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drowan

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  1. “The group played an incredible 145 shows in 1969, and by the end of the year they had released the blockbuster “Led Zeppelin II” (featuring their breakthrough single “Whole Lotta Love”) and were headlining venues like London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Boston Garden and Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. From there, Zeppelin went on to become one of the most popular rock bands in history, dominating the 1970s, influencing countless thousands of musicians and, according to unofficial estimates, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide.” Source: Jem Aswad, Variety, August 13, 2018
  2. The day after the Carnegie Hall concert, Led Zeppelin quickly moved on to Detroit (MI) for a Saturday night concert on October 18, 1969:
  3. Chris Welch wrote in his book about the ascent of Led Zeppelin as a worldwide rock music phenomenon, that he accompanied the band on a flight from London to New York to play at Carnegie Hall on 10/17/69 as the first stop of their Fourth North American Tour of 1969. In preparation for the flight, Chris mentions that he met up with Robert Plant and Bonzo art Euston Station in London:
  4. Rock music critic and author, Chris Welch, who was one of the first journalists to chronicle the rising success of Led Zeppelin on the concert circuit and the band's rapidly expanding fan base in the US, had this to say about the 10/17/69 LZ Carnegie Hall concert: Source: Interview of Chris Welch by Neil Daniels in 2008 Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20100623065158/http://neildaniels.com/Welch.html Must have been to thousands of gigs and festivals over forty years but the one I remember with most excitement was Led Zeppelin at Carnegie Hall in 1
  5. The "Supershow" full length concert feature film was shown at various venues in the US as well and helped establish Led Zeppelin's reputation in the states in the months prior to and after the LZ Carnegie Hall on October 17, 1969. Here is an example of a 1970 screening of the film at Hunter College in New York City: [Note: Hunter College screening premiered on September 17-19, 1970]
  6. Below is a handbill advertising the Supershow full length concert movie that was filmed in March 1969 (7 months prior to the Carnegie Hall October concert) that featured Led Zeppelin and a number of other bands.
  7. Correction: I believe "Constellation Overseas, LTD" was a corporate entity formed in 1965 by Peter Grant and was later used in 1969 for concert contracts and recording sessions booked by the band. See the excerpted note below: I have the original August 17th, 1969 show contract paperwork for the Oakdale Musical Theatre concert, signed by LZ manager Peter Grant and Oakdale owner Ben Segal. It states that “Constellation Overseas, LTD.” will be furnishing the services of Led Zeppelin for the show. Constellation Overseas Ltd was incorporated on November 24, 1965 and is now dissolved. There isn’t any director information or really any information at all(not to be confused with the current offshore mining company of the same name). Their address was, Barclays House, 41 Park Cross Street, Leeds LS1 2QH. The building at that address sounds like it could be an office quadplex now and isn’t quite as nice as surrounding buildings. Is this possibly another one of Jimmy’s companies, similar to Superhype or Flames of Albion, etc., etc.?? Even the name sounds like something he would come up with, Constellation Overseas = Superstar Abroad(USA/The World)!?!? It seems like 1965 was when Jimmy was really becoming a highly sought after session musician and may have had the foresight of protecting himself and his ventures, and could have set up Constellation Overseas. Source: CeeJay302 [https://rarerecordcollector.net/2013/08/04/led-zeppelin-and-superhype/] DRowan
  8. The video recording was done on March 18, 1969 at Staines Studios in the UK as part of a larger "staged" concert recording event called "Supershow". It was produced by Tom Parkinson, directed by John Crome and filmed by a privately financed, independent production company call Colourtel TV Productions. In addition to Led Zeppelin, some of the other musicians recorded as part of this show included Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Stephen Stills, Buddy Guy and others. The filmed concert was ultimately made into a full length feature film and was shown in both Europe and the US in 1969 and 1970. There is some more detailed documentation of the Supershow event on the Led Zeppelin website. The link to that site is as follows: https://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/march-18-1969 The Wikipedia link for this concert film recording event is as follows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supershow Here is what Jimmy Page was quoted as saying with respect to this Supershow session: Jimmy Page: "We performed Dazed and Confused with what seemed to be a pretty experienced production team, as the camera angles appeared interesting at the time. They also used some dry ice, which was quite vibey, and we were just part of a number of artists that were to appear on this show - some of whom had not yet recorded and were due to arrive at the building. There was definitely a timeslot for us to do another number, especially as the other artists hadn't arrived, and I suggested to the director that maybe it would be a good opportunity to do Communication Breakdown as a second number, but they declined the offer and said it wasn't necessary!" - jimmypage.com
