31 October

31 October

ON THIS DAY… 30 OCTOBER 1987
‘WRITES OF WINTER’ WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD

Well lo and behold, never having had a Grammy nomination from anything before, ‘Writes Of Winter’ from the Outrider album was mysteriously nominated in the instrumental category today in 1987. I wasn’t going to hold my breath and it’s just as well I didn’t because I still wouldn’t have a Grammy but hey- I got a nomination.

AUDIO: Writes of Winter (Outrider)

ON THIS DAY… 30 OCTOBER 1987

‘WRITES OF WINTER’ WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD

Well lo and behold, never having had a Grammy nomination from anything before, ‘Writes Of Winter’ from the Outrider album was mysteriously nominated in the instrumental category today in 1987. I wasn’t going to hold my breath and it’s just as well I didn’t because I still wouldn’t have a Grammy but hey- I got a nomination.

AUDIO: Writes of Winter (Outrider)

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ON THIS DAY… 30 OCTOBER 1987

‘WRITES OF WINTER’ WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD

Well lo and behold, never having had a Grammy nomination from anything before, ‘Writes Of Winter’ from the Outrider album was mysteriously nominated in the instrumental category today in 1987. I wasn’t going to hold my breath and it’s just as well I didn’t because I still wouldn’t have a Grammy but hey- I got a nomination.

AUDIO: Writes of Winter (Outrider)

30 October 1987

30 October 1987

ON THIS DAY… 29 OCT 1988

OUTRIDER PLAYED THE CENTRUM, WORCESTER, MA

We play at The Centrum Worcester, which was one of the best shows we played on the ‘88 tour. Robert Plant with his solo tour, had re-routed to start following up our dates and in fact, at Worcester, he played the following day on the 30th. He disguised himself and slipped in to see the show. It’s a shame he didn’t say hello. Read local newspaper review

Also on this day Chris Dreja photographed the members of Led Zeppelin for the back cover of Led Zeppelin I in 1968.

AUDIO: In My Time of Dying

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ON THIS DAY… 29 OCT 1988

OUTRIDER PLAYED THE CENTRUM, WORCESTER, MA

We play at The Centrum Worcester, which was one of the best shows we played on the ‘88 tour. Robert Plant with his solo tour, had re-routed to start following up our dates and in fact, at Worcester, he played the following day on the 30th. He disguised himself and slipped in to see the show. It’s a shame he didn’t say hello. Read local newspaper review

Also on this day Chris Dreja photographed the members of Led Zeppelin for the back cover of Led Zeppelin I in 1968.

AUDIO: In My Time Of Dying

29 October 1988/1968

29 October 1988/1968

28 OCT 1966

THE DICK CLARK CARAVAN OF STARS TOUR BEGAN

I played at the Tri State fairground at Amarillo with the Yardbirds to begin the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour. At this point there were five Yardbirds, but during the course of this tour there were to be four. The stars’ caravan was actually an overcrowded ‘Greyhound’ bus.

28 October 1966

28 October 1966

27 OCT 1995

PAGE AND PLANT PLAYED A SECOND NIGHT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY

On this day in 1995, Page and Plant played the second night at Madison Square Garden in New York, which was the closing date of the Autumn/Fall 1995 World Tour. The tour was to resume in January the following year in Central and South America.

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27 OCT 1995

PAGE AND PLANT PLAYED A SECOND NIGHT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY

On this day in 1995, Page and Plant played the second night at Madison Square Garden in New York, which was the closing date of the Autumn/Fall 1995 World Tour. The tour was to resume in January the following year in Central and South America.

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27 October 1995

27 October 1995

ON THIS DAY… 26 OCT 1987
I RECORDED BLUES ANTHEM WITH CHRIS FARLOWE

On this day in 1987, I recorded ‘Blues Anthem’ (If I Cannot Have Your Love, I’ll Sing The Blues) with Chris Farlowe‚ which appeared on the Outrider album. Chris was somebody who I first saw in about 1957, in the heats of the British Skiffle Championship, where he sang ‘All By Myself’ - a Johnny Burnette number that was rockabilly and not skiffle and he was extraordinary.
I had seen him play with his band ‘The Thunderbirds’ at the Ebbisham Hall in Epsom and he was truly one of the shining lights of the Southern music scene in the late ’50s and very early ’60s. He went on to build a substantial solo career and I had a great respect for his cavalier vocals. I played acoustic guitar on the hit single ‘Out Of Time’‚ so it wasn’t a surprise when I asked him to help me with his vocal talents on the Death Wish II album. I asked him again on the Outrider album. He sang on ‘Prison Blues’ and ‘Blues Anthem’ and both songs were written pretty much on the spot within two takes of each other. As an overdub to ‘Blues Anthem’, I incorporated the guitar-synth to emulate a string overdub.

AUDIO: Blues Anthem (Outrider)

ON THIS DAY… 26 OCT 1987

I RECORDED BLUES ANTHEM WITH CHRIS FARLOWE

On this day in 1987, I recorded ‘Blues Anthem’ (If I Cannot Have Your Love, I’ll Sing The Blues) with Chris Farlowe‚ which appeared on the Outrider album. Chris was somebody who I first saw in about 1957, in the heats of the British Skiffle Championship, where he sang ‘All By Myself’ - a Johnny Burnette number that was rockabilly and not skiffle and he was extraordinary.

I had seen him play with his band ‘The Thunderbirds’ at the Ebbisham Hall in Epsom and he was truly one of the shining lights of the Southern music scene in the late ’50s and very early ’60s. He went on to build a substantial solo career and I had a great respect for his cavalier vocals. I played acoustic guitar on the hit single ‘Out Of Time’‚ so it wasn’t a surprise when I asked him to help me with his vocal talents on the Death Wish II album. I asked him again on the Outrider album. He sang on ‘Prison Blues’ and ‘Blues Anthem’ and both songs were written pretty much on the spot within two takes of each other. As an overdub to ‘Blues Anthem’, I incorporated the guitar-synth to emulate a string overdub.

AUDIO: Blues Anthem (Outrider)

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ON THIS DAY… 26 OCT 1987

I RECORDED BLUES ANTHEM WITH CHRIS FARLOWE

On this day in 1987, I recorded ‘Blues Anthem’ (If I Cannot Have Your Love, I’ll Sing The Blues) with Chris Farlowe‚ which appeared on the Outrider album. Chris was somebody who I first saw in about 1957, in the heats of the British Skiffle Championship, where he sang ‘All By Myself’ - a Johnny Burnette number that was rockabilly and not skiffle and he was extraordinary.

I had seen him play with his band ‘The Thunderbirds’ at the Ebbisham Hall in Epsom and he was truly one of the shining lights of the Southern music scene in the late ’50s and very early ’60s. He went on to build a substantial solo career and I had a great respect for his cavalier vocals. I played acoustic guitar on the hit single ‘Out Of Time’‚ so it wasn’t a surprise when I asked him to help me with his vocal talents on the Death Wish II album. I asked him again on the Outrider album. He sang on ‘Prison Blues’ and ‘Blues Anthem’ and both songs were written pretty much on the spot within two takes of each other. As an overdub to ‘Blues Anthem’, I incorporated the guitar-synth to emulate a string overdub.

AUDIO: Blues Anthem (Outrider)

26 October 1987

26 October 1987