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The Big 3 of Bluesy And Progressive Heavy Rock - Tribute to Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Uriah Heep

All interviews conducted by Luxi Lahtinen

Date online: November 7, 2020

It's no secret we all love bands like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Motörhead, AC/DC, Scorpions, Accept, etc. They have all been there since the dawn of time, building up a firm foundation for many other heavier (and MUCH heavier actually) bands to come.

BUT there were three other bands that all had a tad more bluesy and progressive approach to their music that played an integral part in the evolution of the entire Heavy Rock/Metal genre. Yes, we are talking about Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep, who can all rightfully be considered sort of "The Godfathers" of Blues-orientated and progressive heavy music, paving the way for many other heavier bands.

We so-called "old farts" here at the shiny and glorious ivory tower of The Metal Crypt thought it was about time to pay our respects to those Heavy Rock giants and luckily, we got a bunch of musicians to share their thoughts about this trio's meaning and influence on them, when they first heard of them, how they inspired them to become musicians themselves, among other things...

What kind of role have Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and last but not least Uriah Heep played in your life? Did they have a profound impact on you personally after hearing these bands as a kid?

Lips (ANVIL): These bands created some of the best guitar playing examples ever heard. They were extremely important to the genre of hard rock music.

Andy Boulton (TOKYO BLADE): Whilst never being a fan of Uriah Heep, I can honestly say that Purple and Zeppelin were major influences on me and my guitar playing. I first got turned on to the guitar after watching Queen playing "Seven Seas of Rhye" on Top of the Pops and shortly after hearing Brian May's incredible playing on Queen II. I quickly grabbed everything I could get my hands on and the next two albums in my collection were Led Zeppelin II and Deep Purple's Made in Japan. My life was changed in a matter of a few months and my journey to the dark side was complete.

John Gallagher (RAVEN): An incalculable role. These are some of the bands that forged my interest in music and their work stands the test of time to this day! All three were so much more than "heavy metal" but were integral to its development. All have superb vocals, musicianship, songs and all three absolutely SLAYED live!

Jan Bechtum (PICTURE): Led Zeppelin had a few songs I liked, and Uriah Heep really did great on their live 1972 album.

Deep Purple (and then for me especially Ritchie Blackmore) changed my life. The Made in Japan album made me pick up the guitar and I did all I could to play so well that I could overcome my shyness and be a successful guitarist myself. Without Deep Purple I would never have gotten this far. Now I also play all over the world.

Josh Schwartz (A SOUND OF THUNDER): Deep Purple had a huge impact on me as a music fan and later as a musician. The members of Deep Purple were all such great players that they helped me develop from a kid who mostly latched onto vocal melodies and lyrics into a more in-depth music listener who could pick apart the instruments and appreciate what each of them was doing within a song. Of course, Ritchie Blackmore influenced my playing, but Jon Lord was also a huge influence in terms of both riffs and solos. I discovered Uriah Heep much later in life, but they have also been influential, especially in terms of how to use vocal harmonies in a hard rock or metal context to get a really epic sound.

King Fowley (DECEASED): Deep Purple I first heard after buying an 8-track tape of Made in Japan at a summer parade for a quarter. "The Smoke on the Water" riff engulfed me like so many. "Highway Star" was a ripper, too. Loved them ever since.

Zeppelin was "the" band when I was a kid. All my friends and older brothers and sisters had all the records and posters. "Stairway to Heaven" was considered the greatest song ever written. "No Quarter" was the one that always mesmerized me. I never could get into their folkier stuff, but the heavy ones are right on!

Heep I discovered buying Abominog on a record cover art whim. On cassette I took it home in '82 and fell in love with it. It's not their "deepest" record but it's their best for me, and it is my all-time favorite record by any band!

Anssi Korkiakoski (WISHING WELL): All these bands had a great impact on my musical thinking. They created the English hard rock dreamland where I've lived ever since I heard them. They came up with the formula for heavy rock bands but the most important thing I guess is that they showed that a heavy rock band can write and play all kinds of stuff from instrumentals to folk songs and piano ballads. "Child of Time", "July Morning" and "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" are all great examples. Long, epic tracks are what I like most and where they nailed it.

