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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 07:23 PM
I was 10 when bonham died. But have seen the firm, page solo, plant solo and page and plant. My dad saw zeppelin at msg in 1977. any body here see them?
 
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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 07:43 PM
yes
February 1975, Nassau Coliseum
The tour that supported Physical Graffitti
Great show, not the best show I've seen, but still memorable
I went nuts during Heartbreaker
One of the loudest I've been to - my ears rang for days after

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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 07:44 PM
Yes, I saw them when I was in college, at Freedom Hall in Louisville 1976 or 1977

I worked part time in a ticket office. Couldn't believe how many tickets I had to get for people as soon as word got out.

We sold out 19,000 paper tickets cash only in less than 3 hours with the box office being the only place you could buy them.

That tour was probably the first use of lasers in lighting on a stage at a rock concert. They made a pyramid with the laser light beams (green). Blew peoples minds when it rotated. My how technoligy has changed things LOL.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 07:52 PM


[Edited on 4/16/2016 by stormyrider]

 

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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 08:07 PM
May 5th 1973 Tampa Stadium. The concert was mentioned in the opening of the '07 concert @ the O2 arena.
June 3rd 1977 Tampa Stadium. Rained out after 3 songs which resulted in a riot and banning of group playing in Tampa.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 08:22 PM
yep,3x. Zep1&2 tour,3 & then '75 tour. All different but 1st was by far best,still remember vividly. They were a totally different band,4the time,with a different sound & all great. Everyone was on the edges of their seats when jimmy played Whole lotta Love solo with the bow on his guitar.Show lasted over 3 hours I think.The sound filled the arena like no other show & introduced metal music.'73 Zep 3 tour was totally different starting with Immigrant Song,Gallows Pole & no one knew what to make of it them all just sitting there on chairs,being acoustic,some people seemed stunned but was still great-different.It was just before 3 was being released,so songs were all new.The later '75 show was,full & glitzy& costumed & more of a circus atmosphere.They changed again & everyone knew Zeppelin by then with Stairway so they were an 'Event' by then & branching into Eastern sounds.They were more out of it onstage & less'hungry',less straight rock&blues that they started from. The crowd changed too unfortunately.Years later,'95,Page & Plant were still amazing but the original chemistry of the 4 of them together was perfect.Still remember,the early shows,John Bonham banging those huge Gongs,never saw gongs except with Pink Floyd...but Bonham was active,loud & different.Those were days of very long drum solos,his was 1/2 hour.Those were good shows considering it was before all the fireworks of today,lazers & explosions but you could feel the '75 show entering that different era.Those first 2 shows were all about the music,& the crowds were different.






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  posted on 4/15/2016 at 08:31 PM
Twice and they were dreadful both times. Page was so out of it that we got disgusted and left the 2nd time.

Based on what I saw a genius studio band that wasn't worth jack-s**t as a live band.

Plus between ripping off the old blues artists and the way the roadies & Peter A-Wipe treated people, I wrote them off long ago. So did Bill Graham. He thought they were the biggest bunch of low life's in Rock. Duane also couldn't stand Page which in terms of a character test's is kind of like my 107 pound Golden Retriever not liking someone when they walk into my house --- in other words it happens once a blue moon.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 03:14 AM
Saw them on the Physical tour and they bored me to tears. Walked out half way through the show. No I didn't pay for the ticket either. All flash and no substance. Never did see what all the commotion was about.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 06:15 AM
Yes in 1975 at MSG. Didn't get them then and I still don't. I vividly remember walking out with my buddy and saying " I think Dickey Betts is better than Page ".
 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 07:14 AM
Knebworth Aug 4th 1979

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 09:30 AM
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...and the those old blues artists ripped off those that came before them. Where is the moaning & groaning about that ? I have dozens of 78's from the 20's, 30's, and 40's that have A LOT of lyrics & music that were used by artists later on. It comes full circle.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 09:35 AM
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Yes in 1975 at MSG. Didn't get them then and I still don't. I vividly remember walking out with my buddy and saying " I think Dickey Betts is better than Page ".


Different strokes for different folks.

I have sat on my friends back deck in the Sierra Foothills and talked with Dickey about Page. He had kind things to say about Page's slide technique, his studio genius, and related on a personal level how substance abuse ruined ability and creativity.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 09:38 AM
...oh the question at hand.

I was in an old Ford Econoline van traveling from Berdoo to Oakland in August of 1977 to see Zepplein, Derringer, and Priest. The van broke down outside of Fresno and we didn't make the gig. It was their last US show ever. So it wasn't meant to be.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 09:52 AM
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Plus between ripping off the old blues artists


...and the those old blues artists ripped off those that came before them. Where is the moaning & groaning about that ? I have dozens of 78's from the 20's, 30's, and 40's that have A LOT of lyrics & music that were used by artists later on. It comes full circle.




Sorry gotdrumz but that does not make it right. I'm sure you heard that Page and Plant were recently ordered to have a jury trial in re: Stairway stealing the opening from Randy California

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 10:21 AM
First concert I ever saw, 1969 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Amazingly, it was a CYO trip and we took buses to Philly after meeting in the church parking lot! Apparently the organizers of the trip didn't do their homework about the band (or rock and roll in general). Concert was good, very loud (of course), but I had no desire to see them again.
 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 01:10 PM
1977 Tampa. Three songs and a riot.

"The Song Remains the Same", "The Rover (intro) > "Sick Again", "Nobody's Fault but Mine".

