Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, drummer John Bonham. Along with Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, the band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues and folk music. After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group were unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums released over eleven years, from Led Zeppelin to In Through the Out Door, their untitled fourth studio album known as Led Zeppelin IV and featuring the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, it helped to secure the group's popularity. Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music early in their career, while Plant supplied the lyrics.
Jones' keyboard-based compositions became central to the group's catalogue, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, the group disbanded following Bonham's death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions; the most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums. Many critics consider Led Zeppelin to be one of the most successful and influential rock groups in history, they are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the third-best-selling band in the US.
Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history", they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1966, London-based session guitarist Jimmy Page joined the blues-influenced rock band the Yardbirds to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page soon switched from bass to lead guitar. Following Beck's departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down. Page wanted to form a supergroup with him and Beck on guitars, the Who's Keith Moon and John Entwistle on drums and bass, respectively. Vocalists Steve Winwood and Steve Marriott were considered for the project; the group never formed, although Page and Moon did record a song together in 1966, "Beck's Bolero", in a session that included bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones.
The Yardbirds played their final gig in July 1968 at Luton College of Technology in Bedfordshire. They were still committed to several concerts in Scandinavia, so drummer Jim McCarty and vocalist Keith Relf authorised Page and bassist Chris Dreja to use "the Yardbirds" name to fulfill the band's obligations. Page and Dreja began putting a new line-up together. Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant, a singer for the Band of Joy and Hobbstweedle. Plant accepted the position, recommending former Band of Joy drummer John Bonham. John Paul Jones inquired about the vacant position of bass guitarist at the suggestion of his wife after Dreja dropped out of the project to become a photographer. Page had known Jones since they were both session musicians and agreed to let him join as the final member; the four played together for the first time in a room below a record store on Gerrard Street in London. Page suggested that they attempt "Train Kept A-Rollin'" a jump blues song popularised in a rockabilly version by Johnny Burnette, covered by the Yardbirds.
"As soon as I heard John Bonham play", Jones recalled, "I knew this was going to be great... We locked together as a team immediately". Before leaving for Scandinavia, the group took part in a recording session for the P. J. Proby album, Three Week Hero; the album's track "Jim's Blues", with Plant on harmonica, was the first studio track to feature all four future members of Led Zeppelin. The band completed the Scandinavian tour as the New Yardbirds, playing together for the first time in front of a live audience at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in Gladsaxe, Denmark, on 7 September 1968; that month, they began recording their first album, based on their live set. The album was recorded and mixed in nine days, Page covered the costs. After the album's completion, the band were forced to change their name after Dreja issued a cease and desist letter, stating that Page was allowed to use the New Yardbirds moniker for the Scandinavian dates only. One account of how the new band's name was chosen held that Moon and Entwistle had suggested that a supergroup with Page and Beck would go down like a "lead balloon", an idiom for disastrous results.
The group dropped the'a' in lead at the suggestion
The Irish Rover
"The Irish Rover" is an Irish folk song about a magnificent, though improbable, sailing ship that reaches an unfortunate end. It has been recorded by numerous artists; the song describes a gigantic twenty-seven masted ship with a colourful crew and varied types of cargo in enormous amounts. The verses grow successively more extravagant about the wonders of the great ship; the seven-year voyage comes to a disastrous end when the ship loses its way in the fog, strikes a rock, spins around nine times before sinking with most of the crew and the captain's old dog aboard – everyone except the singer, who in the last line of the song is revealed to be the lone survivor of The Irish Rover's ill-fated final voyage, so there is no one else alive to contradict the tale. According to the 1966 publication Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads 2, the song is attributed to songwriter/arranger J. M. Crofts; the song details a cargo of the fictional ship which betrays the story to be embellished.
