Led Zeppelin Fifth U.K. Tour
February 7, 1970 - February 17, 1970

JANUARY 7 - BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)


JANUARY 8 - COLSTON HALL, BRISTOL, ENGLAND (THURSDAY)

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove [ cut ] >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So, Somebody To Lean On..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech, Whole Lotta Love, Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. Near 88 minutes.
Details: This recording is very distant and dull but still rather clearly listenable in quiter moments. The problem is that this tape lacks most of bottom end so the sound is very thin.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): A Day Before The Hoochie Coochie BDay (Tarantura2000), Hootchie-Kootchie Zep (Beelzebub Records), & Out Of The Bristol Tale (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: A killer show! Robert's voice is in great shape and the band tear through the set, and include what is probably the first ever performance of Since I've Been Loving You, with different lyrics and a different arrangement but still exciting. "We've got an LP coming out in three months, and it's called Led Zeppelin 19. We're just gonna keep putting them out!" Plant jokes while he's introducing a new material. Near the ned he also jokes more: "Tonto turned into a door and the Lone Ranger shot his knob off!" according to a joke that he has been trying to tell earlier in the concert. The encores destroy the crowd after the gutsy How Many More Times.

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JANUARY 9 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND (FRIDAY, 8pm)
DJ Gino introduced the band. Whole concert was professionally recorded and filmed. Fragments were used on "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997. We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, How Many More Times and Bring It On Home were mixed at The Sol Studio, Cookham, Berkshire, England and later the first track was released on Coda album in 1982 (mixed on June 26th, 1981) and 2015 (also as alternate mix on companion disc - mixed on February 19th, 1982), then the large part of movie was released on DVD in 2003.

Recording Includes: How Many More Times (<< On The Way Home, Down By The River, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Cocaine Blues, Leave My Woman Alone, The Lemon Song, That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Announcer Speech [ cut ], C'mon Everybody >> Something Else, [ cut ], Bring It On Home.
Source: Almost complete excellent AM broadcast recording. 50 minutes.
Details: The original broadcast has an incorrect song order and was taken directly from the board and it seems to be very close to the official release but in the process of producing this tape it lacks its original clarity and sounds a bit dry.

Recording Includes: I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So, Don't Know Which Way To Go..), [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< On The Way Home, Down By The River, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Cocaine Blues, Leave My Woman Alone, The Lemon Song, That's Alright Mama..), Announcer Speech, [ cut ], Bring It On Home.
Source: Incomplete superb 1st soundboard recording. 36 minutes.
Details: The recording is a fully professional mixdown of multitrack. All songs have edits and some parts of actual music is edited out. Prepared by Jimmy Page while mixing "Coda" in 1982. No source tape available for this particular recording, only bootlegs.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So, Don't Know Which Way To Go..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< On The Way Home, Down By The River, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Cocaine Blues, Leave My Woman Alone, The Lemon Song, That's Alright Mama..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], C'mon Everybody, Something Else, Bring It On Home, [ cut ], Long Tall Sally (<< Great Balls Of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Move On Down The Line..) [ cut ], Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete superb 2nd soundboard recording. Almost 112 minutes.
Details: The recording is a fully professional mixdown of multitrack. Some songs have edits and some actual music is edited out. There are two versions of Communication Breakdown - the first is fully unedited, while the second mix is strictly shortened. Some songs are out of order as they are presented on this tape.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove (alternate mix).
Source: Complete superb 3rd soundboard recording. 2 minutes.
Details: The recording is a fully professional mixdown of multitrack. Live drums and vocals are clearly applied. In between the Sol overdubs, the original live solo can be heard to greater effect and there's additional Plant shout at one minute and a half.

Recording Includes: Backstage footage, Band Announcements, We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So, Don't Know Which Way To Go..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, C'mon Everybody, Long Tall Sally (<< Move On Down The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On..), Band Announcements [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm color 1st professional footage with and without actual sound. 41 minutes.
Details: The sound is distant and not quite synchronized, some bootlegs merged with AM broadcast on some songs. Half of C'mon Everybody and Long Tall Sally is flopped. There are a couple of camera angles available from the show. Band's opening and closing announcements are partially silent. The original footage with actual sound was discussed to be a part of possible BBC documentary.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit [You Baby, Communication Breakdown, Band Announcements, Long Tall Sally (<< Move On Down The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On..), Something Else [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm color 2nd professional footage with actual sound. 13 minutes.
Details: A shorter version of basic footage, using fragments from one of the cameras. Part of Something Else and Long Tall Sally are flopped. Some songs are not synched with picture properly and out of order as they are presented on this film. C'mon Everybody and Bring It On Home are filmed too but completely unsynched with exact music content, and both are shown just as clips with music from other songs.

Recording Includes: I Can't Quit You Baby [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm color 3rd professional footage with actual sound. Almost 4 minutes.
Details: The original sound is excluded and synched up with "Coda" version of this song.

Recording includes: We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Communcation Breakdown, Announcer Speech, C'mon Everybody, Somethin' Else, Bring It On Home, Long Tall Sally [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 16mm color 4th professional footage with actual sound. 12 minutes.
Details: This is 'ssellers' video merge that is sourced mainly from footage #2. Perfectly synched to the isolated multitrack. Some of the comparison isn't correct.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me Too, Don't Know Which Way To Go..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, C'mon Everybody, Something Else, Bring It On Home, Long Tall Sally (<< Move On Down The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On..), Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete 16mm color 5th professional footage with actual sound. Near 46 minutes.
Details: Compiled by 'sellers' with all previous videos, adding legit video content and using multitrack (excetp for middle of Long Tall Sally) to present 'official cut analysis'. For the most part video is screened as two- or three-angle merge, combining legit and bootleg footages.

