We were a teenager in 1980 when we discovered Led Zeppelin, which is quite behind the wave but you don't care at that age. Volume 4 was great, 4th highest selling album ever apparently. We even wrote a fan letter.
Back in December 07 we made a story (below), and trust the You Tube songs are still up there (with a later addition of Whole Lotta Love, given we couldn't find a quality version for a while). And don't miss this soul from 'old man' Plant with Alison Krause in Bob Dylan/Time Out of Mind mode, getting his spiritual second breath:
Today a gallery show in Sydney kicks off with similar charity aid for children vibe behind the 07 reunion show. Ain't that grand? Children in Brazil will be the beneficiaries. Gotta love that.
SH Irwin information follows:
19 January - 02 March 2008
The Led Zeppelin World Tour - an exhibition of photography and contemporary art
1978 - 2008 Celebrating 30 Years of Australian Art
National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery
Watson Road (enter from Argyle Street), Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am-5pm. (Closed Mondays) Exhibition admission fees: $6/$4 National Trust members, seniors & concessions. General information: 02 9258 0173 Media information: 02 9258 0150 Education officer: 02 9258 0122 group bookings & school tours welcome Public Program Sundays @ 3pm (talks subject to speakers availability). Exhibition introductory floor talk each Tuesday @ 12 noon.
Trust Café, Arts Book Shop & on-site parking.
S.H. Ervin Gallery will open on Australia Day Saturday 26 January 2008
...............................ABC Webpage entry follows:
In exhibiting this works, Harvey hopes to raise awareness for Rockphoto aid – helping to support children who live in extreme poverty in Brazil, a project he and his wife are committed to.
Led Zeppelin continue to be held in high regard for their artistic achievements, commercial success, and broad influence. The band have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide and recently played a reform concert in the UK.
The exhibition also presents responses from contemporary artists Adam Cullen, Nicholas Harding, Geoff Harvey, Euan Macleod, Lucille Martin, Alan Jones, Craig Waddell, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Danius Kesminas and Gareth Samson.
The photographs were first exhibited in an exhibition called 'One Night Stand' at the Lismore Regional Art Gallery.[More pics and story]
The exhibition opens January 19 to March 2, 2008 at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust of Australia.
Related ImagesContemporary artists were asked to react to the led Zeppelin images. Man Plays Guitar, 2007 is by Chris O'Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa). Mixed media on paper, © Chris O’Doherty
Thursday, 13 December 2007Led Zeppelin reunion concert on YouTube: Viewer numbers flying along
The excited flush of the tv news announcers last night on most channels seemed to indicate it was a great show. And when you see the skyrocketing viewer numbers on YouTube and the quality of the soundtrack for these old guys, you just have to shake your head at their impressive command of the art form. And it was a charity show too apparently. Really beaut.
The setlist from their December 10th reunion show in London is as follows:
"Good Times Bad Times"
"Ramble On" (live debut)
"In My Time of Dying"
"For Your Life" (live debut)
"Trampled Under Foot"
"Nobody's Fault But Mine"
"Since I've Been Loving You"
"Dazed And Confused"
"Stairway To Heaven"
"The Song Remains The Same"
"Misty Mountain Hop"
"Whole Lotta Love"
"Rock And Roll"