Ian Greg (TORCH): Deep Purple has definitely played an important part in my life. They were the first really heavy band I progressed to after going through Sweet, Slade, etc. Led Zeppelin I discovered later and realized what a profound influence they've been on some of my favorite bands (e.g. the first Rush album). Uriah Heep didn't really have an impact on me, except for Lee Kerslake's excellent drumming on Ozzy's first two albums.

Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE): All three bands played a really big role in my musical life! I heard Led Zeppelin the first time at a school dance, probably sometime in 1971, when the DJ played "Immigrant Song" and I was totally floored! Then a schoolmate of mine (who later actually became the original singer of Overdrive, Pelle Thuresson) had the 7" "Speed King"/"Black Night" single, which we played until the grooves wore out! We used to buy a Swedish pop magazine called Tiffany, which always had bands like The Sweet (which was my absolute favorite band back then), Slade and Nazareth in there, but they also had the occasional features on heavier bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep. I thought Uriah Heep looked so cool I had to check them out and it was the album Wonderworld, in 1974, which opened the door. I also went back in their catalogue and discovered Salisbury, which is a stellar album. Of these three bands, I, however, would say Deep Purple had the biggest, long-lasting impact on me.

Ricard (PROSCRITO): Ave Luxi, Ricard from Proscrito being the bigmouth here, as usual. My first exposure to any of these bands was, as it should be for any self-righteous person, with a beaten-up vinyl copy of Made in Japan owned by my father. I particularly remember how much I loved "Strange Kind of Woman" and almost learned to choose a particular track with the needle over black wax with that one. It still it baffles me how such a killer song didn't make it into any album but remained as a mere B-side. Led Zeppelin came later on but still at a tender age, and Uriah Heep arrived into my life much later, when I was already aware of pornography and masturbation but fortunately when delving again into earlier, formative stuff with open ears and boiling blood, so we could say the time was right.

Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD): Led Zeppelin are my favourite band and have been since about 1975. They along with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are my main influence. The first two albums I ever bought were Led Zeppelin's II and Deep Purple's Machine Head. I had the double album Uriah Heep Live which I always liked but I was looking for a heavier, more riff-orientated sound when I formed my own band Diamond Head.

Dejan Rosić (SCREAMER): I remember when I started getting into music when I was 11-12. I think if I recall it correctly my dad showing me some of the bands he was into and Deep Purple was one of them but I didn't get into them until I started playing guitar when I was 15. "Smoke on the Water" was definitely one of the songs I tried to learn early on!

At the same time, I discovered Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin and got really hooked on the music and the way Jimmy Page played guitar. Both Page and Blackmore have been huge influences on me and my guitar playing throughout the years and Jimmy Page is still one of my favourites and I often go back and listen to the Zeppelin discography. Both Page and Blackmore have a true guitar hero thing about them and seem larger than life!!!

Uriah Heep is a band I discovered way later after I stared collecting vinyl and bought Look at Yourself and it is definitely up there with some of the Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin albums!

Paul Bradder (SARACEN): Deep Purple and Uriah Heep are bands we have always respected as they have released many great albums over the years. Not so much influencing our personality but certainly influencing us to play/write the music we do.

Mark Ruffneck (OZ): The early albums from each band made a big contribution to me and my musical career. OZ started out as a cover band and we were looking for songs to play and we played both Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's songs on stage in the beginning when we started with OZ. I also listened to Uriah Heep's songs loud, but with OZ we never played any of Heep's songs. Led Zeppelin were the first of these bands I started to listen to, so that band had a big part in my heart then and still does.

Which albums from these bands changed your views about heavier music and way?

Lips (ANVIL): Deep Purple's In Rock is still one of my all-time favorite recordings. It is really the introduction of speed metal. It laid the basic foundation of what was to follow for the next 40 years of rock music.

Andy Boulton (TOKYO BLADE): I would have to say Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin purely because I love the way they mixed acoustic and electric guitar songs and the diversity of their albums. From folk to heavy blues to hard rock. Every musician in Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin was a master of their instrument and in each band the combination of those musicians made for supergroups the like of which we will never see again. Sadly, the days of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple are gone and I firmly believe no other band will come close to the magic created by either.

