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I don't have the answer, but perhaps folks that were there can fill in some blanks.

Appologies if this thread has been posted before.

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In 1969 they had many bands in 'support' at the several festivals they played. Also early on, they had Iron Butterfly in a crumbled support role, actually LZ WAS the support but blew IB off the stage, so at least in one case, at the Fillmore East, IB didn't even come out to play onstage. :lol:

That first tour in late '68 - early '69 LZ also supported Vanilla Fudge at their west coast dates. After that Led Zeppelin were the headliners.

Check out the various summer of 1969 festivals LZ played to see all the bands that played 'with' them. For instance the Newport Jazz Fest, Schafer Music Fest, and the Texas Pop Festival.

Here's some cool stuff on their early days in the US.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/ledzeppel...elin-in-america

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They toured with acts like Alice Cooper and The Who in 1969. In the 70s they got to where their shows were 3 hours long so they didn't have many supporting acts.

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I think Judas Priest opened up for them at a California show in 1977.

Rick Derringer played at the same show A day on the Green actually 2 days the last shows of the 77 tour in Oakland

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Here's a partial list for 1968-1969. It does not include festivals where Zep was one of several acts.

9/7/68 Gladsaxe, Denmark: Fourways, Bodies

9/7/68 Brondby, Denmark: The Day Of Phoenix, The Eyes, Ham

9/8/68 Falster, Denmark: The Beatniks, The Ladybirds

9/8/68 Roskilde, Denmark: The Beauty Fools, The Ladybirds

9/13/68 Stockholm, Sweden: Atlantic Ocean

10/4/68 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: New York Public Library, Junco Partners, Downtown Faction (Terry Reid also listed on ticket but not on flyer)

10/18/68 London, England: Sleepy

11/9/68 London, England: John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James, Tyres

11/16/68 Manchester, England: possibly supporting John Fahey

12/10/68 London, England: Bakerloo Blues Line

12/16/68 Bath, England: Yellow Brick Road

12/19/68 Exeter, England: The Deviants, Empty Vessels

12/20/68 London, England: Closed Cell Sponge

12/26/68 Denver, CO: opening for Spirit and Vanilla Fudge

12/27/68 Seattle, WA: opening for Vanilla Fudge

12/28/68 Vancouver, BC: slotted between The Trials Of Jason Hoover and Vanilla Fudge

12/29/68 Portland, OR: opening for Vanilla Fudge

12/30/68 Spokane, WA: opening for Vanilla Fudge

1/2/69 Los Angeles, CA: Alice Cooper

1/4/69 Los Angeles, CA: Alice Cooper

1/5/69 Los Angeles, CA: Alice Cooper

1/9/69 San Francisco, CA: slotted between Taj Mahal and Country Joe & The Fish

1/10/69 San Francisco, CA: slotted between Taj Mahal and Country Joe & The Fish

1/11/69 San Francisco, CA: slotted between Taj Mahal and Country Joe & The Fish

1/12/69 San Francisco, CA: slotted between Taj Mahal and Country Joe & The Fish

1/15/69 Iowa City, IA: The Mother Blues

1/17/69 Detroit, MI: Linn County & Lawrence Blues Band

1/18/69 Detroit, MI: Target

1/19/69 Detroit, MI: Wind

1/23/69 Boston, MA: The Raven

1/24/69 Boston, MA: The Raven

1/25/69 Boston, MA: The Raven

1/31/69 New York, NY: slotted below Iron Butterfly, with opening act Porter's Popular Preachers (Original ad mentions The Move 3rd on bill, instead of Porter's Popular Preachers)

2/1/69 New York, NY: slotted below Iron Butterfly, with opening act Porter's Popular Preachers (Original ad mentions The Move 3rd on bill, instead of Porter's Popular Preachers)

2/2/69 Toronto, ON: Mary Lou Horner, Tee Garden & Van Winkle

2/7/69 Chicago, IL: slotted between Jethro Tull and Vanilla Fudge

2/8/69 Chicago, IL: slotted between Jethro Tull and Vanilla Fudge

3/13/69 Leicester, England: Ferris Wheel, Decoys

3/15/69 Gladsaxe, Denmark: The Ox, Uffe Sylvesters Badekat

3/15/69 Brondby, Denmark: The Keef Hartley Blues Band, Made In Sweden

3/16/69 Copenhagen, Denmark: slotted between The Keef Hartley Blues Band and Country Joe & The Fish

3/22/69 Birmingham, England: Blodwyn Pig

3/28/69 London, England: Eyes Of Blue

3/29/69 Bromley, England: possibly Maddening Crowd

3/30/69 Farx, England: Smokey Rice, Great Circle, Aphrodites Rainbow Light Show

4/1/69 Hamstead, England: The End, Pale Green Limousine

4/2/69 Cardiff, Wales: Kimla Taz, Eyes Of Blue

4/5/69 London, England: The Further

4/13/69 Sotuhsea, England: John Hiseman's Coliseum and possibly Bakerloo Line, Savoy Brown Blues Band, and Champion Jack Dupree

4/18/69 New York, NY: shared bill with Dave Brubeck and Errol Game

4/24/29 San Francisco, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Colwell-Winfield Blues Band

4/25/29 San Francisco, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Colwell-Winfield Blues Band

4/26/29 San Francisco, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Colwell-Winfield Blues Band

4/27/29 San Francisco, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Colwell-Winfield Blues Band

5/1/69 Irvine, CA: Lee Michaels

5/2/29 Pasadena, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Elvin Bishop

5/3/29 Pasadena, CA: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Elvin Bishop

5/9/69 Edmonton, AB: Angus Park Blues Band, Papa Bear's Medicine Show

5/10/69 Vancouver, BC: Spring, Jaime Brockett (Papa Bear's Medicine Show had been scheduled but was replaced by Brockett)

5/11/69 Seattle, WA: Three Dog Night, Jaime Brockett, Spring, Jimmy Winkler's Translove Airlines.