Recording Includes: Backstage footage [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So, Don't Know Which Way To Go..), Dazed And Confused, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< On The Way Home, Down By The River, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Cocaine Blues, Leave My Woman Alone, The Lemon Song, That's Alright Mama..), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, C'mon Everybody, Something Else, Bring It On Home [ played but not included: Long Tall Sally (<< Great Balls Of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Move On Down The Line..), Band Announcements ].
Source: Incomplete color professional footage. 102 minutes.
Detailed: The tape is an excellent multicam film. Some songs have edits and some parts of actual music are edited out as well as almost most of chatter between songs. Heartbreaker, Thank You and probably Since I've Been Loving You were filmed too but don't appear on DVD; however a snippet of the organ introduction to Thank You can be seen in the song selection menu for disc #2 and more than a half of Heartbreaker is on menu for disc #1. What is listed is what is on the DVD.

Official LP Reference(s): Coda original and "deluxe" and "super deluxe" editions (Atlantic & Swan Song)

Official CD Reference(s): Coda original and "deluxe" and "super deluxe" editions (Atlantic & Swan Song)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) AM source: The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records) & Strange Tales From The Road (Rock Solid Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) AM source: Historical Birthday (Shout To The Top), Jimmy's Birthday Party - The Royal Dragon (Tarantura), Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Lighthouse), & Royal Albert Presentation (Immigrant)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) 1st soundboard recording: Countdown (Boogie Mama), The Lost Mixes/Sessions EP Volume 7 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Lost Sessions Volume 8 ~ Led Zeppelin In The 80's Coda Advance Tapes (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & What's Else (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) 2nd soundboard recording: All Our Love (Beelzebub Records), Jimmy's Birthday Party (Empress Valey Supreme Disc, original & reissue), Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Lighthouse), Royal Albert Hall: The Initial Tapes (Godfatherecords), & What's Else (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) bootleg video soundtrack: Jimmy's Birthday Party - The Royal Dragon (Tarantura)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) legit video soundtrack: Havin' Me Some Fun Tonight (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source mixes: Jimmy's Birthday Party (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Let's Get Together (Moonchild Records), Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Celebration Definitive Masters, no label & Wendy Records)

Official Visual Reference(s): DVD (Warner Music Vision)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 1st bootleg footage: 1970 (Cosmic Energy), Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), Hats Off To John Bonham (Sugar Mama), Havin' Me Some Fun Tonight (Beelzebub Records), London Calling (Sugar Mama), Long Tall Sally (Lighthouse), & Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Celebration Definitive Masters VHS & no label)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 2nd bootleg footage: Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), Long Tall Sally (Lighthouse), & Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Lighthouse)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 3rd bootleg footage: Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 4th bootleg footage: Long Tall Sally (Lighthouse) & Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Lighthouse)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 5th bootleg footage: Long Tall Sally (Lighthouse) & Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Lighthouse)

Comments: This show needs no recommendation. Playing is so hot and the band firing on all cylinders tonight ... it's Jimmy's 26th birthday party! Gutsy show with totally mind blowing energy. From the first notes of We're Gonna Groove up to the last hints of Long Tall Sally this concert is just exceptional. During one of the verse on Dazed And Confused Plant changes the lyrics and sings: "This cocaine makes me sick!" Amazing! So sad some tracks are still incomplete.

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JANUARY 13 - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND (TUESDAY)

WARNING! Some sources reported that tape of this show exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JANUARY 15 - NEWCASTLE CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND (THURSDAY, 8pm)
JANUARY 16 - OVAL HALL, SHEFFIELD CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND (FRIDAY, 8pm)
JANUARY 24 - THE REFECTORY, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND (SATURDAY)
FEBRUARY 7 - USHER HALL, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (SATURDAY, 7:30pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled ecause of Robert getting into a head-on car collision and rescheduled for February 17, 1970. Support from Barclay James Harvest (also cancelled?).
FEBRUARY 17 - USHER HALL, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (TUESDAY, 7:30pm)
The show rescheduled date from February 7, 1970. Support from Barclay James Harvest.

 

Led Zeppelin First European Tour
February 23, 1970 - March 12, 1970

FEBRUARY 23 - AALTO HALL, KULTTUURITALO, HELSINKI, FINLAND (MONDAY)

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo (<< Focatta And Fugue..) >> Thank You, Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Cocaine Blues, CC Rider, The Lemon Song, Be-Bop-A-Lula..), Announcer Speech, Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 109 minutes.
Details: The tape is a bit muffled but fairly clear with Page in front and Plant buried under the rest of the band.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Tocatta & Fugue (Tarantura) & Welcome To Finland (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: A really rare show, the first concert of the first European tour. And what a show it is! Robert's voice is simply wonderful and the entire band just cooks throughout the whole set. Dazed And Confused is really eerie and played well and the How Many More Times medley has some really obscure and great references thrown in.

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FEBRUARY 25 - KONSERTHUSET, GOTEBORG, SWEDEN (WEDNESDAY)
FEBRUARY 26 - STOCKHOLM KONSERTHUSET, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (THURSDAY, 7pm) The concert was booked to replace the cancelled date on October 7, 1969.
FEBRUARY 27 - AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (FRIDAY) (disputed)
Remastered super deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin III (released June 2014) does not mention this date/venue.


