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June 23, 1968 New Yardbirds
By late June 1968, reports of the Yardbirds' breakup hit the music press.

August 12, 1968 First Rehearsal
This week is roughly the date of their first jam, where Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham rehearsed on Gerrard Street, in London. By their own account, the chemistry was felt instantly as they blasted through Train Kept a Rollin'.

September 7, 1968 First Tour - Scandinavian 1968
The group begin their first ever tour in Scandinavia, as "The Yardbirds" aka "The New Yardbirds".

September 27, 1968 Recording for "Led Zeppelin I" Begins
The first day of recording begins on this date, at Olympic Studio in London. Sessions were completed in a mere 30+ hours for a total cost of £1,782 which was self-financed.

October 4, 1968 UK 1968 Tour
The live British debut for the band occurs on Oct. 4th as they begin a fall tour of the UK. Still billed as "The Yardbirds" & "The New Yardbirds", they change their name to Led Zeppelin on Oct. 25th. During this tour, recording for their first album continues at Olympic Studio.
November 23, 1968 Led Zeppelin Signs w/ Atlantic
In late October 1968, Peter Grant travels to New York, armed with tapes of the group's album. Meeting with Atlantic Records's Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler. A deal was quickly reached, with a reported $200,000 advance - a monumental sum at the time.

December 26, 1968 North American Tour 1968/1969
Led Zeppelin play their first North American show, in Denver, the day after Christmas 1968. Robert Plant, John Bonham and Jimmy Page travel to Los Angeles on December 23rd, while John Paul Jones meets up with them at the Denver show. Peter Grant would join them in San Francisco a couple of weeks later at the Fillmore West.

January 12, 1969 "Led Zeppelin I" released (U.S.)
Led Zeppelin's debut album was released this week in 1969, in North America. (UK release date: March 28th).

February 24, 1969 Europe 1969 Tour
Led Zeppelin return to perform in the UK and Scandinavia in late February 1969, after a triumphant visit to North America. Several television appearances as well as a feature film are included during this run of dates. During this tour, their album is finally released in the UK.

March 28, 1969 "Led Zeppelin I" released (UK)
Led Zeppelin's debut album was released this week in the UK.

April 24, 1969 North American Tour - Spring 1969
Led Zeppelin returned to North America for their second time in Spring 1969.During this tour, recording for the second album continued at various studios - whenever they could find the time. While in California, Page purchased a 1959 sunburst Gibson Les Paul from James Gang guitarist, Joe Walsh, that quickly soon become his #1 onstage guitar.

May 21, 1969 A&R Studio Session (NYC)
The band books time at New York's A&R Studio to continue work on their second album, along with engineer Eddie Kramer. (May 21-22, 1969).

May 26, 1969 Atlantic Records Party - Plaza Hotel (NYC)
Atlantic Records hosts a party at New York's Plaza Hotel (Plaza 9 room). Also in attendance, various reporters and press including Cashbox and Life magazine.

June 13, 1969 UK Tour - Summer 1969
Led Zeppelin headline their first proper UK tour on this date in Birmingham, sharing the bill with Liverpool Scene and Bloodwyn Pig. Also of note ths month: the band records several more BBC radio sessions and a rare television performance in Paris.

July 5, 1969 North American Tour - Summer 1969
Zep returned to North America for a hectic summer tour, including a number of big festivals. Though they were asked to perform at Woodstock, manager Peter Grant reportedly turned it down.

July 22, 1969 Gold Record Award (NYC)
Led Zeppelin receives Gold Record awards for their debut LP. Atlantic Records' VP, Jerry Wexler makes the presentation.

October 3, 1969 Europe - Autumn 1969 Tour
A short tour of Europe began in October 1969, with dates in Holland, the Olympia in Paris and London's Lyceum Theatre where they received the "highest fee ever paid to a British group in England for one concert."

October 18, 1969 North America - Autumn 1969 Tour
Another triumphant return to North America kicked off with two shows at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. With the pending release of their second album, several new tracks were added to the set including Heartbreaker and What is and What Should Never Be and Moby Dick.

October 22, 1969 "Led Zeppelin II" released
The North American release of Led Zeppelin second album occurred on this date, while the UK would wait another week. On December 27th, 1969, “Led Zeppelin II” reaches number 1 on Billboard, displacing Abbey Road.

