October 5, 1970. Led Zeppelin III, aka Led Zeppelin goes acoustic (sort of) is released into the wild. And now it’s 50 years old.
It’s been an interesting exercise revisiting the Led Zeppelin discography at the half-century mark: recently, we looked back at Led Zeppelin II here. And we ranked all 92 songs in their entire catalog here. So how best to mark 50 years of III? Is it with this cat’s pitch-perfect rendition of the album-opening “Immigrant Song?”
No, clearly the best way to mark the occasion is with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones discussing the making of the album, its impact then, and it’s legacy now. The special airs on Sunday, October 11 at 10 p.m. right here at ROCK 92.9. You can also click here for a sneak peak and to enter to win a digital copy of III.