The lyrics vary from rendition to rendition, but note that the cargo of The Irish Rover included - Bricks Bales of old billy goats' tails Buckets of stones Blind horses' hides Packets of bones Hogs Dogs Whores Barrels of porter Bags of the best Sligo rags "The Irish Rover" is one of the most popular Irish-Gaelic Scottish country dances and is set to the music of the song. The Irish Rovers, created in 1963, were named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover" by their mother in Ballymena, N. Ireland, they first recorded the song on The First of the Irish Rovers. Slugger O'Toole – a character referred to in "The Irish Rover" has been adopted as the name of a major political website in Northern Ireland. In issue 26 of DC/Vertigo series Preacher, when Cassidy describes his drinking buddies in New York City, the names are all taken from the Irish Rover. "The Irish Rover" has been recorded many times. Versions are listed below by notable artists in descending chronological order. 2012 - Santiano on their album Bis ans Ende der Welt 2012 - The Mudmen on their album Donegal Danny 2011 - Fiddler's Green on their album Wall of Folk 2011 - Dropkick Murphys on their album Going Out in Style 2010 - Patrick Clifford on his album American Wake 2010 - The High Kings on their album Memory Lane 2009 - Culann's Hounds on their album One for the Road 2007 - Tommy Makem on the posthumous release The Legendary Tommy Makem Collection 2007 - Johnny Logan on his album, The Irish Connection 2005 - Liam Clancy on his album Yes...
Those Were The Days: The Essential Liam Clancy 2005 - Bounding Main on their album Lost at Sea, with an added chorus 2005 - Blaggards on their album Standards 2003 - Off Kilter on their album Celtic Armadillo 2001 - The Tossers on their album Communication & Conviction: Last Seven Years 2000 - Sons of Maxwell on their album Sailor's Story 1998 - The Corsairs on their album The RED One 1996 - The Irish Descendants on their album Livin' on the Edge 1994 - Orthodox Celts on their self-titled début album 1987 - The Dubliners with The Pogues on The Dubliners's album 25 Years Celebration. When released as a single in the same year this version reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, number 1 in the Irish Singles Chart and number 45 in the Euro Chart. 1975 - Ronnie Drew on his self-titled début solo album 1966 - The Irish Rovers on their début album, The First of the Irish Rovers 1962 - The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem on their album Hearty and Hellish 1960 - Dominic Behan on his album The Irish Rover Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Full lyrics on The Pogues' official website The Irish Rover on The Pogues' Shane MacGowan's official website
Interpol is an American rock band from Manhattan, New York, formed in 1997. Their original line-up consisted of Daniel Kessler, Carlos Dengler and Greg Drudy. Drudy was replaced by Sam Fogarino. In 2010, shortly after recording finished for the band's fourth album, Dengler left to pursue personal projects, resulting in Banks becoming the band's bass player. Having first performed at Luna Lounge along with bands such as the Strokes, the National and Stellastarr, Interpol is one of the bands associated with the New York City indie music scene and one of several groups that emerged from the post-punk revival of the 2000s; the band's sound is a mix of staccato bass and rhythmic, harmonized guitar, with a snare-heavy mix, drawing comparisons to post-punk bands such as Joy Division and the Chameleons. Aside from the lyrics, each band member contributes to songwriting, rather than relying on a lead songwriter. Interpol's debut album Turn on the Bright Lights was critically acclaimed, making it to tenth position on the NME's list of top albums in 2002 and number one on Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Albums of 2002.
Subsequent records Antics and Our Love to Admire brought greater commercial success. The band released its fourth, self-titled album on September 7, 2010, they went on hiatus from 2011 through 2012. Their fifth studio album El Pintor was released on September 9, 2014. In 2017, the band embarked on an anniversary tour for Turn On the Bright Lights, performing the album live in its entirety; the band's sixth studio album, was released on August 24, 2018. The band was formed by Drudy. Kessler had "been looking to put a band together for a while". Kessler "had a hard time finding musicians to play with—musicians at all, really." Kessler met Dengler in a philosophy class at New York University and asked him if he played an instrument. Kessler ran into Banks in New York City's East Village, the pair discussed collaborating. Banks admitted that he and Dengler "butted heads" early on in the band's history, but told Spin that now the two are "really tight, in a spiritual way"; the band had trouble choosing a name at first.
