Monday, March 25, 2002


On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin recorded a session for the first feature film in which the group ever participated, Supershow.

The only Led Zeppelin song performed for the movie was "Dazed and Confused." Jimmy Page remembers being sandwiched between many other artists that the director preferred, and so only the one Led Zeppelin song was necessary.

Other musicians there included two ex-members of Cream: Eric Clapton, who was then recording with Blind Faith, and Jack Bruce, who had gone on to his own project, Jack Bruce Band.

Another British drummer, Jon Hiseman from Colosseum, was there, but most of the Supershow participants were from America: singer Stephen Stills, eccentric woodwind jazzman Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Electric Flag/Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles, and blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

Page, in 2003, couldn't even remember if the project was for a movie or TV. Supershow was indeed a movie, and it premiered on Nov. 14, 1969, at the Lyceum Ballroom in London. Led Zeppelin's second album was being released at the time, and the group did not make an appearance at the premiere.

Heck, I wouldn't either -- only because that November was the band's first real time off after recording two albums and performing nearly 200 concerts, all in one year's work. Go rest up!

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