Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 12/4/14 Zeppelin Officially Calls It Quits
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
We look back on another day in Rock 'n' Roll history tonight. Following the death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin officially called it quits 34 years ago on December 4, 1980. The surviving members called it a difficult decision to make. But, after watching The Who stir up controversy hiring Kenney Jones to replace the departed Keith Moon, Led Zeppelin decided against putting their legacy on the line. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones would take the stage in 1985 for Live Aid, along with Phil Collins and Tony Thompson of Power Station. The poor performance solidified the band's initial decision to not carry on the Led Zeppelin name. Two more reunion performances would take place: 1988 to celebrate Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary, and again in 2007 to pay homage to Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun (this performance spawned the Celebration Day live set). Bonham's son Jason stepped in place of his father for the latter two shows.
Tonight, we get the Led out...three from Led Zeppelin. And, you know me, I can't give you the same ol' mumbo jumbo. Hell no!! Gear up for these rockin' classics for tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot. Tune in for "In The Evening" from In Through The Out Door, "Sick Again" from Physical Graffiti, and "No Quarter" from Houses of the Holy, only on 94.9 WMMQ!