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  1. Outstanding, but there's still another song with some major harmonica, not just a honk or two.
  2. The 5th harmonica song is definitely a major one from their catalog. Plant makes a sound at the end of Gallows Pole that initially sounds like a harmonica but turns out to be his voice. Haven't listened to Poor Tom lately.
  3. Poor Tom is not the fifth harmonica track. Is there harp on that? Good song though, Bonzo played second line New Orleans style drums.
  4. Just re-listened to the 7-29 soundboard, Plant says: "Tomorrow night I'll be lying in the grass" alluding to the last night then Bonzo counts it off saying the hootchie koos. Did he say the same thing both nights, then?
  5. Aw hell, I'll give 3 up. We done four already but now we're steady and then they went: hootchie koo onetwothreefour hootchie koo!
  6. I'm astonished, Nick, that's fantastic. Although not all are correct it appears all the right answers will be in LONG before the Fourth of July. 1, 3, 4, 8, and 12 (that elusive 5th song) are particularly tricky---one needs an eye as well as an ear.
  7. These questions are buried in another thread so I hope no one minds if I submit my quiz as a new thread, the dirty dozen. 1. Jimmy Page finally cut his beard on what tour? Extra credit: After which show? 2. At what show did they play the complete unreleased fourth album with the exception of Battle of Evermore and When the Levee Breaks? Hint: they also played Gallows Pole that night. 3. Bonzo frequently changed his spoken countoff for The Ocean such as in Seattle 7-17-73: We done four already but now we're steady and dummy went one two three four. He changed it so much the third night
  8. Linda Lovelace introduced the L.A. Forum 3-27-75 concert. She was as notorious back then as Paris Hilton is now.
  9. If this helps or serves as a frame of reference, I was born in 1953 and like Zep to this day. The coolest kids in my school were 'into' them. Then when Led Zep II came out EVERY kid jumped on the bandwagon. It's likely all the celebs you mentioned liked the band and just as likely saw a few concerts. In addition to Leno, et al, I would imagine a lot of famous musicians saw them in the 70s. Weren't Clapton and Beck both at RAH 1-9-70? Sorry, Rove, my bad! You said did they SEE Zeppelin? Probably not, probably sulking in the back gnashing their teeth because they didn't have bands as g
  10. I bought a King Crimson double CD set that included a booklet that contained some absolute revelations about the Fillmore West. In the late 60s Bill Graham had a reel-to-reel under the stage and would tape every performance unbeknownst to the performers. King Crimson found out about this and obtained a copy of their show for the aforementioned CD. This got me thinking about Zeppelin's 4-24-69 'soundboard' show from the Fillmore West. It's too full bodied a recording to be even the best soundboard. When Bonzo unleashes his bass drum triplets in the first minute of As Long As I Have You
  11. I was fortunate enough to see two nights back to back on the first leg of the '73 American tour. I'd already seen them in 1969 and 1971 but these shows were an epiphany to me, definitely a life-changing event. Decades later I got bootleg soundboard recordings of those two nights, it's a little like being able to go back (and I was 20.) The tapes sound good, but lame compared to the visceral live effect of each room. If I could cherrypick three nights to see on the 1973 tour however then Los Angeles 5-31 & 6-3 and Seattle 7-17 would be the ones. Those shows sound so great on tape the
  12. Remember the whips Pamela Des Barres allegedly saw in Jimmy's suitcase in 1969? She said something along the lines of: "He didn't use them on me but I'm sure he did on other girls on the tour." Maybe the girl who said, "Yes, Jimmy whipped me and it was really good," could come forward. Tongue-in-cheek, of course, Rover, you know only the music matters to me. But I love me jokes. I got one for you! Remember the old TV commercial with the eggs cracked in the skillet and the DA voiced narrator would intone: "This is your brain, this your brain on drugs, any questions?" "Yeah, man,
  13. I've no sabers to rattle here, just looking for responsible press reporting. It's as rare as gas at two bucks a gallon. Lisa Robinson never 'had a snidey go' at the band in the press unlike some others. She just impressed me as a young stars-in-her-eyes gossip columnist who would publish statements like how much Robert missed his wife on tour. Had I the access to the band Lisa had in 1973 I'd've written anything Robert commanded me to, too! Harmless stuff, much along the lines of Danny Goldberg, whose PR stories in Circus and others seemed sycophantic to a fault. To be fair he was a Ze
  14. Again I concur, Steve. I could hear it on the first Anderson Theater record I picked up in 1971 or 2, (scarce as that album is I've had three since.) Page was overwhelming the Yardies with his talent by 1968 yet I doubted he thought he'd locate three players his equal in two months, if ever. Especially freakin' Bonzo! Beck had Mickey Waller, Hendrix had Mitch and Clapton had Ginger but Page had only just become acquainted with a kid who made those drummers sound, well uh with all due respect, quaint. With Jones holding down a bottom a mile wide the four members of Zep knew from the first
  15. I've collected Zeppelin bootleg vinyl, magazine articles, pictures and books since 1972 before progressing into the CD and video age. I've read what I think is some fact and what I know is a whole lotta fiction. The media is infamous for mis-quoting so even Jones, Page, Plant and John Henry Bonham's quotes in the press can't be relied on 100%. At the very best it's damned enlightening and hard to dispute bandmember memories on the video channels. Before telcommunications developed to the point of vulgarity I remember an article in early 1976 buried in Rolling Stone with Peter Grant. H
  16. I've had a few Bonham Lagers while blasting the 8-31-71 Orlando bootleg all afternoon so forgive any unclear sentences on my part, Nick. The contractural obligation I meant were the September 7th to 17th shows the band played in Scandinavia in 1968. Those were what Page had permission to employ The Yardbirds name for. After that: "Cor! We went down like a bloody lead zeppelin!"
