There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit is crying for leaving

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 1

Led Zeppelin1971: Some call it the most famous rock song of all time. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin is heard on the radio for the first time — part of a London concert recording that is played on the BBC’s John Peel Rock Hour. The song is never released as a single, so there’s no chart history. Radio stations get promotional singles for airplay. They instantly become collector’s items and Stairway to Heaven becomes the most-played song on the radio around the world. Ever. Here’s the greatest song that never charted: