Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Led Zeppelin launch second album on 50th anniversary video series

Led Zeppelin prepare to release their second album as 1969 continues on the band’s 50th anniversary video series.

Following the completion of a North American summer tour, the group wrap up sessions for the impending fall arrival of the follow-up to their smash self-titled debut.

Led Zeppelin return to the concert stage in early October for a two-week series of European dates before launching a North American trek with a rare, two-show performance at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.

During the fall run, the band releases “Led Zeppelin II” on October 22, 1969.

Produced by Jimmy Page, the project – which features instant classics like “Whole Lotta Love”, “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” – was recorded over several months at a variety of studios in Europe and North America as the group toured heavily to introduce themselves to music fans around the world.

Certified gold upon its release, “Led Zeppelin II” was the group’s first record to top the charts in their native UK and the US, where it went on to sell more than 12 million copies.

Before year’s end, Led Zeppelin would close out US dates with a three-night stand at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom and begin work on their third album.

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