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  1. This was taken in New Orleans in Feb/March 1975, while they stayed there during some time off. I have a couple of other photos of this jam as well.
  2. Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant performs with Sherborne legend Jo Burt ahead of album launch By Daniel Mumby | March 21, 2017 One of the legends of Sherborne's music scene has been gigging with an even bigger legend ahead of the launch of his new album. Jo Burt took to the stage to play bass alongside Led Zeppelin front man and 'rock god' Robert Plant for a show during the weekend. Mr Burt's new album - as yet untitled - is due to be released in May. The lead track, Up & Down, will be will be released as a single, with the video aiming to raise awareness and remove the stigma of living with mental health issues in support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (May 8-14).
  3. Melbourne 2/20/72 review - "Lot's Wife" newspaper / Australia
  4. And... another reminder, for obvious reasons, political topics are not permitted on this forum. Please respect the rules and guidelines. Thank you.
  5. Evening Herald - Royal Albert Hall 1970 interview -- Framingham - Carousel Theatre 8/21/69 review
  6. Just going from memory... I believe the Westwood One broadcast was a combination of Dayton and Cleveland.
  7. ^^^ The original
  8. The Way We Were: When Led Zeppelin played Trentham Gardens in 1971 By cwarbrook | March 08, 2017 | Stoke Sentinel When Robert Plant belted out Immigrant Song, Peter Alcock feared the musician would 'break the windows'. “It was the most powerful voice I'd ever heard," says the 65-year-old, of Milton. “It was a great gig – two-and-a-half hours of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game." Peter is recalling Led Zeppelin's concert at Trentham Gardens on March 14, 1971. The gig was part of their Back to the Clubs tour. “I can always remember that one of the amplifiers caught fire near the end," he says. "It was doused with water by John Paul Jones." The band had originally been booked to appear at Hanley disco The Place in April, 1969, but pulled out to fly to the U.S instead. However, they never forgot about the cancelled gig, and their manager Peter Grant later got in touch with the venue to rearrange the show. But by that point the band's popularity was growing, and it was decided The Place wasn't big enough for the concert, so Trentham Gardens was hired instead. “The ticket was 50p," says Peter, “and I went with my mate John Roden. It was a full house and a fantastic night."Peter, who is married to June, and has two daughters and two granddaughters, became a fan of the band after listening to their music in the soundproof booths at Hanley music store Sherwins. “When I heard Whole Lotta Love, that was it," he says. “My mate Kevin Birt got me into them. He was also at the 1971 gig, but he went with his girlfriend. “Led Zeppelin's music is brilliant – it's timeless. They're still selling lots of records today and they're a big influence on other groups." The band returned to the area two years later, but Peter didn't go to the show, which is one of his biggest regrets. “I only went to the one Led Zeppelin gig," he says, “but I have seen quite a few other bands. And I'm still a Led Zeppelin fan – nearly 50 years later." Peter was 19 at the time of the 1971 gig, and was living in Bucknall and working as a butcher at Tesco in Hanley. “I remember Martin Donovan, who was the manager at The Place, was the compère," adds Peter, who is retired from his job at Creda in Blythe Bridge. “He introduced the band, and they kicked in with Immigrant Song. “They played a few numbers from their new album Led Zeppelin IV, which included Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, and Going to California. “All the old favourites were there – Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, and Since I've Been Loving You. “They finished with a Whole Lotta Love medley. Then, as Trentham Gardens emptied, they came back on and did Communication Breakdown. I was right at the front for the encore." ---
