Led Zeppelin History – Feb 14

Today in 1972 Zeppelin had to cancel a planned concert in Singapore, which was the start date of their only Australian Tour, when they were refused entry into the country due to their long hair; they were not even permitted to get off their plane. The ultra-conservative government was in the midst of a campaign against the “corrupting” influence of Western culture – long hair, drugs, sex – on the youth of Singapore. The band had to fly back to London and then start the Australian tour directly from Perth two days later.

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