FEBRUARY 28 - K.B. HALLEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (SATURDAY)
The group performed as The Nobs. Reason was that Eva Von Zeppelin - relative of the airship designer - had threatened to sue the group if it appears as Led Zeppelin in Denmark.

Recording Includes: Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Heartbreaker, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Cocaine Blues, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, C'Mon Everybody, Something Else, Bring It On Home, Long Tall Sally.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 128 minutes.
Details: All the instruments are discernible with a bias towards the bass frequencies and some low end distortion. The audience is noisy and clap along in the quite passages.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Copenhagen 1970 (Lighthouse), Dancing With Snow Queen (Baby Face), The Nobs! (Tarantura), The Nobs - Blues Of Z (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), The Nobs Volume One (Wendy Records), & A Riot Going On (POT)

Comments: The legendary Nobs gig! Another excellent early 1970 show ... the concert is complete except for the first two songs missing from the tape, but those are not available anywhere. Jimmy's playing is out of this world on Dazed And Confused and Heartbreaker, but this show belongs to the rhythm section! Jones and Bonham are simply amazing throughout. A nice batch of encores after the great How Many More Times Medley, including two great Eddie Cochran songs ... Before the last encore Plant said to the audience: "We'd like to say thank you very much for receiving us back again, after last time we came here with Country Joe And The Fish. We've gotta say that I don't think we've changed much, but an incredible change in playing. We'd like to dedicate this to the wonderful clubs in Copenhagen, and until we come back again this is how we'd like you to remember us." The band was prepared to play as "The Nobs"* because an irate relative of the Zeppelin airship family, Eva Von Zeppelin, threatened to sue us if we used their name in her home country but this was finally found as not true and Led Zeppelin performed under its original, full name. Jimmy Page recalls: "Then we shall call ourselves The Nobs when we go to Copenhagen, the whole thing is absurd. The first time we played we invited her backstage to meet us, to see how we were nice young lads. We calmed her down but on leaving the studio, she saw our LP cover of an airship in flames and she exploded! I had to run and hide. She just blew her top." A big time, no doubt!

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MARCH 2 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MONDAY) (discredited)
Remastered super deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin III (released June 2014) also does not mention this date/venue.
MARCH 3 - COLOGNE, GERMANY (TUESDAY) (discredited)
MARCH 4 - HANNOVER, GERMANY (WEDNESDAY) (discredited)
MARCH 5 - FRANKFURT, GERMANY (THURSDAY) (discredited)
MARCH 6 - NUREMBERG, GERMANY (FRIDAY) (discredited)


MARCH 7 - MONTREUX CASINO HALL, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND (SATURDAY)
Claude Knobs introduced the band.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove [ cut ] >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, Rice Pudding Intro >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo (<< Hang On To A Dream..) >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Moby Dick, Suzie Q Intro/How Many More Times (<< The Hunter [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete excellent audience recording. 93 minutes.
Details: This recording has all of the virtues of both soundboard and audience. There is very little audience noise and all of the instruments are perfectly balanced except for the lower notes, which are dominating throughout. The hiss is noticeable though. Vinyl titles have a short snippet of The Hunter, while CD titles misses this fragment.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused) [ cut ], [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 1st AM broadcast recording. 31 minutes.
Details: The tape is good quality radio source. DJ comments are included throughout.

Recording Includes: I Can't Quit You Baby, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..)
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 2nd AM broadcast recording. 18 minutes.
Details: The tape is excellent quality radio source.

Recording Includes: Moby Dick, Suzie Q Intro/How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, My Baby Left Me, Jenny Jenny, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.
Recording: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 52 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape. The old fragment is in mono and consists of only How Many More Times and incomplete Whole Lotta Love.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Egg On Your Face (Wonderwall), Feel All Right - Live In Montreux (Audio Recording), Hammer Of The Gods (Golden Age Entertainments), Montreaux Switzerland 1970 (SHZ), Raging Violent The Virtuoso (no label), & What Is And What Should Never Be (no label)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) radio broadcast: Knebworth Fair Vol. 1 (K&S Records) & The Last Farewell Vol. 2 (Fujiyo Music)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: All That Jazz (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Charisma (Tarantura2000), The Dark Tower (Tarantura), Divinity (Atlantic Ocean Records), Feel All Right (Cobra Standard Series), Led Zeppelin A Montreux (Beelzebub Records), & We're Gonna Groove (Scorpio EU)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) radio broadcast 1: Feel All Right - Live In Montreux (Eat A Peach), Intimate (Almost Mysterious) (Equinox), & Sunshine Woman (Flagge)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) radio broadcast 2: Feel All Right - Live In Montreux (Eat A Peach)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Charisma (Tarantura2000, original & reissue) & The Great Beast 666 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & radio broadcast mixes: Intimidator (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD original & reissue) & Presence Of The Lord (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience, radio broadcast & soundboard mixes: Feel All Right - Live In Montreux (Eat A Peach), The Great Beast 666 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Intimidator (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 3CD original & reissue) & Led Zeppelin A Montreux (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: Talk about energy. The audience is rowdy and loud and the group feed off of this to offer a killer show, with some of the best playing ever, and surely the best live version of Heartbreaker ever played. The audience recording captures the energetic atmosphere perfectly. Sadly, both radio broadcast and soundboard tapes are the worst professional recordings ever captured but this could not kill the ending climax.

