Led Zeppelin History – July 20

Today in 1968 a group called Obs-Tweedle performed at a teacher training college in Birmingham, England. A guitarist named Jimmy Page was in the audience to watch the group’s 19 year-old singer, Robert Plant. Page would later invite Plant to his home and offer him the singer job in the new music group he was forming (eventually to be called Led Zeppelin).

Also today, in 1969, Zeppelin played at Musicarnival in Cleveland. This was the day of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, and Zeppelin took the stage early and played a short set so that fans could go home and watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Plant told the crowd “You will always remember where you were tonight”.

Setlist: Train Kept a Rollin’, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountain Side, You Shook Me, How Many More Times (medley incl. “Lemon Song”), Communication Breakdown.


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