5/16/69 Detroit, MI: Sun Ra, Golden Earrings, possibly MC5 (Spirit and Illinois Speed Press were originally scheduled)

5/17/60 Athens, GA: opening for Jose Feliciano

5/23/69 Chicago, IL: Pacific Gas And Electric, Illinois Speed Press

5/24/69 Chicago, IL: Pacific Gas And Electric, Illinois Speed Press

5/25/69 Columbia, MD: opening for The Who; comedian Uncle Dirty reportedly opened the show

5/27/69 Boston, MA: Zephyr

5/28/69 Boston, MA: Zephyr

5/29/69: Boston, MA Zephyr; possibly also Illinois Speed Press, Freddie King, The Ark

5/30/69 New York, NY: Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

5/31/69 New York, NY: Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

6/13/69 Birmingham, England: Liverpool Scene, Bloodwyn Pig

6/15/69 Manchester, England: Liverpool Scene, Bloodwyn Pig

6/20/69 Newcastle, England: Liverpool Scene, Bloodwyn Pig

6/21/69 Bristol, England: Liverpool Scene, possibly Bloodwyn Pig

6/26/69 Portsmouth, England: Liverpool Scene, Bloodwyn Pig

6/27/69 London, England: The Edgar Broughton Band, Liverpool Scene

6/29/69 London, England: Liverpool Scene, Bloodwyn Pig

7/18/69 Chicago, IL: Savoy Brown, The Litter, Jethro Tull

7/19/69 Chicago, IL: Savoy Brown, The Litter, Jethro Tull

7/20/69 Cleveland, OH: Michael Stanley Band or possibly The James Gang

7/26/69 Vancouver, BC: Vanilla Fudge

7/29/69 Edmonton, AB: Vanilla Fudge

7/30/69 Salt Lake City, UT: Vanilla Fudge

8/1/69 Santa Barbara, CA: Jethro Tull, Fraternity Of Man

8/2/69 Albuquerque, NM: Vanilla Fudge

8/4/69 Dallas, TX: F.O.B.

8/8/69 San Bernadino, CA: Jethro Tull

8/9/69 Anaheim, CA: Jethro Tull

8/10/69 San Diego, CA: Jethro Tull, Surprise Package

8/11/69 Las Vegas, NV: Pinkiny Canandy, Merry Cherry Candy Company

8/15/69 San Antonio, TX: Jethro Tull, Sweet Smoke

8/16/69 Asbury Park, NJ: Joe Cocker

8/18/69 Toronto, ON: Edward Bear

8/20/69 Schenectady, NY: Spyder, Last Thursday

8/21/69 Framingham, MA: Orpheus

8/22/69 Hollywood, FL: The Echo, Royal Ascots, Brimstone

8/23/69 Hollywood, FL: The Echo, Royal Ascots, Brimstone

8/24/69 Jacksonville, FL: Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys

8/29/69 Flushing Meadows, NY: Raven, Larry Coryell

8/30/69 Flushing Meadows, NY: Raven, Buddy Guy

10/3/69 Scheveningen, The Netherlands: Steamhammer

10/4/69 Rotterdam, The Netherlands: After Tea, George Cash

10/5/69 Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Steamhammer

10/12/69 London, England: Audience, Frosty Noses

10/18/69 Detroit, MI: Lee Michaels

10/19/69 Chicago, IL: Santana, Lighthouse (2 shows)

10/24/69 Cleveland, OH: Grand Funk Railroad

10/25/69 Boston, MA: MC5, Johnny Winter

10/30/69 Buffalo, NY: James Gang

10/31/69 Springfield, MA: Dr. John, The Night Tripper, Taj Mahal

11/1/69 Syracuse, NY James Gang

11/2/69 Toronto, ON: Edward Bear

11/4/69 Kitchener, ON: The Copper Penny

11/5/69 Kansas City, MO: Morning Star, Bartok's Mountain, Spokesman, Blues Garden, Bill Zickos

11/6/69 San Francisco, CA: Issac Hayes, Roland Kirk and Wolf Gang (concert poster mentions Kirk and the Bonzo Dog Band only)

11/7/69 San Francisco, CA: Issac Hayes, Roland Kirk and Wolf Gang (concert poster mentions Kirk and the Bonzo Dog Band only)

11/8/69 San Francisco, CA: Issac Hayes, Roland Kirk and Wolf Gang (concert poster mentions Kirk and the Bonzo Dog Band only)

12/6/69 Paris, France: Triangle, The Variations, The Full Moon Ensemble, Frank Wright Quartet, The Pretty Things, possibly Bachdenkel

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Swandown,

Great list. Took a lot of time and very comprehensive. Interesting that they opened for Jazz greats Dave Brubeck and Woody Herman. Why was Zep on the same bill? I see you left out the festivals, since you can't really consider opening acts on those I suppose. Not 100% sure about those. :goodpost:

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Diversity was and is still in the Zeppelin way of doing things. Yes, Zeppelin does still exist.

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Posted (edited)

It would've been cool if The Guess Who with Randy Bachman had been one of the opening acts on one of the early Led Zeppelin tours.

Bachman mentioned in a couple of interviews how he helped make the Led Zeppelin concert happen in Winnipeg in 1970, when it almost didn't occur.

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I reposted this in another thread

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