On This Date, July 29th, in 1973: after playing the final show of three nights at Madison Square Garden, Led Zeppelin lost $180,000 in cash when a thief stole their hotel safe deposit box containing receipts from the two previous concerts. The theft – a crime largely suspected to be an inside job perpetrated by employees of the hotel – was never solved.
Here are a few interesting events that happened on this date in Music, July 29th!
1965: The Beatles’ second movie Help! premiered at the Pavilion Theatre in London.
1973: Led Zeppelin lost $180,000 in cash, income from two concerts at Madison Square Garden, when a thief stole the band’s safe deposit box from their hotel. The thief was never apprehended nor the money recovered.
1974: Neil Peart joined Rush, replacing drummer John Rutsey, who left the band due to health problems.
1974: Mama Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen) of The Mamas & The Papas died in London of a heart attack shortly after she performed two sold out concerts at the London Palladium. She was 33 years old.