  17. Agree with every word, mate. If I may play devil's advocate . . . Extant folklore gives the impression that Page had doubts about Zeppelin early on (particularly in the vocal department) thinking the band might last only a couple of albums. Regardless of that minutiae I doubt Page, Grant or anyone in the Zeppelin organization had a clue in little more than a year their untried endeavor would overtake The Stones' and Beatles' best efforts in the charts. Making it is one thing, but eclipsing the best has to offer at the top their game (Let It Bleed & Abbey Road)? Crikey! You'd think
  18. None of my opinions are etched in stone, I like to promote discussion and others' opinions can only reshape and add to (and expand) my own. Steve, I read enough posts here to know you know what you're talking about. Intangibles 40 years gone will forever remain arguable or, I prefer, discussable. Is that a word? But the argument you brought to the table about Hardie's being conscripted for the Zeppelin emblem persuaded me. I know enough about the Zep timeline to be persuaded. And Jim could not be unaware of what he had on his hands.
  19. This is my first day posting and I love the site. To lend some small credibility to my post (and not wanting to sound like a know-it-all) I wanted to mention I play drums. I drummed with a guitarist nicknamed Semi Page who recently passed away. In the 28 years we played together I'd estimate we learned 40 or 50 Zep numbers from start to finish, no half songs that stop when the hard part begins; if you hear a bar band play a Zep medley that's what they're doing 9 times out of 10. I categorically state that just because a drummer can copy Bonham's licks doesn't mean he's as good as John
  20. There's a picture of Page tuning his guitar backstage with a harmonica clamped between his teeth on page 24 of TANGENTS WITHIN A FRAMEWORK. That's photographic evidence Page probably didn't have perfect pitch. And Percy? I'm not sayin' a word.
  21. I have over 100 bootlegs and more than 50 Zep books (or magazines devoted entirely to them) if that's an answer. While Bonham was alive there were plenty of Zep songs they never played live. LZ1 everything except Your Time Is Gonna Come was performed LZ2 everything except Living Loving Maid and Ramble On LZ3 everything except Hats Off For Roy Harper LZ4 everything HOTH everything except D'Yer Mak'er PG only Black Country Woman, Kashmir, In My Time of Dying, The Wanton Song, Sick Again, Ten Years Gone and Trampled Underfoot, (intros like The Rover aren't a complete song)
  22. In the book 'YARDBIRDS The Ultimate Rave-Up' author Greg Russo states there was a cease and desist order. Was Page content to continue working under that name in October '68 before the new band had an album success or their first American tour lauded as 'sensational?' I think he was however had he any inkling of how huge Zep would be in a year he'd've probably never booked the band as the Yardbirds again after Scandinavia.
  23. Those are all good questions and I enjoyed them thoroughly. I'm new here but hopes no one minds if I submit Dirigible's Dirty Dozen. 1. Jimmy Page finally cut his beard on what tour? Extra credit: After which show? 2. At what show did they play the complete unreleased fourth album with the exception of Battle of Evermore and When the Levee Breaks? Hint: they also played Gallows Pole that night. 3. Bonzo frequently changed his spoken countoff for The Ocean such as in Seattle 7-17-73: We done four already but now we're steady and dummy went one two three four. He changed it so much
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