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Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 12

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Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium in this file photo July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium in this file photo July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: January 12

Led Zeppelin’s first album came out in America on this day in 1969. How much money did the record label advance to the band to record the album?

Answer: Nothing

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1981: The Reagan White House Library expanded by over 800 albums donated by the Recording Industry of America – Among the artists were Bob Dylan and also Kiss. (He wanted the best, so he got the best!)
  • 1993: The original members of Cream reunited in L.A. to perform at the 8th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Also inducted: The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Van Morrison (Van Morrison and Jim Morrison did not show up)
  • 1995: At the 10th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebration, the class included The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, and Frank Zappa.
  • 1998: On this day as well, inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame was The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Santana. The Eagles reunited all of its members to perform at the ceremony.
  • Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash: Blue Oyster Cult and Rush played the Providence Civic Center in 1979 and the Rolling Stones returned for the “Licks” tour to the Fleet Center in 2003.
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