Sunday, May 12, 2019

Led Zeppelin stream second episode of 50th anniversary video history series

Led Zeppelin are streaming the second episode of a recently-launched 50th anniversary video history series online.

Billed as “a series of short stories celebrating what happened 50 years ago”, the debut edition focused on the recording of the band’s self-titled debut at Olympic Studios in London in September of 1968.

Episode two picks up the story as the lineup of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham complete sessions for the project and change their name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin after a comment by Who drummer Keith Moon.

The band signed with Atlantic Records and issue their first record in January of 1969; the set’s lone single, “Good Times, Bad Times,” was released two months later.

Supported by a heavy touring schedule and rock radio airplay, “Led Zeppelin I” would reach No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 6 in their native UK while going on to eventually sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Led Zeppelin kicked of their 50th anniversary campaign last fall with the release of the remastered soundtrack to the concert film, “The Song Remains The Same”, and followed it up with their first and only official book, “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin.”

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