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I always found really interesting to hear the first performance of songs because we can really see how the public react to something they hear for the first time and sometimes the lyric or the way they perform is different.

So I think it's a good idea to make a list of the first performance of Led Zeppelin songs.

To make it easier, I'll edit this post and I'll make a list by album.

Please note : After 24h I'll not be able to edit my first post, so I'll post an update in the next page, so stand tuned !

example :

Good time bad time : [date/link of the bootleg] ...

If the bootleg is not of good quality, you can post a second link to the 2nd or 3rd performance with a better audio but please always link the first performance. If you're not sure, you can still post the link of course ! :)

Led zeppelin I

Good time Bad time : 1970-08-15 https://youtu.be/ezyN2cl5AmI?t=1m28s (not sure), a better version here : https://youtu.be/4wcmIRX0boU?t=3m8s

Babe I'm gonna leave you : 1969-01-05 https://youtu.be/PoFmtlB4Ys8?t=22m11s

You shook me : 1969/01/10 https://youtu.be/SLUkuX2O51A?t=57m35s

Dazed and Confused : 1968/12/30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvkRnYwrLPw

Your time is gonna come : 1971/09/24 https://youtu.be/7_eWcqRZYiI?t=1m3s

Communication breakdown : 1969/01/10 https://youtu.be/SLUkuX2O51A?t=1h21m15s or better quality 1969/01/11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZvThq6uX_c

I can't quit you baby : 1968/12/30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOcexf3gD68

How many more times : 1968/12/30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YAtbROFfqU

Back mountain side : 1969/01/10 https://youtu.be/SLUkuX2O51A?t=45m50s

Led zeppelin II

1. «Whole Lotta Love» 26/4/69 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4AC2mQtEWk
2. «What Is and What Should Never Be» 09/01/1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00eN1t4iKCo
3. «The Lemon Song» 05/01/1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4auytfjEZRY
4. «Thank You» 08/01/1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPqdzbh3EU8

1. «Heartbreaker» 10/10/1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuVzi9WmwMI
2. «Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)»
3. «Ramble On» 03/10/1995 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-BDc5VbKJ0
4. «Moby Dick»
5. «Bring It On Home» 09/01/1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bup_W6W8axI

Led zeppelin III

1. "Immigrant Song" Bath festival 1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djZwgJ37Lx0

2. "Friends" 29/09/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAXy94K2A5s

3. "Celebration Day" 07/08/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPGAaiy7Lj4

4. "Since I've Been Loving You" 1970/01/08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkX2a_qh4c8

5. "Out On the Tiles" 1970/09/04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4quuwZmUitI

6. "Gallows Pole" 1971/05/03 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z4Y8GAJWxY

7. "Tangerine" 1971/09/24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0WlL5UIc8

8. "That's the Way" 1970/06/28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oahBAiye0Qw

9. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" 1971/11/13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1f1RKSatg

10. "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper" x

Fourt Album :

1- Black Dog 05/03/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufiJXX8zj6I
2- Rock and Roll 05/03/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R2aiLglVRM
3- The Battle of Evermore 03/04/1977 https://youtu.be/nR_8A3N4A7M?t=1h16m57s
4- Stairway to Heaven 05/03/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB0_ZsRDjEo
5- Misty Mountain Hop
6- Four Sticks 03/05/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSe-M5Kfjos
7- Going to California 05/03/1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4AUnNqHUds
8- When the Levee Breaks 12/01/1975 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENOfDwWKVHU

House of the Holy :

01 – The Song Remains the Same 1972/10/02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b4gq6vrtZg
02 – The Rain Song 1972/10/02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rmfucgQcpQ

03 – Over the Hills and Far Away 1972/06/19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ1fnkDSu_s
04 – The Crunge 03/05/1975 https://youtu.be/JmX3TagdbHI?t=1m35s as part of WLL
05 – Dancing Days 1972/11/19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elOePeCEV20
06 – D’yer Mak’er
07 – No Quarter
08 – The Ocean 19/06/1972 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O9xTA606yQ

Physical Graffiti :

Presence :

In through the out door :


I'm sure a lot of people will be happy once this list is complete !

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I'm aware of that, in that case I'll just write something like "never performed" or maybe I'll post a version of the Plant & Page tour in the end 90' (Tea for one for example)

ps : Is the 25/01/1975 performance, the first bootleg of 1975 ?

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are we staying with first ever performance of individual songs?

or including earliest available performance on bootleg?

since ive been loving you 08 jan 1970 Bristol (not too great quality wise)

next night 09/jan/70 royal albert hall is super but so is the whole gig

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I should have been more precise. It's the earliest performance available on bootleg. thanks for your help ! :)

This should help you finish the first album.

Led Zeppelin - live Los Angeles 1969-01-05 (Full Concert)

(Babe I'm Gonna Leave You @22:11)

Led Zeppelin - live San Francisco 1969-01-10 (Full Concert)

(incl. You Shook Me, Black Mountain Side, Communication Breakdown)

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Great topic. Ton of work though! Here's some to be corrected and/or filled in, these should be 100% correct.. I apologize for no links, but hopefully these help.

What Is And What Should Never Be - Montreux: March 7, 1970.

The Lemon Song (Killing Floor) - Whiskey A Go Go: January 5, 1969.

Thank You - Bristol U.K.: January 8, 1970.

Bring It On Home - LA Forum: March 27, 1970.

Celebration Day - Montreux: August 7, 1971.

That's The Way (The Boy Next Door) - Shepton Mallet (Bath Festival): June 28, 1970.

Gallows Pole - Copenhagen: May 3, 1971.

Bron-Yr-Aur - Tulsa: August 21, 1970.

Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Manchester U.K.: November 24, 1971.

Dancing Days - Seattle: June 19, 1972. (1st and 2nd performance!!)

The Ocean - Seattle: June 19, 1972.

Over The Hills And Far Away - Seattle: June 19, 1972.

Black Country Woman - Seattle: June 19, 1972. (those were the luckiest people in history at this damn show)

The Battle Of Evermore - Oklahoma: April 3, 1977.

Ten Years Gone - Oklahoma: April 3, 1977.

Achilles Last Stand - Oklahoma: April 3, 1977.

Nobody's Fault But Mine - Oklahoma: April 3, 1977.

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