Led Zeppelin in History

Events in Music

  • 1968-12-26 Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge
  • 1969-01-12 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
  • 1970-06-17 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1971-03-05 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1973-07-29 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
  • 1975-01-06 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
  • 1975-01-07 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • 1975-08-04 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is seriously hurt in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-12-04 Two months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin announces they will disband

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • 2016-06-23 Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1946-01-02 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones

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1948-05-31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-08-20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1968-11-09 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Deaths in Music

  • 1977-07-26 Karac Plant, son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, dies of respiratory failure at 6

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-09-25 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham