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Led Zeppelin (album)

Led Zeppelin is the debut album by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released on 12 January 1969 in the United States and on 31 March in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records; the album was recorded in September and October 1968 at Olympic Studios, shortly after the band's formation. It contains a mix of original material worked out in the first rehearsals, remakes and rearrangements of contemporary blues and folk songs; the sessions took 36 hours. It was self-produced by Page, he was joined on the album by band members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham. Percussionist Viram Jasani appears as a guest on one track; the album was mixed by Page's childhood friend Glyn Johns, the iconic album cover showing the Hindenburg disaster was designed by George Hardie. The album showed the group's fusion of blues and rock, their take on the emerging hard rock sound was commercially successful in both the UK and US, reaching the top-10 on album charts in both countries, as well as several others.

Many of the songs were longer and not well suited to be released as singles for radio airplay, Page was reluctant to release "singles", so only one single was released, "Good Times Bad Times". However, due to exposure on album-oriented rock radio stations, growth in popularity of the band, many of the album's songs have become classic rock radio staples. In July 1968, the English rock band the Yardbirds disbanded after two founder members Keith Relf and Jim McCarty quit the group, with a third, Chris Dreja, leaving to become a photographer shortly afterwards; the fourth member, guitarist Jimmy Page, was left with rights to the name and contractual obligations for a series of concerts in Scandinavia. Page asked seasoned session player and arranger John Paul Jones to join as bassist, hoped to recruit Terry Reid as singer and Procol Harum's B. J. Wilson as drummer. Wilson was still committed to Procol Harum, Reid declined to join but recommended Robert Plant, who met with Page at his boathouse in Pangbourne, Berkshire in August to talk about music and work on new material.

Page and Plant realised they had good musical chemistry together, Plant asked friend and former band-mate John Bonham to drum for the new group. The line-up of Page, Plant and Bonham first rehearsed on August 19, 1968, shortly before a tour of Scandinavia as "The New Yardbirds", performing some old Yardbirds material as well as new songs such as "Communication Breakdown", "I Can't Quit You Baby", "You Shook Me", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "How Many More Times". After they returned to London following the tour, Page changed the band's name to Led Zeppelin, the group entered Olympic Studios at 11 p.m. on 25 September 1968 to record their debut album. Page said that the album took only about 36 hours of studio time to create, adding that he knew this because of the amount charged on the studio bill. One of the primary reasons for the short recording time was that the material selected for the album had been well-rehearsed and pre-arranged by the band on the Scandinavian tour; the band had not yet signed a deal and there was no record company money to waste on excessive studio time.

Page and Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant paid for the sessions themselves. The reported total studio costs were £1,782; the self-funding was important because it meant they could record what they wanted without record company interference. For the recordings, Page played a psychedelically painted Fender Telecaster, a gift from friend Jeff Beck after Page recommended him to join the Yardbirds in 1965, replacing Eric Clapton on lead guitar. Page played the Telecaster through a Supro amplifier, used a Gibson J-200, for the album's acoustic tracks. For "Your Time Is Gonna Come" he used a Fender 10-string pedal steel guitar. Led Zeppelin was produced by Page and engineered by Glyn Johns, who had known each other since they were teenagers in the suburb of Epsom. According to Page, most of the album was recorded live, with overdubs added later. Page used a "distance makes depth" approach to production, he used natural room ambience to enhance the reverb and recording texture on the record, demonstrating the innovations in sound recording he had learned during his session days.

At the time, most music producers placed microphones directly in front of the drums. For Led Zeppelin, Page developed the idea of placing an additional microphone some distance from the amplifier and recording the balance between the two. Page became one of the first producers to record a band's "ambient sound": the distance of a note's time-lag from one end of the room to the other; because of the live recording, some songs had Plant's vocals bleed onto other tracks. Page stated that this was a natural product of Plant's powerful voice, but added the leakage "sounds intentional". On "You Shook Me", Page used the "Reverse echo" technique, it involves hearing the echo before the main sound, is achieved by turning the tape over and recording the echo on a spare track turning the tape back over again to get the echo preceding the signal. This was one of the first albums to be released in stereo only. Prior to this, albums had been released in separate stereo versions; the songs on Led Zeppelin came from the first group rehearsals, which were refined on the Scandinavian tour.

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King Adora

King Adora was a rock group formed in Birmingham, England in 1998. The band released debut album Vibrate You in May 2001 and follow-up Who Do You Love? in March 2004. The band was notable for their short, riotous live shows and built a small, dedicated fanbase, which, at present day, consists of one person, name unknown. Lack of label support and changing tastes in the UK guitar music scene led King Adora to split in 2005. In 2010, the band reformed to play has been inactive since. In 1998, Matt Browne and Martyn Nelson formed King Adora in Birmingham, after leaving their respective bands the Blaggards and the Joylanders. Both bands played at the Flapper & Firkin in the city centre and the Jug Of Ale in Moseley was another popular hotspot; the first song the pair wrote was Friday Night Explodes, which explored their experiences of working all week and getting drunk at Snobs nightclub in the city every Friday night. They added Walsall-based bassist Robert Grimmit, the only person to attend the bass auditions.

While out celebrating Grimmit's arrival, the band completed the lineup by adding drummer Dan Dabrowski, who cancelled plans to move to Nottingham in order to join. King Adora's name was reputedly taken from an oversized adult toy. Drawing strong glam influences from the likes of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, T-Rex, David Bowie and Blondie, King Adora drew comparisons to Suede and early Manic Street Preachers; the band would stress that their colourful, glam image was not the be all and end all, saying "you can't just have an image, you've got to have good songs as well, look at bands like Rachel Stamp, who are all image and don't have any songs. The band met manager Mark Chester and gave him a three-track demo, which he circulated amongst A&R representatives. After signing a six-album deal with Superior Quality Recordings, the band released the singles Bionic/The Law, Big Isn't Beautiful and Smoulder throughout 2000. BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq was an early supporter, who broadcast several of the band's gigs on his Lamacq Live show and invited the band to record live sessions at Maida Vale Studios during 2000 and 2001.

After playing London gigs supporting label mates The Bluetones, King Adora broke onto the festival circuit, appearing at T in the Park and Reading and Leeds Festivals in the summer of 2000 and joining with friends My Vitriol to support Mansun on a UK tour in October and November. The band became known for their short, explosive live shows, receiving complaints after a headlining gig in Portsmouth lasted for 19 minutes and joking that they would have to "give it all up" if they played for 25 minutes; the band's growing fanbase would cross over with those of other "eyeliner-friendly" bands Manic Street Preachers, Rachel Stamp and Mansun. King Adora were publicised by Kerrang! and Melody Maker magazines, though they lost support from the latter publication when it was merged with NME in late 2000. After a failed recording session due to alcohol abuse, King Adora were sent to record their debut album at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall with producer John Cornfield in late 2000, away from record company interference.

Pictures of the studio's previous clients on the studio walls provided inspiration during the sessions. The band staged a Christmas party, which would go on to be featured in one of the final issues of Melody Maker. King Adora kicked off 2001 with a UK tour in January and February, featuring support from Easyworld and Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi; the tour included a stop at the London Astoria to support Mansun at an NME Brat Awards performance. The tour culminated with the release of the Suffocate single on 19 February, which reached number 39 on the UK Singles Chart. Another UK tour followed in April and May, with the re-released Bionic single being released mid-tour and peaking at number 30; the placing rankled with Browne, as it prevented a chance of performing on Top of the Pops, though the single would be the highest-placed of the band's career. The tour included King Adora's biggest headlining show, when the 19 May London date was moved from the Mean Fiddler to the Astoria due to demand for tickets.

King Adora's debut album Vibrate You was released on 21 May 2001 and charted at number 30 on the UK Albums Chart. Looking back on the album in 2004, Browne said he "would have used different recording techniques included a couple of different songs and the artwork I loathed". On 31 May, King Adora were confirmed as support for Queens of the Stone Age on their UK tour in June. In July, the band announced they were to give their first EP, Friday Night Explodes, away for free via their official website on 3 August. King Adora played their first shows in Japan in mid-August, appearing at Summer Sonic Festival and headlining a sideshow at Liquid Rooms in Tokyo, before returning to the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festivals. In mid-October, the band finished recording a 17-track demo of new songs for Superior Quality Recordings in preparation for their second album, though they admitted they had had little time to prepare the material. On 31 October, King Adora stepped up to headline a Lamacq Live gig for BBC Radio 1 at the Sanctuary in Birmingham in place of Weezer, debuting new songs Tokyo Honey, Born To Lose, The Chase and Love So Volatile.

