Thursday, November 26, 2009


On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin gladly finished the work on the studio material for the next album after Physical Graffiti.

This new album consisted of seven songs quickly written as the full band gathered together for the first time since the auto accident that put Robert Plant in a wheelchair, unable to walk, and nearly took away his wife.

From a telephone at Musicland Studios in Munich, West Germany, Jimmy Page called the London office of Led Zeppelin's record company, Swan Song, to tell them the music for the next Led Zeppelin album was ready and now all they had to do was come up with a title and a concept for the theme.

Jimmy Page took a hint from the holiday season, since he was thankful the band was back together and productive. He suggested calling the album "Thanksgiving."

It was a nice thought, but the band ultimately decided on the album name Presence, to reflect the presence of a combined element in Led Zeppelin beyond all four of them.

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