ON THIS DAY… 19 DEC 1978
I WAS RECORDING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Midway through the final week at Polar Studios in Stockholm with a few guitar overdubs and the final mixes undertaken, I was now well on the way to completing what would become Led Zeppelin’s final studio album, to be titled ‘In Through the Out Door’ — Robert Plant’s title.

AUDIO: I’m Gonna Crawl (Led Zeppelin)

ON THIS DAY… 19 DEC 1978

I WAS RECORDING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Midway through the final week at Polar Studios in Stockholm with a few guitar overdubs and the final mixes undertaken, I was now well on the way to completing what would become Led Zeppelin’s final studio album, to be titled ‘In Through the Out Door’ — Robert Plant’s title.

AUDIO: I’m Gonna Crawl (Led Zeppelin)

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ON THIS DAY… 19 DEC 1978

I WAS RECORDING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Midway through the final week at Polar Studios in Stockholm with a few guitar overdubs and the final mixes undertaken, I was now well on the way to completing what would become Led Zeppelin’s final studio album, to be titled ‘In Through the Out Door’ — Robert Plant’s title.

AUDIO: I’m Gonna Crawl (Led Zeppelin)

19 December 1978

19 December 1978

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15 NOV 1978

I WAS PRODUCING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Polar Studios in Stockholm had been set up by Abba’s Bjorn and Benny in 1977. They were keen to have an international group record there and I was personally contacted by a representative of the studios who offered three weeks free recording time. This seemed a sound idea to go there to produce what was to become our eighth studio album - In Through the Out Door. We’d been playing around with some ideas at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, UK but then went into Easy Hire, a rehearsal studio in North London, where most of the material that would surface on the album was routined.

When we arrived in Stockholm, it was well into their winter, there was heavy snow in the streets and very, very cold. Polar was a state of the art studio for its time, but not particularly ambient. It took a couple of days to get used to this. We worked on the first track that was to become ‘Ozone Baby’ and on this day ‘South Bound Saurez’ had been recorded. Juices were flowing and the recording process was now fully underway.

AUDIO: Ozone Baby (Led Zeppelin)

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15 NOV 1978
I WAS PRODUCING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Polar Studios in Stockholm had been set up by Abba’s Bjorn and Benny in 1977. They were keen to have an international group record there and I was personally contacted by a representative of the studios who offered three weeks free recording time. This seemed a sound idea to go there to produce what was to become our eighth studio album - In Through the Out Door. We’d been playing around with some ideas at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, UK but then went into Easy Hire, a rehearsal studio in North London, where most of the material that would surface on the album was routined.
When we arrived in Stockholm, it was well into their winter, there was heavy snow in the streets and very, very cold. Polar was a state of the art studio for its time, but not particularly ambient. It took a couple of days to get used to this. We worked on the first track that was to become ‘Ozone Baby’ and on this day ‘South Bound Saurez’ had been recorded. Juices were flowing and the recording process was now fully underway.

AUDIO: Ozone Baby (Led Zeppelin)

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15 NOV 1978

I WAS PRODUCING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Polar Studios in Stockholm had been set up by Abba’s Bjorn and Benny in 1977. They were keen to have an international group record there and I was personally contacted by a representative of the studios who offered three weeks free recording time. This seemed a sound idea to go there to produce what was to become our eighth studio album - In Through the Out Door. We’d been playing around with some ideas at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, UK but then went into Easy Hire, a rehearsal studio in North London, where most of the material that would surface on the album was routined.

When we arrived in Stockholm, it was well into their winter, there was heavy snow in the streets and very, very cold. Polar was a state of the art studio for its time, but not particularly ambient. It took a couple of days to get used to this. We worked on the first track that was to become ‘Ozone Baby’ and on this day ‘South Bound Saurez’ had been recorded. Juices were flowing and the recording process was now fully underway.

AUDIO: Ozone Baby (Led Zeppelin)

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15 NOV 1978

I WAS PRODUCING IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR AT POLAR STUDIOS, STOCKHOLM

Polar Studios in Stockholm had been set up by Abba’s Bjorn and Benny in 1977. They were keen to have an international group record there and I was personally contacted by a representative of the studios who offered three weeks free recording time. This seemed a sound idea to go there to produce what was to become our eighth studio album - In Through the Out Door. We’d been playing around with some ideas at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, UK but then went into Easy Hire, a rehearsal studio in North London, where most of the material that would surface on the album was routined.

