Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Led Zeppelin Crashed Here

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Next time you stay at an old, dusty motel, you may want to ask the innkeeper what legendary stars once crashed there before you.

That’s what a new book called Led Zeppelin Crashed Here (Santa Monica Press), explores as it lists hundreds of places where musicians like Elvis Presley, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, and of course, Led Zeppelin once rock n’ rolled, crashed, and hung out.

For example, an old Comfort Inn in Cleveland, Ohio, formerly called Swingo’s, was the ultimate rock n’ roll hotel in the 60’s and 70’s, hosting the likes of Elvis and The Rolling Stones.

But it was Led Zeppelin who really crashed at Swingo’s, and caused chaos by tossing food out of their room and blaming it on another hotel guest – Elton John.

Another famous joint is a Foster’s Freeze in Hawthorne, California, that The Beach Boys mentioned as the hamburger stand in their song, “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Turns out Brian Wilson spotted a friend cruisin’ in her daddy’s T- Bird there once, and the rest is musical history.

San Francisco’s Candlestick Park isn’t just for ballgames, in fact, this is the very place where The Beatles played their final American concert in 1966.

Finally, Disneyland’s little Tommorrowland stage is the spot where The Eagles played together for the first time as a small opening act for Linda Ronstadt.

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