The show was interrupted by torrential rain fall. It rained for about 20 minutes but by then Zeppelin had abandoned the giant crowd. The crowd pelted the stage with bottles. Finally one of the many police officers was hit in the head. He and many other officers attacked the crowd with billy clubs. I was in the grand stand so had a perfect seat for the pandemonium.

Never really liked Led Zeppelin much after that show. The tickets clearly read "rain or shine". I had driven all the way down from Fort Walton Beach. It was the Summer before my Senior Year of High School.

I thought it was a very unprofessional move.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 01:40 PM
1969, Atlanta Pop Fest I.

Very good, a straightforward set of blues based power rock and an acoustic Wild Mountain Thyme.

Accompanied my wife to a Plant show a while back. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 03:04 PM
1977. very strange show. it was the end of that amazing few years of the early seventies hard rock and we all knew it. could have heard a pin drop during the intro to stairway. weird tho, very forgettable experience, other than the glam and mystique and sheer volume ther was not much actually happening.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 05:11 PM
glam& debauchery,thats a good word describing them then.It was the beginning of the end,'75 on even though crowds kept coming. After losing Hendrix,joplin,morrison & Duane things changed & these guys became more mortal.Altamont just really ended that early era.There was so much different music happening at the same time with Zeppelin,Sabbath Duane & Allman bros & the birth of new music.Metal,Southern Rock,Glam rock,country rock(poco,csny)psychedelic,etc.The Stones were changing up every album.So many moments stand out from that period.Duane & Dickey trading moments & Duane sliding w that new sound.Dualing guitars of A Cooper then Skynerd,Ozzy w that heavy sound & Zeppelin,Poco & Hendrix...then it all started to change.Some of them re-invented themselves,& some just faded or died so young.Some were immortal like Richards & Page for some reason.I still have a vivid picture of Duane owning that big stage playing that slide,at the same time as being unimposing on the rest.He just flowed & flowed but there were so many greats & originals back then.They never played by the clock back then too,they just played to the crowd & wrapped when they felt it was time.
 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 06:23 PM
Proud to say that yes, I saw them three times and all three were in their absolute prime and I don't see how anyone could argue with that.

I am part of a music email group of about six guys.............sometimes if I review a show, the group is much larger, around 25 people.

Someone in the group really slammed Zeppelin recently, I mean really tore them apart, saying they were basically just a terrible band. Here's a copy and paste of my response:

The second concert of my life was Led Zeppelin at The Forum in L.A., 1971. I was 16. I didn't even know who they were...............their latest record was Led Zep III and I didn't own anything. I went because my buddy was a guitarist and he said that we HAD to see these guys. "This guy Jimmy Page.............Oh Man!" So we did.

I still thank him to this day, and to this day it was one of the greatest shows I have ever seen in my life. 3-1/2 hours, five encores. A 20 minute acoustic set in the middle, side two of Led Zep III. I'll never forget that night.

Live performance is where the proof is in the pudding, and you can say what you want about songwriting rip-offs. Everyone knows Zep did it, but they certainly are not the only ones.

Then I was 18 and a senior, they came back to The Forum, but this time for four nights, not one. They had really hit it big..............Led Zep IV w/ Stairway, Black Dog, Rock and Roll. It's still a great record and like a lot of their stuff, it still stands up to this day. My buddies and I spent the night @ The Forum to get those tickets (WHAT a PARTY that was !!). I went the first and last nights, took a girl to the first show and went with three buddies to the last one. They back up that 71 show and MORE. They were just ON..............young and in their prime . I'll never forget those three Zep shows, not EVER.....all three just magical moments in rock history.

I never saw Zeppellin again, never saw a need to. WHY? Because those three were SO completely off the hook, I figured, WHY? I never thought that they could match that.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 08:17 PM
Yes...1977...Cincinnati

 

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  posted on 4/16/2016 at 11:00 PM
First date with someone I wanted to impress who loved them. Love is blind and deaf.


 

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  posted on 4/17/2016 at 08:36 AM
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Sorry gotdrumz but that does not make it right. I'm sure you heard that Page and Plant were recently ordered to have a jury trial in re: Stairway stealing the opening from Randy California


I don't recall saying anything about what is wrong or right. Just the fact of what took place and that nobody is moaning about other older blues artists doing likewise.

I responded to somebody talking about "ripping off old blues artists". So what does an ongoing trial between the similarities of "Taurus" & "Stairway To Heaven" have to do with that ? "Black Mountain Side" is similar to the arrangement Bert Jansch played the old traditional Irish Folk song "Black Water Side". Willie Dixon got paid by Zeppelin and credited on latter pressings of those albums. Did he pay the ones he "borrowed" from ? I doubt it.


 

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  posted on 4/17/2016 at 06:11 PM
73 MSG
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  posted on 4/18/2016 at 08:41 AM
I don't recall saying anything about what is wrong or right. Just the fact of what took place and that nobody is moaning about other older blues artists doing likewise.

I responded to somebody talking about "ripping off old blues artists". So what does an ongoing trial between the similarities of "Taurus" & "Stairway To Heaven" have to do with that ? "Black Mountain Side" is similar to the arrangement Bert Jansch played the old traditional Irish Folk song "Black Water Side". Willie Dixon got paid by Zeppelin and credited on latter pressings of those albums. Did he pay the ones he "borrowed" from ? I doubt it.
___________________________________________________________________________ ______Who exactly did Willie Dixon rip off or " borrow " from ?

 
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