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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

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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