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mikezep61

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  1. Here's the "plantation" before they played the song in Chicago on Jan. 21, 1975: Now we're gonna try something that we honest, honestly haven't done for about five years. We decided, we decided after last night that we hadn't heard something so long it's not true. Besides the incorrect math, it sounds like they hadn't played it in Bloomington, and I have not seen the song listed in several Bloomington show reviews. Also, HMMT replaced When the Levee Breaks in the set.
  2. How Many More Times was not played at the January 20, 1975 show. The first time it was played on the 1975 US Tour was the next night in Chicago (January 21, 1975). They did not play any concerts where all three of those songs were performed. When the Levee Breaks was dropped after the January 20th show and How Many More Times was added for the January 21st show.
  3. Here are some Las Vegas Israelite clippings regarding The Doors show Mike Tell promoted on October 4, 1969. The last clipping mentions Mike Tell bringing "Led Zepplin" to Las Vegas! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any other mention of the Led Zeppelin Las Vegas gig in the Israelite, including the day after the Led Zeppelin gig (August 8, 1969). It was a weekly paper produced on Friday, and there was no mention of Led Zeppelin in the August 1st or August 15th issues either. At least this corroborates Michael Tell bringing Led Zeppelin to Las Vegas just a few months after it happened! I've attached a few other Ice Palace clippings from 1969 too.
  4. Some loose ends in response to PlanetPage's last post: - The UNLV Rebel Yell school newspaper was not published during the summer, and as a result did not cover the show (no issues between May 22, 1969 - September 24, 1969). - The show would not have been covered in the Las Vegas Free Press because it did not begin publishing until January 1, 1970 (when Vol. 1 #1 was produced). - Mike Tell ("of the Las Vegas Israelite") promoted the Three Dog Night concert at the Ice Palace in conjunction with KLUC radio on July 4, 1969 and the Iron Butterfly gig on December 6, 1969, so it certainly confirms that he was promoting gigs at the Ice Palace during this time. Here are the listings from the Las Vegas Sun:
  5. From July 31st, 1969 through August 28, 1969, Elvis performed 57 shows at the International Hotel in 29 consecutive days (one show on July 31st and two shows per day from August 1st through August 28th. Elvis performed in the 2,200-capacity room while Tina and Ike played the 500-capacity Casino Theatre. On page 107 of Richard Cole's "Stairway to Heaven" book he described seeing Elvis and Ike and Tina Turner at the International Hotel: "The Zeppelin wives joined us for a few days during that tour, including some of the shows in Las Vegas and other West Coast cities... On this particular tour, I figured that by pulling a few strings, I could get us some front row seats to Elvis Presley's show at the International Hotel... That night, we had front row tables. It was the first time any of us had seen Elvis perform. And we weren't disappointed." "Perhaps the only dissatisfied person among us that night was John Paul, but it was good-natured despair. Before entering the showroom to see Elvis, we had spent a few minutes in the International's lounge, watching Ike and Tina Turner perform. And as Tina sang 'River Deep, Mountain High' and 'Come Together', sensually and seductively teasing the audience with dozens of bumps and grinds, John Paul fell in love. He turned to his wife. 'Mo', he said, 'what would I have to buy you so I could sleep with Tina Turner? I've always wanted to screw her. Please, Mo. Name your price! Anything!' Mo decided that it was a deal she wasn't interested in making." A backstage photo of Maureen Plant with Robert (and a monkey - insert jokes here _____) from the Anaheim, August 9, 1969 concert corroborates Cole's assertion that the band wives were on the tour at that point. It's also worth noting that by extending the curfew from 10 p.m. to midnight, Zeppelin could have checked out the King's show at 8:15 p.m. on August 7th and then perform their own show afterward if they wanted to, especially since the International Hotel and Ice Palace were just one mile apart. Here's a photo from August 1969 which shows Elvis and Ike & Tina Turner on the International Hotel marquee:
  6. Of course - I looked for the few weeks before and after the show too. This article is the sole reference to this gig in the Las Vegas Sun. It beats having nothing, or still thinking the show was August 11th.
  7. Some more Bravo 1973 Pics (with some pics from the same show):
  8. Definitely Nuremberg; in fact, you can see the reference to Nürnberg in the caption of the third photo from the left at the top of page. To remove all doubt, here's the second page of the article which mentions that the tour started in Nürnberg in the first paragraph:
  9. I always thought this Charles Bonnay picture of Zeppelin was taken in the lobby of the Kinetic Playground in Chicago, but wasn't 100% positive - until now. Here's a confirmed Kinetic Playground lobby pic and it's a match. More than likely, the bottom pic was taken on the right side of the entrance, while the band picture was taken on the left side of the entrance.
  10. My best guess is "d." By the time the band got to LA they were really, really sick. Given that the Whisky dates were such high profile gigs for the band, they probably decided to skip the low profile Salem support slot to get healthier in preparation for the LA gigs.
  11. Early radio spot for Led Zeppelin's cancelled Salem Armory Auditorium show supporting Vanilla Fudge on January 1, 1969: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dStPbvgUPlQ
  12. It's certainly not from June 14, 1977 - Page wore plain white pants for that gig (not the white "Dragon" pants).
  13. The cancelled Norman date (Sept. 9, 1975) has actually been known for some time (I pulled this out of the Oklahoman archives in 2008):