Zep! Floyd! Yardbirds! Ya don't need much else...

The Yardbirds, April 1965; lead singer Keith Relf, second from left. (Photo: John Pratt/Keystone/Getty Images)

3/22/1975 (43 years ago today) - Led Zeppelin kick off six weeks at No. 1 with their sixth studio album, the double-vinyl classic "Physical Graffiti" -- It was Zep's fourth U.S. chart topping LP and on the day it was released, it shipped one million copies, a feat that no other record in the history of Atlantic Records had ever achieved! -- At last count, "Graff" has sold over 17 million worldwide, which is not too bad for a set that was (mostly) made up of "leftovers" from as far back as "Led Zeppelin III". Still sounds amazing today...

3/22/1980 (38 years ago today) - It was their only No. 1 single: Pink Floyd start a four week run at the top of the U.S. chart with "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" -- It also went to No. 1 in (take a deep breath...) Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, and The U.K.! -- Got a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Rock Group or Duo, but lost to Bob Seger's "Against The Wind". Whatev'...

3/22/1943 - Born on this day, founding member and original lead singer/frontman for The Yardbirds, Keith Relf -- Started playing in bands in 1956, earning much praise for his harmonica playing finesse, and, in fact, it was Keith's distinctive blues harp sound that was a huge factor in The Yardbirds early success -- Keith also co-wrote many of the bands seminal hit singles including the classics "Over Under Sideways Down", "Shapes Of Things" and the psychedelic masterpiece "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" -- Little known fact: he sang an early version of "Dazed And Confused" in live Yardbirds sets before the song was later recorded by the band's successor group 'you-know-who' -- Sadly, Keith died from electrocution while playing his improperly grounded guitar at home; he was only 33 years old at the time.

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