Album of the Day
Born on this day in 1946, John Paul Jones was a respected British session musician and arranger when he was invited to join The New Yardbirds; after a few weeks on the road, the band changed their name to Led Zeppelin, and the rest was history. The quartet's debut album would be released in 1969 on Atlantic Records, and featured songs which had been perfected on that tour including “Dazed and Confused,” “Communication Breakdown” and “Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.” Recorded quickly with guitarist Jimmy Page supervising the production, LED ZEPPELIN was a commercial hit, reaching the Top Ten (and eventually going multi-platinum). The Deluxe Edition of the heavy metal landmark includes a bonus disc recorded live at the Olympia in Paris on October 10, 1969. Happy birthday, John Paul Jones – long may LED ZEPPELIN fly!