In the beginning.

By: sonofabeach96

Sep 07 2015

Category: Uncategorized

23 Comments

On this day in 1968, Led Zeppelin performed their very first live performance, not with their more well known name however.  They were billed as The New Yardbirds, playing at a venue called Teen Club in a suburb of Copenhagen.  Jimmy Page was the driving force behind this new incarnation of The Yardbirds, having joined them in 1966 as a bass guitarist.  He eventually moved to a dual-lead guitarist role with Jeff Beck, who would leave the band in October of ’66.  The Yardbirds began to wind down in early summer of ’68, playing their last gig in June, but still had contractual obligations.  The original Yardbird members Jim McCarty and Keith Relf agreed to let Jimmy Page continue to perform under the name The New Yardbirds with the band he assembled.  The others he put together were Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham.  The rest is history.  The reviews were all very positive and raved about the performance.  1,200 teens attended what was the beginning of a rock n’ roll dynasty.  How lucky for those kids to have seen the iconic Zeppelin in their infancy!

And, this one is for you Anna.  On this day in 1976, Abba hit no.1 in the UK with “Dancing Queen”.  The song would also hit no. 1 in the US eventually, their only no. 1 hit in the States.  The song stayed at no.1 in Sweden for 14 weeks.

It’s nearly impossible to only pick a couple Zeppelin songs to highlight.  I could just say listen to IV, Physical Graffiti, Presence, etc. But I’ll pick a couple of favorites nonetheless:

“Dazed And Confused”

“Going To California”

“Kashmir”

“In The Evening”

“Trampled Under Foot”

All by Led Zeppelin, of course.

And, for Anna,

“Dancing Queen” by Abba 😃

23 comments on “In the beginning.”

  1. I’ve only listened to Kashmir and Stairway to Heaven. I loved both, I’ll try your favourites now, Thank you..

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  2. I love that your so educational…I forget all that about Led Zeppelin…thanks for bring back great memories….

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  3. I had no idea “Dancing Queen” was Abba’s only #1 hit?! I like their music. Especially “Fernando” and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” but sometimes feel like the only one in the world who doesn’t like the Mamma Mia. REALLY doesn’t like it 😉 But I know lots of people who do.

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  4. Thank you for teaching me something today SOB ☺

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    • You’re the second person who liked the “educational” part of this post. Never saw myself as an educator! It’s an interesting story though. Zeppelin as we know it may have looked entirely different, if it even existed at all, at that time. Funny, the forces of destiny that lead down one fork in the road or the other.

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