Jimmy Page Reveals Story Of 50-Year Old Photo He Posted
British guitarist Jimmy Page of the band Led Zeppelin sits in a recording studio during one of the sessions that comprised the Led Zeppelin II album, May 29, 1969. (Photo by Charles Bonnay/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
It’s Been Fifty Years?!
In a recent Instagram post, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page shared a photo during the last of two shows at the Fillmore East in New York. 1969 was a busy time for them and they had so much on their plate. The band embarked on their second North American Tour and in between concerts, they also worked on their second album Led Zeppelin II which will eventually top both the US and UK charts.
It was also during this time when Page made the switch from Telecaster to Gibson Les Paul. He wrote on the caption:
On this day in 1969, I played the last night of two shows at the Fillmore East in New York, and the last night of that leg of touring in the US with @LedZeppelin
We went back to England and continued recording at Morgan Studios. ‘Thank You’ was done at this point and then we did some more dates in England.
We returned on the 3rd July to the US to play the Atlanta Pop Festival a few days later and then continued touring.
Time does fly. During the Atlanta International Pop Festival on July 4, there were 150,000 people who attended the event despite the heat. For the lineup, Led Zeppelin joined Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, and Grand Funk Railroad to name a few.
Rock ‘n roll dominated that year.