"I got to the point where I was like,'Guys, we're getting decent crowds, but like... we don't have a name so no one knows who to go see again,'" Kessler said. Furthermore, the band considered the names Las Armas and The French Letters before adopting Interpol. In 2000, after releasing the Fukd ID No. 3 extended-play album, Drudy left the band to focus on Hot Cross and his label Level Plane Records. Kessler recruited Fogarino, who worked at a local vintage clothing store and at the time considered retiring from music, to replace Drudy. While a member of Interpol, Drudy was a member of seminal first-wave screamo act Saetia. After self-releasing several EPs between 1998 and 2001, the band signed with Matador Records, a member of the independent Beggars Group, in early 2002; the first release, a self-titled EP containing re-recorded versions of "PDA" and "NYC" was released in June 2002. Turn On the Bright Lights was released on August 19, 2002. Recorded at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, the album's sound drew comparisons to post-punk groups of the early 1980s and late 1970s Joy Division and the Bunnymen and The Smiths.
The record was a slow-building success, selling 300,000 copies by 2004. The band regrouped in late 2003 to begin sessions for the follow-up album, again decamping to Tarquin Studios to record; the band released its second album Antics on September 27, 2004. The album sold 350,000 copies in its first four months of release; the record saw the band earn its first UK Top 40 hits with "Slow Hands", "Evil" and "C'mere" charting at No. 36, No. 18 and No. 19, respectively. The album reached gold status in the UK, in the US; the band toured again after the release of the album, playing more dates than before and at bigger venues. The Antics tour stretched on for 18 months, including a number of shows playing as undercards for U2 and The Cure, the band reported feelings of exhaustion to BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe at a concert in Sunderland; the band took three months off. Whilst on the road, the band had released the one-off track "Direction", written for the official soundtrack to HBO's Six Feet Under, Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends.
In late March 2006, Fogarino confirmed that the band were back in the studio working on new material. In an interview with Pitchfork Media, Fogarino stated " moving right along where I think it should...we're all pretty much on fire about it". Fogarino dispelled rumors that the band had signed to major label Interscope, but confirmed that they would be leaving Matador in search of a new label. An update to their website in June confirmed that the band had been working on the follow-up since the turn of the year, but did not confirm a name for the album or comment on the mounting speculation that they were imminently to sign to a major label. On August 14, it was reported that Interpol had signed for Capitol Records, a fact confirmed by Matador on September 1 in a press release on their website. Our Love to Admire was released in July 2007; the album represents a departure for the band, being both the first record they have recorded in New York City, the first time they have included keyboards in the arrangements from the start of the songwriting process.
The band intended to tour behind the album extensively, beginning with the summer fes
The Rover (1967 film)
L'avventuriero is a 1967 Italian war-drama film directed by Terence Young and starring Anthony Quinn. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Joseph Conrad. Anthony Quinn as Peyrol Rosanna Schiaffino as Arlette Rita Hayworth as Caterina Richard Johnson as Real Ivo Garrani as Scevola Mino Doro as Dussard Luciano Rossi as Michel Mirko Valentin as Jacot Giovanni Di Benedetto as Lt. Bolt Anthony Dawson as Capitain Vincent The film performed disappointingly at the box office, earning $225,000 in rentals internationally and $70,000 domestically. According to ABC records, it suffered an overall loss of $1,595,000; the Rover on IMDb The Rover at Rotten Tomatoes
The Rover (2014 film)
The Rover is a 2014 Australian dystopian drama film written and directed by David Michôd and based on a story by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. It is a contemporary western taking place in the Australian outback, ten years after a global economic collapse; the film features Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy with Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Nash Edgerton, David Field and Tawanda Manyimo. It premiered out of competition in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on 18 May 2014; the film screened at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival on 7 June 2014, followed by the theatrical release of film in Australia on 12 June 2014. It had a limited release on 13 June 2014 in New York City and Los Angeles before expanding wide on 20 June 2014 in the United States; the film earned five nominations from AACTA Awards: Best Direction, Best Lead Actor for Guy Pearce, Best Supporting Actor for Robert Pattinson, Best Production Design and Best Original Music Score and included two wins: Best Supporting Actress for Susan Prior and Best Sound.