December 11, 1969 Gold Record Awards - Savoy Hotel (UK)
"You seem to be gas rockets rather than Led Zeppelins", said Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, who presented Led Zeppelin with Gold Record awards for sales of $5 million in the United States. Jimmy Page arrives late for the actual ceremony, due to a car accident on the M4.

January 7, 1970 UK Tour 1970
The highlight of Led Zeppelin's UK 1970 tour is notably captured on film at London's Royal Albert Hall. (officially released on dvd in 2003).

February 23, 1970 Europe 1970 Tour

March 21, 1970 North American Tour - Spring 1970
Playing exclusively arena-sized venues at this point, without an opening act, the gigs were billed "An Evening With Led Zeppelin".The last date of the tour, scheduled for Las Vegas on April 19 is cancelled due to Robert Plant falling ill the night before. The sell-out tour grosses an estimated $1,200,000, breaking attendance records previously set by the Beatles in Vancouver and Montreal.

June 22, 1970 Iceland / Europe Tour - Summer 1970
Led Zeppelin begin this tour in Iceland. Local TV interviews Robert Plant and film a segment of the concert.

August 15, 1970 North American Tour - Summer 1970
Originally slated to begin August 5th, the tour moves to August 15th in New Haven.

September 16, 1970 Melody Maker Poll Awards
The Savoy Hotel in London played host to the 1970 Melody Maker Poll Awards, where Led Zeppelin displaced the Beatles in the most popular group category.(The first time the Beatles had not been ranked #1 in eight years). Robert Plant was also voted best male vocalist. John Bonham and Robert Plant make a rare appearance on TV, as they are interviewed for BBC's Nationwide.

October 5, 1970 "Led Zeppelin III" released
"Led Zeppelin III" was released in North America on this date. (UK release: October 23rd, 1970).

October 16, 1970 LZ II / 'Whole Lotta Love' Gold/Platium Award
Peter Grant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant attend an award ceremony at London's Savoy Hotel. Gold and Platinum disc awards are presented by Anthony Grant, the British Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade: two gold discs for U.S. sales in excess of one million copies of "Whole Lotta Love," and for European sales of Led Zeppelin II.

February 14, 1971 Disc & Music Echo Awards
Led Zeppelin attend the annual 'Disc & Music Echo' awards in London, presenters include Olivia Newton-John.

March 5, 1971 UK Tour - Spring 1971
Led Zeppelin book a string of dates in the UK, known as the "Back to the Clubs" tour. As they were recording songs from their next album, they included several of these new tracks including: BlackDog, Stairway to Heaven and Rock and Roll.

May 3, 1971 Europe 1971 - Summer Tour
Led Zeppelin play a handful of dates across Europe, culminating in the disasterous Milan riot. They would return to Montreux in August in preparation for their upcoming North American tour.

August 19, 1971 North America - Summer 1971 Tour
Led Zeppelin embarked on their seventh North American tour, beginning in Vancouver.

September 23, 19711 Japan - 1971 Tour

November 8, 1971 Fourth Album (Untitled) Released
Led Zeppelin's fourth (untitled) album released on this date.

November 11, 1971 UK - 1971 Winter Tour
In conjunction with the release of their fourth album, the band play their most extensive tour of the UK to date. Two shows at London's Wembley Arena are named "Electric Magic" which featured circus performers,and included support acts such as Stone the Crowes. The mysterious symbols from the album artwork are placed on equipment onstage: Jimmy's symbol on one of his Marshall cabinets, John Bonham's "3 circles" on the front bass drum and John Paul Jones' on cloth hanging from the Rhodes electric piano and Robert's feather on the side of one of his P.A. speakers.

February 14, 1972 Singapore concert - Cancelled
On their way to Australia, Led Zeppelin plans for gig in Singapore on February 14th. However, they are not permitted in the country due to their long hair.

February 16, 1972 Australia / New Zealand - 1972 Tour
The group's first and only tour 'down under' commenced on February 16th in Perth.

May 27, 1972 Europe - Spring 1972 Warm-Up Dates
In preparation for their upcoming North American tour, the band perform warm-up shows in Holland and Belgium.

June 6, 1972 North America - 1972 Tour
Led Zeppelin began their eighth tour of North American on June 6th in Detroit. The Dallas-based sound production company, Showco, would provide state-of-the-art equipment for this tour and all subsequent shows for the band. Two concerts, in Los Angeles and Long Beach would be professionally recorded and released officially on the 2003 cd How the West Was Won.

