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Rock Nostalgia: Led Zeppelin’s Final Studio Album “In Through The Out Door” Celebrates 40th Anniversary (1979)

From a Rolling Stone online article:

In Through The Out Door Led Zeppelin 1979 tracksThe album was rumored to be originally titled Look, but the title was changed to In Through the Out Door as a nod to the band overcoming their struggles. (“That’s the hardest way to get back in,” Page said). Hipgnosis — the English design company co-owned by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson — designed six different album sleeves, each depicting sepia-toned scenes in a New Orleans–inspired bar. Copies were famously packaged in brown paper bags, concealing which cover was purchased. Even with this odd gimmick, the record sold an astounding 2 million copies in the first 10 days of its release. With record sales at a dangerous low, the album’s success helped revive an ailing industry.

Instead of embarking on a tour, the band decided to return to the stage with two outdoor shows at England’s Knebworth Festival on August 4th and 11th, 1979 — their first time playing on U.K. soil in four years. In the video above, they tear through “In the Evening” with Bonham taking the lead, pounding the drums during an intense strobe-light display. “So don’t you let her get under your skin,” Plant sings. “It’s only bad luck and trouble/From the day that you begin.”

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Top Upcoming Festivals: Newport Jazz Festival Features 60 Artists For 65th Anniversary Event

Newport Jazz Festival Keith Jarrett“Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, this event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island — a city famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. The Newport Jazz Festival was founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America and has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world’s leading established and emerging artists.”

(NBC Boston – June 17, 2019)

Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

Led Zeppelin Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Episode 4 Of Video Series

As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, Led Zeppelin has launched a new video series on its official YouTube channel looking at key highlights of the legendary band’s history.

The first episode of the Led Zeppelin History series begins in September 1968, when the band began recording its self-titled debut album at London’s Olympic Studios, starting with “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and “You Shook Me.”

Using archival footage of the group in concert as a backdrop, and soundtracked by “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You,” the video goes on to note that the album was self-financed, was recorded in just 30 hours, and cost 1,782 pounds — equivalent of around $2,300 in today’s money.

The clip also offers the following quotes from the band members about the making of Led Zeppelin I:

Jimmy Page: “The group had only been together for two-and-a-half weeks when we recorded it.”

Robert Plant: “We weren’t in a position at that time to be able to block whole studio time.”

John Paul Jones: “We did it in about 15 hours, with another 15 hours for mixing, so it was 30 hours in all.”

Page: “We deliberately aimed at putting down what we could reproduce live on stage.”

Check the Led Zeppelin YouTube channel soon for the second episode of the series.

Boomer Music: The Rolling Stones “No Filter 2019” Tour Celebrates 57th Year As A Band

From Rolling Stone magazine article by Patrick Doyle:

The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour 2019After a dramatic intro set to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the band kicked off with “Street Fighting Man,” a song Keith Richards recently told Rolling Stone “can’t be topped as a set opener. It’s clear why — Jagger came out firing, dancing in a yellow leather jacket, moving to each of Keith Richards’ powerful Telecaster riffs. He strode down to the B-stage during a wildly fun “Tumbling Dice.” His manic command reached a new level during “She’s So Cold” — a rarity that won the nightly fan online vote. As Richards wrung licks out of his Gibson hollow-body and Ronnie Wood played a twangy solo, Jagger danced furiously.

On Sunday night, Mick Jagger paused his band’s show at Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium to take in the perfect New England summer evening. He said he hoped everyone had a great July 4th weekend — and added that the Fourth had always been a “touchy holiday for us Brits.” “In fact, the President made a very good point in his speech the other night,” Jagger deadpanned. “He said, ‘If only the British had held on to the airports, the whole thing might have gone differently for us.’”

It’s a great gift that the Rolling Stones are still on the road in the summer of 2019 — their 57th year as a band — let alone having as much fun as they are. Sunday’s show was the fifth date of their No Filter tour, which was postponed this spring so that Jagger could undergo heart surgery. (“Sorry for changing the date on you and screwing up your plans,” Mick told the crowd.) He seemed to have even more energy than on their last U.S. tour four years ago, whether he was prowling the catwalk howling a chilling “Gimme Shelter” or punching the air during “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

Rolling Stones No Filter 2019 Tour Dates

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