Music History

Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy turns forty

Led Zeppelin was already a record-setting global powerhouse when Atlantic Records released the band's fifth album, Houses of the Holy, on March 28, 1973. The English quartet had laid down the basic tracks for the record in the spring of 1972 at the Rolling Stones' mobile recording studio at Stargroves, a county estate west of London at Berkshire. In the months leading up to the release, Led Zeppelin toured the world, selling out arenas in the United States, Europe and Japan, smashing ticket records set by the Beatles.

See also: - The Beatles' Please Please Me turns fifty - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns forty - The Stooges' Raw Power turns forty

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