This is the last time we get to have a date like this! On 12/12/70 Led Zeppelin’s “Led Zeppelin III” LP was No. 1 in England. Also on 12/12/70 the Gilbert O’Sullivan 45 “Nothing Rhymed” charts at No. 8 in England.
The last Led Zeppelin LP that I bought as a new release? For those not in the know, I am not much of a Led Zeppelin fan. I do not own any Led Zeppelin LP’s or CD’s. I know that I like #3 better than #2 or #1, and that it’s likely the sole Led Zeppelin title I would ever want to hear again, in private. I know that I do have some tracks by them on European / British / Japanese sampler LP’s, but…my blog has never been the place where one would head to learn anything out about Led Zeppelin.
Big Led Zeppelin truth: no Led Zeppelin CD has ever sounded as good as the original LP’s sounded. Fact.
Gilbert O’Sullivan had a single that was so massive (“Alone Again, Naturally”), I initially dismissed him, as a writer / performer – for a good many years. My friend Rick Snyder always was so rhapsodic about Gilby’s works, and I confess that I have enjoyed everything that I’ve sat through. “Nothing Rhymed” is an incredible single – nothing rhymes! Yeah! Indeed, “Nothing Rhymed” is Track #1 on his Rhino Records “Best Of” CD from 1991, which I heartily recommend.