Ten years after a global economic collapse that caused worldwide turmoil, the Australian outback is a lawless wasteland and poverty are common and small military units patrol the outback attempting to maintain what little law and order is left. After a robbery gone wrong, Archie and Henry flee, leaving behind Henry's injured brother Rey. While driving away, Archie mocks Rey and Henry attacks him, causing Caleb to crash the truck in which they were riding; when they cannot manoeuvre the truck out of debris, they abandon it, Archie steals the car belonging to mysterious loner Eric. Eric follows them. After a brief chase, Archie stops and Eric confronts them; when Eric tries to attack Archie, Henry knocks him unconscious with a shotgun. Eric wakes up and drives the truck into town, where he wanders into several establishments, asking if they have seen the men, he goes to an opium den, where he finds a dwarf and two Chinese acrobats from a traveling circus in the backroom. Eric follows the dwarf to his trailer, where he offers Eric a gun for $300.
Eric doesn't have $300, so he abruptly shoots the dwarf in the head and leaves with a gun. After another confrontation with the opium den's owner, he walks back to his truck and finds Rey, who asks why he is in Henry's car. Eric asks Rey where Henry is. After seeking help from a shopkeeper, Eric takes Rey to a doctor; the doctor cares for abandoned dogs. The next day, Eric sees two vehicles approaching in the distance, senses threat, takes the doctor's rifle; the occupants of the vehicles turn out to be the traveling circus members seeking revenge for Eric's murder of the dwarf. They kill the doctor's companion without warning. Eric kills the acrobats. Eric leaves with Rey. Eric and Rey stay at a motel in an almost-abandoned town. While Eric is away from the room, Rey loads a revolver sees an Army vehicle driving down the street, he hears someone attempting to enter the room from outside. He is shocked to find he has killed the daughter of the motel's owner, he is shot at by a soldier. Eric comes to the rescue, driving Rey and himself away.
While camping near an abandoned mine, Eric is arrested by a soldier. At a small Army base nearby, he learns. Eric tells the soldier; the soldier ignores him. Rey breaks into the area, kills the two soldiers outside the soldier, processing Eric. Eric and Rey escape. Eric and Rey arrive at the town where the gang are hiding, they break in. Eric holds Caleb at gunpoint, while Rey goes to confront Henry. Both hold each other at gunpoint, with Henry not understanding why his brother wants to kill him and at the same time Rey accusing his brother of letting him die. Rey becomes emotionaly overloaded and shoots the wall by accident, which causes Henry to instinctively shoot him in the neck. Eric hears the gunshot and kills Archie and Caleb, before walking into Henry's room and finding Rey's corpse, he shoots a devastated Henry in the chest and burns the bodies. Eric pulls to the side of the road in his car, it is revealed. The film ends with Eric preparing to bury the dog in the desert. Guy Pearce as Eric, a violent and bitter former Australian soldier who has lost his farm and his family.
Michôd said that "I wanted the character to be a guy who had seen that world collapse, remembered a time when things were different and was carrying around a jaded resentment, bubbling in a murderous and dangerous way." Robert Pattinson as Reynolds, a simple and naive southern American youngster. Rey is described by Pattinson as "a dependent, protected by people his entire life, but he has burdened them, he thinks that he can’t live as an independent person. He’s a little slow, very needy, he feels like he needs people to look after him all the time." Scoot McNairy as Henry, brother of Reynolds and a member of the criminal group who stole Eric's car Gillian Jones as Grandma, owner of an opium den David Field as Archie, another member of the group who stole Eric's car Tawanda Manyimo as Caleb, another member of group who stole Eric's car Anthony Hayes as Sgt. Rickofferson Susan Prior as Dorothy Pe
The Rover (play)
The Rover or The Banish'd Cavaliers is a play in two parts, written by the English author Aphra Behn. It is a revision of Thomas Killigrew's play Thomaso, or The Wanderer, depicts the amorous adventures of a group of Englishmen in Naples at Carnival time. According to Restoration poet John Dryden, it "lacks the manly vitality of Killigrew's play, but shows greater refinement of expression." The play stood for three centuries as "Behn's most popular and most respected play." The Rover features multiple plot lines, dealing with the amorous adventures of a group of Englishmen and women in Naples at Carnival time. Scene 1 Hellena, a young woman about to enter a convent, questions her sister Florinda about whom she loves. Florinda admits she loves Belvile, an English colonel, but her father is determined that she would marry the elderly Don Vincentio. Further complicating matters, Florinda's brother, Don Pedro, wants Florinda to marry his friend Don Antonio. Don Pedro enters with Callis. Pedro encourages Florinda to marry Don Vincentio.
