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dave2007

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  1. The stormtrooper 'look' was inspired by Charlotte Rampling as a slave of the Nazi's in the film 'The Night Porter'. Page and Grant were apparently obsessed with her in that film and watched it over and over. (and Jimmy's skeletal appearance on the 77 tour added to the 'look.)
  2. Am well aware of where Rotterdam is but are you ? It is closer to some of the German cities and the US Army bases than they are to each other. eg. .Cologne to Rotterdam is 160 miles. Munich to Bremen is 465 miles. As for the US base in Frankfurt...it is 285 miles from Rotterdam. It's also 246 miles from Munich...not that much difference. Look, I just disagreed that it was stated as "fact" that the "majority" of the attendees on the Euro dates were US Service personnel. You are the one that got worked up about it and have the ;delicate ego'.
  3. Yes, your friend is wrong. The "majority" of the attendance at Frankfurt and Munich were not American service personnel. You are wrong saying it was a "fact" saying the whole tour was in the "majority" attended by American service personnel. I was at Rotterdam...attendance was between 10 and 15,000.....if the majority of that was US army personnel it would have been a whole different atmosphere and gig. If you think over half of that attendance was American service personnel then that is quite a troop movement from the base in Germany and the Russians would have gone to Defcon 1. Joking aside, it only takes a few hundred "hollerin and yee haw" americans to vastly impove the atmosphere at a low key euro gig. Dave Lewis is the best source for this. Have known him personally for over 35 years..he was on the tour with the band. The American personnel thing is acknowledged at Frankfurt and maybe Munich but not the whole tour. .
  4. Sorry, have to disagree with this. It's not a "fact" at all. There were a notable contingent of US service personnel at Frankfurt and maybe Munich but even on those nights they were not the " majority" of the audience. As for the other 10 or so dates it was definitely not the case
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    New Peter Grant Book

    Chelsea Harbour not Eastbourne
  6. Anyone else seen this film...from 1949.....starring John Wayne and Oliver Hardy !! It's a while since I saw it but from memory quite early on in the film there is a scene where in the background soldiers are sitting gathered around a woman playing acoustic and she is singing Gallows Pole. (though I think she sang 'Gallows Tree' as opposed to 'Pole'.
  7. It was a good day. I was on the same flight as Jimmy from London to Glasgow. Went to the TBL gathering in the Solid Rock. After the show at the Hilton Hotel where P&P stayed.
  8. Steve Weiss. Attorney /Lawyer for Zep
  9. He was not pleading with policeman not to tow his car. It was not his car and he was not driving...the driver was sat in the car a mere few yards away..why would Jimmy be the one pleading the case and not the actual driver? I was there at the time..... Jimmy had just left the building after the soundcheck and was mobbed by about 70 fans as he walked along. He got a bit nervous and quickened his pace...he saw the policeman who had just walked around the corner into all this...and Jimmy veered towards him. The conversation was more like Jimmy describing the car he was looking for.... I took a photo of this and have already posted it here somewhere ( sorry am no good on the search function) Just a few minutes prior to this we had watched Jimmy do a blistering Stairway to Heaven to an empty arena....great day!
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