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1 hour ago, SteveAJones said:

Given a feature length film by a local director proved inconclusive I'm thinking belief in this gig will remain a leap of faith. The director presumably exhausted all the conventional means of research. We need a ticket stub or a photograph to surface.

 

Agreed.  The digging to find something conclusive would have to be incredibly exhaustive (and exhausting!) and for why?  Maybe it's better off as a Led Zeppelin Mystery.

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January 31st

1967 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - Wellington,New Zealand/Town Hall,Cuba Street

1969 - Led Zeppelin - New York,NY/Fillmore East

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Detroit, MI/Olympia Stadium

2006 - John Paul Jones - London, England/3 Kings Pub - with Robyn Hitchcock & The Minus 3

2013 - JBLZE - Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Massey Hall

2016 - Robert Plant - Sensational Space Shifters - Glasgow,Scotland/Old Fruitmarket - Celtic Connections-A concert for Bert Jansch Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1st

1967 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - Hamilton,New Zealand/Founder's Theatre

1969 - Led Zeppelin - New York,NY/Fillmore East

1975 - Led Zeppelin - Pittsburgh,PA/Pittsburgh Civic Center

2011 - Robert Plant - Band Of Joy - Washington,D.C./DAR Constitution Hall

2013 - JBLZE - Kitchener,Ontario,Canada/Centre in the Square

2016 - Robert Plant - Sensational Space Shifters - Glasgow,Scotland/Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - Celtic Connections-A concert for Bert Jansch Foundation

 

 

 

February 2

1967 - Jimmy Page - The Yardbirds - Auckland,New Zealand/Auckland Town Hall

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Toronto,Ontario,Canada/The Rockpile

2011 - Robert Plant - Band Of Joy - Raleigh,NC/Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

 

 

 

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February 3rd

1975 - Led Zeppelin - New York,NY/Madison Square Garden
1980 - Robert Plant - Birmingham,West Midlands,England/Top Rank Ballroom - encore with Rockpile
1984 - Robert Plant - Sydney,Australia/Sydney Entertainment Centre - Elton John on encore "Treat Her Right"
1986 - Jimmy Page - The Firm - Mean Business released
1988 - Robert Plant - Now and Zen Tour - London,England/Marquee Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 4th


1975 - Led Zeppelin - Uniondale, NY/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1995 - Jimmy Page - Paris,France/LeZenith de Paris - with The Black Crowes
2008 - John Paul Jones - London, England/BBC Radio2 Folk Awards
2011 - Robert Plant - Band Of Joy - North Charleston,SC/North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2012 - John Paul Jones - Oslo, Norway/Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene

 

 

 

 

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February 5th

1996 - Page & Plant - Unledded Tour - Tokyo, Japan/Nippon Budokan
2002 - Robert Plant - Strange Sensation - Bristol,Avon, England/University of Bristol, Anson Rooms
2011 - Robert Plant - Band Of Joy - Atlanta, GA/Fox Theater

 

 

 

^ I was there front row with Gigi:-) What a great night!!!

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That's awesome, Deb!  Looks like things are back to 'normal' here.  Some don't have the staying power to get things done.  You rock! :yesnod: ????

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^Thanks Walter, it was a great night for sure:-) 

February 6th

1966 - Robert Plant - Tennessee Teens - Wolverhampton,West Midlands,England/Blue Flame Club
1972 - John Bonham & Robert Plant - Wolverhampton,West Midlands,England/Lafayette Club - with Fairport Convention
1975 - Led Zeppelin - Montreal,Quebec,Canada/Montreal Forum
1984 - Robert Plant - Principle Of Moments Tour - Melbourne,Australia/Sports & Leisure Centre
1996 - Page & Plant -Unledded Tour -Tokyo,Japan/Budokan Hall
2010 - John Paul Jones - Them Crooked Vultures - New York,NY/GE Building, NBC Studio 8H - Saturday Night Live

2013 - JBLZE - Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada/MTS Centre

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Deborah J said:

February 6th

1996 - Page & Plant -Unledded Tour -Tokyo,Japan/Budokan Hall

That should read just Budokan, not Budokan Hall. ;)

