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01 June 1968

I HAD MY LAST RAVE UP IN LA WITH THE YARDBIRDS

This was the last time the four live Yardbirds would play Los Angeles. The intrepid warriors played the Shrine Auditorium on this day in 1968. This was not the last date of the US tour, we had two more dates, both at The Montgomery International Speedway in Alabama, before the curtains would close on this incarnation of The Yardbirds in the USA.

ON THIS DAY… 31 MAY 1969
LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED AT FILLMORE EAST, NY

On this day in 1969, I played the last night of two shows at the Fillmore East in New York, and the last night of that leg of touring in the US with Led Zeppelin.
We went back to England and continued recording at Morgan Studios. ‘Thank You’ was done at this point and then we did some more dates in England.
We returned on the 3rd July to the US to play the Atlanta Pop Festival a few days later and then continued touring.

ON THIS DAY… 31 MAY 1969

LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED AT FILLMORE EAST, NY

On this day in 1969, I played the last night of two shows at the Fillmore East in New York, and the last night of that leg of touring in the US with Led Zeppelin.

We went back to England and continued recording at Morgan Studios. ‘Thank You’ was done at this point and then we did some more dates in England.

We returned on the 3rd July to the US to play the Atlanta Pop Festival a few days later and then continued touring.

31 May 1969

31 May 1969

ON THIS DAY… 30 MAY 1998
Page & Plant played at Tupelo Coliseum, MS

On this day I played at Tupelo, where Elvis was born and raised, when there were no local attractions apart from the cotton fields or getting to Memphis.
When Elvis grew up it must have been pretty bleak but the white and black picked the cotton side by side and the local indigenous music provided the soundtrack to this tough environment and it took the visionary genius of Elvis to blend those musical sources and change the world.

AUDIO: John Lee Hooker’s sonic ambience to the region; ‘Tupelo' recorded in 1960

ON THIS DAY… 30 MAY 1998

Page & Plant played at Tupelo Coliseum, MS

On this day I played at Tupelo, where Elvis was born and raised, when there were no local attractions apart from the cotton fields or getting to Memphis.

When Elvis grew up it must have been pretty bleak but the white and black picked the cotton side by side and the local indigenous music provided the soundtrack to this tough environment and it took the visionary genius of Elvis to blend those musical sources and change the world.

AUDIO: John Lee Hooker’s sonic ambience to the region; ‘Tupelo' recorded in 1960

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ON THIS DAY… 30 MAY 1998

Page & Plant played at Tupelo Coliseum, MS

On this day I played at Tupelo, where Elvis was born and raised, when there were no local attractions apart from the cotton fields or getting to Memphis.

When Elvis grew up it must have been pretty bleak but the white and black picked the cotton side by side and the local indigenous music provided the soundtrack to this tough environment and it took the visionary genius of Elvis to blend those musical sources and change the world.

AUDIO: John Lee Hooker’s sonic ambience to the region; ‘Tupelo’ recorded in 1960

30 May 1998

30 May 1998

29 MAY 1970
I RECORDED WITH LED ZEPPELIN AT OLYMPIC STUDIO TWO

‘Hey Hey What Can I Do' — on this recording, I used my own RCA limiter stroke compressor on the guitars.

Photo: © Jim Marshall

29 MAY 1970

I RECORDED WITH LED ZEPPELIN AT OLYMPIC STUDIO TWO

Hey Hey What Can I Do' — on this recording, I used my own RCA limiter stroke compressor on the guitars.

Photo: © Jim Marshall

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29 MAY 1970

I RECORDED WITH LED ZEPPELIN AT OLYMPIC STUDIO TWO

'Hey Hey What Can I Do' — on this recording, I used my own RCA limiter stroke compressor on the guitars.

Photo: © Jim Marshall

29 May 1970

29 May 1970

28 MAY 1986

The Firm played The Seattle Center Coliseum

On this day in 1986, The Firm played the Seattle Center Coliseum as the last US date of the Mean Business tour. Record exec Phil Carson made his obligatory ‘once a tour’ appearance on bass.

28 May 1986

28 May 1986

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27 MAY 2003

'HOW THE WEST WAS WON' WAS RELEASED

On this day in 2003, the CD ‘How The West Was Won’ had its release. The content was comprised of a selection of 1972 performances from The Los Angeles Forum and The Long Beach Arena on the West Coast of America. My idea was to accompany the chronological content of the Led Zeppelin DVD with some killer CD audio of a performance where the band had been firing on all cylinders - and ‘How The West Was Won’ was it. There was eager anticipation of a Led Zeppelin tour in the press around this point in time. As the band was not about to tour, the DVD and CD had to suffice!

27 MAY 2003
'HOW THE WEST WAS WON' WAS RELEASED

On this day in 2003, the CD ‘How The West Was Won’ had its release. The content was comprised of a selection of 1972 performances from The Los Angeles Forum and The Long Beach Arena on the West Coast of America. My idea was to accompany the chronological content of the Led Zeppelin DVD with some killer CD audio of a performance where the band had been firing on all cylinders - and ‘How The West Was Won’ was it. There was eager anticipation of a Led Zeppelin tour in the press around this point in time. As the band was not about to tour, the DVD and CD had to suffice!

27 MAY 2003

'HOW THE WEST WAS WON' WAS RELEASED

On this day in 2003, the CD ‘How The West Was Won’ had its release. The content was comprised of a selection of 1972 performances from The Los Angeles Forum and The Long Beach Arena on the West Coast of America. My idea was to accompany the chronological content of the Led Zeppelin DVD with some killer CD audio of a performance where the band had been firing on all cylinders - and ‘How The West Was Won’ was it. There was eager anticipation of a Led Zeppelin tour in the press around this point in time. As the band was not about to tour, the DVD and CD had to suffice!

27 May 2003

27 May 2003

26 MAY 1998
I APPEARED ON ‘LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND’ WITH ROBERT PLANT

Filmed on the 5th May, today in 1998 was the broadcast of the Page & Plant appearance on the Jools “The Stools” Holland Show for the BBC. We performed a fast and loose version of The Wanton Song.

26 MAY 1998

I APPEARED ON ‘LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND’ WITH ROBERT PLANT

Filmed on the 5th May, today in 1998 was the broadcast of the Page & Plant appearance on the Jools “The Stools” Holland Show for the BBC. We performed a fast and loose version of The Wanton Song.