John Gallagher (RAVEN): I'm such a huge fan of these bands it's almost impossible to pare it down but I'll go with the live albums. Deep Purple's Made in Japan is a tour de force of group mind improvisation. It is the benchmark in taking your studio work to another level. Quite brilliant! Every solo, every fil by every band member was improvised. The big solos by Blackmore, Lord and Paice are stunning. Glover holds it all together and Gillian is majestic... pure gold... but the real killer is the extra track that was released as the B side of a single and finally added to the extended versions.

"Black Night..." totally unhinged!!!!

Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same. Although there are bootlegs that are better in many ways that catch the band at their peak as well as the awesome How the West Was Won live set recorded a year earlier, this was the one I grew up with. Although "Rock and Roll" is as sloppy as all hell, once they got going the sheer breadth of their music was amazing. "Dazed and Confused" is just astounding, improvisation on the turn of a dime. Jimmy Page's conjuring of nightmare landscapes with his violin bow is mind-altering. Again, each member of the band shines but it's the songs that really hit home.

Uriah Heep's Uriah Heep Live is a storming double album set from a band that was so melodic but blisteringly heavy. Ken Hensley had THE most over the top grinding organ sound ever and David Byron was such an iconic front man. Mick Box with his wall of sound guitar, Lee Kerslake's concussive drumming, but for the 16-year-old me it was all about Gary Thain on bass! While the band cranked out the riffs, Gary would fly melodically all over the top perfectly linked with Kerslake but adding another dimension. The songs are just killer and are the ultimate versions. Epics like "July Morning", "Circle of Hands", "Gypsy..." and those four-part harmonies!!!!

Jan Bechtum (PICTURE): As I mentioned before, the Made in Japan album of Deep Purple changed my life. It is the standard live album. Such energy! Such musicianship and improvisation. So awesome!

Josh Schwartz (A SOUND OF THUNDER): Deep Purple's In Rock, Machine Head, Burn, and Perfect Strangers were all big influences on me. It's hard to put my finger on exactly how, since those albums have been such a big part of my life for so many years. But I would say they created in me a love of the electric organ sound in hard rock and metal which I still put into our own music. Sometimes a big riff just needs that dirty Hammond to really sound right to my ear!

King Fowley (DECEASED): I'll just say Burn is my favorite Purple record. The Song Remains the Same live is my favorite Zeppelin and as mentioned Abominog is my favorite Heep. All three just touch the right emotions for me for each given band.

Anssi Korkiakoski (WISHING WELL): All of these bands have recorded bad albums and that's obvious with such long careers. In my opinion you can't pick any certain album from their catalogues, it's more about everything they've done, especially early in their career. All great bands have their "own distinctive thing" and these bands most certainly have that special something.

Ian Greg (TORCH): Made in Japan really blew me away. I couldn't believe it when I first heard it. It was totally different from the more "polished" stuff I used to listen to. After that there was no way back. Later on, Made in Europe had a big impact on me. Being a bass player, I was knocked out by Glen Hughes' playing and sound on that album.

Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE): Definitely Deep Purple's In Rock. "Speed King", "Into the Fire", "Bloodsucker", "Living Wreck", "Flight of the Rat" - all killer, and for the time, very heavy tracks (if you don't count Black Sabbath of course). I also vividly remember my friends and I used to crank up the Made in Japan vinyl and play air guitar when we were 9-10 years old (back in '72-'73). Then the aforementioned Wonderworld by Uriah Heep. I played that album to death! "So Tired" is still one of my favorites!

