Happy New Year!
Today in 1974 Led Zeppelin re-signed with Atlantic Records after their initial 5-year contract expired. Zeppelin manager Peter Grant announced that all future Led Zeppelin recordings would now appear on their own label, named Swan Song (to be distributed by Atlantic), and that the label would also be signing other acts.
Also today, in 1976, Robert Plant took his first unaided steps since his Aug 4, 1975 car accident in Rhodes, Greece. This was the accident that forced the band to cancel proposed 1975 Fall tours of Europe, Japan and South America.