June 26, 1972 Plant / Bonham on Wolfman Jack Radio Show
Robert Plant and John Bonham make a rare live radio appearance on the popular Wolfman Jack radio show in Los Angeles and take calls from fans.

October 2, 1972 Japan - 1972 Tour
The band returned to perform in Japan for a second time on October 2nd. With recording for Houses of the Holy completed, a new set was introduced featuring Over the Hills and Far Away, Dancing Days, The Song Remains the Same (titled "Zep" and "The Campaign"), The Rain Song, and occasionally The Ocean. Rock and Roll would remain as the show opener until 1977.

October 28, 1972 Montreux - 1972 Tour Dates
Fans from all over Europe travel to the small mountain town to see Led Zeppelin in a unique setting.

November 30, 1972 UK - 1972 / 1973 Winter Tour
Led Zeppelin began their largest tour of Britain on November 30th, playing to an estimated 110,000 fans through to the end of January.

March 2, 1973 Europe 1973 Tour
Beginning on March 2nd, Led Zeppelin embarked on a large tour of Europe, including Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria and France, where unruly fans would cause two dates there to be cancelled.

March 28, 1973 "Houses of the Holy" released
Led Zeppelin's fifth album, Houses of the Holy released on this date.

April 2, 1973 Led Zeppelin IV - Gold Album award (France)
After their two sell out performances at the Palais des Sports in Paris where they played to more than 15,000 people, WEA-Filipacchi Music presented Led Zeppelin with a gold album, commemorating sales in excess of 150,000 copies of "Led Zeppelin IV" in France.

May 4, 1973 North American Tour - 1973
Led Zeppelin's memorable American tour in 1973 would gross an estimated $4 million, and broke several attendance records including Atlanta, Tampa and San Francisco. With public relations help from Danny Goldberg, the press would widely report on the huge success of the concerts and the newly released fifth album Houses of the Holy.

July 14, 1973 A Led Zeppelin Concert Film...
Peter Grant contacts director Joe Massot and makes arrangements to film the band in concert. Massot had approached the band earlier in the year and pitched his idea about a film project on the group but was initially turned down.
He would meet with Peter Grant and road manager Richard Cole days later in Boston to make the arrangements. Some offstage filming and test concert footage began in Pittsburgh on July 24th. Three shows at New York's Madison Square Garden are filmed and used for The Song Remains Same movie released in 1976.

July 29, 1973 Drake Hotel Robbery
At 7:30pm, road manager Richard Cole discovers their hotel safe deposit box had been robbed - approximately $200,000 in cash - as the band were just about to perform their last of three nights at Madison Square Garden. Peter Grant holds a press conference the following day, while the band remained in seclusion in their 17th floor suites. Despite a thorough police investigation, the crime remains unsolved.

December 3, 1973 Jimmy Page jam with Roy Harper
Jimmy Page performs with Roy Harper on acoustic guitar, for a song at his Royal Albert Hall concert.

December 12, 1973 John Paul Jones TV Performance w/ Madeline Bell
In a rare television appearance, John Paul Jones plays bass guitar with Madeline Bell's group on BBC2's 'Colour My Soul'. JPJ had also produced, arranged and recorded on her solo album, Comin' Atcha, released about a week later.

February 14, 1974 Roy Harper Jam - Valentine's Day Concert
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham join Roy Harper on stage at his Valentine's Day concert. The London show, held at the Rainbow Theatre also features Keith Moon on drums and Ronnie Lane on bass guitar. The unique line-up was introduced by Plant, while Bonham strummed an acoustic guitar with the band. The live jam was captured on Roy Harper's album, Flashes From the Archives of Oblivion, with Jimmy Page playing guitar for half of the live tracks.

May 7, 1974 Swan Song Launch Party (NYC)
Led Zeppelin celebrate the launch of their Swan Song label in an extravagant party at the Four Seasons in New York.

May 10, 1974 Swan Song Launch Party (L.A.)
The second Swan Song launch party is held at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Guests include: Groucho Marx, Micky Dolenz and Bill Wyman.

May 11, 1974 Led Zep @ Elvis L.A. Forum Concert
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant attend Elvis Presley's evening concert at the Los Angeles Forum. After a shaky start on Funny How Time Slips Away, Elvis abruptly stops and jokingly said: "Wait a minute... If we can start together fellas, because we've got Led Zeppelin out there... let's try to look like we know what we're doing, whether we do or not".

