And the second - that it's all about access. I'd guess you're paying much more for the rights to use Led Zeppelin material. And getting Jimmy Page on camera? That's going to be a tad more difficult than getting Ozzy in But still - it's a travesty! Shaun Leeds Led Zep, were far far too pretencious. Great Band-but took themselves far too seriously and man for Out Of Alignment - Polaris - Background Stories (File, Album) werent as Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert as musicians as The Who JP being the only Zep member better than his equivelant.
Hunter, Browney, Durham By far the best rock and most influential band there has ever been! And dam right, why hasn't the BBC payed a bigger tribute to one of Britains greatest exports, please do a tribute with rare footage and interviews, perhaps then I will feel I am receiving value for money for my TV subscription! Ali, Newcastle I presume the BBC are making a separate programme devoted to the best and most influential band in rock history.
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert classify Led Zeppelin as a "stadium band" completely misses the point, the impact and the sheer genius of those four musicians is immeasurable. Innovative and ground breaking they consistently outshone all the imitators and wanabees. Nobody has ever come close to the consistent genius of Led Zeppelin and it is a gross omission that the BBC have failed to acknowledge their unparalled contribution to rock music.
The Anhembi Exposition Hall and the start of the first South American rock tour ever with the largest indoor audience ever , depending on report. Guess who that was? Tony ,Cheltenham. Sorry guys but the over hype!!! Yes they were a good band, yes they were influential, but come on there are bigger and better live bands, they did sell a lot of albums but thats because thats all they did! I think the BBC deserve a pat on the back! The Stadium Rock programme should be the best one, some of the truly best artists performing to the biggest audiences!!!!
Alison Rowland London If your going have a series about rock music how can you do it and not give the time acknowledgement due to a band of Led Zeppelins stature? I am bemused. The eclectic mix of styles they incoporated as well as their musicianship was what has set the bench mark for the modern band. They are a fundemental part of the history of British music. Before they arrived on the scene most bands relied upon singles and airplay to sell an album.
Aeroplanes and camp parties aside Led Zeppelin tapped into the subconscious of the British culture. BBC Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert Zeppelin 'unconvincing'. Top Stories Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport Wuhan, a city of eleven million, is to temporarily shut public transport amid the outbreak. Elsewhere on the BBC. Normal People An exclusive first look at the much-anticipated adaption.
Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter. Why you can trust BBC News. Bloomberg reporter Vernon Silver found that the deposit copies of other classic rock songs from that era, such as " Hotel California ", " Born to Run " and " Free Bird ", include only the song's basic chords, lyrics and melody, without any solos or other distinctive musical touches.
Copyright law experts could not say whether or not those elements are copyrighted or not; Led Zeppelin's lawyers have argued they are even if not included in the deposit copy. Silver made an electronic mashup of several of these elements from different songs and included it with the article. The inaugural public performance of the song took place at Belfast Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert Ulster Hall on 5 March The world radio premiere of "Stairway to Heaven" was recorded at the Paris Cinema on 1 Aprilin front of Wenn I Durchgeh´ Durch´s Tal - Erich Edlinger - Der Jodelvagabund live studio audience, and broadcast three days later on the BBC.
The band's final performance of the song was in Berlin on 7 Julywhich was also J-Kwon - J-Kwon last concert until 10 December at London's O2 Arena; the version was the longest, lasting almost 15 minutes, including a seven-minute guitar solo.
When playing the song live, the band would often extend it to over 10 minutes, with Page playing an extended guitar solo and Plant adding a number of lyrical ad-libs, such as "Does anybody remember laughter?
For performing this song live, Page used a Gibson EDS double neck guitar so he would not have to pause when switching from a six to a string guitar. Bythe song had a regular place as the finale of every Led Zeppelin concert.
However, after their concert tour of the United States inPlant began to tire of "Stairway to Heaven": "There's only so many times you can sing it and mean it It just became sanctimonious. The song was played again by the surviving members of Led Zeppelin at the Live Aid concert in ;  at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert inwith Jason Bonham on drums;  and by Jimmy Page as an instrumental version on his solo tours.
The first few bars were played alone during Page and Plant tours in lieu of the final notes of " Babe I'm Gonna Leave You ", and in November Page and Plant performed an acoustic version of the song at a Tokyo news station for Japanese television. Plant Roy & Paulette - Ive Lost My Baby / Since Youre Gone the most unusual performance of the song ever as being that performed at Live Aid: "with two drummers Phil Collins and Tony Thompson while Duran Duran cried at the side of the stage — there was something quite surreal about that.
There are also hundreds of audio versions which can be found on unofficial Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert I knew it was the gem of the album, sure. Petersburg, Florida station kicked off its all-Led Zeppelin format by playing "Stairway to Heaven" for 24 hours straight.
Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone in"We were Blend In With The Crowd - Hinkstep - A Generation Lost In Space (File, Album) to never release it as a single ,"  which forced buyers to buy the entire album. Other "single" appearances were on an Australian EP, and in as an added bonus with a 20th anniversary promo book. The group's recording of this song also appeared as the sole Led Zeppelin track in the Atlantic Records two-LP promotional sampler album We've Got Your Musicmarking the first time that Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" made its official debut appearance in an American-released various artists compilation collection.
Jimmy Page didn't actually write it until he was twenty-two. I think that says quite a lot. Plant was station-surfing in a rental car he was driving to the Oregon Coast after a solo performance in Portland and was impressed with the non-mainstream music the station presented.
Later asked "why? In a January television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network hosted by Paul Crouchit was claimed that hidden messages were contained in many popular rock songs through a technique called backmasking.
One example of such hidden messages that was prominently cited was in "Stairway to Heaven". Following the claims made in Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert television program, California assemblyman Phil Wyman proposed a state law that would require warning labels on records containing backward masking. In Aprilthe Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials Committee of the California State Assembly held a hearing on backward masking in popular music, during which "Stairway to Heaven" was played backward.
During the hearing, William Yarroll, a self-described "neuroscientific researcher", claimed that backward messages could be deciphered by the human brain.
The band itself has for the most part ignored such claims. In response to the allegations, Swan Song Records issued Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - BBC Concert statement: "Our turntables only play in one direction—forwards.
Why would they want to spend so much studio time doing something so dumb? This version runswhile the original version runs The only charting version of "Stairway to Heaven" was released in late by the British band Far Corporation. It was the first single from their debut album, Division One. Their rendition became an international Top 20 hit, reaching number eight in the United Kingdom and number nine in Ireland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song by Led Zeppelin.
For other uses, see Stairway to Heaven disambiguation. Retrieved 24 November Retrieved 10 January Select Silver in the Certification field. Recording Industry Association of America. Scandinavia U. Discography Songs Awards and nominations Bootlegs Cover versions by others Led Zeppelin songs written or inspired by others.
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