When we arrived in Stockholm, it was well into their winter, there was heavy snow in the streets and very, very cold. Polar was a state of the art studio for its time, but not particularly ambient. It took a couple of days to get used to this. We worked on the first track that was to become ‘Ozone Baby’ and on this day ‘South Bound Saurez’ had been recorded. Juices were flowing and the recording process was now fully underway.

AUDIO: Ozone Baby (Led Zeppelin)

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15 November 1978

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15 November 1978

ON THIS DAY… 24 OCT 1963

CARTER-LEWIS AND THE SOUTHERNERS RELEASED ‘YOUR MOMMA’S OUT OF TOWN’

When I was at art college in 1963, I was asked to play on ‘Your Momma’s Out Of Town’ and ‘Somebody Told My Girl’ by Carter-Lewis and The Southerners and today sees the release of the single. I had a free reign on the b-side of this and there had been a lot of interest in who the guitarist had been on this track - this was to open a tightly-closed door to the world of studio session musicians. The photograph is from the promo shoot, outside the British Museum. On the left is drummer Viv Prince, who played with the Pretty Things on their early recordings.

Also on this day in 1979, all nine of Led Zeppelin’s albums appeared in the Billboard album chart, with the new ‘In Through the Out Door’ at No. 1.

AUDIO: Somebody Told My Girl (Carter-Lewis and The Southerners)

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ON THIS DAY… 24 OCT 1963

CARTER-LEWIS AND THE SOUTHERNERS RELEASED ‘YOUR MOMMA’S OUT OF TOWN’

When I was at art college in 1963, I was asked to play on ‘Your Momma’s Out Of Town’ and ‘Somebody Told My Girl’ by Carter-Lewis and The Southerners and today sees the release of the single. I had a free reign on the b-side of this and there had been a lot of interest in who the guitarist had been on this track - this was to open a tightly-closed door to the world of studio session musicians. The photograph is from the promo shoot, outside the British Museum. On the left is drummer Viv Prince, who played with the Pretty Things on their early recordings.

Also on this day in 1979, all nine of Led Zeppelin’s albums appeared in the Billboard album chart, with the new ‘In Through the Out Door’ at No. 1.

AUDIO: Somebody Told My Girl (Carter-Lewis and The Southerners)

24 October 1963, 1979

24 October 1963, 1979

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15 AUG 1969

I PLAYED THE HEMISFAIR ARENA, SAN ANTONIO WITH LED ZEPPELIN

This day celebrates the first day at Woodstock. There has been lots of speculation as to why Zeppelin did not play this iconic festival. Although we were aware of the event being put together, we were already contracted to a series of dates. In fact, today in 1969, we played in San Antonio, Texas – making music, making love to their women and drinking their tequila! Also on this day in 1979, In Through The Out Door was released – the band’s last studio album.

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15 AUG 1969

I PLAYED THE HEMISFAIR ARENA, SAN ANTONIO WITH LED ZEPPELIN

This day celebrates the first day at Woodstock. There has been lots of speculation as to why Zeppelin did not play this iconic festival. Although we were aware of the event being put together, we were already contracted to a series of dates. In fact, today in 1969, we played in San Antonio, Texas – making music, making love to their women and drinking their tequila! Also on this day in 1979, In Through The Out Door was released – the band’s last studio album.

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15 August 1969/1979

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15 August 1969/1979

ON THIS DAY… 11 AUG 1979

I PLAYED KNEBWORTH WITH LED ZEPPELIN

Led Zeppelin had last played in the UK at five concerts at London’s Earl’s Court in May of 1975. In August 1979 we played a festival over two weekends at Knebworth.

Today marks the show on the second weekend, this proved to be the last show we would play in the UK. These concerts coincided with the release of our final studio album ‘In Through The Out Door’ and material from this is featured in the show. The set reflected the band’s recording history up to that time.

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ON THIS DAY… 11 AUG 1979

I PLAYED KNEBWORTH WITH LED ZEPPELIN

Led Zeppelin had last played in the UK at five concerts at London’s Earl’s Court in May of 1975. In August 1979 we played a festival over two weekends at Knebworth.

Today marks the show on the second weekend, this proved to be the last show we would play in the UK. These concerts coincided with the release of our final studio album ‘In Through The Out Door’ and material from this is featured in the show. The set reflected the band’s recording history up to that time.