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^Thanks- you may want to send Jimmy's website an update as well:-)

 

February 7th

1969 - Led Zeppelin - Chicago,IL/Kinetic Playground
1975 - Led Zeppelin - New York,NY/Madison Square Garden
2008 - John Paul Jones - Los Angeles,CA/The Largo - Watkins Family Hour
2011 - Robert Plant - Band Of Joy - Charlotte, NC/Ovens Auditorium
2013 - Jason Bonham - JBLZE - Regina,Saskatchewan,Canada/Casino Regina

 

 

 

 

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2016 at 4:07 AM, Deborah J said:

^Thanks- you may want to send Jimmy's website an update as well:-)

They've stolen enough from me...and still can't get it right.

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I will try to catch up on the thread this weekend (unless they call me for something this weekend since I am living at the hotel I am working at for the next month)....:-)    

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Hi Everyone!

 

Sorry as I had to work over most of  the weekend and I am so tired right now I would probably mess up (seriously).. If anyone else wants to keep it updated for a while....  :-)

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February 8

1969 - Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL (Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin) Headliner: Vanilla Fudge

1975 - The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Plant's voice has pretty much healed while Page's finger has definitely healed! The performance doesn't crawl like other 1975 shows, it runs! Trampled Underfoot is proof of this. Plant adds a few new lyrics to The Song Remains The Same and at the start of The Rain Song. Page enters late for the bow section in Dazed And Confused but ends the song with a new riff. Whole Lotta Love is an abbreviated version without the middle section. It goes straight into Black Dog with Plant singing most of its original lyrics. This show is also the one where rowdy audience made its appearance that caused Robert comments: "Can we advocate that people stay in their seats? It's not very pleasant to see situations like that right under your nose, so can we all keep cool!"

Pre/Post

1968 - Band Of Joy - London

1984 - Plant - Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle

1996 - P&P - Budokan Tokyo, Japan

2000 - Plant - Sugarmill - Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

2009 - Plant & Krauss - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA - 51st annual Grammy Awards

2010 - John Paul Jones (Them Crooked Vultures) - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY

2011 - Plant (Band Of Joy) War Memorial Auditorium - Nashville, TN

 

 

February 9

1971 - Sunset Sound Studios - Los Angeles, CA - Stairway To Heaven (Alternate Mix)

Mixing session of tapes originally recorded at Island Studio no.1, London, England on December 5th, 1970.

Whooah! The legendary Sunset Sound mix. The added reverb in the beginning is a little distracting while listening on headphones, on a proper stereo it would be fine (ambience is really nice). First major difference: the recorders are hard cut instead of faded out at 2:13. This is a bit jarring but works with what Page said recently about each part of Stairway having definite transitions. There is an amazing clarity to Bonzo's drums always fascinating to hear. Immediately after the solo, the very ending of the solo you hear Page slide down the neck. Then there are extra guitar overdubs as well as missing vocal overdubs from Plant. In the final album mix, Plant is double or triple tracked. In this version there's only one track - the lower one. There's a few extra guitar licks right after "to be a rock and not to roll" - it sounds almost like he's mimicking parts of the solo.

Pre/Post

 

 

February 10

1969 - (Disputed) Memphis State University - Memphis, TN

1975 - Capital Centre - Landover, MD

The bombastic renditions of Dazed And Confused and Moby Dick, when Bonham throws a couple of rhythm exercises known from basic structure of Whole Lotta Love.

Pre/Post

2008 - John Paul Jones - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA - 50th Annual Grammy Awards

2010 - John Paul Jones - Them Crooked Vultures - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC

 

 

February 11

Pre/Post

1967 - The Yardbirds 1. La Locomotive - Paris 2. Le Tube - Aulney-sous-Bois, Paris

1968 - Band Of Joy - Nottingham Boat Club - Nottingham, East Midlands, England

1984 - Robert Plant - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Boondall, Queensland, Australia

1985 - The Firm Album - US/Canada Release Date  :birthday:

2000 - Plant - Beauford Theatre - Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales

2010 - John Paul Jones - Them Crooked Vultures - Atlanta, GA 

 

February 12

1975 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

https://youtu.be/VJgWxt1ukBM

A member here, Bluecongo made this mash up of 75 film clips and synced it up to audio about 10 years ago. Thank you, Bluecongo!

