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The latest song-place added is Bron-y-aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin | Place: Machynlleth, WalesIn 1970, following a grueling US tour, the four members of the rock and roll powerhouse Led Zeppelin retreated to a cottage in the serene Welsh woods to write their third album. The cottage, known as Bron-Yr-Aur had no electricity or running water and provided the band with a much needed rest and relaxation they couldn’t find schlepping from hotel to hotel and city to city across the United States.

Bron-Yr-Aur means “golden hill” and is a reference to its location in the mid-Wales... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Paul from Kilmarnock about Ballroom Blitz - Sweet | Place: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, ScotlandMy o9lder sister and cousin were at the gig with their respective boyfriends and some folks the audience took exception to the mixing desk, which, apparently was somewhere on the main floor for some reason. Thinking that the band were miming and that the music was being played from the desk, people started booing and bottles started flying ... rumour has it that my cousin's fella threw the bottle that struck one of the band (Andy Scott, I think).