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    Immigrant Song

    Do you mean live recordings? This site is all you need: www.ledzeppelin-reference.com
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    New soundboard for Montreux 3/7/70 ?

    I think he probably did it lots of times. It’s just that we can’t hear it on those rough audience tapes. I recall that JPJ did the organ thing during WLL at one of the Tokyo shows 1971.
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    Anyone know other locations that the photo I uploaded lives at?

    Photo shoot is from 8/22/71. The video shows the band in the exact same clothes. Plant just put a smaller shirt on for the show. They probably took those photos at the Riot House, hopped in a car, and did the second Forum gig. Pretty cool moment in time.
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    New Shows Never Been Heard Before?

    From the Grant biography, The Man Who Led Zeppelin: "...Peter Grant actually missed the group's first date on American soil: "I had to tell them to fly out on December 24 and I caught up with them at the Fillmore West."" So, sounds like Grant was there at the Boston Tea Party shows in January. Personally, I think the 4 1/2 hour show was probably one of the May 69 concerts, if it happened at all. Based on the caliber of the April Fillmore San Francisco performances, I would imagine that they could've pulled off a marathon set in May. The January version of Zeppelin was still so "new". Speaking of those Boston concerts, not sure if it's common knowledge, but it turns out the Zeppelin recording dated for May 27/28 1969 is mis-dated and is really from one of the January 1969 Tea Party gigs.
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    New Shows Never Been Heard Before?

    I think the last ones were the soundboard for 3/3/75 and the incomplete audience tape for Detroit 8/28/70.
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    Anyone know other locations that the photo I uploaded lives at?

    It's probably from the afternoon the same day as this show. Same clothes, for the most part.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    Hardly. That’s how these stories get started in the first place. People draw conclusions based on guesses. “Millard had a friend named Ed? That must be it.” Millard also had a friend named Jim and a friend named Dave, who pushed his prop wheelchair. Maybe that Jim was referring to Jimmy Page and that Dave was referring to David Lee Roth?
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    Sure. People are going to believe what they want. It’s when they declar them “fact”, that there should be more than memory to support it.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    Proof?
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    No way would one of Mike’s friends give his tape to a bootleg company. And, again, at that time it was an 8 year old, incomplete tape that they used. Which means at best it was a copy of a copy of a copy, etc. So, any note from Millard to a friend would’ve been even more unlikely to have been passed on between what were likely strangers passing copied tapes on to other strangers.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    That story has been around for a long time. The fact is that Millard hated bootlegging. There are accounts from friends of his who specifically point this out. When the first bootlegs appeared with his recordings on them, he was not happy. Millard only sent his tapes to other tapers/traders, and his artwork always had photocopies of his ticket stubs and his “Mike the Mic” artwork on them. The dude who ran Rock Solid Records was in the same circles as the guys behind Trademark of Quality. There’s no chance they were given a tape by Millard. Worlds apart. The Rock Solid Record bootlegs used the same type of tongue-in-cheek titles as the TMOQ bootlegs did. Titles like Duckwalks and Lasers, Custard Pie, Live on the Levee. They always had something to do with the band or the show. So any reference to some friend of Millard’s named “Eddie” wouldn’t make any sense to anyone. I promise you that the guys who made the Eddie bootleg had no knowledge of who Mike Millard was. All they had was an 8 year old tape passed around for years. And their copy was incomplete too. If the bootleggers really had known Mike, or a reliable connection to his recordings, they would’ve released many more of his tapes. The fact that all they got was a fragment of 6/21/77 is proof enough of how far removed they were from the source.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I would imagine that the Van Halen brothers saw Zeppelin multiple times between 1970-1977.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    There was only one original vinyl issue of Listen to This Eddie, on Rock Solid Records. It makes no mention of Kramer. There have since been 50,000+ different versions of the show on CD. Those discs can say whatever they want, and often take reviews from online. Doesn’t make the story true. Half of those bootlegs always say “Direct from the Master”, for instance.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    Listen to This Eddie wasn’t released until 1984, when Van Halen was huge. Far more likely to have the bootleg be about a current hitmaker who had made negative comments about the band’s live ability than for the title to be about a record producer from the 1960s. On top of the fact that the Eddie title doesn’t even make sense as it relates to Kramer. “Listen to this”, for what? To hear how good the recording sounds? That’s a stretch. Van Halen had specifically talked trash on Page’s live ability, and if you got in a time machine back to 1984 and said “I’m a big Eddie fan”, everyone from children to housewives would know that you were referring to Eddie Van Halen.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I think the timeline still fits with Van Halen. The Eddie bootleg was released 1984-1985 (according to discogs and bootlegpedia), and the Van Halen quote about Page was in Guitar World, January 1981 (according to wiki).
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