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New information sent in to LZ.com from the former Social Secretary of the college, (B. Clark), indicates this date took place on October 26, 1968. (Some rumours of this appearance attribute this date occurring on November 2, 1968). Possibly a leftover booking from the Yardbirds, they were billed as The "New" Yardbirds, paid £175 for 2 x 45 min spots. At the band's request, it was changed to one longer set.

Clark: "Marcus Bicknell was the booker - he’d also booked me RP and the Band of Joy earlier that year in March, as support to Herbie Goins. When the Yardbirds split, he offered me a choice of Keith Relf’s Renaissance or the as yet unnamed Jimmy Page band - I took Renaissance on the grounds they would sell more tickets - but they weren’t together in time so we switched to LZ instead. What a lucky break!" (Dec. 2014)

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/ewell-tech-college-october-26-1968

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Always cool to get new information on Led Zeppelin gigs. Especially from the murky 1968-69 period pre-Led Zeppelin I, when they were sort of flying under the radar and record keeping and media reports weren't always accurate...or even available.

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New information sent in to LZ.com from the former Social Secretary of the college, (B. Clark), indicates this date took place on October 26, 1968. (Some rumours of this appearance attribute this date occurring on November 2, 1968). Possibly a leftover booking from the Yardbirds, they were billed as The "New" Yardbirds, paid £175 for 2 x 45 min spots. At the band's request, it was changed to one longer set.

Clark: "Marcus Bicknell was the booker - he’d also booked me RP and the Band of Joy earlier that year in March, as support to Herbie Goins. When the Yardbirds split, he offered me a choice of Keith Relf’s Renaissance or the as yet unnamed Jimmy Page band - I took Renaissance on the grounds they would sell more tickets - but they weren’t together in time so we switched to LZ instead. What a lucky break!" (Dec. 2014)

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Ewell County Technical College Jan 1971

Image By LR James and held in the Epsom and Ewell Local & Family History Centre

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College Today..Nescot Alumni...

http://www.nescot.ac.uk/about-nescot/nescot-past-present-future/alumni.html

http://www.nescot.ac.uk/about-nescot/nescot-past-present-future/ewell-county-technical-college/

Further Search, I will update as received..

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A great revelation.

As a by the way, I've mentioned in the Zeppelin Mysteries Thread that John Paul Jones allegedly performed on organ with Herbie Goins and the Nightimers while on breaks from doing sessions in the mid-sixties. Unfortunately, there was no response to an inquiry sent quite some time ago to Mr. Goins seeking confirmation/further details.

http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/308-zeppelin-mysteries-hosted-by-steve-a-jones/page-148?hl=%2Bherbie+%2Bgoins#entry423855

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21 hours ago, Terry Page said:

At the time I had a band called The Junk Shop we supported The New Yardbirds that night along with a band called The Gods

Quite the alumni The Gods had in that era, Ken Hensley, Mick Taylor & Greg Lake.

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