ON THIS DAY… 06 OCT 1976

I VISITED HONG KONG

On this day in 1976 the members of Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant flew from Japan to Hong Kong to meet businessman and newspaper owner Andrew Yu, who was hoping to promote a concert there. During the day time, we went out in a launch to view the recently scuppered ocean liner Queen Elizabeth. These are some photographs and a video that I took at the time. On the return journey, the launch started to take in water and it was rising in the boat. We barely made it back to the quayside. In the evening I went out in a sampan into the harbour without the members of the group to savour some local floating cuisine.

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ON THIS DAY… 06 OCT 1976

I VISITED HONG KONG

On this day in 1976 the members of Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant flew from Japan to Hong Kong to meet businessman and newspaper owner Andrew Yu, who was hoping to promote a concert there. During the day time, we went out in a launch to view the recently scuppered ocean liner Queen Elizabeth. These are some photographs and a video that I took at the time. On the return journey, the launch started to take in water and it was rising in the boat. We barely made it back to the quayside. In the evening I went out in a sampan into the harbour without the members of the group to savour some local floating cuisine.

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6 October 1976

6 October 1976

ON THIS DAY… 12 SEP 1976

I WAS IN THE STUDIO WITH JOHN BONHAM TO RECORD BONZO’S MONTREUX

On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo’s Montreux. I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham’s drum orchestra project. He really liked it and it’s quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham’s kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John’s inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.

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ON THIS DAY… 12 SEP 1976

I WAS IN THE STUDIO WITH JOHN BONHAM TO RECORD BONZO’S MONTREUX

On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo’s Montreux. I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham’s drum orchestra project. He really liked it and it’s quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham’s kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John’s inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.

12 September 1976

ON THIS DAY… 06 OCT 1976

I VISITED HONG KONG

On this day in 1976 the members of Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant flew from Japan to Hong Kong to meet businessman and newspaper owner Andrew Yu, who was hoping to promote a concert there. During the day time, we went out in a launch to view the recently scuppered ocean liner Queen Elizabeth. These are some photographs and a video that I took at the time. On the return journey, the launch started to take in water and it was rising in the boat. We barely made it back to the quayside. In the evening I went out in a sampan into the harbour without the members of the group to savour some local floating cuisine.

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ON THIS DAY… 06 OCT 1976

I VISITED HONG KONG

On this day in 1976 the members of Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant flew from Japan to Hong Kong to meet businessman and newspaper owner Andrew Yu, who was hoping to promote a concert there. During the day time, we went out in a launch to view the recently scuppered ocean liner Queen Elizabeth. These are some photographs and a video that I took at the time. On the return journey, the launch started to take in water and it was rising in the boat. We barely made it back to the quayside. In the evening I went out in a sampan into the harbour without the members of the group to savour some local floating cuisine.

WATCH VIDEO

6 October 1976

6 October 1976

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ON THIS DAY… 12 SEP 1976

I WAS IN THE STUDIO WITH JOHN BONHAM TO RECORD BONZO’S MONTREUX

On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo’s Montreux. I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham’s drum orchestra project. He really liked it and it’s quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham’s kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John’s inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.

ON THIS DAY… 12 SEP 1976

I WAS IN THE STUDIO WITH JOHN BONHAM TO RECORD BONZO’S MONTREUX

On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo’s Montreux. I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham’s drum orchestra project. He really liked it and it’s quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham’s kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John’s inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.

12 September 1976