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Perth, Australia - Feb. 16, 1972?

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I know it's not a photo, but I found a radio interview from Perth

Led Zeppelin Perth Radio Interview 1972


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I know it's not a photo, but I found a radio interview from Perth

Led Zeppelin Perth Radio Interview 1972

Enjoyed this - thanks for posting. Good Aussie interviewer - glad he persisted.

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Without being a killjoy, these images look like they are from the Auckland, New Zealand show on February 25th, 1972.
Jimmy was sporting his beard in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The first show that Jimmy played sans beard was in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although these images are a little distant and slightly blurred they seem to match with the other images that are posted from the Feb., 25th show especially when you look at the tarpaulin over the stage.

There are two images that I know that relate to the Perth show.
1) One of them is printed on page 74 of the book, "Led Zeppelin:The Concert File" being from the sound check.

2) The other photo that was published shortly after the concert in "Go-Set" a weekly Australian music paper.

This shows a couple of young ladies dancing on stage with the band during the encores.

From memory in an interview conducted later in the tour Robert mentions that the crowd were so enthused that they jumped on

stage and danced during the encore. When asked about the Perth show Robert said, "It was one of our best yet!"
My question is where the hell is the tape so we can finally prove that statement.

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Without being a killjoy, these images look like they are from the Auckland, New Zealand show on February 25th, 1972.

Jimmy was sporting his beard in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The first show that Jimmy played sans beard was in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although these images are a little distant and slightly blurred they seem to match with the other images that are posted from the Feb., 25th show especially when you look at the tarpaulin over the stage.

There are two images that I know that relate to the Perth show.

1) One of them is printed on page 74 of the book, "Led Zeppelin:The Concert File" being from the sound check.

2) The other photo that was published shortly after the concert in "Go-Set" a weekly Australian music paper.

This shows a couple of young ladies dancing on stage with the band during the encores.

From memory in an interview conducted later in the tour Robert mentions that the crowd were so enthused that they jumped on

stage and danced during the encore. When asked about the Perth show Robert said, "It was one of our best yet!"

My question is where the hell is the tape so we can finally prove that statement.

^^^ I tend to agree. Here's another one from Feb 25 (from Jed Town)

lz19720225_06_by_Jed_Town.jpg

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Without being a killjoy, these images look like they are from the Auckland, New Zealand show on February 25th, 1972.

Jimmy was sporting his beard in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The first show that Jimmy played sans beard was in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although these images are a little distant and slightly blurred they seem to match with the other images that are posted from the Feb., 25th show especially when you look at the tarpaulin over the stage.

There are two images that I know that relate to the Perth show.

1) One of them is printed on page 74 of the book, "Led Zeppelin:The Concert File" being from the sound check.

2) The other photo that was published shortly after the concert in "Go-Set" a weekly Australian music paper.

This shows a couple of young ladies dancing on stage with the band during the encores.

From memory in an interview conducted later in the tour Robert mentions that the crowd were so enthused that they jumped on

stage and danced during the encore. When asked about the Perth show Robert said, "It was one of our best yet!"

My question is where the hell is the tape so we can finally prove that statement.

Oh well, looks like Perth is the great unknown!

Enjoyed this - thanks for posting. Good Aussie interviewer - glad he persisted.

No prob WLL4LZ. :)

Even if it is a NZ interviewer I still liked it as well.

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Oh well, looks like Perth is the great unknown!

No prob WLL4LZ. :)

Even if it is a NZ interviewer I still liked it as well.

Hi Azad. The photos may be from NZ but that radio interview is likely the real thing. That sounds like an Aussie drawl to me - NZ accent is more clipped & their vowels are pronounced quite differently.

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Without being a killjoy, these images look like they are from the Auckland, New Zealand show on February 25th, 1972.

Jimmy was sporting his beard in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The first show that Jimmy played sans beard was in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although these images are a little distant and slightly blurred they seem to match with the other images that are posted from the Feb., 25th show especially when you look at the tarpaulin over the stage.

There are two images that I know that relate to the Perth show.

1) One of them is printed on page 74 of the book, "Led Zeppelin:The Concert File" being from the sound check.

2) The other photo that was published shortly after the concert in "Go-Set" a weekly Australian music paper.

This shows a couple of young ladies dancing on stage with the band during the encores.

From memory in an interview conducted later in the tour Robert mentions that the crowd were so enthused that they jumped on

stage and danced during the encore. When asked about the Perth show Robert said, "It was one of our best yet!"

My question is where the hell is the tape so we can finally prove that statement.

^ Absolutely spot on. The only picture I have seen is the one in Dave Lewis' book the Concert Files of the soundcheck. The stage at Subiaco was very distinctive, here is a picture of Elton John doing soundcheck at Subiaco in 1971

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Without being a killjoy, these images look like they are from the Auckland, New Zealand show on February 25th, 1972.

Jimmy was sporting his beard in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The first show that Jimmy played sans beard was in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although these images are a little distant and slightly blurred they seem to match with the other images that are posted from the Feb., 25th show especially when you look at the tarpaulin over the stage.

There are two images that I know that relate to the Perth show.

1) One of them is printed on page 74 of the book, "Led Zeppelin:The Concert File" being from the sound check.

