Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album was released 48 years ago today (January 12.) Besides being one of the best albums of all time, Led Zeppelin also has one of the best opening tracks of all time, too.
The late Syd Barrett would’ve turned 71 today (January 6), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.
After the monumental success of The Joshua Tree and its subsequent tour, there was definitely a sense of “Now what?” with U2. The band, perhaps, didn’t know themselves, which made sense why Bono said at a show in Dublin on December 30th, 1989 that, “We just have to go away and dream it all up again.”