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CARNEGIE HALL, NY 10-17-69 - Never Before Seen Fan Photos! First use of Black Beauty Les Paul

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On 4/28/2018 at 2:52 PM, drowan said:

The concert poster has a different arrangement of band members but a very similar look for each musician:image.thumb.png.6beebcdf95c0d26ef94f8b899303515c.png

This looks like the original photo (courtesy of Rhino) that was effectively "solarized" to produce the October 1969 Carnegie Hall promotion poster and advertising:

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6 hours ago, anniemouse said:

How could RS get it so wrong.

For those who are mystified how Rolling Stone Magazine could get their reviews of Led Zeppelin's first and second albums so wrong, you should read this July 14, 2014 Reel Harmonies article:

https://reelharmonies.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-top-15-bullshit-album-reviews-rolling-stone-magazine-had-the-balls-to-publish-3/

As a parting thought, here's a funny anecdote about some of Zeppelin's tension with RS captured in 2014 by Reddit:

"I loved the later story: when a freelancer for Rolling Stone went to interview them much later, Page asked they guy why they should be doing this, given the way Rolling Stone feels about them. The reporter says, "when I used to work at a record store the running joke was that if you bought every album Rolling Stone thought was good you would have the worst record collection on the planet." They all cracked up and did the interview."

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Announcement in the October 25, 1969 issue of Cash Box about the huge "pre-sale" order of Led Zeppelin II (exceeding $1 mm!) published the week of the Led Zeppelin concert at Carnegie Hall:

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On 1/26/2018 at 11:18 AM, anniemouse said:

How cool are those photographs. Thank you for sharing.

Though we should never forget that John Mendelsohn got it so wrong in Rolling Stone Magazine, there are other astute critics that got it right!  Let's credit Cash Box Associate Editor, Bruce Harris, for getting it completely right in his review of the Carnegie Hall 10/17/69 concert in the November 1, 1969 issue of Cash Box (page 26) in the "Talent on Stage" review:

   

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Love the closing line of his review: "Led Zeppelin has landed!" 

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14 hours ago, drowan said:

For those who are mystified how Rolling Stone Magazine could get their reviews of Led Zeppelin's first and second albums so wrong, you should read this July 14, 2014 Reel Harmonies article:

https://reelharmonies.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-top-15-bullshit-album-reviews-rolling-stone-magazine-had-the-balls-to-publish-3/

As a parting thought, here's a funny anecdote about some of Zeppelin's tension with RS captured in 2014 by Reddit:

"I loved the later story: when a freelancer for Rolling Stone went to interview them much later, Page asked they guy why they should be doing this, given the way Rolling Stone feels about them. The reporter says, "when I used to work at a record store the running joke was that if you bought every album Rolling Stone thought was good you would have the worst record collection on the planet." They all cracked up and did the interview."

Remember also that Bruce Harris (Cash Box), Chris Welch (Melody Maker) and many others saw the talent, energy and excitement of Led Zeppelin's concerts and albums and clearly got it right!! 

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21 hours ago, anniemouse said:

How could RS get it so wrong.

Agreed, hard to understand.  But Bruce Harris at Cash Box magazine definitely got it right.  [For those die hard fans who love to read the original Cash Box material, much of it is now scanned and online at the William & Mary College (VA) library of digitized media.]  The link to the November 1, 1969 scanned issue of Cash Box magazine with the 10/17/69 Carnegie Hall concert review on page 26 by Bruce Harris ("b.h.") is below:

https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/17215

Click on the "Thumbnail view" which includes page 26.  Enjoy!

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Considering they gave so many classic LP's of that era a kicking what were the Lp's getting praised.

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