A short UK tour took place in December (featuring support from Kine

Tōdō clan

The Tōdō clan was a Japanese samurai clan of humble origins from the Inukami District of Ōmi Province. During the Edo period, the Tōdō ruled most of Ise Province and all of Iga Province as daimyō of Tsu Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate; the clan rose to prominence under Tōdō Takatora, a trusted commander under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, as well as an architect of numerous Japanese castles. During the Bakumatsu period, the defection of the Tōdō clan to the Satchō Alliance in 1868 was a major factor in the defeat of the Tokugawa forces at the Battle of Toba–Fushimi; the head of the clan was awarded with the kazoku title of Count by the Meiji government. A junior branch of the clan, which ruled Hisai Domain in Ise Province, was awarded the title of viscount in the Meiji period. Another junior branch of the clan, which ruled Nabari in Iga Province, was not styled as a daimyo, but was awarded the title of baron in the Meiji period. Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du japon.

Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha... Click link for digitized 1906 Nobiliaire du japon Turnbull, Stephen.. The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Arms & Armour. [reprinted Cassell & Company, London, 2002. ISBN 978-1-85409-523-7 Genealogy of the Todo clan

Unaccustomed As We Are

Unaccustomed As We Are is the first sound comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy released on May 4, 1929. Ollie brings Stan home for dinner, a unwelcome surprise for Mrs. Hardy who storms out in a huff. Mrs. Kennedy, a neighbor from across the hall, offers to help the boys cook dinner. Mr. Kennedy, a cop, returns the boys hide the slip-clad Mrs. K. in a trunk. Unaware that his wife is within earshot, Mr. Kennedy starts bragging to the boys about his "technique" in extramarital liaisons, his furious wife confronts him about it before giving him a bit of her own technique: throwing everything within range at him. Next door, Stan and Mrs Hardy continue eating while trying to ignore the crashing and shouting coming from the Kennedy's apartment; when it stops, Mr Kennedy shows up, bruised and in a terrible state. He beats him up, he prepares to do the same to Stan, but his wife has evidently not finished with him yet. She comes out of their apartment wielding a gigantic vase and, despite Mr. Kennedy's efforts to protect himself, crashes it over his head, putting him out for the count.

Having evaded a beating, Stan leaves as though nothing has happened, but falls down the stairs as Ollie watches and flinches with every thump and loud crash as he reaches the bottom. Stan Laurel as Stan Oliver Hardy as Ollie Edgar Kennedy as Officer Kennedy Mae Busch as Mrs. Hardy Thelma Todd as Mrs. Kennedy Unaccustomed As We Are is notable for being Laurel and Hardy's first sound film; the soundtrack was lost for 50 years. A silent version, with intertitles, was released, as well as a Victor disc International Sound Version; this is the first film in which Hardy says to Laurel, "Why don't you do something to help me!" which became a catchphrase, repeated in numerous subsequent films. Heard for the first time is Stan's distinctive, high-pitched whimper of distress; the plot of Unaccustomed As We Are was expanded into the feature film Block-Heads in 1938. In addition, the gag of the spaghetti ending on Ollie's lap was conceived for their 1928 silent film Habeas Corpus, but was left unfilmed. Unaccustomed As We Are on IMDb Unaccustomed As We Are at AllMovie Unaccustomed As We Are at Rotten Tomatoes

Jean Jeavons

Jean Anne Jeavons is a female English former competition swimmer. Jeavons swam the Butterfly Stroke for Great Britain and the Melton Mowbray Swimming Club where she became the county champion and broke the county record which remains to this day, she represented Great Britain at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich competing in the women's 100- and 200-metre butterfly, 4×100-metre medley relay, came 20th, 9th, 10th missing out on a place in the 200-metre final by a single place and less than a second. She represented England in the 100 and 200 metres butterfly events, at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the ASA National British Championships she won the 100 metres butterfly title in 1971 and 1972 and the 200 metres butterfly title in 1972 and 1973. Melton Mowbray Swimming Club

Naharlagun–Guwahati Donyi Polo Express

The 15617 / 15618 Naharlagun - Guwahati Donyi Polo Express known as Naharlagun - Guwahati Intercity Express is a daily Intercity Express of the Indian Railways, which runs between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh. Guwahati railway station Kamakhya Junction railway station Changsari railway station Rangiya Junction railway station Tangla railway station Udalguri railway station Dhekiajili Road railway station Rangapara North Junction railway station Biswanath Charali railway station Gohpur railway station Tatibahar railway station Harmuti Junction railway station Gumto railway station Naharlagun railway station The train is hauled by WDM 3A diesel locomotive of the Malda Shed The train consist of 10 Coaches as follow: 2 SLR 8 Sleeper Coach 3 AC Three Tier 1 AC Two Tier 1 AC 1st Class Cum Two Tier