Friday, October 7, 2011

Jimmy Page found guilty of possessing cocaine

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham at Page's home, The Old Mill House at Clewer in Berkshire.

For some time Jimmy Page refused to touch a guitar out of sadness for the loss of his friend Bonham, but he eventually made a return to the stage at a Jeff Beck show in March 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Also in 1981 Jimmy Page joined with Yes bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White to form a supergroup called XYZ (for ex-Yes-Zeppelin). They rehearsed several times, but the project was shelved. Demos of these sessions have turned up on bootleg and they reveal that some of the material emerged on later projects, notably The Firm's "Fortune Hunter" and Yes songs "Mind Drive" and "Can You Imagine?". Page would later join Yes on stage in 1984 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany, playing "I'm Down".

In 1982 Jimmy Page collaborated with director Michael Winner to record the Death Wish II soundtrack. This, and several subsequent Page recordings including Death Wish III soundtrack (1985), were recorded and produced at his own recording studio, The Sol in Cookham, which he had purchased from Gus Dudgeon in the early 1980s.

Retro History for October 7 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by U.S.S.R.
1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 and WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (New York City radio)
1986 1st edition British newspaper "Independent" begins publishing
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane Washington's final transmission
1985 Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters
1985 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
1982 "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5000+ performances
1982 Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.
1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
1981 Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "1940's Radio Hour" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 105 performances
1979 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 439 performances
1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
1979 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers win the pennant
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
1977 U.S.S.R. adopts constitution
1975 Players' Association, files a suit on behalf of Dodgers Andy Messersmith
1975 U.S. decides John Lennon won't be deported due to U.K. pot conviction
1974 East Germany amends constitution
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
1971 T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
1967 Beatles turn down $1 million New York concert offer by Sid Berstein
1967 Rolf Hochhuths "Soldaten," premieres in West Berlin
1965 50 mph gust carries 165 lb Robert Mitera's tee shot 447
1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61 World Series
1963 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
1963 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
1963 John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 607 performances
1961 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago
1960 "Route 66" premieres
1960 2nd John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 5 performances
1959 Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of U.S.S.R.'s Luna 3
1958 Potter Stewart appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
1958 U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
1957 "American Bandstand" premieres
1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched
1954 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslem brothership, arrested in Egypt
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
1952 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
1952 1st "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1950 New York Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
1950 U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel
1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game, 5-2
1950 William H. Jackson, becomes deputy director of CIA
1950 Yankees win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies

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