October 31, 1974 Swan Song UK Launch - Halloween Party
Described as "a freakish Halloween party", Led Zeppelin celebrate the UK launch of their Swan Song record label at Chislehurst Caves in Kent. Strippers, magicians , fire-eaters entertained guests which included: Roy Harper, label mates Bad Company and The Pretty Things, along with an assortment of press.

October 31, 1974 Swan Song UK Launch - Halloween Party
Described as "a freakish Halloween party", Led Zeppelin celebrate the UK launch of their Swan Song record label at Chislehurst Caves in Kent. Strippers, magicians , fire-eaters entertained guests which included: Roy Harper, label mates Bad Company and The Pretty Things, along with an assortment of press.

January 8, 1975 Fastest Sell-Out in MSG History

January 11, 1975 1975 Europe - Warm-Up Shows
Two warm-up dates in Holland and Belgium are booked, in preparation for the North American tour.

January 18, 1975 North America - 1975 Tour
Led Zeppelin began their 1975 North American tour on January 18th in Minneapolis, and rehearsed there the previous night. Their new stage show now utilized lasers for Jimmy's violin bow segment as well as a massively lit "Led Zeppelin" sign behind them. A concert originally scheduled on February 4th in Boston was cancelled by the Mayor, when fans who waited outside for tickets rioted and trashed the stadium. An extra show in New York was later booked to compensate. A March 8th show scheduled at the West Palm Beach Speedway in Florida was also cancelled following the promoter's failure to make improvements at the venue. The new set list included material from the band's recently-released album, Physical Graffiti, including: "Sick Again", "In My Time of Dying", "Kashmir", "The Wanton Song" and "Trampled Under Foot".

February 24, 1975 "Physical Graffiti" released
Physical Graffiti released on this date, on the band's new Swan Song label.

March 30, 1975 Midnight Special TV Interview
Midnight Special: Episode 35 - The popular NBC 70s show, Midnight Special, featured a segment on Led Zeppelin in spring 1975, with a rare interview with Robert Plant by J. J. Jackson. Hosted by Wolfman Jack, the segment also included a brief history of the band, using a collage of still photos as Wolfman narrated.

September 17, 1975 Melody Maker Awards
John Bonham, Jimmy Page and his daughter Scarlet attend the annual Melody Maker reader's poll awards at the Carlton Tower Hotel. The group picks up a slew of prizes:

UK - 1) Top Male Vocalist
- 2) Best Album
- 3) Best Group
- 4) Best Live Act

- 1) Best Male Vocalist
- 2) Best Guitarist
- 3) Best Album

February 19, 1976 Zeppelin Sweeps NME Awards
Led Zeppelin continued their awesome sweep of rock polls by achieving eight victories in the prestigious British and European poll conducted by New Musical Express.

March 1, 1976 Led Zep Sweep NZ Music Poll
Continuing their international blitz of music polls, Led Zeppelin, the British supergroup, captured eight first prizes in New Zealand’s Hot Licks rock poll – sweeping every category in which they received a nomination. Led Zeppelin were voted best group in the world. Robert Plant was named the world’s finest vocalist. Jimmy Page captured two first prizes as both the world’s foremost guitarist and producer. Bassist John Paul Jones placed number one internationally as well as placing third in the keyboards section. Powerhouse John Bonham was voted the world’s greatest drummer. Page and Plant were awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones took first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson. Also, Swan Song artist Maggie Bell placed second as the world’s finest female vocalist. The Sweep of the Hot Licks poll (New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious music publication) completes Led Zeppelin’s international poll scoop. In the past six months they have captured the top prizes in Britain’s Melody Maker and New Musical Express reader polls as well as America’s Circus.

March 31, 1976 "Presence" album released
"Presence" released on this date in 1976.

May 16, 1976 Jam w/ Bad Company (Page / Plant)
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant jam with their label mates, Bad Company, for their encore of "I Just Want to Make Love To You" at the Los Angeles Forum.

October 19, 1976 The Song Remains The Same
World Premiere (NYC)

The band attend the world premiere of The Song Remains the Same at New York's Cinema One. Among the celebrity guests: Mick Jagger, Carly Simon and Roberta Flack. An aftershow party was held at the Hotel Pierre with $25,000 raised for the Save the Children Fund charity. Interviews with the press are conducted during their stay at the Plaza Hotel, as well as a photo session for their People magazine cover story.

