Personalities | Led Zeppelin | The Middle Years (1974) | Key Events


Swan Song

1974 was a relatively quiet year for a band that had spent its life touring, though the group would up their business activities when they launched their Swan Song label in May. Compared to The Rolling Stones, who launched their own label under Atlantic the previous year, Swan Song would be a complete working entity. Led Zeppelin approached their label in a similar way that The Beatles had done with Apple, signing bands such as Bad Company (whose self-titled album would be the first US Swan Song release in June), Maggie Bell and The Pretty Things (whose Silk Torpedo would be the first UK release in October), while also putting out their own albums under its banner.

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