocal greatness of course… also had on a bit of psych rock from the Glastonbury Fayre triple album notably Mighty Baby and the Grateful Dead’s mighty fine Dark Star- in it’s way as meandering beautiful as some of Miles Davis’ jazz excursions… also had on the McCartney Wings compilation Wingspan and ahead of the new revamped version, Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait – great feature on that in this month’s Uncut magazine.
Very pleased the boy (now man!) Adam has done well in his exams and has gained a place at Uni which he’s deferring to for next year to gain some work experience …the August schedule is not letting up but within all that, somewhere very soon the good lady Janet and I do intend to slip away for a couple of days for a much needed break.
Before then, there’s work to do – not least on the appendix sections of the Knebworth book – Mick Lowe and I are currently wading through Graeme Hutchinson’s very detailed bootleg discography and it’s looking good. If you want to know how many vinyl releases there are of audience recordings from the August 4th show, this book is the place to find out…along with a whole load of other related views, memories and comments from the events that happened in that field just outside Knebworth 34 years ago.
I think you will love it….
Paul McCartney’s Rockestra with John Bonham footage:
Deep in research for the Paul McCartney feature , I came across this excellent clip of the McCartney Rockestra session from October 1978 with John Bonham contributing –it looks great
Here’s the clip -
Until next time…Keep listening, keep reading…
Have a great weekend…
Dave Lewis/Gary Foy – August 15th , 2013.
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