Ricard (PROSCRITO): It's no understatement that Made in Japan played a major role in my musical education, and some recorded live concerts by Led Zeppelin did as well (Knebworth, Madison Square Garden). With the latter, I must say that I grew up in the company of the first four albums but these days I'm more amazed by the greatness from Houses of the Holy on, maybe because they had found their own sound apart from the initial bluesier recycling (no, they were not ripping off, you YouTube and social media lurking experts), predating heavy metal ideas ("Achilles Last Stand") and darker, weirder moods ("No Quarter", second half of Physical Graffiti and In Through the Out Door). Those feature less overplayed songs, so that might have something to do with it, too. As I stated before, Uriah came to my life much later, along with less revered bands, so my musical worldview was already well established, yet I must choose The Magicians Birthday over anything else due to the strength of "Sunrise" alone. Look at Yourself and Demons and Wizards are a couple of bona fide classics I find myself revisiting quite often as well. I'm not well versed with their '80s output, though Abominog features one of the best cover artworks of all time as does Innocent Victim (I'm not even joking). I could spend much more time discussing Purple Marks III and IV (might be heretic to deem Come Taste the Band as my favourite LP but surely my most played by far) as they are sweet soft spots of mine, not to dismiss the glorious force to be reckoned with that was the Mark II with my favourite album, Fireball, and some of the most powerful live shows ever recorded or the earlier, less heavy albums, with some shining glory in there like The Book of Taliesyn. But give me Hughes and Coverdale over anything else in life and bury me when "You Keep on Movin'" is playing. As for later stuff, anyone who dislikes Perfect Strangers or Slaves & Masters is a wimp with back door issues and I won't even discuss it.

Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD): Deep Purple's Machine Head album was a very important album for me. I love the band and all the songs, but Ritchie Blackmore's solos made a huge impression on me as a teenager. I was given my brother's old electric guitar around the age of fourteen and occasionally tried to play it but when I heard "Highway Star", "Lazy" and "Pictures of Home" etc. I decided I needed to practice and get good so that one day I may be able to play like that (still trying). It was a very inspiring album.

Dejan Rosić (SCREAMER): It's hard to choose as there are so many good albums! The first four Led Zeppelin are for me the staples of heavy rock music, but Physical Graffiti is one of the albums I listen to a lot nowadays mostly because of the song "Ten Years Gone".

I think with Deep Purple you could really hear the effect they had on heavier music more than Zeppelin from my point of view with the sound they had and the pounding beat in the song "Highway Star" - and of course, Ritchie Blackmore's insane guitar playing and not to forget Jon lord and Ian Paice. The album Burn is one of my favourites. I like the mix between the harder songs and softer songs, but I like all of their albums from In Rock to Perfect Strangers. The early stuff is not bad, but the later stuff is so much better!

On the Uriah Heep side of things, I'm going to be boring and say Look at Yourself because it's the album I've listed to the most but I'm working on it!!!

Paul Bradder (SARACEN): Probably Demons and Wizards by Uriah Heep. For me their music showed that a mix of melody and Rock could still be heavy.

Mark Ruffneck (OZ): Led Zeppelin's I and II and Deep Purple's Fireball and Machine Head were the albums that I listened to quite a lot in the early days of my life. Heavy rock was my first love and there were several bands and albums involved there in the beginning.

Have you attended any concerts by any of these bands and if so, what were your thoughts?

Lips (ANVIL): I never got to see these bands back in the day. It wasn't until 1982 that I saw Uriah Heep at Donington's Monsters of Rock Festival in the UK. The band wasn't what they used to be, and they didn't play very many songs I recognized. Unfortunately, Deep Purple never played in Toronto, Canada. It wasn't until the early '80s Rainbow played in Toronto with Scorpions who blew them off the stage!! I had tickets for Led Zeppelin, but the show was cancelled.

Andy Boulton (TOKYO BLADE): Sadly not. I was slightly too young to be able to get to concerts by either.

John Gallagher (RAVEN): Unfortunately, I never saw Zeppelin. I saw Purple in 1986 when they were added to a stadium show sandwiched between Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses. As is well known, Blackmore was noncommittal, lol, but the band was still excellent.

I've seen Uriah Heep maybe 5-6 times and opened for them back in the '80s. One if the best live acts I've ever seen. The first time was in 1975 and Gary Thain had passed away but Heep had another monster on bass, John Wetton!

Jan Bechtum (PICTURE): I have seen several Deep Purple concerts from when they reformed in 1985. It was awesome and a dream come true. They were inspired although the shows I saw in the '90s were a bit "tired", I think mainly because Ritchie's heart was no longer in it.

