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

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ON THIS DAY… 07 AUG 1971

I PLAYED MONTREUX WITH LED ZEPPELIN

On this day in 1971, Led Zeppelin played the Montreux Casino, the first of two nights. The casino in Montreux was always a joy to play, with the warm generous hospitality of Claude Nobs, musicologist, bon viveur and host of the jazz festival. The setlist shows a good balance of the band’s recording career up to that point and we jammed some spirited blues numbers at the end of the set to complete the picture.

Immigrant Song
Heartbreaker
Since I’ve Been Loving You
Black Dog
Dazed and Confused
Stairway to Heaven
Going to California
That’s the Way
Celebration Day
What Is and What Should Never Be
Whole Lotta Love (Let that Boy Boogie, That’s Alright Mama, Ramble On, Gamblers Blues, I’m a Man, Honey Bee etc)
Weekend 

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7 August 1971

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7 August 1971

07 MAR 1970

I PLAYED THE MONTREUX CASINO HALL IN SWITZERLAND WITH LED ZEPPELIN

Philippe Paringaux, a Parisian journalist, became a friend of mine and he came to see the show at the Montreaux Casino and do an interview. This was pre-Smoke On The Water period. The casino burned down, destroyed by fire in December 1971, and was subsequently rebuilt.

7 March 1970

7 March 1970

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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

ON THIS DAY… 07 AUG 1971

I PLAYED MONTREUX WITH LED ZEPPELIN

On this day in 1971, Led Zeppelin played the Montreux Casino, the first of two nights. The casino in Montreux was always a joy to play, with the warm generous hospitality of Claude Nobs, musicologist, bon viveur and host of the jazz festival. The setlist shows a good balance of the band’s recording career up to that point and we jammed some spirited blues numbers at the end of the set to complete the picture.

Immigrant Song
Heartbreaker
Since I’ve Been Loving You
Black Dog
Dazed and Confused
Stairway to Heaven
Going to California
That’s the Way
Celebration Day
What Is and What Should Never Be
Whole Lotta Love (Let that Boy Boogie, That’s Alright Mama, Ramble On, Gamblers Blues, I’m a Man, Honey Bee etc)
Weekend 

7 August 1971

7 August 1971