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How did Zep travel between shows before the "Starship"?

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I've read the books and seen almost every photo, but I don't recall reading or seeing anything about how the band traveled in the early days. Did they have a bus? Are there pics of the bus or the band on it? Did they magically teleport from show to show? Can someone give a reference to something about their early touring that describes their road experience?

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Per Richard Cole's book(s), they predominately used commercial aircraft in the US prior to leasing The Starship. They also used a station wagon rather extensively on that first US tour, which he discusses in his book(s). In Europe and Japan they tended to use the trains often.

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Jimmy has kept just about everything pertaining to the band's history.

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On 8/11/2017 at 9:35 PM, SteveAJones said:

 They also used a station wagon rather extensively on that first US tour, which he discusses in his book(s). 

All I can picture is the car from National Lampoons Vacation.

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On 8/11/2017 at 8:23 PM, cousinlouie said:

They walked LOL

 

Actually, they Hitchhiked... B)

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Heavy leaded fuel:  Ass, gas or grass; nobody rides for free!

first us tour 68.jpg

*Yes, I know it's "LED"...

 

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4 hours ago, dpat said:

Heavy leaded fuel:  Ass, gas or grass; nobody rides for free!

first us tour 68.jpg

*Yes, I know it's "LED"...

 

This is making me laugh WAY too hard.  Thank you.  

 

On 8/13/2017 at 3:50 PM, gibsonfan159 said:

All I can picture is the car from National Lampoons Vacation.

That is absolutely where my mind went too.  😆. She’s packed and ready to go!

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