October 21, 1976 The Song Remains The Same
L.A. Premiere

Los Angeles' Fox Wilshire Theatre hosts the west coast premiere, attended by the band. Jimmy Page: "(The premieres were) held apart by a few days so we could check the cinemas out. It's not as easy a job as you'd think getting the sound right for cinemas. The first time in New York was great, the first time one had sat in an audience. Every time I had seen the film before was with technicians, people with a really critical eye. Then the film really lived for the first time and you could see people getting off on things, applauding and laughing at the right time, generally vibing." Other charity premieres are held in various major cities including: Toronto, Boston and Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago, (not attended by the band). The Canadian debut is held in Toronto at the Varsity 2 theatre with proceeds donated to the Canadian Save the Children's Fund.

November 4, 1976 The Song Remains The Same
UK Premiere

The UK premiere of The Song Remains the Same film is held in London at the Warner West End 2 & ABC theaters at 9pm, with an after-party at the Floral Hall Covent Garden.

January 25, 1977 1977 U.S. Tour
Led Zeppelin to Tour U.S. first live performances in two years.

February 2, 1977 1977 Tour Sold Out In Record Time
Led Zeppelin concerts sell out in record time records smashed in eight cities.

April 1, 1977 American Tour - 1977
Led Zeppelin's mammoth 1977 tour of America had been originally scheduled to start February 27th in Fort Worth, Texas, but was delayed due to Robert Plant contracting laryngitis. The tour would kick off on April 1, at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium. A luxurious a 45-seat Boeing 707, called Caesar's Chariot would provide their travel accommodations.

October 3, 1978 "Back To The Egg" Paul McCartney session
John Bonham and John Paul Jones perform at Abbey Road Studios, as part of a super-jam organized by Paul McCartney. Two songs are recorded for McCartney's forthcoming coming album: "Rochestra" and "So Glad To See You", which also include David Gilmour, Pete Townshend and Kenny Jones. Some footage of the session is featured on the Wingspan dvd, released in 2001.

July 23, 1979 Copenhagen Warm-Ups 1979
Nearly two years to the date of their last live appearance, Led Zeppelin booked two shows in Copenhagen as a warm-up to their upcoming Knebworth festival. These low-key dates at the Falkoner Theatre featured stripped down setlists, without the long jams and solos that had propelled their shows into three-hour-plus marathons.

August 4, 1979 Knebworth Festival 1979
Led Zeppelin headlined the 1979 Knebworth Festival on August 4th and 11th, marking their first UK appearance in over four years. Fans from all over the world travelled to the show. A huge video screen stood behind them,to help the enormous crowd get a close-up glimpse of the action onstage.

August 22, 1979 "In Through the Out Door" released
"In Through the Out Door" released on this date.

November 28, 1979 Melody Maker Awards
John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant attend the Melody Maker reader's poll awards at London's Waldorf Hotel, where they receive prizes for: Best Live Act, Best Group, Best Album, Best Guitarist, Best Producer, Best Composer, and Best Male Vocalist.

March 3, 1980 John Bonham Interview - UK TV
John Bonham makes a rare tv appearance on "All Right Now", recorded the previous month, where he is interviewed by Billy Connolly. The short chat is not very revealing as Bonham jokingly responds with one word answers.

June 17, 1980 "Tour Over Europe" 1980
Led Zeppelin embarked on a small tour of Europe in June 1980, using a scaled down stage setup. These relatively low-key gigs, their first in two years, helped get themselves rejuvenated, even opening these shows with Train Kept a Rollin' - the band's opening number on their first gigs in 1968 and 1969.

September 24, 1980 John Bonham
The group rehearse for their upcoming North American tour and later gather at Jimmy Page's home in Windsor. In the early afternoon of September 25th, John Bonham is found dead of Asphyxiation as he slept, ruled accidental by a coroner's inquest.

December 4, 1980 Led Zeppelin Disbands
Official Press Release:
"We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."

November 19, 1982 "Coda" released
A compilation of left-over studio tracks, Coda, released on this date.

May 14, 1988 Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary
Led Zeppelin reunite with Jason Bonham on drums.

