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August 25th - This Day in Music

August 25th - This Day in Music

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name “The New Yardbirds”, based on Page’s previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre. more

In 1994, the highly anticipated reunion between Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page occurred on a 90 minute “UnLedded” MTV project.

Robert Plant,
“The will and the eagerness with Unledded were fantastic and [Page] was really creative. Jimmy and I went in a room and it was back. His riffs were spectacular. To take it as far as we did, and the tour we did - it’s one of the most ambitious and mind altering experiences.” The Album.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s album was released with the following tracks…in addition to the acoustic numbers featured, there are reworking’s of a number of Led Zeppelin classics, along with four Middle-Eastern Moroccan-influenced songs: “City Don’t Cry,” “Yallah,” “Wonderful One,” and “Wah Wah”.

  1. Nobodys Fault but Mine
  3. Thank You
  5. No Quarter
  7. Friends
  9. Yallah
  11. City Don’t Cry
  13. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  15. The Battle of Evermore
  17. Wonderful One
  19. Gallows Pole
  21. Four Sticks
  23. Kashmir



Led Zeppelin Equipment



  • Roger Mayer fuzz box
  • Sola Sound Tonebender
  • Vox Cry Baby Wah
  • DigiTech Whammypedal


  • 1958 Fender Telecaster - originally a gift from Jeff Beck decorated with 4 silver circles only to be stripped down and handpainted twice over and a temporary swa to a maple neck in ‘77
  • 1960 Daneelectro - which you’ll see in White Summer and In My Time of Dying
  • 1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty - purchased for just £185 in 1962 and used for the majority of Jimmy’s session work until it was stolen at an airport in 1971 and never recovered
  • 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard - which the “Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul” 1995 to 1998 was modelled on
  • Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck which was used on-stage from March 1971
  • 1973 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1964 Fender Stratocaster (Lake Placid Blue)
  • 1957 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1966 Fender Telecaster
  • 1960’s Epiphone Rivoli Bass EB232
  • 2006 Gibson Custom Shop ES-350
  • Gibson Goldtop Les Paul Classic Premium Plus

  • Gibson J-200 Acoustic
  • Washburn 12 String



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