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CARNEGIE HALL, NY 10-17-69 - Never Before Seen Fan Photos! First use of Black Beauty Les Paul

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On 4/28/2018 at 2:52 PM, drowan said:

The concert poster has a different arrangement of band members but a very similar look for each musician:image.thumb.png.6beebcdf95c0d26ef94f8b899303515c.png

This looks like the original photo (courtesy of Rhino) that was effectively "solarized" to produce the October 1969 Carnegie Hall promotion poster and advertising:

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6 hours ago, anniemouse said:

How could RS get it so wrong.

For those who are mystified how Rolling Stone Magazine could get their reviews of Led Zeppelin's first and second albums so wrong, you should read this July 14, 2014 Reel Harmonies article:

https://reelharmonies.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-top-15-bullshit-album-reviews-rolling-stone-magazine-had-the-balls-to-publish-3/

As a parting thought, here's a funny anecdote about some of Zeppelin's tension with RS captured in 2014 by Reddit:

"I loved the later story: when a freelancer for Rolling Stone went to interview them much later, Page asked they guy why they should be doing this, given the way Rolling Stone feels about them. The reporter says, "when I used to work at a record store the running joke was that if you bought every album Rolling Stone thought was good you would have the worst record collection on the planet." They all cracked up and did the interview."

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Announcement in the October 25, 1969 issue of Cash Box about the huge "pre-sale" order of Led Zeppelin II (exceeding $1 mm!) published the week of the Led Zeppelin concert at Carnegie Hall:

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On 1/26/2018 at 11:18 AM, anniemouse said:

How cool are those photographs. Thank you for sharing.

Though we should never forget that John Mendelsohn got it so wrong in Rolling Stone Magazine, there are other astute critics that got it right!  Let's credit Cash Box Associate Editor, Bruce Harris, for getting it completely right in his review of the Carnegie Hall 10/17/69 concert in the November 1, 1969 issue of Cash Box (page 26) in the "Talent on Stage" review:

   

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Love the closing line of his review: "Led Zeppelin has landed!" 

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14 hours ago, drowan said:

For those who are mystified how Rolling Stone Magazine could get their reviews of Led Zeppelin's first and second albums so wrong, you should read this July 14, 2014 Reel Harmonies article:

https://reelharmonies.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-top-15-bullshit-album-reviews-rolling-stone-magazine-had-the-balls-to-publish-3/

As a parting thought, here's a funny anecdote about some of Zeppelin's tension with RS captured in 2014 by Reddit:

"I loved the later story: when a freelancer for Rolling Stone went to interview them much later, Page asked they guy why they should be doing this, given the way Rolling Stone feels about them. The reporter says, "when I used to work at a record store the running joke was that if you bought every album Rolling Stone thought was good you would have the worst record collection on the planet." They all cracked up and did the interview."

Remember also that Bruce Harris (Cash Box), Chris Welch (Melody Maker) and many others saw the talent, energy and excitement of Led Zeppelin's concerts and albums and clearly got it right!! 

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21 hours ago, anniemouse said:

How could RS get it so wrong.

Agreed, hard to understand.  But Bruce Harris at Cash Box magazine definitely got it right.  [For those die hard fans who love to read the original Cash Box material, much of it is now scanned and online at the William & Mary College (VA) library of digitized media.]  The link to the November 1, 1969 scanned issue of Cash Box magazine with the 10/17/69 Carnegie Hall concert review on page 26 by Bruce Harris ("b.h.") is below:

https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/17215

Click on the "Thumbnail view" which includes page 26.  Enjoy!

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Considering they gave so many classic LP's of that era a kicking what were the Lp's getting praised.

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On 1/26/2018 at 11:09 AM, Mook said:

They're absolutely amazing.

My life would be complete if a recording of this was to ever come out.

Agreed.  While we're waiting here is a bootleg recording from a San Francisco concert that year that includes songs from the first and second albums and captures some of the raw energy from the Carnegie Hall night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbrovmUePxk

Enjoy.

 

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On 2/17/2018 at 6:37 AM, sam_webmaster said:

Carnegie Hall 1969 review by Chris Welch (Melody Maker):
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Here's a back story on Chris Welch's coverage of the Carnegie Hall Led Zeppelin concert that may explain why "Melody Maker" was so inclined to let Chris travel to New York for his first time to witness first-hand the impact LZ was having on fans at various rock concert venues in the US:

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On 12/26/2018 at 11:31 PM, drowan said:

Agreed.  While we're waiting here is a bootleg recording from a San Francisco concert that year that includes songs from the first and second albums and captures some of the raw energy from the Carnegie Hall night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbrovmUePxk

Enjoy.

 

LZ Fans:  Here's another bootleg, but this one is from the January 31, 1969 concert in New York at the Fillmore East.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Just now, drowan said:

LZ Fans:  Here's another bootleg, but this one is from the January 31, 1969 concert in New York at the Fillmore East.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

As a follow up to this concert, here is a comment from a New York area fan who also went to the Carnegie Hall concert that same year:

 

steve paul
I went to the October 1969 Carnegie Hall concert. There was an early and late show. Led Zeppelin were the only band playing that night. They had just released Led Zeppelin II. I remember Jimmy's white suit. I was 15 years old and took my high school girlfriend. We were sober, but the concert was intoxicating. We did not speak much as we floated home. I have never heard any music from the Carnegie Hall concerts
 
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On 2/17/2018 at 3:19 AM, drowan said:

Hope you enjoyed them.  And together with the excerpts of commentary and other insight from the performance, we all now have a better opportunity to "re-live"  the amazing energy surrounding that special night!

Here is a live Led Zeppelin 1969 recording ("How Many More Times") from their first album captured in Copenhagen that was also played several months later at their Carnegie Hall concert:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIS0o7vtPE 

It starts with Robert Plant introducing the band.  Enjoy.

 

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Chris Welch and his editorial team at London's Melody Maker magazine were instrumental in advancing the band's reputation and covering its highly successful gigs in the US, such as the NY Carnegie Hall concert on October 17, 1969.  This year mark's the 50th anniversary of that famous concert.  Collector's Journal: "Proximity Led Zeppelin" writer, Hugh Jones, had this to say about Melody Maker and Chris Welch's contribution as one of their enterprising staff writers covering for the first time Led Zeppelin's fourth concert tour of the US in the fall of 1969:

Though Zeppelin and Jimmy Page in particular were very critical of the "old guard" British press like Melody Maker, the band actually had some of their strongest early supporters there. Caroline Boucher in Disc, Chris Welch, Chris Charlesworth and Roy Hollingworth in Melody Maker and Ritchie Yorke in New Musical Express all played a part in gaining attention for the band with their enthusiastic reviews and profiles.

10/25/69: Led Zeppelin At Carnegie Hall by Chris Welch. A superb, vividly rendered description of Welch's trip to America with Zep for the opening of their fourth U.S. tour at Carnegie Hall in New York. Notable in part because this concert (of which no recording exists) was a milestone in the band's career and yet it is seldom discussed-and according to Welch, "Summertime Blues" was played as an encore! Cover: unknown.

 Source:  http://www.oldbuckeye.com/prox/mags2.html

 

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On 2/16/2018 at 7:37 PM, drowan said:

Yes, according to Lewis and Pallatt's book, Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, Eddie Kramer was there:

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Here is a picture of Eddie Kramer in the studio with Jimmy Page mixing Led Zeppelin II:

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