January 12, 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Led Zeppelin are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 31, 1995 American Music Awards
[AP] Influential hard rock act Led Zeppelin was honored with the International Artist Award. Vocalist Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page—who recently reunited for the "Unledded" TV special, "No Quarter" album, and forthcoming tour - performed the Zeppelin classic "Black Dog" live from London. The award was presented to the duo in London, along with Jason Bonham, son of the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Bassist / keyboardist John Paul Jones, who was not invited to rejoin his old band-mates, accepted his award in L.A.

February 24, 1999 Led Zeppelin "IV" Grammy Hall of Fame Induction
The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

May 26, 1999 RIAA Certified Diamond Award
Led Zeppelin’s 1971 blockbuster, “Led Zeppelin IV” is certified for U.S. sales of 21 million, becoming the fourth highest-certified album of all time. It is behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits 1971-1975,” which are at 25 million; and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at 23 million. Led Zeppelin’s 1975 double-album, “ Physical Graffiti,” becomes a Diamond award winner, now certified at the 15-million level. Led Zeppelin is one of only three acts with two albums at or above the 15 million certification level. The others are The Eagles and Pink Floyd.

February 23, 2003 Stairway to Heaven Grammy Hall of Fame Induction
The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

May 27, 2003 "How the West Was Won" and "DVD" Released
Both "How the West Was Won" three-disc live set (featuring live performances in L.A. and Long Beach 1972), and "DVD" (featuring a compilation of various rare film) released on this date.(May 26th in the UK) Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the Bonham family would attend release parties and screenings of the dvd, in London and New York.

February 13, 2005 Grammy Award 2005
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

May 22, 2006 Polar Music Prize
Led Zeppelin receives the Polar Music Prize.

November 14, 2006 UK Hall of Fame Induction
Led Zeppelin make UK Hall of Fame.

February 11, 2007 Whole Lotta Love Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame
The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

February 24, 2007 Led Zep statement on the passing of Ahmet Ertegun
"Ahmet's legendary contribution to a world of wondrous music has inspired generations of musicians. We were always proud of our relationship with him...

The encouragement, friendship and humour we shared through the entire life of our band, continuing on down the years, is as vivid and memorable today as it was throughout the rollercoaster ride from 1968 - 1980.

... much loved and sorely missed...." Jimmy Page | John Paul Jones | (The family of) John Bonham | Robert Plant

November 12, 2007 Mothership released
Led Zeppelin Compilation album released by Atlantic Records and Rhino Entertainment on Nov. 12, 2007 (UK) and Nov. 13 in the US. It was released on the same day that Led Zeppelin's entire catalog became available in digital stores, including the iTunes Store. Cover art by artist Shepard Fairey. The songs included were chosen by the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and represent eight of the band's nine studio albums. In addition to a two-disc set, the album is also available in both "deluxe" and "collector's" editions with a DVD featuring varied live content from the previously released Led Zeppelin DVD. A 4-LP vinyl package was also released on 26 August 2008.

November 20, 2007 The Song Remains the Same - 2007 edition
The Song Remains The Same film and soundtrack album was reissued on November 20, 2007, with the surviving band members having overseen the remixing and remastering of the original release. This coincided with the re-issue of the film, available on DVD and Blu-ray. The new version of the soundtrack included six songs that were not on the original album release: "Black Dog", "Over the Hills and Far Away", "Misty Mountain Hop", "Since I've Been Loving You", "The Ocean" and "Heartbreaker", plus new liner notes by Cameron Crowe.

December 10, 2007 Led Zeppelin Reunion Concert
Led Zeppelin reunites with Jason Bonham on drums for the Ahmet Ertugen Tribute charity concert at London's O2 Arena. Official release, "Celebration Day ", on CD, DVD and Blu-ray - Nov. 19, 2012.

September 21, 2012 Celebration Day - Press Conference
John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page hold a press conference in London, to announce the release of Celebration Day.

October 9, 2012 ‘Celebration Day’ New York Premiere
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham host a press conference at New York's Museum of Modern Art and attend the US film premiere at the Ziegfeld theater.

November 19, 2012 Celebration Day released
Audio And Video From Legendary 2007 Concert To Be Available In Multiple Configurations On November 19.

December 2, 2012 Kennedy Centre Honors
President Obama has a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin and four other performers he honored Sunday night at the White House. Speaking in the East Room, Obama touted David Letterman's comedy, Dustin Hoffman's acting, Buddy Guy's music and Natalia Makarova's dancing.

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