Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Maybe the most over played song in the history of music ? Other nominations ?
    After much promising by Jimmy (from Epsom like me) Page, the deluxe remasters will begin in June with I, II and III . I preordered the double discs down the Amazon at a modest $17.00 a piece. Page has been working on this for a couple of years so it should sound great. I am on board through Physical Graffiti.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It did fit my theme so I figured what the heck I’ll help it on the way to most played song.

      Amazon must have a plaque with your name on it in the foyer!

      • Hedley Says:

        Amazon and I are quite close friends, but I do arbitrage between the USA and the UK. It’s all a price game.
        I would much rather Boogie with Stu or be Trampled under Foot

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        Either way, I still think you deserve a plaque!

  2. Beto Says:

    This was once a part of my repertoire along with Crossroads and Voodoo Child. We usually closed with this number.
    It was a crowd favorite. I treated them like Classical Music. They had to be performed note for note and the nuances had to be exact. I learned them by turning the turntable from 33-1/3 to 16, counting the notes, charting the intervals and embellishments then playing them slowly until they were full speed. I’ll bet my dinner I played this song at least ten thousand times.
    If I had applied that energy to girl chasing….

    • katry Says:

      Beto,
      If you love a song and someone changes it even ever so slightly, you know and it spoils the sound. Your “research” made sure not a single member of that crowd was disappointed. It is always a favorite. Songs we can sing with generally are!

      I’m surprised the girls didn’t run to you and tour music.

    • Birgit Says:

      Beto, any chance to hear you on the internet? I’m curious.
      Are your poems also songs? I remember reading your great “The Highway’s Song”.

      • Beto Says:

        Alas, no on the youtube

      • Beto Says:

        As a matter of fact, I am selling all my guitar stuff. I let my kids pick out what ever they wanted but I still have a 1958 Les Paul and and a 1955 Telecaster and that is just too much money laying around. I am only going to keep my Larrivee acoustic.
        Here is Astronaut Chris Hatfield playing my model.

      • Beto Says:

        PS
        I made some of the equipment on that Space Station.

      • Hedley Says:

        That is just plain awesome

      • katry Says:

        Beto,
        You had and have quite the collection. That is one heck of a video-totally amazing. What a great choice for a song. Watching the guitar spin in 0 gravity-quite cool. The views out the windows are breathtaking!.

        I am quite impressed by your making some of the equipment.

      • Birgit Says:

        Beto, I’m impressed by guitars and ISS equipment. Great video.
        I still have and sometimes play my L’Arrivee classical guitar. A Canadian classical guitar was quite a curiosity over here when I bought it in the 80’s, everybody else had a Spanish guitar. I like the clear sound.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Either Stairways wasn’t over played on this side of the ocean or I’m too young. I still love to hear this great song.
    I also like the funny version by Rolf Harris, it’s great to sing along:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NMzuQFHJVU

    I couldn’t listen to KTCC music earlier because I recorded BBC radio.
    Hedley, I hope you can live with the fact that good old BBC hired Iggy for a weekly show. So far he does a good job with a nice variety of music.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit….way too much stairway and Rolf is notorious for his didgeridoo. He used to have a regular show where he would be huffing and puffing, making noise, throwing paint and magically a picture would appear.
      Can the Ig string 5 words together ? Sounds a bit like the Dylan show on Sirius. What is he playing ?


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