DavidZoso Posted February 4, 2011 Share Posted February 4, 2011 This was the 8th show of the European tour in 1980. There is a live SB audio tape of this show and you can tell something isn't quite right with Bonzo-his timing is little off. When Jimmy speaks before Black Dog he says him and another member aren't feeling at all well- stomach trouble. Which we find out after Black Dog when Robert introduces the next song-In the Evening-nothing happens and he says "hold on and bear with us as we have a slight technical problem." I have heard a few things over the years- one is that Bonzo blacked out and fell off his stool and the other is he just felt so bad and was helped offstage and then the show was canceled after they had performed Train Kept a Rollin', Nobody's Fault but Mine and Black Dog. The I have also heard that the reason he was feeling so bad is that he consumed 27 bananas because he was low on potassium. Then in fan reviews on this site in the timeline section -one Back around 1989 a guy who was coming to check my alarm system saw my Led Zeppelin posters in my bedroom and commented that he had seen them in concert in Germany and it ended up being this show. I had to put these reviews from the timeline on this site-the first is by Moe. "I was at this LZ concert in Nurnberg back in 1980. First of all, the Messenhalle was way to small for the crowd and sound. It was two and a half songs of total distortion. Secondly, I doubt Bonham surrered from food poisoning...we could all tell he was drunk the minute he took stage. He knocked over the same cymbal twice and was all over the place." "After he fell over his drum set during Black Dog, the promoters told us to keep our tickets and the band would be back tomorrow... yea, right." "Pretty disappointing night. Never did get the opportunity to see them again. Still love the band." The second is a confirmation by a guy named Jerry T "I was also at this concert, in fact I was working for the local promoter (Mama Concerts). I was on a chair lift behind and about 20 feet above John Bonham running the spot light on Jimmy Paige. The band was wasted and I could not even recognize the songs they played. They had partyed at a disco in Roth before coming to the Messehalle (correct spelling). Still love the band but the fans my wife included never did see the concert they paid for." Train Kept a Rollin'/ Nobody's Fault but Mine Nobody's Fault but Mine Black Dog Black Dog Black Dog Black Dog Black Dog This is either the German promotor or Rex King-the tour manager(looks somewhat like him except the pics I have seen of him he has a beard)- telling the crowd that the show is being canceled. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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