In a previous article, I shared with you my vision of a ministry dream team for the Insurgence.
Led Zeppelin serves as a great metaphor when it comes to the gifting and synergy of such a team.
Recently, Rolling Stone Magazine detailed the history of how Zeppelin formed. Their first ever concert together was on September 7, 1968 – 50 years ago from last week (precisely).
The article reveals that Jimmy Page had a vision for a super band that would embody something new to the music world. His vision was clear, and he knew exactly what he wanted to do.
Peter Grant, who was a remarkable agent, teamed up Page.
From there, Grant and Page auditioned and recruited Robert Plant (Page and Plant spent a week together at Page’s boathouse where they compared notes, so to speak.)
Plant introduced Page to John Bonham. And then John Paul Jones responded to an ad in a music magazine where Page announced that he was “on the lookout” for musicians to form a new band.
Jones’ wife urged him to call Page, which he did.
August 12, 1968 was their first rehearsal as a band and September 7 was their first concert. And the rest is history.
Zeppelin made an indelible mark on music history that still stands today. Their contribution is still unparalleled.
A quote from the article:
“In the spring of 1968, Page was at a crossroads. The highly touted session guitar ace was once again a man without a band.”
Well, in the spring of 2018, Frank Viola was at a crossroads, and he is a man without a team.
Let’s hope that will change.
I’m still on the look out for a “Peter Grant” and some others to form a dream team for the Insurgence that will shake this earth.
Here’s the article of the vision to share with whomever the Lord leads. The criteria is stated at the end.