  9. Fake poster, not really worth anything.
  10. Memories of rock legends live on as Hofheinz era ends By J.R. Gonzales | March 4, 2017 | Houston Chronicle Many Houstonians will remember Hofheinz Pavilion as the House that Elvin Built (but never played at) or the spot where Phi Slama Jama held court. But the arena, which shuts its doors for good Sunday to be reborn as the Fertitta Center, was also where one could catch some of the hottest acts of the 1970s. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Yes, Elvis Presley, Alice Cooper, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and The Band, and Fleetwood Mac were just a few of the big names to toil there. Not all of those shows went smoothly. It was near the end of a 1970 Led Zeppelin concert when fans rushed the stage. "'Whole Lotta Love,' a demanded encore, resulted in pounding chaos," wrote the Houston Chronicle's Jill Melichar in her review. "Freaked-out fans swarmed the stage and the Zeppelin barely escaped. [Robert] Plant turned to run, but whirled around for a final bravado with head thrown back, body arched and arm raised tautly." Wrote Donna Gaye on the Bayou City History Facebook page: "I am the infamous 'little bird' who jumped up on Led Zeppelin's stage Easter night, 1970, and scrambled behind their huge speakers, dancing on my knees for the rest of the concert. "A big roadie protected me from the angry police, and standing in the delivery access driveway, I got a sweet kiss on the cheek by all the band members." Related A few months later, gate crashers posed a headache for security at the Traffic/Mott the Hoople/Mountain concert. According to the Houston Post, they caused $2,000 in damages to the box office and Hofheinz floor. As a result, the University of Houston put a moratorium on rock concerts there. Not every concert resulted in chaos. Wrote Amy Proctor: "I saw Elton John there with my late sister. ... [H]e was awesome. It was during his crazy hats and glasses days so he made many colorful costume changes. It was a very different experience than the Summit because you were so close to the stage." Joel Berry and his wife went to see the Who there in 1970. They watched the show mere feet away from guitarist Pete Townshend. "Since they had announced a few weeks before the show that they weren't going to play 'Tommy' again, we were surprised when Townshend stepped up to the mic and said, 'We don't feel like playing anything else right now, so I hope you don't mind if we play this.' "With that, they launched into 'Tommy.' They played the entire album, uninterrupted. It was spectacular. We had seen them a couple of times before that, and several times since, but this remains one of our favorite Who experiences." The Rolling Stones -- with Truman Capote, Ahmet Ertegun and Terry Southern in tow -- pulled into Hofheinz during the band's infamous 1972 North American tour. "I saw the Rolling Stones there," wrote Patrick Gutierrez. "I ran into a guy at a friend's house the day of the show who had a ticket and couldn't or didn't want to go. Bought the ticket for $20 and was pretty close to the stage." In the 1980s and beyond, Madonna, the Clash, the Blues Brothers and Prince would play Hofheinz. Other venues would eventually open and concerts there would become fewer and far between. Now, the old arena will hold a spot in Houston concert history with other long-gone venues, such as the Sam Houston Coliseum, the Music Hall, the Summit, and, going way back, the old City Auditorium. - Houston Chronicle
  11. info in this old thread:
  12. Official press release 2/28/75: ----------------- Swan Song Inc. Official Press Release - February 28, 1975 LED ZEPPELIN EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER CANCELLATION OF "FLORIDA ROCK" FESTIVAL The members of Led Zeppelin, who returned today for the resumption of their 1975 American tour, expressed disappointment over the cancellation of the "Florida Rock" festival which the group had been scheduled to headline on March 8th. "Florida Rock" was cancelled last week by David Rupp, owner of the West Palm Beach Speedway where the event was supposed to take place. Rupp gave as his reason for cancellation, the failure of the promoters, Connecticut Concerts Corporation, to begin the improvements on the property he considered necessary for a successful event. Primary among these was paving of parking space for the anticipated 60,000 cars the event was expected to have attracted. Danny Goldberg, Vice-President of Swan Song, Led Zeppelin's "record company, commented following the cancellation: "The group and their manager Peter Grant are very disappointed that they will he unable to play Florida on this tour due to circumstances utterly beyond their control. I know that they have a very special feeling for Florida, due in part to the fact that the biggest concert they ever played was in Tampa, Florida at the Stadium there in 1973." (The Tampa Stadium concert on May 5, 1973 in fact stands as the record for the largest paid attendance ever to see a musical act perform: 56,800.) Following the cancellation of the West Palm Beach festival, a variety of ideas for other dates for Zeppelin to play in Florida were reported in the Florida press. It was reported that the Mayor's office in Miami was attempting to make the Orange Bowl available for a proposed concert by Zeppelin which would benefit the Pediatric Center in Florida. No firm proposal however was ever received by Stevens H. Weiss, who is the Attorney and Administrator for Led Zeppelin and for Swan Song. On February 26th, Weiss sent the following telegram to Frank Cobo, Assistant to the Mayor of Miami, explaining that the time was now too late to logistically put together a Led Zeppelin concert in Florida. The text of his telegram was as follows: Mr. Frank Cobo Assistant to the Mayor of Miami City of Miami City Hall Denner Key Miami, Florida 33133 Dear Mr. Cobo: No definite proposal for Led Zeppelin to play Orange Bowl on March. 8 or any other date has been received either from Pediatric Center or any other party and therefore there is not even anything for me to submit to President of Swan Song and group manager for his consideration. Efforts of Miami Mayor to make Orange Bowl available for Led Zeppelin concert are much appreciated and the charity is undoubtedly a worthy one. However, since nothing concrete has been submitted for consideration of Swan Song President and group manager it is now no longer feasible from time point of view to put together a proper and artistic concert for March 8 even if a firm offer was now received. Further there is no other feasible open time period available on remainder of 1975 tour to play Orange Bowl so therefore any consideration of Led Zeppelin playing Orange Bowl this tour no longer feasible. Hope that the Orange Bowl will be made available for next tour. Florida is a very special place for the Led Zeppelin and they like playing Florida very much. I believe they would be most interested in a charity concert at the Orange Bowl on their next tour. Sincerely, Stevens H. Weiss Attorney for Swan Song and Led Zeppelin ---
  13. I was in LA again recently, stayed at the infamous "Riot" House, near the room where this photo was taken in 1975.
  14. Great work as always PlanetPage!