12/14/17: Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”
It’s time for one of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time! Well, one of the greatest as far as I’m concerned, seeing as music is subjective. Different songs affect different people in different ways, but this one rocks hard for me – every time I hear it I just want to jack up the volume all the way! Like a lot of hard rockin’ music, this particular tune comes from Led Zeppelin.
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant with a little help from John Bonham, “Kashmir” was found on Zeppelin’s sixth studio album, “Physical Graffiti.” That album came out in 1975, and I just so happen to think that “Kashmir” is one of their best songs. That’s a strong statement, especially considering content of Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue.
Led Zeppelin is the fourth best-selling artist of all time, worldwide, placing behind The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Garth Brooks. The band was formed in the late ‘60s, in England, and quickly established a reputation as not only an exceptional rock band, but the kind of band that pays respect to the genres and artists that came before. Zeppelin dabbled in folk and blues, and actually took a lot of old blues songs and played ‘em the Led Zeppelin way, totally changing them and bringing them to the ears of new audiences!
“Kashmir” has been performed with full orchestras, and it’s downright majestic if you ask me. The version I’m sharing today is a live performance from almost exactly 10 years ago, called “Celebration Day.” Plant and Page are there, along with John Paul Jones. Obviously, John Bonham passed away years ago, but his son Jason is filling in on the drums. They still sound fantastic, even after all these years, so crank it up!
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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November, the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!
The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District!
Why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs as well. It is never too late to learn how to rock!
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You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!
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Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.
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