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1975/1977 - All About The USA?

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With the exception of Earls Court, Rotterdam and Brussels in 1975,  the band did no shows outside of North America in 1975 and 1977.

Was the band so much bigger in the US compared with the rest of the world during these years that focusing on the US made sense?

 

 

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They toured the US so much because that's where the people, the money, and the music industry were. Simple as that. 

Also, in both of those years, the band's plans were cut short. 1975: Plant's car accident, 1977: the death of Plant's son.

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Important to note,  by 1975 Great Britain was under Labor Party government  and Zep opted to become  tax exiles (like the Stones). Working and living in the U.K would have cost them a small fortune. Dennis Heally imposed a tax rate  as high as 90% for the big earners....Percy is constantly referring to this cut throat situation during the Earl's Court Shows.  This era would end in 1979 when Maggie and the Tories took over.

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