2) The other photo that was published shortly after the concert in "Go-Set" a weekly Australian music paper.

This shows a couple of young ladies dancing on stage with the band during the encores.

From memory in an interview conducted later in the tour Robert mentions that the crowd were so enthused that they jumped on

stage and danced during the encore. When asked about the Perth show Robert said, "It was one of our best yet!"

My question is where the hell is the tape so we can finally prove that statement.

...here is further link to Go-Set, with Robert Plant Interview thus far...

http://www.poparchives.com.au/gosetcharts/links.html

http://www.poparchives.com.au/gosetcharts/whatwas.html

Edited by PlanetPage

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Hi Azad. The photos may be from NZ but that radio interview is likely the real thing. That sounds like an Aussie drawl to me - NZ accent is more clipped & their vowels are pronounced quite differently.

Hey WLL4LZ, on a 2nd listen I think you are right.

I can't hear a NZ accent either.

The photo threw me and also Rembetis facts about Jimmy's beard. :)

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^ Good one Fortuna. I've trawling the National Archives & newpapers online looking for photos/articles without much joy - finding only brief mentions of them as a 'pop' group, the 'riots' & drug raid later that night when Jimmy said how rude the police were.

And just a quick Hi to the other Aussies on this thread. I use my mobile for virtualy all my online browsing so I don't see where others are from (nor see I have PMs unless I go searching) - should have realised there'd be a few on this thread & you'd be familiar with an NZ accent!

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^ Good one Fortuna. I've trawling the National Archives & newpapers online looking for photos/articles without much joy - finding only brief mentions of them as a 'pop' group, the 'riots' & drug raid later that night when Jimmy said how rude the police were.

And just a quick Hi to the other Aussies on this thread. I use my mobile for virtualy all my online browsing so I don't see where others are from (nor see I have PMs unless I go searching) - should have realised there'd be a few on this thread & you'd be familiar with an NZ accent!

.... Thanks WL for searching this, indeed the archives online do not show much of illustrations/photos...I will lookinto this further, there has to be more sources..I will further this.

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Those first couple of pics I posted were mentioned on Australia radio as being from the Perth show. (Definitely agree, they're not).

Let's try this again, lol. Found this in one of my scrapbooks...

perth72_a.jpg

1972-02-PERTH.jpg

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Those first couple of pics I posted were mentioned on Australia radio as being from the Perth show. (Definitely agree, they're not).

Let's try this again, lol. Found this in one of my scrapbooks...

perth72_a.jpg

1972-02-PERTH.jpg

,,,THank you for posting these, Jimmy outlook to be bearded, and the general atmosphere relates....the Source publication of these photos with article would be good ID to further the search...

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,,,THank you for posting these, Jimmy outlook to be bearded, and the general atmosphere relates....the Source publication of these photos with article would be good ID to further the search...

Hi PP - It comes from this magazine:

goset_aus_mar72.jpg

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Those first couple of pics I posted were mentioned on Australia radio as being from the Perth show. (Definitely agree, they're not).

Let's try this again, lol. Found this in one of my scrapbooks...

perth72_a.jpg

1972-02-PERTH.jpg

Sam, this is the photo that I mentioned.

You can clearly see fans on the stage, dancing whilst the band is playing.

I have the original printed photograph of this image.

In the original images the stage is quite high which would have made it improbable for anyone to climb up onto the stage.

In the Elton John sound check photo you can see that the stage was very low and it looks like it is constructed from marine ply making it very easy to jump up on stage. You can also see that the fans at the front are almost head high with the band.

The one thing that you can't see clearly in the image that you have posted is that the roadie is wearing a band/tour shirt that I have never seen.

I will dig out my photo and scan it and zoom into it.

It looks like it may be from Sweden because of the flag design.

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Hi PP - It comes from this magazine:

goset_aus_mar72.jpg

Hello and THank you for your prompt confirmation...This will help further, now that this publication is established, I will see if any Historical Socities Aus. can come up with some archival images...

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Sam, this is the photo that I mentioned.

You can clearly see fans on the stage, dancing whilst the band is playing.

I have the original printed photograph of this image.

In the original images the stage is quite high which would have made it improbable for anyone to climb up onto the stage.

In the Elton John sound check photo you can see that the stage was very low and it looks like it is constructed from marine ply making it very easy to jump up on stage. You can also see that the fans at the front are almost head high with the band.

The one thing that you can't see clearly in the image that you have posted is that the roadie is wearing a band/tour shirt that I have never seen.

I will dig out my photo and scan it and zoom into it.

It looks like it may be from Sweden because of the flag design.

.....thank you for these details...interesting viewpoint, and if you have the photographer established with the photo, that would help further...Steve A. Jones, here in our Forum, perhaps, can give some details as well, from his archival records...

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.... Thanks WL for searching this, indeed the archives online do not show much of illustrations/photos...I will lookinto this further, there has to be more sources..I will further this.

Hi PP

One of my sources cited The West Australian as their source. The Western Australian State Library online info for their holdings of this newspaper indicate it has been digitised (& can be searched online) up to 1954 & after 2004 - so 1972 is still only available on microfilm. Rats.

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