Page/Plant Nagoya 1996

Heart of Markness Episode 35

The 1996 tour of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant was an amazing variety of unplayed songs, arrangements, and fun. This show is the Feb. 17 1996 Page/Plant concert in Nagoya, Japan.

This is a matrix of a superb soundboard and an excellent audience recording, and you will love it.

You can download the entire show here, https://mega.nz/#F!nplXmYyR!Qrf7ikKYoLMGEaiVusoaXA

Page/Plant Portland OR 1995

Ep. 33 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

I was at this show. This is the first leg of the Page/Plant reunion tour (Unledded), and it was good. It got better and tighter as the tour progressed, but it was awesome to see Jimmy and Robert together again.

I recently found an almost excellent audience recording of this show (Portland OR, May 23, 1995) which I share with you. Here’s the complete show. Thank you for listening.

https://mega.nz/#F!HlEj1IAT!VOQiVamzdcVQDEWbZ7tBnw

Robert Plant – Boston 1993

Ep. 32 – The Heart of Markness Podcast

I was at this show. It was amazing. November 20, 1993, Orpheum Theater, Boston. Robert was just awesome. This show was in support of my favorite album of his, Fate of Nations.

Jimmy Page was at this concert, too. He was seated near the soundboard. My friend said he’d seen him and thought he was full of shit. Whoops. Jimmy and Robert discussed the possibility of reuniting, after this show. The genesis of Page/Plant occurred hours after this recording. Cool beans.

Here is the link to the complete show. It’s a very good to excellent audience recording. Recorded on a DAT so everything is clear. Enjoy. Thanks for listening.

https://mega.nz/#F!ntUAxCDb!o4i5ZpOJs4YTLOGTPdlB1w

Jimmy Page In 1984. A Very Busy Boy

Jimmy Page in 1984 Was A Very Busy Boy

Ever Onward!

Podcast Part 1

Podcast Part 2


Jimmy Page was a very busy boy in 1984. He was fresh off the rejuvenation (or resurrection) of the ARMS Tour (last date of that was 12/9/83), and he immediately started looking for drummers for the new band he wanted to create, with Paul Rodgers (late of Bad Company).

On 1/22/84 Jimmy was jamming with drummers in Nomis studios. Rat Scabies from the Damned, and Bill Bruford (King Crimson & Yes) was among the drummers he played with. Recordings exist. They’re muddy (cassette boombox it sounds like) but there’s some good stuff there. I think it may be Pino Palladino on bass.

Somewhere around this time Jimmy contacted Chris Slade. I do not know if he auditioned him, or just knew enough and wanted him, but Chris Slade had just (literally minutes before)  taken a call from Dave Gilmour to do a tour with him. So he told Jimmy it would be three months before he could join the Firm. Jimmy agreed to wait, and it eventually became a 9 month wait.

02.?? New York (with Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, John Entwistle and Louis Bertignac of Telephone – Glyn John’s birthday party) No recordings have circulated.

3/84 – Recording the Honeydrippers EP with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers, and more. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun.

April/May/84 – Jimmy Page records the album Whatever Happened To Jugula, with Roy Harper, at Roy’s 24 track studio, The Boilerhouse. Also performs with Roy’s band on the following dates:
05.19 May Tree Fair, Thetford
05.20 Kenley Fayre, Norwich
05.21 St. Ives Hotel, Lytham St. Annes

5/5&6/84 Jimmy plays on three tracks of Stephen Stills’ album Right By You. It was recorded in Jimmy’s Sol studios, and released 7/30/84. If you’re in the USA these vids won’t play on my site. CLICK THE WATCH ON YOUTUBE LINKS and you’ll be fine. 


6/5/84 – Alexis Korner Benefit with The Alexis Light Orchestra aka Ian Stewart’s Rocket 88. Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, Jack Bruce, Ruby Turner, Paul Jones, John Picard, Don Weller Dick Heckstall-Smith

6/24/84 – Jimmy Page jams with Yes on the Beatles song, I’m Down. This show was in Germany, and it was professionally filmed, and released on home video. Jimmy’s encore is NOT in the release, but I bet it exists somewhere, in pro-shot goodness.

7/12/84 Pistoia Blues Festival. Another benefit show for the recently deceased Alexis Korner. This time he plays with (among others) Ginger Baker in Italy. Jimmy is in fine form. He does a super ballsy Train Kept A Rollin’ but the rest of the band obviously doesn’t know the song, because it’s a train wreck (no pun intended), but Jimmy’s playing was amazing. He was drinking vodka straight from a bottle during this gig. Rock and Roll.

07/28/84 With Roy Harper’s band –  Cambridge Folk Festival (afternoon & evening sets)
LISTEN TO THIS. IT’S AWESOME

07/29/84 Battersea Park, London – Jimmy Page with Roy Harper’s band.

08.?? Heartbreak Hotel, Ibiza (Page and Plant with Phil May and members of The Pretty Things)

9/84-11/84 Recording the Firm album, mixing and producing. Sol Studios.

11/16/84 (broadcast date)Jimmy Page & Roy Harper Langdale, Cumbria (Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC TV)

11/24/84 – Jimmy Page & Roy Harper Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London

11/29/84 The Firm debuts in Stockholm, and Jimmy Page is on another path.

12/9/84 The Firm played the Hammersmith Odeon in London, which is professionally filmed and recorded. MTV plays a 30 minute version. Maybe you remember it?

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