It is the beginning of the second week in 2020 and how are you doing on your resolutions? Did you make any? I did not go to crazy this year. I just want to try to make better decisions with what I eat. I am hoping that helps me lose the weight I want while still trying to stay active. I am doing well so far I lost a pound. To me that is good, baby steps, if you know what I mean.
So, what happened on this day in Rock N Roll?
1969 – Led Zeppelin release their self-titled debut album. The album was completely funded by Jimmy Page (who was also the producer) and took only 36 hours to record and mix. Page also picked out the image of the burning Hindenburg (the “lead zeppelin”) on the cover. Rolling Stone wrote that “The cover of Led Zeppelin … shows the Hindenburg airship, in all its phallic glory, going down in flames. The image did a pretty good job of encapsulating the music inside: sex, catastrophe and things blowing up.”
1993 – Robbie Robertson inducts Van Morrison into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Morrison is the first living inductee not to attend the ceremony. Instead, he sends a fax saying, “I am unable to attend this induction dinner, and personally receive my award. However, thank you very much for inviting me, and I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very enjoyable evening, and hope that everything goes well. Best Wishes, from Van Morrison.”
Today’s Notable Birthday’s Include:
1965 – Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings), vocals (White Zombie)
1970 – Zack de la Rocha, vocals (Rage Against the Machine)
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Have a great week – Chris Miles