For their last few tours, spaced at two-year intervals, their concerts have become  events, a phenomenon which no doubt strikes some as incomprehensible. And I dont think that ANYONE can EVER beat them out! Jimmy , now on mandolin, strums out the opening notes of Battle of Evermore. It came off somewhat disjointed. Led Zeppelin's 1977 Tour - A Tragic Ending! Sick Again 103. From one spotlight on Page to every light in the rig, the Stadium exploded in heat and light. The event begins outside the arena with people selling tickets, Jesus ("he died for your sins"), drugs ("uppers for a fin") and T-shirts and harried policemen straining to save people from getting run over by motorists un-wise enough to be driving near the Stadium at the appointed hour. Perhaps something was ingested during their drum solo hiatus, but Page came back out fucking possessed! for 1+3, enter 4. But check back soon! Just as I sat in my seat the lights were cut. Brilliant white light hits a huge spinning globe as the band head off stage. Jones plays the transition as Bonzo lays into a mid tempo feel. Raised seats just above the main floor. But, Robert's harmonica solo is indecipherable and Jimmy's lead bears no relation to the studio version.The solos sound very early tour. Colored light changes punctuate the four opening chord strikes of Sick Again. The band come to the front, acknowledging the crowd. Led Zeppelin El Rock And Roll Page And Plant Morrison Hotel John Paul Jones Greatest Rock … On one knee, Jimmy slides over to Jonesy and JPJ  bows his bass toward Pagey. Switching pick ups to emphasize tone shifts and dynamics. Label: Not On Label (Led Zeppelin) - LZ 06 • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • … E.g. A sole spotlight streaking across the Stadium to isolate Page as Bonzo and Jonesy slam the accents in tandem. Plant announces - " To the front of the stage for the 1st time. Led Zeppelin – The 1980s, Part One was a planned autumn 1980 concert tour of North America by the rock band Led Zeppelin.It was scheduled to take place from 17 October through 15 November of that year and cover much of the East Coast and Midwest.The band cancelled the tour when drummer John Bonham died on 25 September, one day after the group's initial rehearsal for the tour. I was looking down atop Page, as he sat, immersed in guitar bliss. Ten Years Gone 202. A relaxed Going to California has Jonesy showing his mandolin chops. A very compact and tight show . No videos for this show yet. You could literally feel the head of steam that Bonham was generating! The consensus was that the show was shaky and erratic, marred by equipment problems. John Bonham. The monitor system from hell continues to plague the acoustic set. Led Zeppelin I Robert Plant Led Zeppelin Great Bands Cool Bands Almost Famous Quotes Page And Plant Houses Of The Holy Whole Lotta Love Music Pics. as well as unleded. As we are through everything." In his 2- piece tuxedo." Jimmy's lead is loud and errant. High register notes to discordant low bends. What a cauldron of sound! The Rover (intro) - Sick Again 3. Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, Chicago, IL, 1977 by Neal Preston. Tuneful and emotive , Page was on target with Bonzo adding tabla drum feel. I thought to myself. This is still the best concert I've ever been to! An atrocious solo by Mr. Plant hollers out- " Jimmy Page! Even more powerful as Bonham enters. The April 7th show was the tightest of their Chicago stay. Discover (and save!) I had witnessed Jimmy Page fall ill just hours before , which led to the cancellation of Zeppelin's Saturday concert.. In his blue sneakers and the tuxedoed get-up. I thought Trampled Underfoot was superb super awesome etc great way to end a perfect night. I was a little surprised at the encore (Rock & Roll), but they rocked the house with that one. The ending is on the money. Can you stop throwing those firecrackers? The date is Wednesday, April 6th, 1977. The Chicago Stadium was in a very rough part of town and you had to be on your toes. So I was very aware of their live capabilities. Robert and Jimmy as one doing their Push Push bit had everyone rocking. Learn how your comment data is processed. Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin Robert Plant Great Bands Cool Bands Beatles Jimi Hendricks John Paul Jones John Bonham. These are not copies. Bonzo turned and looked at Pagey. Out comes the now famous Telecaster B- Bender. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. You must be logged in to post a comment. It was beautiful, inconsistent, mind blowing , sloppy and sublime all in one show. Able to regroup, the seated Page plucks out a few more notes, kicks out of his wooden chair and then.... Nobody's Fault But Mine 104. Before Stairway To Heaven, Robert corrects himself in regards to something he said the night before - " Sorry! The Song Remains the Same once again kicks it off. I would have these exact seats for Saturday's show. In the wake of Led Zeppelin's turmoil-plagued 1977 American tour, which ended abruptly with the sudden death of his son Karac, singer Robert Plant had become averse to touring America with the band. This was the only night of the four I attended. You must hear this version! I've been going to concerts regularly and haven't see anything better. In My Time Of Led Zeppelin - Featured. Plants ominously introduces Over The Top: " We've been here 3 or 4 days and he hasn't been to jail yet." A several minute wait at least before they return. RP-Chicago Ambassador East Hotel April 1977. Led Zeppelin – Great Chicago Fire Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA 6th, 7th, 9th & 10th April 1977 Led Zeppelin – Great Chicago Fire Empress Valley 9CD Sound : Audience Discs 1 - 3 April 6 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA Sound : Audience Discs 4 - 5 April 7 Chicago Stadium, Chicago… JPJ dressed cleanly in white. for 1+3, enter 4. … From JPJ's side to his side. I used my football skills to emerge 10th