In January of 1974 Led Zeppelin and manager Peter Grant conceived Swan Song Records. Partially because their contract with Atlantic Records had expired at the end of 1973, but also to provide a conduit for other acts to record albums without having to deal with all the red tape that was inevitable with the large record labels.
Bad Company had also just formed in 1973, and lead singer and front man Paul Rodgers was searching for a management company. Through the mutual connection of former Free road manager Clive Coulson, a connection was made that would forever tie Led Zeppelin and Bad Company together.
And by June of 1974 the first band to release an album on Swan Song Records was Bad Company. Through the height of the 70’s and into the early 80’s both bands were managed by Peter Grant. All told both bands would eventually release a combined 11 albums under the label.
The band Shooting Star was conceived out of a desire to form a tribute band that would pay homage to Bad Company. There seemed to be lack of attention paid to a band that had achieved such greatness throughout the 70’s. It was quickly evident that Bad Company’s library of hits was simply not large enough to pull off a typical 4 hour performance required of cover/tribute bands.
After some soul searching the idea was hatched to morph Shooting Star into a Bad Company/Led Zeppelin tribute band. That idea has since been very popular with the crowds, and subsequently due to the overwhelming popularity of the Zepp songs, the band name was changed to Zeppelin & Company.
Zeppelin & Company is on their way to becoming one of the premiere tribute bands in the MD/DC area by combining the songs of two legendary bands into one show. Do not miss a chance to see this band.
JIMMIE ALLEN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
98.7 WMZQ is excited to host an album
release party for Jimmie Allen’s debut
album, “Mercury Lane!” at Farm Brew LIVE
on Wednesday, October 17 where
Jimmie will perform live!
The Reagan Years recreates the sounds of the 1980s; Five talented musicians with five diverse vocal abilities enables this group to replicate uncanny versions of the Pop, Rock, New Wave and Heavy Metal hits of the M-TV Era. Bon Jovi , Madonna, Devo, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Human League, Madonna, Guns ‘N Roses, A-Ha and ZZ-Top, the band covers all the mega-artists! You will sing along to every song! Since 1996, The Reagan Years has been delighting sold out crowds throughout the East Coast and entertaining 80’s events as far away as Hawaii and country of Panama. In 2015, The Reagan Years took their Baltimore 80’s party band to Europe and played Spain and Germany. This band pioneered the 80’s tribute concept and like any great idea, many have imitated it however none have replicated the magic of The Reagan Years.
Dr. Fu is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and rock versions of hits from the 80’s through today. Dr. Fu features a collection of experienced musicians who have shared the stage with a variety of national acts such as Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins etc.