Great Moments In Vinyl plays tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on Friday, July 13th at 7:30pm on the Museum’s Outdoor Rooftop Terrace When Led Zeppelin went to work on a new album at the beginning of 1974, they expected it would be another single record like their previous release, Houses of the Holy. But the recording sessions turned out to be especially productive, and the band came up with over 50 minutes of music. In fact, they felt so strongly about the tracks they’d laid down (“real belters” Robert Plant called them later), they couldn’t imagine which ones to leave out in order to create a typical 20-minutes-a-side LP.
Their solution? Make their next release a two-record set. And with that in mind, they began culling through the songs that didn’t make the cut on their previous four albums. The end result was the impressive double album Physical Graffiti: eight new songs, freshly recorded, plus another seven tracks that had been rescued from the Zeppelin archives. Fans were ecstatic. The album debuted at #1 on the U. S. charts. And according to the New Music Express, “when Physical Graffiti was released, all five of Zeppelin’s previous albums re-entered the Billboard charts, making them the first band to have six albums chart at one time.”
Great Moments in Vinyl celebrates Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffi - with a narrated concert featuring all the songs from that legendary album accompanied by stories about the music and the musicians who created it. Great Moments in Vinyl is a collaborative effort between veteran Chicago radio personality Bill Cochran (bass and storytelling) and a variety of noteworthy Chicago musicians: Judith Weirauch on vocals, Scoc Tipping on guitars and vocals, Alton Smith on keyboards and vocals, Philip Roach on guitars, mandolin, and violin, and Jonathan Reed on drums.
Come relive those exhilarating times when Great Moments in Vinyl plays tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti on the Museum’s scenic Outdoor Rooftop Concert venue! Doors open at 6:45 pm & show starts at 7:30 pm. Beverages available for purchase (coffee & snacks free). Only $8.00 for Museum Members & Students or $10 for General Public.
To register for shows visit the Museum website at www.jolietmuseum.org or call (815) 723- 5201. Seating is limited. Walk-ups welcome while tickets last. Free parking. Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N. Ottawa St. Joliet, IL 60432 www.jolietmuseum.org
Contact: Mike Brick – Development Director 815-723-5201 x7213 firstname.lastname@example.org