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MARCH 8 - CIRCUS KRONE BAU, MUNICH, GERMANY (SUNDAY, 10:15pm)


MARCH 9 - VIENNA KONZERT HAUS GROSSER SAAL, VIENNA, AUSTRIA (MONDAY)
The show is married by guitar problems.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], [ cut ], I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..) [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, Rice Pudding Intro >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Cat's Squirrel, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..).
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 92 minutes.
Details: The tape is distant and a bit distorted at times.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Rice Pudding Intro >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Cat's Squirrel, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..).
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. Almost 100 minutes.
Details: This is also rather distant and somewhat muddy tape. The last three songs are rather highly distorted, though.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: High Flyin' Zep (Electric Magic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Vienna 1970 (MMachine)

Comments: A step down during this show. While the playing is still powerful, Pagey seems to be a bit out of tune and this caused lack of energy that is present on all other shows from this tour. Rather surprisingly, a short snippet of Willie Dixon's Woman You Need Love/Cat's Squirrel theme, from which the band addapted melody and lyrics for Whole Lotta Love is playing in the middle of How Many More Times. Some troubles with equipment in Dazed And Confused and blames the road manager for it.

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MARCH 10 - KONGRESHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled after riots at the venue following an appearance by Jethro Tull couple days before and was rescheduled to Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany the same day.


MARCH 10 - HAMBURG MUSIKHALLE, HAMBURG, GERMANY (TUESDAY)
The show was recheduled from Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove [ cut ] >> I Can't Quit You Baby, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, High Flyin Mama, Down By The River, Travellin' Riverside Blues, Long Distance Call, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. 118 minutes.
Details: The tape is quite hissy and distant but still all the instruments can be listenable in a rather good balance and perspective.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Hamburg 1970 (Immigrant), Hamburg 1970 1st Night (Lighthouse), Lili Marleen (Tarantura2000), & Mystery European Gig (The Symbols)

Comments: Another one of the really good shows from the 1970 European tour. Robert's voice is amazing as always in 1970 and the band plays some really intense music. Jimmy's quiet riff intro to Heartbreaker before leading the band in full force is quite dramatic and the not yet recorded Since I've Been Loving You is very passionate and intense. Dazed And Confused is very compact and played brilliantly, especially by Jimmy, whose playing is fast and fluid in front of the wall of rhythm created by Jones and Bonham. The How Many More Times medley is great and Robert leads the band through a pastiche of great oldies before closing the show with a great, 1970 pre-medley version of the sole encore Whole Lotta Love. What makes this recording so exciting it is a only known live rendition to Living Loving Maid. Just right after the last notes of Heartbreaker Plant segued into "With a purple umbrella ..." lyrics but shortly after he said: "I think we're all getting a bit loose!" We know he hated that one so this recording is so exciting for making listening to this song live!

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MARCH 11 - HAMBURG MUSIKHALLE, HAMBURG, GERMANY (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Long Distance Call, The Lemon Song..), Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 115 minutes.
Details: The recording is overloaded by the bass which distorts the tape. There is also tape hiss in the upper frequencies. The tapers talk around the recorder in places, giving some quite funny comments.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Everybody Everybody (Image Quality), Hamburg 1970 2nd Night (Lighthouse), & Lili Marleen (Tarantura2000)

Comments: A really good show in front of a light-hearted crowd. Robert's voice is very strong and Jimmy seems to be playing faster and better than he did even a month before. Some people behind the taper are joking and laughing very often making some funny comments between or during the songs. The How Many More Times medley is excellent and Robert really gets up there with his voice at the end.

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MARCH 12 - DUSSELDORF RHEINHALLE, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY (THURSDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 38 minutes.
Details: The source is quite distant but still enjoyable. The guitar is the most prominent in the mix with guitar and vocals somewhere in the middle and drums as the most distant and echoey. Since I've Been Loving You has some minor speed issues in places and Dazed And Confused is dostorted. Furthermore, originally, the tape has first two songs turned out from sequence.

Recording Includes: How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, [ cut ], Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 21 minutes.
Details: This is rather clear recording but it lacks dynamic a bit and has annoying metallic sound throughout.

Recording Includes: Communication Breakdown >> I Can't Quit You Baby [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 3rd audience recording. 65 minutes.
Details: The tape is somewhat distant and a bit bassy, also there is noticeable hiss and some distortion at few songs. There is also some strange squeak in few places, possibly due to the tape recorder but it is not annoying really.

Recording Includes: Communication Breakdown >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You, [ cut ], Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ] , Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 4th audience recording. Near 120 minutes.
Details: The tape is very hissy and fluctuates between fairly clear and muddy. The intruments are rather in a good balance. The bass is overloaded and drums are behind of the rest a bit.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Germany 1971 (no label), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Life (Best), & White Summer (Acid, Box Top Records, Marc & Rock Solid Records both issues)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Bring It On Home (POT)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Psychedelic Raw Blues (Immigrant)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: Bring It On Home (POT)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 4: Dusseldorf 1970 (Reel Masters) & Dusseldorf 1970 Reel Master (Wardour)

Comments: An unusual set and really great show. We're Gonna Groove was the usual set opener the first half of 1970 but Communication Breakdown is the opener here. It sounds like Page wanted to loosen his fingers and somehow wandered into the Communication Breakdown riff and the band just followed along. It rocks! The highlight of this show is White Summer/Black Mountain Side. I can easily described this version as the moment when the West meets an East! Very subtle Since I've Been Loving You follows this masterpiece. How Many More Times includes a lot of humorous commentary by Plant on the lyrics he's singing, letting us all in on the joke and has the audience in stiches. Blistering Whole Lotta closes this really gutsy show much to the excitement of the crowd.