in line at the ticket dispenser. Here is the good part, she goes to the mall and sees the ticket line of rock-n-rollers that wraps half way around the mall. [2 Funny story: on the way home, my friend was driving & she missed the turnoff on the freeway & we eneded up in Indiana! The Minstrels at play. Showtime! Robert is such a commanding figure as his voice trails off into infinity. As I walked back to my seat, toilet paper rolls flew off the balconies amid a blue-grey haze from the sweet smoke. I kept 2 and sold 2 at school later that day. Tour rehearsals at ELP’s Manticore Studios in February 1977. Sloppy playing that gets worse as the song progresses. In My Time Of Dying 105. Find the perfect Led Zeppelin In Concert At Chicago Stadium 4 6 1977 stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. But check back soon! The compact lead gives way to Robert's pleading vocal lines and the final title lyric. Concert info: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/april-10-1977 Led Zeppelin I. Robert Plant, Chicago, April 1977. Push! The energy is up as a animated Page attacks the solo with a vengeance and leads into a thick and heavy sounding The Rover. No photos for this show yet. Huge spinning globes above the stage showering light shards over us. Part 2 in a continuum of Led Zeppelin concerts I witnessed in Chicago 1977. Right in front of me is Jimmy Page blasting out the climactic solo of SIBLY . A living, throbbing mural of what used to be called 'the counterculture, which stopped being called that when it became a culture. 4/10/1977 Chicago, IL Great Chicago Fire The Song Remains the Same, Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, The Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Over the Top, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock … You can see Page sit down during the Ten Years Gone (last song). Aside from the drum solo, there are a few other special moments, provided by Zeppelin's special effects department. The crowd booed at the end because Zeppelin would only do one encore. Those were added later in the tour. Bootleg : IT'S BEEN GREAT (Image Quality 3 CD). Woa! The opening D- note is struck, the full spotlight hits Jimmy and it's off to the races. The seats I possessed provided a total and unobstructed view of the complete stage. Jimmy duckwalked, got down on his knees, pointing at the crowd as a plectrum hung from his lip, He was controlling sound with his physical motion. It was a big disappointment for me. The music sounds like my high school stereo, but it is loud and raw enough to stoke excitement and familiar enough to unlock memories of special moments. When the tickets went on sale, it became a literal war! Moody organ enhances it all. White Summer/ Black Mt. Woa! The Song Remains The Same 102. (Not the Empress Valley version, but oh well..)Led Zeppelin at the Seattle KingdomeJuly 17, 1977One of the very few fully-filmed concerts. Home » led zepellin » Led Zeppelin: Great Chicago Fire. FLAC. 2. I just remember telling friends at the time it was a great show and being surprised that it was not so loud that I cound not hear the music. Hot Stuff! Until then......... Back in the day the radio stations like WLS would give away pairs of tickets to the concerts coming to town, usually on the floor. It's the Out On The Tiles riff and into Bonzo's Barrage! “It was the same process of working, you know. What an experience! Sick Again 103. The solo kicks into gear as golden light shimmers off Page's white suit and Robert grooves with his tambourine. Jones hints at Rachmaninov, as green lasers flutter behind him. Swizzle stick thin he couldn't have weighed more than 130 lbs. It's going to be The Song Remains The Same. Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporaries the Who 's singer Roger Daltrey , Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones , Freddie Mercury of Queen , and Jim Morrison of the Doors . IT WAS AWESOME.....my late gramma Evelyn god bless her, got the tickets. Jimmy swings the doubleneck into an upright position to start the fanfare. The final night of Zeppelin's stay in Chicago lands on Easter Sunday, 4/10/77. I was there, it was awesome, April 6th, 1977 Chicago Stadium.......Don (Bud) Davito....My friends know me as Bud. He's pacing with nervous energy. [{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list! Apr 3, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by G. Fry. Page missing a few pedal switches because his dancing had carried him to the other side of the stage! The switching of guitars that took place; Page and Bonham conferring with Ray Thomas and Mick Hinton; How many beers they were drinking; Peter Grant watching the show by Page's side fills. I was shocked they didn't play it! I asked him about the set. Everyone gelled on this one. There's tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow........................... i too was at this show i was in 8th grade still have t-shirt and ticket stub. Kashmir peels the paint as the crowd jumps to their feet pulled into the vortex of sound. hung aerially. i waited all night outside of sears to buy this ticket and i remember being mad. After some scary firecracker blasts and shouts of protest from Robert, the show begins. A histroric show, Page has to end the show because of illness. Previous post 1977 Led Zeppelin Chicago Stadium About the Author russ. I start my trudge up to the stage. Oh ya, the ganja was pretty good that nite!!! But Led Zeppelin was so hot that WLS gave away single tickets to the show in the balcony. I was at the Venue a Week before to see Boston but this is a far better Band . Slop. It was, in short, the usual Led Zeppelin show – a lot of music handled well, and very little bull. Wow what great memories and the Ganja was great then too and cheap!!!! The strong ending elicits a wild audience response. We had our 707 jet, and I worked out what cities were in range of Chicago. 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