Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, a double album that included eight new songs and several that hadn't made it onto the group's three previous albums, was released on this day in 1975. The band's sixth studio album was also the first Zeppelin released on its own label, Swan Song Records.
Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on February 24 include...
1944 Nicky Hopkins, keyboard player for Jeff Beck, the Rolling Stones, the Who, John Lennon and more is born.
1947 Steve Miller Band bass player Lonnie Turner is born.
1952 George Thorogood is born.
1965 Beatles start filming Help!
1969 Jimi Hendrix does his last concert with the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Royal Albert Hall, London.
1973 The Byrds do their final concert together in Passaic, NJ.
1982 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.
1982 The Police earn Best Group honors at the first Brit Music Awards in London.
1988 Alice Cooper announces he's a candidate for Governor of Arizona.
1992 Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love marry in Hawaii.
1993 Eric Clapton collects 6 Grammy awards.
1998 Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman dedicate Mr. Tambourine Man to Roy Orbison.
1998 Elton John is knighted at Buckingham Palace.
1998 Tommy Lee gets arrested for assaulting Pamela Lee. She files for divorce.
2002 Bon Jovi performs at closing ceremony of Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
2009 Neil Young releases archive 1963-1972 box set.
2010 Personal Assistant to Ramones manager is found guilty on second degree murder of her boss in a finding that included charges she had stolen more than $30,000 from her.
2014 Heart releases Fanatic.
2021 Bruce Springsteen enters a guilty plea in a Covid-19 pandenmic virtual court session to consuming alcohol on propert it was prohibited on. Charge of driving his motorcycle while intoxicated is dropped.