  9. June72: Thanks for your effort to correct and clarify the origin and date of this video recording. [I referenced a recording date of "1968" because that was the year (incorrectly) cited in the corner of this You Tube's video recording home page.] I have since done a little research to follow up on your correction and can expand a bit here further. The video recording was done on March 18, 1969 at Staines Studios in the UK as part of a larger "staged" concert recording event called "Supershow". It was produced by Tom Parkinson, directed by John Crome and filmed by a privately financed, independent production company call Colourtel TV Productions. In addition to Led Zeppelin, some of the other musicians recorded as part of this show included Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Stephen Stills, Buddy Guy and others. The filmed concert was ultimately made into a full length feature film and was shown in both Europe and the US in 1969 and 1970. There is some more detailed documentation of the Supershow event on the Led Zeppelin website. The link to that site is as follows: https://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/march-18-1969 The Wikipedia link for this concert film recording event is as follows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supershow Here is what Jimmy Page was quoted as saying with respect to this Supershow session: Jimmy Page: "We performed Dazed and Confused with what seemed to be a pretty experienced production team, as the camera angles appeared interesting at the time. They also used some dry ice, which was quite vibey, and we were just part of a number of artists that were to appear on this show - some of whom had not yet recorded and were due to arrive at the building. There was definitely a timeslot for us to do another number, especially as the other artists hadn't arrived, and I suggested to the director that maybe it would be a good opportunity to do Communication Breakdown as a second number, but they declined the offer and said it wasn't necessary!" - jimmypage.com Once again, thank you June27, for bringing this correction, to our attention. Accuracy is an important part of what this LZ Forum is all about. It is also worth noting that the March 18, 1969 recording date occurred only seven months prior to the 10/17/69 Led Zeppelin concert at Carnegie Hall. This now correctly attributed Supershow video date of 3/18/69 brings the "Dazed and Confused" recording event that much closer to the band's Carnegie Hall October performance date in NYC! DCR
  10. Editor's Note: A correction is required in this string entry (reprinted above). The Bennie Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert album was not purchased by John Bonham as his first album at age 15, it was purchased by rock critic and writer, Chris Welch. Welch's first-hand description of John Bonham's on-stage commentary immediately prior to the LZ 10/17/69 Carnegie Hall concert made the tale and significance of this 1938 album tie-in a little hard to follow. But, after re-reading Chris Welch's review and commentary surrounding the Carnegie Hall concert, it became apparent that it was Chris, not Bonzo, who purchased the Benny Goodman 1938 album at age 15. Sorry for the misinterpreted attribution. Just wanted to set the record straight for both Chris' and Bonzo's benefit! DCR
  11. Here's one of the few photos taken from the stage showing Jimmy Page playing that night on October 17, 1969 at Carnegie Hall. Notice the same band stage hand (shown at the left of this photo with his back to the camera) who was also captured in the B&W photo immediately above. In the background, you can also make out Jonesy (in a red shirt) and two guests behind him watching the concert from the other side of the stage - most likely, Chris Welch, Chris Wood (of Traffic), Eddie Kramer or Lord Sutch.
  12. "50 Years Ago Today on October 17, 1969...." Today (October 17, 2019) is the 50th Anniversary of the Led Zeppelin Carnegie Hall concert in New York City!!!!!!! October 17, 1969 - October 17, 2019 The Led Zeppelin Forum invites any fans who attended this concert (or just simply love their music) to leave your comments here about this momentous occasion!!! We'd love to hear from you. For detailed documentation of that historic night and more fan photos from the concert, see the link below: Edited October 17 by drowan
  13. Here is Jimmy Page using his cello bow on his guitar during "Dazed and Confused" in the middle of the 10/17/69 Carnegie Hall concert. Wow, what a night!!! We were all just blown away. The music changed us all that night.
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