Led Zeppelin History – Feb 28

Today in 1970 Led Zeppelin played the Copenhagen KB Hallen, billed under the name “The Nobs” (a playful pun on the name of their European promoter, Claude Nobs), after complaints from the Countess Eva von Zeppelin over their use of her family name. She threatened to sue the band if they used the name in her home country of Denmark.

Jimmy Page: “Then we shall call ourselves The Nobs when we go to Copenhagen; the whole thing is absurd. The first time we played we invited her backstage to meet us, to see how we were nice young lads. We calmed her down, but on leaving the studio she saw our LP cover of the airship in flames and she exploded! I had to run and hide. She just blew her top.”

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