A great show! It may have been a blizzard outside but the Garden was rocking this night! "We came four blocks in the snow to get here ... you realise that? People were calling me on the telephone today and saying 'Is it gonna be on?' For a minute I was wondering about my anatomy, then I realised there was some discrepancy about the weather. Isn't it good though that it snows? Doesn't it change the vibe of the city? I think it's great!" The band is in excellent form and delivers a great show. Robert sounds good and strong, Jonesy and Bonzo are amazing as always, and Jimmy is incendiary tonight, especially at the end of Sick Again. He extends the solo in Over The Hills And Far Away to an incredible length and soars. No Quarter is dedicated to Jones that "...made Monthy Python's Flying Circus a flop in New York" tonight and his imppecably clean fingernails. Moby Dick is like a hurricane and Dazed And Confused just blows everybody out to the cosmic level! A bunch of heavy solid encores with an excellent Heartbreaker with some lyrics of Elvis Presley's That's Alright Mama thrown in closing this amazing eveing. This is definitely a triumph for the entire band and, not only a strong concert but also probably the best from the 1975 US Tour. "Ladies and gentlemen of New York ... you're too much ... and we ain't so bad ourselves!" and the show was over.

Pre/Post Zeppelin

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1966 - Plant - Tennessee Teens - Walsall Town Hall - Walsall, West Midlands

1996 - Page & Plant - Budokan - Tokyo, Japan

2012 - John Paul Jones w/ Robyn Hitchcock - University of Warwick - Coventry, W.Midlands

 

February 13

1975 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

A great show! The band is strong, Robert's voice is in fair shape and Jimmy is blazing, especially on a great and very long version of Dazed And Confused and an epic Stairway To Heaven solo. Roll Over Beethoven is only a short vocal rehearsal but one of the encores features Ronnie Wood on second guitar, dueling with Page as they trade licks in an extended jam that sounds killer when Jonesy and Bonham jam behind it.

 

Pre/Post Zeppelin

1996 - Page & Plant - Budokan - Tokyo, Japan

February 14

1969 - Thee Image Club - Miami, FL

https://youtu.be/QAABCkIpqEU

Two very high powered sets with different moods and feels to them. Both feature a band playing with fiery intensity! Robert hits some of the highest screams and is raw emotion, ranging from the primordial wails of How Many More Times and As Long As I Have You to the pain and suffering of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. The band's assault is relentless as well. This was the second to last show from the first US tour of 1969. Again, the group ended (?) with Bonham's drum solo. Pat's Delight

1974 - Rainbow Theatre - London - Roy Harper's Valentine's Day Concert

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Jimmy Page, Robert Plant & John Bonham attended Roy Harper's Valentine's Day concert as part of the all-star band, The Intergalactic Elephant Band, with Roy Harper on vocals and guitar, Ronnie Lane on bass, Max Middleton on keyboards and Keith Moon and John Bonham on drums. Robert Plant acted as MC.

1975 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

This is a magical show ... one of the best from 1975! The Valentine's Day reflected Plant to some special comments tonight about the Pagans: "Today is one of the last of the pagan traditions that is carried on into the 20th Century. It's the day for sowing the wild seeds. In fact, now they call it St. Valentine's Day ... so, happy St. Valentine's Day. I think we should dedicate this show to St. Valentine." Since I've Been Loving You is played for the first time out of three on this tour and the playing and energy of this show make it a real special concert. Plant: "Who knows what it's gonna sound like, but it's something we really used to dig playing." No Quarter is great and Dazed And Confused is beyond words. The encores are funky and long, and the rare second encore of Heartbreaker has a long blues interlude inserted in Jimmy's solo.

