Led Zeppelin History – June 21

Today in 1977 Led Zeppelin started a 6-night sold-out gig at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood, CA. This show was taped by a fan and can be found now as the bootleg title Listen to this Eddie. It’s one of the best known and best quality Zeppelin recordings out there. Apparently Jimmy Page liked it too; he used a fragment of it on their official 2003 DVD.

Setlist: The Song Remains The Same, The Rover (intro), Sick Again, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Out On the Tiles (intro), Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll.

News report: LED ZEPPELIN OPEN RECORD RUN AT THE FORUM
Led Zeppelin painted a mural of musical abstractions for 18,000 screaming fans, who buried the first five minutes of the show in continuous applause. It took a mere 40 minutes to sell out the tickets for five nights at the Forum. Another night was added later, and it too sold out within minutes.

Zeppelin, acknowledged as the world’s hottest rock group, finally made it to the Inglewood Forum Tuesday night in the most touted Southland concert since the Rolling Stones. They opened a six-concert stand and will play to 108,000 people – a Forum record.

They opened with “The Song Remains the Same”, the title cut from their latest album for Swan Song. At one point, Plant threw back his head, thrust the microphone against his mouth and yelled. “We finally made it. Last time we were here (the Forum) we played with Bad Company. Tonight — no beating around the bush, we’re gonna play ‘cause that’s what we’re here for.” And that’s exactly what they did for a marathon three-hour set. (The Telegram – June 1977)

 

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