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Led Zeppelin – 1973 Tour – Photo of Week

Led Zeppelin – 1973 Tour

Led Zeppelin rented the Boeing 720 airplane for their 1973 tour. It had two bedrooms (one with an electric fireplace) and a brass bar with a piano built in. This photo represents the excess of the rock lifestyle in the 1970′s.  (L-R) John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in front of plane in NY. July 24, 1973. 

Led Zeppelin North American Tour – 1973

Led Zeppelin’s 1973 North American Tour was the ninth concert tour of North America by the English rock band. The tour was divided into two legs, with performances commencing on 4 May and concluding on 29 July 1973.  Furthermore, this tour took place after the release of Led Zeppelin’s fifth album, Houses of the Holy, topped the charts.

Prior to its commencement, Led Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant also hired PR consultant Danny Goldberg to further promote the tour.  They booked several large stadium venues. As a result, this tour broke box office records across America. On May 5 at Tampa Stadium, Florida, they played to 56,800 fans. As well as, breaking the record set by The Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. 

Bob Gruen – Rock Photographer

This awesome picture is captured by Bob Gruen, a well-known and highly respectable photographer in rock and roll. Gruen has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. He has captured iconic photos from the likes of John Lennon, Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones.  From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry. We suggest that you check out his website to see the amazing artists he has worked with. Click here For more information.

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