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Shadowman wrote at 2015-04-30 08:11:24
In the early part of the seventies, it was more accurate to say that Led Zeppelin were the biggest UNKNOWN band in the world because much of the press and media in the UK and the United States ignored their very existence. The fan-base grew through word-of-mouth promoting their exciting live performances and high quality albums.  Despite incredible record sales they never truly became part of the mainstream, partly because of their hard rock music style and partly due to their extreme counter-culture aura. They also avoided releasing   single and most popular artists were singles-oriented prior to the seventies. AOR did not hit its stride until the middle of the decade.  If you turned on an American TV or the radio in the seventies you were more likely to see / hear the Carpenters, Elton John or the Bee Gees.  Led Zeppelin were not invited on TV talk shows or given the spotlight in Time magazine.  Looking back now, in terms of record sales and concert attendance records, they were the biggest band of that era but with no thanks to the mass media.


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I can answer any Led Zeppelin and post Zeppelin.I can answer any questions about any tour,date recordings( both official releases and bootleg recordings),and the stories behind them. I also have a good bearing of Zeppelin collectibles as I have several.

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I have been obsessed with Zeppelin since 1979 and have collected bootlegs in which I have almost complete tours of 1973,1975,1977,1979,1980 and earlier shows from 69-72.(I really did not care for earlier recordings as the quality was not all there,So I got alot of soundboard recordings).My older cousins saw them in the Singer Bowl in NY and others saw them every tour till 1977.My best friend also saw them in 75 and 77,I saw Plants first tour,2 ARMS concerts,2 Firm shows,I went to Live Aid,Page's Outrider tour,Plants 2nd tour,Page with the Black Crows at Roseland Ballroom in 1999,2 more shows with the crows in 2000,Them Crooked Vultures in 2009,Met Page at the Ritz,met roadies at Oakland 1977 who worked with Rick Derringer also the lawyer who represented Zeppelin for the Oakland debacle. I also have video footage of tours. I also played guitar and I am familiar with all of Page's equiptment,as well as Bonzos and Jones's . I also went to the Zep conventions in NJ in 1988 and the one in Cleveland in 1996. In closing I have a wealth of knowledge in this field and have access to lots of material in print and recordings and know every instrument that was used live and in recordings along with all the tabloid gossip stuff that most people relish but its all about the music.(and mudsharks and Lori Maddox)just kidding.

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