It was a dark and stormy night.

Actually, it might have been a sunny day, I have no idea.

But it was a dark and depressing day in rock because it was 33 years ago today, when on December 4, 1980, Led Zeppelin announced they were finished as a band.

It was two months after they lost John Bonham, and they realized they couldn't really go on without him.

A moment of silence please. :-D

Of course, there have been moments of the band coming together again, most notably, as ultimateclassicrock.com reports, in 2007 at an Ahmet Ertegun tribute show held at London’s 02 Arena.

The performance was a great success, but as in the past, the band resisted the temptation for a highly lucrative reunion tour.

That show was captured on the ‘Celebration Day‘ live album and DVD filmed at the event.