Josh Schwartz (A SOUND OF THUNDER): I saw Deep Purple in 1998 with Jon Lord and Steve Morse, and again in 2017 with Don Airey. I was really struck by how much energy they created on stage without being full on metal, and in particular how much energy the organ sound added to the mix. I saw Uriah Heep in 2015 and was really inspired by how great their vocal harmonies sounded live. Both bands are truly great live bands that can go out and put on a great show with no click track or backing tapes. Very inspiring!

King Fowley (DECEASED): Purple I've seen once, much later with a few missing factors. It was good if not great. Zeppelin I've never seen. Heep I've seen and even played pool with them. Again, with a rebuilt lineup but quite good for the show!

Anssi Korkiakoski (WISHING WELL): I've seen Purple and Heep play Finland later in their career but not in their heyday in the '70s when I was just a kid. I've never seen Zeppelin live. I saw Uriah Heep in Tavastia, Helsinki in 2007 or so and the Hammond organs was in the middle of the stage and they started with "Gypsy". It was fantastic. They still do this! They STILL DO THIS!

Ian Greg (TORCH): Yes, I saw Deep Purple when MKII reunited in the '80s. It was a cool show, but I wish I saw them when they were younger and hungrier. Uriah Heep I saw when they played the same Rock Cruise as us in 2014. My expectations weren't too high, but they played a great show - really cool! They still deliver the goods.

Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE): I never saw Led Zeppelin, but I've seen Deep Purple and Uriah Heep several times through the years. I actually didn't see Deep Purple live the first time until, and I'm almost ashamed to say it, 1985 on the "Perfect Strangers" tour, in Malmö, Sweden. But it was a fantastic show! They had the cool laser show then. I saw both bands not long ago, and they both still deliver on stage and on record!

Ricard (PROSCRITO): I saw Deep Purple during the "Rapture of the Deep" tour, and they sounded solid. Of course, Steve Morse is no Blackmore nor Bolin, but he does his job, and Gillan might be old, eccentric and trashed indeed, but as soon as you recognize a slight hint of his former greatness you're instantly sold. Now that I think of it, watching three of the five people who recorded some of the best music ever performing together should deserve huge respect regardless of the actual result. On the other hand, I watched Glenn Hughes performing songs from his Purple days last year and it was one of my top three gigs ever. We all saw Uriah Heep during a festival, under the punishing sun, and regardless of the PA they sounded great and chose a classic set list that appealed us greatly, our drunken stupor might have had something to do with it. One of my least inspired moments involves their last visit to Barcelona, which I missed because of my lack organization skills, which made me remember the date just when a friend of mine commented about it the day after.

Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD): I only caught Led Zeppelin once at Knebworth in 1979. They topped off an eclectic bill including Chas & Dave and Fairport Convention. I sunbathed most of the day waiting for Zeppelin. They had a huge video screen behind them, and the size of the crowd was estimated to be 200,000 plus. I can't remember much about the concert, but I have watched it on their 2003 DVD and it looked and sounded great.

I also saw Deep Purple at Knebworth in 1985. I got there about 12 noon because it was a very strong support line-up including Scorpions, UFO and the Marlboro Aerobatic Team! It pissed rain down all day, so the crowd had to stand (no lolling on the grass in the sunshine at this one) and by the time Purple came onstage my back was killing me. It was great to see Blackmore and co., but I wished it had been indoors. I did see Purple again at the Birmingham NEC in the late 1980s, but I cannot remember it.

I have seen Uriah Heap a few times when we have been sharing the bill at various festivals and Diamond Head had the pleasure of opening for them at three UK dates last December. One of the great long-surviving British bands, very professional, really enjoyed them.

Dejan Rosić (SCREAMER): Unfortunately, no...

Paul Bradder (SARACEN): I always try to catch both bands when they are touring, mostly Uriah Heep. What impresses me is they always put on a great show (musically and professionally), always engage the audience and make you feel part of the evening. Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble.

Mark Ruffneck (OZ): I saw Deep Purple and Robert Plant's band a few years ago here in Stockholm. Both bands did a great work on stage. Both bands' professionalism was at the highest level, so those concerts were truly great.

If you had a chance to travel back in time, would there be any particular concert from any of these three bands that would you like to witness?

Lips (ANVIL): Deep Purple Made in Japan.

Andy Boulton (TOKYO BLADE): Without doubt Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden where they recorded the ultimate album, in my opinion, The Song Remains the Same. In a similar vein, I would've loved to have seen the Purple in Osaka, Japan, where part of Made in Japan was recorded. Two legendary shows which I would've loved to have been present at so if any of you guys come up with a time machine, I'm definitely onboard please. 👍

John Gallagher (RAVEN): Let me book my tickets right now!

Led Zeppelin 1972 Los Angeles!!!

Uriah Heep 1973 Birmingham!!!!

Deep Purple 1972 Osaka!!!!

Jan Bechtum (PICTURE): I would very much have liked to be present at one of the Japan shows in 1972 where the Made in Japan album was recorded.

Josh Schwartz (A SOUND OF THUNDER): Of course, I'd have to travel back to Japan 1972 to witness Deep Purple recording Made in Japan live and see Ritchie Blackmore, who I've only ever seen live with Blackmore's Night. I'd probably stay in the past for about three years so I could see Deep Purple Mk. III and Mk. IV, too! In fact, I'd probably just stay there indefinitely so I could see all my other favorite bands, too!

King Fowley (DECEASED): For Purple it would be California Jam. Zeppelin '76 era. Heep I'd have to do a two-night stand. Abominog with Pete Golby show on night one and early '70s on night two with Byron at the helm.

Anssi Korkiakoski (WISHING WELL): It would be great to see Deep Purple play California Jam in 1974. Another very interesting gig could be Uriah Heep in Ruisrock, in Finland 1972. Or Zeppelin anywhere in America in the early '70s! Please take me there!

Ian Greg (TORCH): That one is easy. Since I never got to see Led Zeppelin, I'd love to see them. Imaging seeing them at Madison Square Garden when they recorded The Song Remains the Same.

Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE): Oh, I would have LOVED to see Led Zeppelin in Montreaux in 1971! I have a bootleg of that show and it's just amazing! I would also have loved to see Uriah Heep with David Byron, which I never did, and Deep Purple on the "Made in Japan" tour. Ok, now I feel I REALLY need that time machine!!!

Ricard (PROSCRITO): Purple's California Jam '74 is my favourite live concert ever recorded along with Hawkwind's Sonic Ritual (how could anyone put Sabbath during the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath tour to shame?), so that might say something. I'd kill with bare hands to watch them with the Mark IV performing at Budokan, too, with that frenzied flanger by Bolin which reeked of addiction and decontrol. What a savage guitarist he was, only the good die young. I'd make less sacrifices for the Zeps in their prime (one has to keep some hierarchies, right?), but that's not to say I wouldn't kill someone with a weapon to watch good ol' Bonzo thrashing his drum kit as the highly skilled caveman he was, and witnessing Plant's transitional voice to a harsher one during the early-to-mid era tours. Luckily enough, we have some live recordings, be them official or not, at our disposal showing some of that compositional and performative greatness, surrounded at the same time by excess and savoir-faire, which won't be ever matched. Never. Respect your forefathers and remember the fallen.

Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD): Led Zeppelin played a "Back to The Clubs" tour in 1971 where they played venues like London's Marquee Club, Nottingham Boat Club and Mothers in Birmingham. I would like to have seen one of those stripped back gigs, to be up-close and personal. Witness them in the flesh standing only a few feet away. To truly experience the power of Led Zeppelin live. Although I don't think time travel will ever be invented.

Dejan Rosić (SCREAMER): Definitely Led Zeppelin around 1973 and that is still a dream I have to see them one day! What I've seen from clips and such they look great and sound great and Jimmy Page just looks kick ass in that one-piece suit with dragons on it!

California Jam with Deep Purple where Blackmore lit his Marshall's on fire is another one that would be great, and it looked like a real good party as well!

Paul Bradder (SARACEN): Not really, I might be disappointed, but I suppose watching the shows that led to the recording of Made in Japan might be nice.

Mark Ruffneck (OZ): If I can choose a concert and a band, it will be Led Zeppelin and a concert during the first years. It would be really cool to see John Bonham in action. And I like to be more specific! I choose that concert when Led Zeppelin the first time played a song "Moby Dick", which includes John Bonham's spectacular drum solo!

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