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Led Zeppelin Fifth U.S. Tour
March 21, 1970 - April 18, 1970

MARCH 21 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (SATURDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove [ cut ] >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. 32 minutes.
Details: The tape is muffled with a noticeable amount of hiss but rather enjoyable as a whole. Band Introduction is heavily distorted and Heartbreaker has speed fluctuations.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Cowgirl In The Sand, Ramble On, For What It's Worth, People..).
Source: Incomplete excellent professional FM broadcast. 38 minutes.
Details: Another broadcast that was originally taken from the board but in the process of making bootlegs it was destroyed by several technical problems.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Absence (Toasted Records), Alive 1971! (TNT Productions), BBC Broadcasts (Sunburn Records), BBC Concert (no label), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 (Rock Solid Records), The Big Dope Party (LZ69 & LZ869), Bonham's Rebirth (The Amazing Kornyphone Rebirth Label), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Hiawatha Express (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler), In The Light 69-85 (Zipp Zapp), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Let Zip Hell In (Amusing Records), Mudslide (BRR issue, Blue Ribbon, Box Top Records, GLC, Mushroom Records, Trade Mark Of Quality both issues, Wizardo Records), My Rider (LZ69), Pb - Pure Blues Live (no label), & Trade Mark Of Quality Years (Trade Mark Of Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: Pb (Boogie Mama & Graf Zeppelin), The Perfect Blues Live! (Tarantura2000), & Zeppelin Pack 'em In (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Classics Off The Air 1 (Neutral Zone), Mudslide (Flying Disc Music & The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Pb (Boogie Mama, Graf Zeppelin, Last Stand Disc, Lighthouse, Tarantura, Tarantura2000, & Wendy Records), Ultimate Mudslide (House Of Elrond), Zeppelin Pack 'em In (Beelzebub Records), & Zoso's Back To Rock And Roll (Oh Boy)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Pb (Graf Zeppelin) & Zeppelin Pack 'em In (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: This is all that is known to exist of this show, the first of the North American tour of 1970. A really raw performance, with Robert's voice immensely strong and the bass/guitar/drum interplay reaching exhilarating peaks like Heartbreaker and We're Gonna Groove. This is really good ... I hope the rest of soundboard sees the light someday (if the rest of this show even exists!).

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MARCH 22 - SEATTLE ARENA, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (SUNDAY, 8pm)
MARCH 23 - PORTLAND MEMORIAL COLISEUM, PORTLAND, OREGON (MONDAY, 8pm)


MARCH 25 - DENVER COLISEUM, DENVER, COLORADO (WEDNESDAY)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove >> I Can't Quit You Baby (<< It Hurts Me So..), Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut? ], How Many More Times (<< Ramble On, Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, I Can't Be Satisfied, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete poor to fair audience recording. 107 minutes.
Details: This is significantly distorted, distant, and muddy recording with volume fluctuations in some places.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Denver 1970 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: A really explosive and energetic show with not yet unsettled set list ... Robert's voice is excellent and the band plays with guts! Slow and steady is the pace, although the faster numbers have the band taking full flight, led by the amazing guitar of Jimmy Page. The medley is killer and a really psychedelic version of Whole Lotta Love ends the show. Heartbreaker and Dazed And Confused have sections that are ahead of their time ... they wouldn't be regular additions for another year or so! Plant made some nice commentary as for their last visit in Denver: "About eighteen months ago, we played our very first ever gig in the United States in this Coliseum (sic!) and so much has happened since then. We'd like to say that we really are pleased to be back."

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MARCH 26 - THE SALT PALACE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (THURSDAY, 8pm)


MARCH 27 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
The rowdy audience interrupted the concert.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ] >> Bring It On Home, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), I'm A Man, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin Little Baby, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown (<< Down By The River..), Band Announcements & Final Comments.
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience source. Almost 137 minutes.
Details: The tape has some amount of distortion for almost the entire show and sounds muffled and distant. The drums overpowering the guitar in places. Bring It On Home has some speed issues. The last few songs seems to be a bit clearer but more hissy.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), I'm A Man, Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin Little Baby, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Whole Lotta Love, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Down By The River..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience source. 109 minutes.
Details: This source is much more enjoyable than the above one. It has a really nice "deep" atmosphere, it's not too distant and it does not lack dynamic so much. The tape hiss may be annoying though and there are the absence of few songs. Bring It On Home is only an opening guitar riff. Organ Solo, Thank You and What Is And What Should Never Be have speed issues throughout.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: D'Ya Feel Alright? (Mad Dogs) & First Time At The Forum (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: First Time At The Forum (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Everybody Feel Alright? (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Tarantura2000), & LA Jive And Rambling Mind (Holy Grail)

Comments: This is one of the greatest shows ever! Right from the start this show is special. The band is on and Robert's voice is perfect, controlled and his entire range is used, resulting in one of his finest recorded vocal performances! "Good evening. Everybody feel alright? Tonight we intend to get everybody looser than anybody's even been loose ... even with cod liver oil!" tells Plant at the beginning of the show. Heartbreaker features some wonderful playing form Jimmy in his solo in the middle but Plant calmed down the audience after the song: "The people who are standing in the aisleys, can they sit on the floor or whatever. There's some people behind can't see. So if anybody knows they are obstructing somebody else's view, can they respect that fact or move, then everybody can see!" Since I've Been Loving you was dedicated to "...the litttle men with the suits on who keep pushing everybody back down the aisle. It's their big day, y'see. They can't understand it." Plant also humorously intrioduzed the band at the beginning of How Many More Times as "the four survivours of the Graf Zeppelin", John Bonham as "for the benefit if Mr Kite! and Pagey as "the man who made rock, rock". After a wild version of that song, the Whole Lotta Love encore features a duel between Jimmy on the Theremin and Jonesy on a heavily distorted organ....simply wild! An announcer informed the crowd about the forthcoming event - Jimi Hendrix on April 25th, 1970.

