Our drummer, Bert, is quite the character with a long and checkered career that has included stints with Copper Penny (a Canadian band from the 1968-74 era) and Ronnie Hawkins (some of his sidemen became The Band). So this past Sunday we are recording a demo, and while doing the mix, our guitarist Rob notices a picture on the wall, and comments to the engineer Brian. Rob: "Great early photo of Led Zeppelin." Brian "Yeah, I got it in a local shop - you'll never guess where it was taken" Rob: "Toronto?" Brian: "No, up in your neck of the woods - Kitchener." Bert: "Oh yeah, I remember that show, that was when we opened for them." Rob and me: "You opened for Led Zeppelin???!!!" Brian confirms that Copper Penny opened that show, then Bert regaled us for 15 minutes or so about how the stage was set up, what a jerk Robert Plant was, what a jerk Copper Penny's manager was (his booking and recording deal was 51% to management, 49% to the band!) and how the show was cut short because Plant didn't like the PA. This tour was after the first Led Zeppelin album was released, but before the second. Bert continues to amaze us with these stories out of nowhere.... Hope you enjoyed this little journey into the past - I know we did!... edit - Any other stories like this from other part-timers out there?