10 JANUARY 1969

I PLAYED THE FILLMORE WEST IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH LED ZEPPELIN

With the final annihilation: out with the old, in with the new. It was now to be a blitzkrieg of America, provided by powerful shows and the underground FM radio plus an army of whispers that would see us jam-packing venues from West Coast to East Coast.

10 January 1969

10 January 1969

09 JAN 1970

I PLAYED THE ALBERT HALL WITH LED ZEPPELIN

Every member of the band was nervous and for good reason. We had played the Albert Hall previously on the Pop Proms, but today in 1970 we were to headline our own show at the most prestigious venue at that time. During the previous year we had been putting in a lot of time in America and recorded the second album, released on 22nd October 1969. It was going to be a critical test of our ability; not only to our fans, but to the press and our families and all in attendance that evening. That evening I met Charlotte, my daughter Scarlet’s mother.

Also on this day in 1969 was the first night at The Fillmore in San Fransisco; my birthday and an historic night for Led Zeppelin.

09 JAN 1970

I PLAYED THE ALBERT HALL WITH LED ZEPPELIN

Every member of the band was nervous and for good reason. We had played the Albert Hall previously on the Pop Proms, but today in 1970 we were to headline our own show at the most prestigious venue at that time. During the previous year we had been putting in a lot of time in America and recorded the second album, released on 22nd October 1969. It was going to be a critical test of our ability; not only to our fans, but to the press and our families and all in attendance that evening. That evening I met Charlotte, my daughter Scarlet’s mother.

Also on this day in 1969 was the first night at The Fillmore in San Fransisco; my birthday and an historic night for Led Zeppelin.

9 January 1970

ON THIS DAY… 26 DEC 1968

I played the first date of the first tour of America with Led Zeppelin

From the 7th September 1968 to today in 1968, the members of Led Zeppelin had toured in Scandinavia, recorded our first album in October (soon to be released in the January of 1969), toured the UK and were now ready to embark on our first American Tour; the Denver Auditorium Arena was the home of the first gig in the US. We were to support the Vanilla Fudge for five dates before going to California.

26 December 1968

26 December 1968

25 DEC 2012

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings one and all. A big thanks to The Youngsters for the seasonal gem ‘Christmas In Jail’. The Youngsters were fronted by Charles Everidge and this classic from 1956 was on Empire Records in Hollywood, California in the good old US of A.

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25 DEC 2012

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings one and all. A big thanks to The Youngsters for the seasonal gem ‘Christmas In Jail’. The Youngsters were fronted by Charles Everidge and this classic from 1956 was on Empire Records in Hollywood, California in the good old US of A.

25 December 2012

25 December 2012

I PLAYED THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, SF WITH THE YARDBIRDS

The Yardbirds played in the afternoon at the Fillmore, San Francisco and it was an amazing show. Jeff Beck and I got a lift from the venue with some guys and one of them had recorded the show. It was a pleasant surprise to hear it played back en route from the gig. The recording quality was poor from the small dictaphone type recorder, but the playing of the band was great, I guess this tape just disappeared into the ether.

I PLAYED THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, SF WITH THE YARDBIRDS

The Yardbirds played in the afternoon at the Fillmore, San Francisco and it was an amazing show. Jeff Beck and I got a lift from the venue with some guys and one of them had recorded the show. It was a pleasant surprise to hear it played back en route from the gig. The recording quality was poor from the small dictaphone type recorder, but the playing of the band was great, I guess this tape just disappeared into the ether.

23 October 1966

23 October 1966

12 OCT 1999

I PLAYED THE ROSELAND BALLROOM WITH THE BLACK CROWES

This is the first of three days with The Black Crowes at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, following a few days’ rehearsals. At this point, recording at The Greek Theatre in LA hadn’t been discussed. We had first played together at the Cafe de Paris in London in the June of this year and their manager, Pete Angelus, had suggested it might be cool to reciprocate. So I did, and here we were at the first concert of a few in New York, Boston and LA.

12 October 1999

12 October 1999

04 OCT 1999

I STARTED TOUR REHEARSALS WITH THE BLACK CROWES

On this day in 1999 I started the production rehearsals for “In Concert and By Your Side” with The Black Crowes. This was eventually recorded at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, unfortunately a re-recording clause kept us from including the Black Crowes material on the CD album. This was a shame as it had come out really well. The tour itinerary also shows the NetAid concert: a pioneering, innovative charity concert to be available on the internet.