Florinda refuses and Hellena supports her. This pleases Pedro, who says that he has a means for Florinda to escape that marriage: by marrying Don Antonio the next day. Pedro exits and Florinda and Hellena convince Callis to let them disguise themselves and go to Carnival. Scene 2 Three Englishmen, Belvile and Frederick, are walking in the town. Belvile is melancholic because Don Pedro has forbidden him to marry Florinda, favouring Antonio instead. Willmore, who has just arrived in Naples and greets his friends; the Englishmen prepare for a night of feasting. Women dressed as courtesans enter and Willmore flirts with one of them, while Belvile snipes at him with references to venereal diseases. Florinda and Valeria enter dressed like Gypsies, promise to tell the men's fortunes. Willmore and Hellena flirt with one another. Hellena agrees to meet Willmore again presumably for a sexual liaison. Meanwhile, Lucetta, a "jilting wench," begins to seduce Blunt. Florinda reads Belvile's palm and begins to set up a meeting with him when she sees her brother approaching.
She hastily runs off with Hellena and Valeria. Pedro passes by. Florinda's letter contains instructions for Belvile to come to her garden at ten that night and carry her off. Blunt sneaks off with Lucetta; the other men, who think of Blunt as a foolish provincial, realise that he has all their money with him, hope that he does not come to harm. Frederick informs his friends of a new courtesan in Naples: Angellica Bianca, the former mistress of a dead Spanish general. Scene 1 Willmore and Frederick are on their way to see Angellica when they come across Blunt. Blunt says that Lucetta loves him and is waiting for him to join her that night; the Englishmen laugh at him and retrieve their money, but leave Blunt "to be cozened". Blunt objects to the accusation. Angellica's servants hang up a portrait of her outside of her house; the Englishmen are astounded by her beauty, but leave when they realise they do not have the money to buy her—one thousand crowns a month. Don Pedro sees the picture and the price.
He runs off to fetch it. Angellica laments that no one has taken her up because of the high price, but when she learns of Don Pedro and Don Antonio, both of whom are rich, she decides to pursue them goes back inside. Pedro soon enters from one side of the stage, Antonio enters from the other. Antonio is struck by Angellica's portrait and wonders out loud if he could get away with sleeping with Angellica and still marry Florinda. At the mention of Florinda, Pedro recognises Antonio. Angellica bows to Antonio, who removes his mask and confirms his identity. Antonio tries to pay for Angellica, they fight. Willmore and Blunt break them up. Pedro challenges Antonio to a duel the next day over Angellica. Antonio accepts. Meanwhile, Willmore tries to steal it. Antonio tells him to put it back. Willmore says that Antonio has the money to pay for the real thing. Angellica enters just in time to see another fight break out. After a while, all the Spaniards are fighting Blunt. Belvile and Frederick join their English comrades.
Angellica asks Willmore to speak with her inside as she was very excited and impressed by him. Willmore goes, despite Frederick's fears that Angellica is angry with him. Scene 2 Willmore tries to persuade Angellica to sleep with him for free, claiming that as a seaman he doesn't have much cash. Angellica would not agree to this, but she has fallen in love with Willmore, with his wits and his way. Willmore has described his temptation to get her forever, she agrees, despite the warnings of her maidservant Moretta. Scene 1 Florinda and Valeria enter, in different disguises. Hellena says that she is not in love; the women see Belvile and Frederick approach, but the fact that Willmore is not with them causes the women to hide and to eavesdrop on the men. Belvile and Frederick have come to retrieve Willmore from Angellica because he has been inside with her for two hours. Willmore brags about having enjoyed Angellica's charms for free. A servant of Lucetta's enters an
The Rover (novel)
The Rover is the last complete novel by Joseph Conrad, written between 1921 and 1922. It was first published in 1923, adapted into the 1967 film of the same name The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power, the French-English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Peyrol attempts to find refuge in an isolated farmhouse on the Giens Peninsula near Hyères; the story is about Peyrol's attempt at withdrawal from an action- and blood-filled life. Conrad placed on the title page an epigraph taken from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does pleaseThis became Conrad's epitaph