Zep's efficiency still astounds! -- Bowie's first No. 1 was... -- Wicked 1-2-3 punch from AC/DC...

(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)
(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

9/20/1968 (51 years ago today) - When the sessions got underway, they were calling themselves The New Yardbirds: At London's Olympic Studios, Led Zeppelin begin recording their debut album -- They do almost all of it live: including minimal overdubs, it only took 'em 36 hours total to get it done! Now, not to be an old fogey or whatever, but honestly children, that level of pure-mind-numbing/bare-bone-rattling/out-of-this-world talent ought to be enough to make today's knob-twiddling auto-tuners s___t themselves. Twice.

9/20/1975 (44 years ago today) - David Bowie finally gets his first U.S. No. 1 single on this date with "Fame" (in fact, it's his debut in The Top Ten) -- Co-written with John Lennon, the track becomes a mega-mega-hit: on Billboard's list of the Top 100 songs for 1975, it finished the year with a mighty impressive No. 7 ranking -- Bowie, as always, remained (typically) detached, claiming he had "absolutely no idea" the song would do so well, adding "I wouldn't know how to pick a single if it hit me in the face".

9/20/1976 (43 years ago today) - AC/DC release their third studio album "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" -- It ends up doing rather well, selling over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the band's third best-selling album in America, right behind "Highway To Hell" and "Back In Black". Bam! Bam! Bam! Thanks, boys...

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