Just call it one of those strange things. You know, like—
Rock band Led Zeppelin were labelled “old fashioned” and “unconvincing” by BBC producers when the group took part in a radio audition in 1969.
I mean, right. You know? Says the BBC:
Documents from the BBC’s archive reveal that producers invited the group to appear on a trial basis only and criticised their performance ….
One member of the 1969 audition panel said the band were “not for daytime radio – specialist listening only”, while another described them as “derivative” and “unconvincing”.
And, according to a third, the group had “an old-fashioned sound”.
Famous last words?
I mean, come on. It’s forty years later and nobody has really caught up. I can get that they didn’t go over well with a BBC listening panel in 1969, but really? Old fashioned? Derivative? There’s something ironic about that; I just can’t put my finger on it ….
So, yeah. Anyway. Today in self-generated headlines. Or, I guess, last Thursday. Whatever. Insert weak punch line here.