Friday, 3 July 2015

So Whats The Connection between Led Zeppelin and Maurice Boland?

In 1968 a group of four musicians got together to form a group which the named Led Zeplin. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the United States.

On 10 December 2007, Led Zeppelin reunited for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 Arena in London, with Jason Bonham again taking his late father's place on drums. According to Guinness World, Led Zeppelin set the world record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million requests for the reunion show were rendered online.

Led Zeppelin Get All-Star Tribute at Kennedy Center Honors in front of Precedent and Michelle Obama.


Zeppelin's three surviving members, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, sat down the row from President and Michelle Obama in the balcony, next to the other honorees, all wearing the rainbow-colored sash and medal that had been given at a White House ceremony hours earlier. The Zeppelin tribute, the night's longest, was saved for last, though the rock gods' presence was noted throughout the evening, as when Ray Romano opened his tribute to Letterman by acknowledging his nerves.

So wheres the connection between Led Zeppalin and Maurice Boland I here you ask? Well its not just Maurice its his band The Kingbees

The Kingbees: 'Ditch' Cassidy. Maurice Boland. Jim Hudson. Jay Malone and Mick Rafferty. Circa 1966.
The connection is John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelins bassists John Paul Jones who was flown over specialy to Ardmore studios in Bray co Dublin to produce the Kingbees first record. In fCT IT WAS THE b SIDE. tHE a SIDE WAS mY lITTLE rED bOOK FROM THE HIT MOVIE wHats New Pussycat staring Peter Sellers and the main title song sung by Tom Jones.

Here is the record and you'll see John Paul Jones credited as the producer.



This was only placed on YouTube last month (June 2015) by Mousiko Kaleidoscopio and has already had 200 views in just 3 weeks!!!

One of the comments read: great 60's cover of the Slim Harpo classic by the Kingbees from Dublin, Ireland ~ 1966

ALAIN DEWAELE 1 month ago
cool version !!!!!!!!!!!!

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