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Associates' Biographies

Abe Hoch
Swan Song UK Vice-President (1974-76)

Ahmet Ertegün
Record Label Executive (1947-2006)

Alan Callan
Swan Song UK Vice-President (1974-78)

Allen Branton
Showco Lighting Director

Andie Airfix
Artwork/Design (Unledded, BBC Sessions, Early Days, Latter Days, Dreamleand, Sixty Six to Timbuktu, DVD)

Andy Johns
Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Untitled, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti, Coda)

Andy Ledbetter
Bass and Keyboards (1980)

Aubrey Powell
Cover Design (Mean Business) Design (In Through The Out Door)

Benji Lefevre
Vocal Technician

Bill Curbishley
Trinifold Management

Bill Dautrich
Band Security (1972)

Bill Harry
Publicist (1969-70)

Billy Francis
Road Manager (1980)

Bob Ludwig
Mastering (The Song Remains The Same)

B.P. Fallon
Publicist (1973-74)

Brian Condliffe
Bass and Keyboards

Brian Gallivan
US Tour Assistant (1977)

Carole Brown
Swan Song UK Secretary

Chris Huston
Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, Complete Studio Recordings)

Clive Coulson
Stage Crew

Cynthia Sach
Swan Song UK Publicist (1975-80)

Dan Fiala
Concerts West National Promoter

Danny Goldberg
US Publicist (1973-75)

Dave Moulder
Europe Tour Assistant (1980)

Dave Northover
John Paul's US tour assistant (1977)

David Juniper
Artwork (Led Zeppelin II)

Dennis Sheehan
Robert's US tour assistant (1977)

Donny "DK" Kretzschmar
Showco Monitoring Mixer

Eddie Kramer
Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti, The Song Remains The Same, Coda)

Gary Carnes
Showco Head of Lighting

Gavin Lurssen
Mastering (Raising Sand)

George Chkiantz
Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, , Physical Graffiti)

George Hardie
Cover Design (Led Zeppelin II) Sleeve (Presence, The Song Remains The Same)

George Marino
Mastering (Live At The Greek, Coverdale-Page, Outrider) Remaster (Box Set 1, Box Set 2, Complete Studio Recordings)

Glen Colson
Stage Crew (1968)

Glyn Johns
Engineer (Led Zeppelin, Untitled)

Gordon Vicary
Mastering (The Firm)

Henry "The Horse" Smith
Stage Crew

Herb Elliott
Band Security

Hipgnosis
Sleeve (Houses Of The Holy, Presence, The Song Remains The Same, In Through The Out Door, Coda)

Ian "Ig-nite" Knight
Showco Visual Effect and Lighting Technician

Janine Safer
Swan Song US Publicist (1977)

Jeff Ocheltree
Drum Tehnician (1977-79)

Joan Hudson
UK Accountant

Joe Crowley
Concerts West Accountant

Joe "Jammer" Wright
Guitar Technician (1969)

Joe Massot
Director (The Song Remains The Same)

John Bindon
Band Security (1977)

John Kubrick
Digital Transfers (Remasters, Box Set 1, Boxed Set 2)

John "Magnet" Ward
Stage Crew (1972-77)

John Timperley
Engineer (Coda)

John Walters
Producer (Travelling Riverside Blues)

Jon Astley
Mastering Engineer (BBC Sessions)

Keith Harwood
Engineer (Houses Of The Holy, Presence) Mixing, Overdubs (Physical Graffiti, Presence)

Kenny Pickett
Stage Crew (1968-69)

Kevin Shirley
Producer, Mixing (Live At The Greek, No Quarter, The Song Remains The Same, How The West Was Won)

Kirby "Plate" Wyatt
Showco Visual Effect and Lighting Technician

Larry Badgley
The Doctor (1977)

Leif Mases
Engineer (In Through The Out Door, Coda, Outrider)

Mark London
Band Security

Mark "Spike" Stent
Producer (Mighty ReArranger)

Martin Russell
Engineer (Now And Zen)

Michael Fraser
Producer, Engineer (Coverdale-Page, Baby Come On Home)

Michael McIntyre
Engineer (Coverdale-Page)

Michael "Tiny" Gossen
Showco Lighting and Sound Technician

Mick Hinton
Drums and Percussion (1971-80)

Mike Piersante
Engineer, Mixing (Raising Sand)

Mitchell Fox
Swan Song Records General Manager

Nancy Gurskik
Swan Song US Secretary

Noddy Holder
Roadie for Robert Plant's band Listen (1966)

Pat Moran
Producer (The Principle of Moments)

Peter Clifton
Director (The Song Remains The Same)

Peter Grant
Manager

Phil Carlo
Road Manager (1980)

Phil Carson
Atlantic Records Vice President

Phil Johnstone
Producer (Now And Zen, Manic Nirvana, Mighty ReArranger)

Phil Lemon
Artwork (How The West Was Won)

Phill Brown
Producer (Dreamland)

Raymond Thomas
Guitar Technician (1975-79)

Ray Washbourne
Peter Grant's Personal Assistant

Rex King
John Bonham's Personal Assistant (1977-80)

Richard Cole
Road Manager (1968-79)

Richard Evans
Engineer (The Sporting Life)

Rick Hobbs
Jimmy Page's Personal Assistant

Rob Bozas
Engineer (Now And Zen)

Robin Clarke
Mixing (Scream For Help)

Ron Nevison
Mixing (Physical Graffiti)

Ross Halfin
Research (BBC Sessions, How The West Was Won, Early Days, Latter Days, Mothership)

Rusty Brutsché
Showco Founder / Sound Engineer

Sandy McGregor
Stage Crew

Shepard Fairey
Design (Mothership)

Sian Meredith
Swan Song UK Secretary

Stacy Parrish
Engineer (Raising Sand)

Steve Albini
Engineer (Walking Into Clarksdale)

Steve Weiss
New York attorney

Stuart Epps
Engineer (Coda, The Firm)

Terry Manning
Engineer (Led Zeppelin III)

Tim Marten
Guitar Technician (1980)

Tim Palmer
Producer, Engineer (Shaken N Stirred)

Tom Hulett
Concerts West Founder

Tony Wilson
Engineer (White Summer/Black Mountain Side)

Unity Maclean
Swan Song UK Publicist (1975-80)

Vic Maille
Engineer (Coda)

Zacron
Visual Creations (Led Zeppelin III)
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West
April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour
April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show
April 16, 1970 - Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.
April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month
April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios
April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour
April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts
April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack
April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold
April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters
April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance
April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future
April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham
April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour
April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."
April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.
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