Led Zeppelin

10/22/1969 : Today is the anniversary of the release of 'Led Zeppelin II' in the UK. Jimmy Page produced the album, which was recorded over six months in between four European and three North American tours. The band would record material between shows, which meant the album was created at over 6 different studios including ones in Los Angeles, New York City, London and Vancouver. The album is recognized by musicians and critics alike, as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.


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1941Marty Sanders of the band Jay and the Americans was born on this day.
1942Annette Funicello was born today
1946Eddie Brigati of the Rascals was born today
1951Randy California of the group Spirit was born on this day.
1964The Who, known as High Numbers at the time, received a letter form EMI Records asking them for original material after their recent audition.
1965'Get Off My Cloud' was released in the U.K. by the Rolling Stones.
1965The Beatles were in the studio and recorded the electric piano solo for 'In My Life.'
1966The Beach Boys single 'Good Vibrations' debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day. It would go on to reach number one later in the month. It was the most expensive single to ever be recorded at that date.
1969Today is the anniversary of the release of 'Led Zeppelin II' in the UK. Jimmy Page produced the album, which was recorded over six months in between four European and three North American tours. The band would record material between shows, which meant the album was created at over 6 different studios including ones in Los Angeles, New York City, London and Vancouver. The album is recognized by musicians and critics alike, as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.
1969Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead by borrowing a line from Mark Twain saying, 'rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.'
1978Earth, Wind & Fire began a sold-out tour in the U.S. that consisted of 75 dates
1981REO Speedwagon hit the top of the Billboard album chart with 'Hi Infidelity.' The album stayed on top for 15 weeks.
1981At the Grammy Awards on this date: Bob Seger won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for 'Against The Wind,' Pat Benatar won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for 'Crimes of Passion,' and Christopher Cross won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for his song 'Sailing,' as well as Album of the Year for 'Christopher Cross.'
1982Mayor Sara Robertson in Worcester, MA, declared today Van Halen Day in response to local fans collecting 25,000 signatures requesting the band add a second show to their tour.
1990Pearl Jam played their first show at the Off Ramp in Seattle, WA.
1991The Record Plant in Hollywood closed on this date (it has since reopened). The Eagles' 'Hotel California,' Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours,' and Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key Of Life' were among some of the famous albums recorded there.
2001Steely Dan and U2 each won three Grammy Awards at this year's ceremony.

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