collection: led zeppelin locations

started by crabapple

Here's a list of locations associated with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and all things Led Zeppelin. I've attempted to put the list in chronological order. Corrections and additions are encouraged. Thanks!

christ’s college (former)

from led zeppelin, john paul jones posted in music by crabapple

Young John Baldwin (later John Paul Jones) studied music at this boarding school. By the time he was fourteen, Baldwin was choirmaster and organist at a local church. He purchased his first bass guitar that year, a Dallas Tuxedo, partly inspired to take up the instrument after listening to the bass part on the Phil Upchurch Combo's "You Can't Sit Down."

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old guthrie theater

from led zeppelin, the who, posted in music by prof_improbable

This is the former location of the Guthrie Theater, which used to be attached to the Walker Art Center.

In the summer of 1969, there were a couple of big shows here: Led Zeppelin played on May 18th, and the Who played on June 8th.

The Guthrie Theater moved to it's new location on the banks of the Mississippi River in 2006. The Walker Art Center underwent a revision in 2005 to make it look like a crazy robot-head ready to eat Hennepin Ave traffic.

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grande ballroom

from led zeppelin, janis joplin, pink floyd, the grateful dead, jeff beck, cream, mc5, the stooges posted in music by tigerbomb13

The Grande Ballroom is a historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The building was designed by Detroit engineer and architect Charles N. Agree in 1928 and originally served as a multi-purpose building, hosting retail business on the first floor and a large dance hall upstairs.[1] During this period the Grande was renowned for its outstanding hardwood dance floor which took up most of the second floor.

Closed in 1972, the building has rarely been used and has fallen into a state of disrepair. As of 2010 it remained inactive and open to redevelopment.

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asbury park convention hall

from bruce springsteen posted in music by corporate_sunshine

Built between 1928 and 1930, the Asbury Park Convention Hall is a 3,600 seat theater that has had many rock and roll performances throughout the years.

On June 30, 1956, a concert by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers ended early when a fistfight turned into a riot where three people were stabbed. The mayor threatened a city-wide ban on rock and roll (kinda like Footloose) that never materialized.

Led Zeppelin played Convention Hall the evening of August 16, 1969, after their manager, Peter Grant, rejected an invitation to Woodstock.

Bruce Springsteen has rehearsed for many tours here (Reunion, Rising, Vote for Change, Seeger Sessions, Magic and Working on a Dream tours) and often gives rehearsal performances to the public.

The sign on the top of Convention Hall now reads "Greetings from Asbury Park", in reference to Springsteen's 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

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the edgewater hotel

from the beatles, led zeppelin posted in music by pete_nice

The Edgewater Hotel is a four-story, 223-room hotel on Pier 67 that is on Elliot Bay (part of the Puget Sound).

The Beatles stayed here on their American tour in 1964. Crazed Beatlemania fans tried to swim around a fence that had been erected to get in the hotel. There is a famous picture of the Beatles fishing out the window. Today, there is a Beatles themed suite to memorialize their stay.

This is also the home of the infamous Led Zeppelin mudshark incident, where members of the group and entourage "caught some 30 mudsharks and left them under beds, in closets, elevators, hallways, bathtubs and all over their rooms. They threw beds, TVs, mattresses, lamps, drapes, china and glassware into Elliott Bay."

Among other sordid allegations...

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