Pre/Post Zeppelin

2007 - Plant (The Honeydrippers) - JB's - Dudley, West Midlands, England 

 

February 15

1969 - Thee Image Club - Miami, FL

https://youtu.be/bznxYAuwYsE

http://www.treeo.com/led-zeppelin-story/

Pre/Post Zeppelin

1984 - Jimmy Page - New York City, NY

On this day Jimmy Page celebrated Johns' 42nd birthday jamming with Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, John Entwistle, and Louis Bertignac.

"I’d known Jimmy


forever. We came from the same town, Epsom, Surrey, and we’d even had a little band together for about five minutes. I’d got him a few sessions in the past, and when eventually he decided to put Led Zeppelin together he asked if I was interested. The sessions were actually booked under the name of The Yardbirds and I had no idea what it would sound like, but when they started playing I was completely blown away. I don’t think I’ve come down yet from the buzz I got from being in the room, it was utterly inspiring and incredibly simple to record. They were well rehearsed and masters at what they did, which is why it took only nine days, including mixing.
~ Glyn Johns, Uncut interview

1996 - Page & Plant - Castle Hall - Osaka, Japan

 

February 16

1972 - Subiaco Oval - Perth, Australia

http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/308-zeppelin-mysteries-hosted-by-steve-a-jones/&do=findComment&comment=7901 From the archives of Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones. Trip down memory lane, Jonesy? Many thanks & Much appreciated.

1975 - St. Louis Arena - St. Louis, Missouri

https://youtu.be/sZgKvFcQAxM

https://youtu.be/QAemudgbPPc

The show itself is an excellent closing night for the first half of the tour. The band carries the momentum of their great closing show in Nassau. During his intro for The Song Remains The Same, Plant refers to Kansas City and that John Bonham was arrested there once! Before No Quarter John Paul Jones is finishing a gin and tonic before he can start playing and tonight's version is very strong, sounding very dark and foreboding. Dazed And Confused and Stairway To Heaven are both outstanding. The encores are the only let down in this performance.

Pre/Post Zeppelin

1984 - Plant - Yubinchokin Kaikan - Tokyo, Japan

2000 - Plant - The Junction - Cambridge, Cambrideshire, England

Edited by apantherfrommd
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14 minutes ago, apantherfrommd said:

February 8

1984 - Plant - Newcastle Civic Centre Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle   

February 9

1968 ? - The Yardbirds - Top Rank Ballroom - Cardiff, Wales ...I don't show this date at all...who can prove it? 

February 10

1968 - The Yardbirds - Barlong Hall - Dagenham, London...I don't show this date at all...who can prove it?

2010 - John Paul Jones - Them Crooked Vultures - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC 

February 11

Pre/Post

1967 - The Yardbirds 1. La Locomotive - Paris 2. Le Tube - Aulney-sous-Bois, Paris

1968 - Band Of Joy - Nottingham Boat Club - Nottingham, East Midlands, England

1984 - Robert Plant - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Boondall, Queensland, Australia

1985 - Happy Birthday - US/Canada Release Date for The Firm (album) 

Pre/Post Zeppelin

1996 - Page & Plant - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan  delete for uniformity

February 14

2007 - Plant (The Honeydrippers) - JB's Place - Dudley, West Midlands, England  

February 15

1996 - Page & Plant - Castle Club Hall - Osaka, Japan 

February 16

Plant refers to Kansas City and that John Bonham was arrested there once! Yes, following the Memorial Hall gig (Nov 5 1969) for public intoxication in the hotel lobby. He was released from jail after a few hours.

 

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9 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

 

You've red-crossed my Happy Birthday?! You can't do that to albums! I mean you can, and you did, but you don't. You can shatter this album's happiness. Albums are alive. They can rock, they can reach, climb, fall, etc. It's getting it's Happy Birthday back before it gets a complex and grows up goth or emo.

Other than that, thank you very much Jonesy. I'm not sure when the Firm album was released in the UK and Japan. Thanks for the corrections. Would you care to post some of these updates sometimes while Deborah J is gone or at least the Pre/Post dates?

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February 17

1970 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rescheduled from February 7th to February 17th due to a head on collision that had left Robert Plant with broken teeth and severe cuts.