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MARCH 28 - DALLAS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, DALLAS, TEXAS (SATURDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. 87 minutes.
Details: The recording is rather clear but slightly distant audience tape. The sound is slightly flat and tape hiss is very noticeable.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Texas Two Steps (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: Just an average show ... nothing special about it, although the playing is very good. Robert's voice seems a little creaky, but the band is in good health, playing fine versions of Dazed And Confused and Heartbreaker, and a very emotional version of Since I've Been Loving You. Moby Dick is very long and quite boring. This is a good show, very intimate atmosphere.

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MARCH 29 - HOFHEINZ PAVILION, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, HOUSTON, TEXAS (SUNDAY, 8:30pm)

Recording Includes: White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], For What It's Worth Intro/How Many More Times (<< Bolero, Down By The River, The Hunter [ cut ], Think You Need A Shot (The Needle) [ cut ], I Feel So Bad, For What It's Worth, Tobacco Road [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. 38 minutes.
Details: The recording is clear and significantly brighter than the recording from the prevous night, probably as a result of being closer to the stage. It also has less tape hiss but it is still annoying.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Texas Two Steps (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin) & Ultimate Mudslide (House Of Elrond)

Comments: This is a very good clip from this show. White Summer/Black Mountain Side is a great virtuostic performance from Jimmy, and the medley has a great introduction before it really gets kick started. This medley is hot ... Page has an obsession with playing For What It's Worth during How Many More Times. Not only does he use it as an introduction, but reintroduces it after the first verse and includes it during the medley. Curiously, Plant doesn't sing any of its lyrics.

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MARCH 30 - PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (MONDAY, 8pm)
The concert was truncated due to riotous audience.


MARCH 31 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (TUESDAY, 8:30pm)

WARNING! The audience tape is reported to exist and is currently in the hands of a tape hoarder. Approach any tapes or CDs that claim to be this date with caution.

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APRIL 1 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WEDNESDAY) (disputed)
Remastered super deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin III (released June 2014) does not mention this date/venue.
APRIL 2 - CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM, CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (THURSDAY, 8pm)
APRIL 3 - MACON COLISEUM, MACON, GEORGIA (FRIDAY)
APRIL 4 - INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS COLISEUM, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (SATURDAY, 8pm)


APRIL 5 - BALTIMORE CIVIC CENTER, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (SUNDAY, 8pm)
The show is married by equipment problems.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, That's Alright Mama, My Baby Left Me, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Almost complete good to very good 1st audience recording. Near 109 minutes.
Details: The vocals are best but the rest of instruments are the ones kinda in the background. However, this is the best sounding tape of all three sources available for this date.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..) [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Instrumental Intro >> How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line, Hideaway, That's Alright Mama, My Baby Left Me, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 89 minutes.
Details: The sound is very distant, muddy and muffled and the level of hiss is annoying.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Move On Down The Line [ cut ], Hideaway, That's Alright Mama, My Baby Left Me, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech, Whole Lotta Love, Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete good 3rd audience recording. Almost 93 minutes.
Details: The tape is fairly clear but also distant and muffled in places, with hiss and scattered dropouts throughout.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Some Things Never Pass (Apple Music)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 3: Live At Tear Gassed Place (Tarantura2000)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 3 mixes: Baltimore 1970 (Lighthouse) & Groovin' You (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: This performance in this show is rather mediocre compared to others during this era and also married with rowdy audience and equipment problems. After a rather flaccid We're Gonna Groove, where Plant's microphone cut out half way through the song, he apologizes and explains: "We've only had this PA for three nights." The PA cuts out again several times in the show. Since I've Been Loving You was dropped from the set list and the organ solo is very short. How Many More Times contains a sharp version of Ravel's Bolero and That's Alright and My Baby Left Me are played together (makes sense since they are the same song). Plant tries all night to get the crowd "loose" and they do when they play their hit Whole Lotta Love (probably what most of the audience came to hear).

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APRIL 6 - ATLANTA, GEORGIA (unconfirmed) (MONDAY)


APRIL 7 - THE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (TUESDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Miscellaneous scenes (road trip to the concert), We're Gonna Groove, Dazed And Confused, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, (an excerpt from How Many More Times medley): Move On Down The Line [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 2 minutes.
Details: The video is very dark, kinda distant and shaky. The quality of the film deteriorated over the years. Whole Lotta Love is out of sequence. Some copies are synched up with Raleigh April 8th, 1970. The LZ Official YouTube channel adds just one song instead of individual tracks.

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: An excellent insight into group's early show spectacle; so sad the video is very dark and distant.

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APRIL 8 - J.S. DORTON ARENA, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)
The show started 45 minutes late.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Bron-Yr-Aur, Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 92 minutes.
Details: All instruments are clear with a slight bias to the bass frequencies and a bit of hiss audible in the quieter moments. A very representative tape for the era.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): American Accents (Baby Face), Groove (Tarantura), Raleigh 1970 (Lighthouse), Riot House (Cobra Standard Series), Up Beat (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), We're Gonna Rock (Blimp), & World Champion Drummer! (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue)

Comments: An excellent show captured in an exquisite sounding recording. Bring It On Home is probably the best version ever and We're Gonna Groove is certainly the funkiest version I have ever heard! The band and Robert are simply outstanding and loose: "That was a thing called Groove which is just what we intend to do, and we hope you're gonna as well. So get loose!"

