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Thanks for the clarification,Sam. Much appreciated. I didn't think they played in Pittsburgh in 77.....

Too bad its not a still from film...wishful thinking on my part...again...;-)

Is it not from New York '77? I believe there's a shot in the Zeppelin Mysteries thread with pallets and a forklift. The forklift had a NY state license plate.

A poor quality scan of a photograph can sometimes give the appearance of "film".

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any comments about date of this photo? looks like Earls Court,

if so, his finger injury was long gone and i can't connect this with Drugon Suit.

or Jimmy just kidding with plaster?

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The hand is simply photographed in the full rays of the sun...or it's a photoshop prank.

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Are these from the boston tea party shows in 69?

If you were to believe this site they are:

http://k2yhe.blogspot.com/2011/01/led-zepplin-at-boston-tea-party-1969.html

The same photographer (Roger Thomas) also had a few other rare Boston Tea Party of JPJ (see photo 6) and Robert (see photo 22):

http://k2yhe.blogspot.com/2011/01/photos-by-roger-l-thomas.html

Roger Thomas did light shows at the Boston Tea Party, so it's pretty safe to say these are from the Boston Tea Party. Here's a photo of Roger:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/k2yhe/6118161233/

Here's a clearer version of one of Roger Thomas's Boston Tea Party photos (the one listed above was a reverse negative):

th_backstagebostonteapartyphotobyrogerthomasstaff.jpg

Here's a picture taken backstage at the BTP; it looks like the bench could be similar to the ones in the Page backstage photos:

th_bostonteapartybackroom1967.jpg

Above Page's head in the stage shot, the cross on the wall looks just like the one on this Boston Tea Party photo:

th_Boston-TeaParty-2.jpg

By the way, I don't think Bonzo has a double bass, it's just the angle. He didn't use double bass drums until the summer of '69.

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Actually, that last picture looks nothing like the Boston Tea Party, in fact it also looks like John Bonham is using two bass drums.

Maybe I can clear some things up about the photos. All were taken by my father, Roger Thomas, the director of The Road Light Show at The Boston Tea Party. These photos are all on the same negative strip, as well as contact sheets from his old Hasselblad camera. These were definitely taken at the East Berklee Street location. There are several others, but I have yet to scan and upload them.
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Not saying your wrong Mike, but the walls don't seem to match up when compared to these other Tea Party shots:

http://www.ledzeppel...aspx?showid=113

http://www.ledzeppel...aspx?showid=112

k2yhe made the question moot, but the crosses in the background of both photos looked identical to me (I cropped both photos for an easier a to b comparison). In the two photos you posted, the Bonham photo is too close to clearly see the side wall in the background of the photo, and the Page photo shows the opposite side wall.

th_btpcomparison.jpg

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I'm wondering if anyone here knows that The Boston Tea Party was housed at two different locations? The first (original) one was on East Berklee Street, in the South End. The next location was in Kenmore Square on Lansdown Street. I might suggest if you have questions about the backdrop or architecture of the venues, contacting Steve Nelson of The Music Museum of New England might fill in information that I don't know or have. He was the manager of the BTP and has an incredible memory for details.

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I'm wondering if anyone here knows that The Boston Tea Party was housed at two different locations? The first (original) one was on East Berklee Street, in the South End. The next location was in Kenmore Square on Lansdown Street. I might suggest if you have questions about the backdrop or architecture of the venues, contacting Steve Nelson of The Music Museum of New England might fill in information that I don't know or have. He was the manager of the BTP and has an incredible memory for details.

The Boston Tea Party was housed at two locations. The first location was at 53 Berkeley Street. It opened on January 20, 1967 with a performance by The Lost. The first location on 53 Berkeley Street closed on July 11, 1969 with performances by The Velvet Underground, Country Funk, and Quill.

The very next night, July 12, 1969, the nightclub The Ark, located behind Fenway Park at 15 Lansdowne Street, was renamed the Boston Tea Party and reopened with a performance by Larry Coryell, Country Funk, and The Quill. The decision to close the Lansdowne Boston Tea Party club was made on Thursday, December 31, 1970.

Here's a link to a photo of Robert Plant backstage at the Boston Tea Party (Jan. 69):

http://www.facebook....&type=3

And here's yet another "new" photo of Jimmy at the BTP in January '69:

http://www.facebook....&type=3

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The Boston Tea Party was housed at two locations. The first location was at 53 Berkeley Street. It opened on January 20, 1967 with a performance by The Lost. The first location on 53 Berkeley Street closed on July 11, 1969 with performances by The Velvet Underground, Country Funk, and Quill.

The very next night, July 12, 1969, the nightclub The Ark, located behind Fenway Park at 15 Lansdowne Street, was renamed the Boston Tea Party and reopened with a performance by Larry Coryell, Country Funk, and The Quill. The decision to close the Lansdowne Boston Tea Party club was made on Thursday, December 31, 1970.

Here's a link to a photo of Robert Plant backstage at the Boston Tea Party (Jan. 69):

http://www.facebook....&type=3

And here's yet another "new" photo of Jimmy at the BTP in January '69:

http://www.facebook....&type=3

Actually, the first photo here is from the same roll of film. The man speaking with Robert Plante was my father's partner in Lights By The Road, a film maker named John B____.

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Are these from the boston tea party shows in 69?

...Could this photo be of Lynn Collins - Steven Tyler's companion who left him to accompany Page after the Boston Tea Party?

...From my search "Lynn Collins" has been discussed somewhat steadily, by no photo so far, perhaps Lynn Collins has "finally" made her way to Zep Timeline?

Official Site Timeline Link Boston Tea Party Photos '69

Jimmy Page Backstage/Companion Lynn Collins?

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/image-galleries/led-zeppelin/1968-1969

Thanks all..

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