 

Pre/Post Led Zeppelin

1984 - Plant - Yubin Chokin Kaikan - Tokyo, Japan

1996 - Page & Plant - Century Hall - Nagoya, Japan

https://youtu.be/UTHmvgksbQw - Eastern Intro, Heartbreaker, Bring It on Home, Custard Pie, Ramble On

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February 18

Pre/Post Zeppelin

1967 - The Yardbirds - Barnsley Civic Hall - Barnsley, South Yorks, England - The First British date following the overseas tour (Unconfirmed?)           

https://books.google.com/books?id=j1OuyRS5tSMC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false

2000 - Plant - Fiddlers Club - Bedminster, Bristol England https://youtu.be/QFkHgj1j8U8

2005 - John Paul Jones w/ Robyn Hitchcock 3 Kings Pub - Clerkenwell, London, England - Doctors Without Borders benefit

The first of many appearances in 2005 with Robyn Hitchcock, the first was at a Medicins Sans Frontieres benefit in which he played mandolin.

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February 19

1972 - Memorial Drive Park - Adelaide, Australia

 

 

This was the second stop (after Perth which has a tape that hasn’t surfaced yet, according to rumor) of their only Australian tour. Really great, crisp sound in this powerful and excellent show. The opening salvo is awesome, and Jimmy plays one of the best solos in Stairway To Heaven, and it's only 1972! Dazed And Confused is truly awesome and a riotous medley closes the show. The crowd is going nuts throughout the show, with Robert telling them to shut up, and it's not hard to see why.

 

Pre/Post Led Zeppelin

1968 - Band Of Joy - The Speakeasy Club - London, England

1984 - Plant - Shibuya Public Hall - Tokyo, Japan

1993 - Page with Mason Ruffner - Muddy Waters Club - New Orleans, LA.

On this day in 1993, it is said that I jammed with Mason Ruffner at the Muddy Water's club in New Orleans.I don’t have too much recollection of this, but I met him at the Old Absinthe House bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans during the Firm tour of 1985 and he became a good friend.Mason is a blues guitarist and vocalist in a real Texan tradition. He played as support to the second 'Firm Tour' and also opened shows for the Outrider Tour, later in 1988. Mason also played on Bob Dylan’s 'Oh Mercy' album, which was recorded in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois.~JP

1996 - Page & Plant - Castle Hall - Osaka, Japan

 

 

2005 - Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation - Bristol Academy - Bristol, Avon, England - The Tsunami Benefit Gig

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             http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tour-watch/robert-plant-tour-watch/tsunami-benefit-gig-bristol-academy/

 

 

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On 2/16/2016 at 11:20 PM, apantherfrommd said:

Would you care to post some of these updates sometimes while Deborah J is gone or at least the Pre/Post dates?

I am a very handsome and powerful man without the time for such things.

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8 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

I am a very handsome and powerful man without the time for such things.

I hear that you have a keen fashion sense, too.

I can assist in Deb's absence,

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13 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

I am a very handsome and powerful man without the time for such things.

Then stick to your guns, Jonesy. Enviable traits to have when you see, lately, that the world can so be full of pooh. :D 

4 hours ago, dazedjeffy said:

I hear that you have a keen fashion sense, too.

I can assist in Deb's absence,

Are we talking boxers or briefs? Dazedjeffy...36.gif a name I remember well after checking in to the hotel. Cool deal! Take it away. :thumbsup: 

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13 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

I am a very handsome and powerful man without the time for such things.

Better help your buddy out cause he needs all of the help he can get on this thread.

Deb can always help out if Jones cant Im sure.;)

 

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Hi Ocean73! Thank you, made me smile:-)

Steve,  if you don't have time for such things..fine. If this thread is of no interest to you..(whatever).     

Jeff, You Rock!! Yes, thank you as I know you will as always do an amazing job:-)    

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34 minutes ago, Deborah J said:

Steve,  if you don't have time for such things..fine. If this thread is of no interest to you...(whatever).     

I really don't have the time. Never said it wasn't of interest and I do post corrections when possible.

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I'd just like to say thanks to all here for their time and content. A great thing to follow. The audio/visual samples are inspiring as well. B)

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