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APRIL 9 - CURTIS HIXON HALL, TAMPA, FLORIDA (THURSDAY, 8:30pm)

Recording Includes: Bring It On Home [ cut ], White Summer (<< Bron-Yr-Aur, Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Mess O' Blues, My Baby, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent audience recording. Near 91 minutes.
Details: Generally excellent quality listening with the instruments being clear and in reasonable balance. The tape has one of the best atmosphere for the era that makes the feeling of being inside the venue. The only drawback of this recording is that Bring It On Home and What Is And What Should Never Be are just taped partially and there is some occasional distortion in few places.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Makundju (Screaming Oiseau Records), & Tampa Florida 1970 1&2 (Private Collection)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Bring It On Home (POT), Makundju (Cobra Standard Series), Tampa 1970 (Lighthouse), & Who's Birthday (Tarantura)

Comments: A great, energetic and very intense show. White Summer has some bars from Bron-Yr-Aur and the performance of it by Jimmy and the drumming by Bonham is just exceptional. Since I've Been Loving You is one of the pre-record intense versions and a spaced out and blistering Whole Lotta Love follows the amazing medley. How Many More Times shines and has few excellent oldies thrown in. Robert's voice is great and the band blows everything out. Listen as Robert makes crowd announcement near the beginning: "Will Carol Russell go to the front box office?" Funny!

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APRIL 10 - MIAMI BEACH CONCENTION CENTER, MIAMI, FLORIDA (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
APRIL 11 - KIEL AUDITORIUM, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (SATURDAY, 8pm)


APRIL 12 - METROPOLITIAN SPORTS CENTER, BLOOMINGDALE, MINNESOTA (SUNDAY, 7:30pm)

Recording Includes: Bring It On Home [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete poor audience recording. Near 8 minutes.
Details: Very distant and distorted tape, almost unlistenable in some places.

Bootleg CD Reference(s):

Comments: Possibly standard set was performed but this track is the only remainder.

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APRIL 13 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (MONDAY, 8pm)


APRIL 14 - OTTAWA CIVIC CENTRE ARENA, OTTAWA, ALBERTA, CANADA (TUESDAY, 8:30pm)

Recording Includes: Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..) [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 60 minutes.
Details: The first striking factor of this document is the proximity of the recorder to the instruments, the audience sounds very far away as in a soundboard tape, but this is not the case. The taper is probably behind the stage, seemingly walking about, carelessly handling the microphone, so there are constant changes in balance and unpleasant noises. The volume also fluctuates almost constantly and so does the brightness.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience: Just The Crowd And... (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Ottawa Sunshine (House Of Elrond), & The Trade Mark Of Quality Masters Volume One: Parliament Hill (Flying Disc Music)

Comments: All that remains from this excellent, Pagey dominated show. Robert's voice is crystal clear and the band is slick and fluid, especially Page who pushes it all to the limits, especially in a frenzied Heartbreaker compete with the 1970 Theremin introduction.

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APRIL 15 - WINNEPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA (WEDNESDAY) (unconfirmed)
Other sources reported Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
APRIL 16 - ROBERTS MUNICIPAL STADIUM, EVANSVILLE, INDIANA (THURSDAY, 7:30pm)
The power cut out mid-concert, but was restored later.


APRIL 17 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (FRIDAY, 8pm)
The show is truncated, and then stopped by riotous audience.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) >> Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], How Many More Times (<< Rice Pudding, Going Down, Bolero, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Boogie Chillun, Hideaway, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Cumberland Gap, Memphis Tennessee, For What It's Worth, Ramble On, Tobacco Road, Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, The Lemon Song, [ cut ], That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Announcer Speech [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Band Announcements [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. 135 minutes.
Details: All instruments are in a good balance but the sound is slightly muffled although has still good clarity and definition. The taper did an attempts to save free space on his tape as much as possible are really annoying though - he is missing almost every opening and last note from every song so far! He also introduce and close the tape with short comments.

Recording Includes: Unknown song listing.
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 10 minutes.
Details: Need further information.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Mauie Wowie (Missing Link), Memphis (Neptune), Memphis 1970 (Lighthouse), Memphis Tennessee 1970 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Memphis Underground (Magnificent Disc)

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Comments: A really spectacular show ... the entire band is on fire and Robert's voice is amazing! From the opening blasts, the band is out to crush the crowd, and they certainly do! "We've waited for a long time to come to Memphis, in fact ever since we were born I think!" said Plant. The bass/drum/guitar interplay is unreal and Page plays some breathtaking figures in Heartbreaker, which also has a spaced-out intro and finale where Page makes the Theremin sound like a scratched record ... it's too much! Jimmy plays a riff in Black Mountain Side that will later be developed into Kashmir ... five years later! During How Many More Times things were out of control so Plant tried to diffuse the situation: "I want the policemen to put their hands together. Put those lights down! You're beautiful - even with the light on!" And during the medley he tried to calm things down again: "All we wanna do is save our manager! Save Mr Peter Grant! Don't stand on the chairs 'cos they'll give you such shit! And also, please don't step on the rails, because your parents paid rates for them as well. They are yours but don't stand on them. They're for the hockey." And "Everybody must get off those chairs - really must! They're taking our manager away! Please get off the chairs - it's no joke! ... Listen, you must respect the fact that we've come from England and everything and we weren't paid. Just please get off everything that might not be cool!" It was reported that during as Plant tried to calm down the rowd, backstage, the local promoter tried to coerce Peter Grant into pulling Zeppelin off the stage and when Grant refused, a gun was pulled and thrust at his stomach! The story goes Grant response is blunt and to the point: "You can't shoot me, ya cunt. They've just given us the fucking keys to the city." The jams are amazing, and this tape features the bootlegger himself introducing and closing the tape with comments about the show ... spectacular!

