Led Zeppelin History – Jan 22

Today in 1991 John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, NM, played “Stairway to Heaven” for 24 hours straight to inaugurate a format change to classic rock. It played more than 200 times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police showed up with guns drawn; once after a listener reported that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, and later because of suspicion that – this being eight days into the Gulf War – the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists.

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