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APRIL 18 - ARIZONA VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, PHOENIX, ARIZONA (SATURDAY, 6:30pm)
The show is cut short due to Robert Plant feeling ill due an exhaustion.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, [ cut ], We're Gonna Groove [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..), [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Jimmy Page Announcements.
Source: Incomplete fair to good 1st audience recording. Almost 98 minutes.
Details: The sound is similar to the Bath recordings - overloaded in places, muffled and distorted but the energy is there. The tape is still hoarded and only available copies are bootlegs.

Recording Includes: We're Gonna Groove [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Bring It On Home, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Jimmy Page Announcements.
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience tape. Almost 93 minutes.
Details: The tape is more distant with fairly balanced instruments if not more clear. This recording has also some noticeable tape distortion in few places.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Desert Storm (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Live At Phoenix 1970 (Power Archives) & Nebula (Tarantura2000)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Phoenix (Electric Magic)

Comments: This is the last time We're Gonna Groove is played as the intro song. Dazed And Confused is fantastic followed by excellent renditions of Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home where he tells the crowd "Let me get me breath back", and White Summer/Black Mountain Side - the last time it is palyed until the 1977 tour. The boys are in great shape (except for Robert - his voice is really...tired; he sang almost everything in much lower scale), and are playing a superb concert with the crowd lapping up the outstanding performance. At this show Plant felt bad during the show for the first time, what caused the cancellation of the final date.

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APRIL 19 - LAS VEGAS CONCENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (SUNDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to Robert Plant feeling ill due to exhaustion.

 

Jimmy Page U.K. Television Interlude
April 23, 1970

APRIL 23 - JULIE FELIX SHOW, LIME GROVE, LONDON, ENGLAND (JIMMY PAGE SOLO) (THURSDAY, recording session)
Broadcast at 11:10pm on "Julie Felix Show", BBC1, April 26, 1970 (Sunday). Also on the show in session were The Hollies.

Recording Includes: Julie Felix Introduction, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..).
Source: Complete color professional TV broadcast with actual sound. 5 minutes.
Details: Only Jimmy is present while he's playing on the guitar. All circulating copies are blurred and containing horizontal distortion lines.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) TV soundtrack: BBC (Last Stand Disc), BBC Sessions (Last Stand Disc), Breaking The Rules At The Beeb 1969-1971 (Beelzebub Records), The Complete '69 BBC Classics (Immigrant), The Complete British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Sessions (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), & Real Complete BBC Sessions: Bonus Material (Tarantura2000, all 3 editions)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) TV broadcast: 1970-1972 (Cosmic Energy), Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), & Film Noir: Interviews And More (Hercules)

Comments: A virtuoso performance and really rare and a treat! This is also Page's earliest solo performance outside his band while he's playing material known from Zeppelin concerts. Jimmy was introduced by Julie Felix very kindly: " My next guest this evening is a member of certainly the most succesful group to come out of Britain in the last couple of years. Led Zeppelin LPs top both the British and American charts and the lead guitarist in that group is definitely a very talented and special musician. Ladies and gentlemen ... Jimmy Page!"

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Led Zeppelin Warm-Up for Sixth U.S. Tour
June 22, 1970 - July 19, 1970

JUNE 22 - LAUGARDALSHOLL SPORTS ARENA, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND (MONDAY, 10:30pm)
The first film is used for DVD in 2003.

Recording Includes: Miscellaneous scenes (airport arrival, crowds outside the venue with and without TV commentary), Dazed And Confused [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete black and white 1st professional footage with and without actual sound. 2 minutes.
Details: Shot from the right side of the stage by a local TV crew for documentary. It can be found only on official 2003 DVD in menu link for disc #2.

Recording Includes: Miescellaneous scenes (airport arrival, crowds outside the venue, Dazed And Confused, interview with Robert Plant).
Source: Incomplete black and white 2nd professional footage with actual sound. Almost 3 minutes.
Details: Another clip, not available anywhere except LZ official YouTube channel. It has also airport arrival, crowds waiting outside, very short excerpt of Dazed but also color but distant shot of band playing on the whole without sound that is not available on the official DVD. The airrport arrival has all thats is used on the official DVD menu but also contains unseen shots (taken from amateur video). The clip originally has Icelandinc speaker, some music and timecode. The YouTube version has no counter, has amateur video snippet and is synched with interview of Robert Plant talking about the visit in Iceland, and is followed by another interview with Plant shot just before the actual show. Some non-LZ Official YouTube channel copies are synched up with audio from Bath June 28th, 1970.

Official Visual Reference(s) 1st footage: DVD (Warner Music Vision)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s) 2nd footage: Assemblage (Cosmic Energy), Film Noir: Interviews & More (Hercules), & Hats Off To John Bonham (Sugar Mama)

Comments: So sad this is only what survived! The legend tells the story during this short visit to the cold island Robert had been inspirating to wrote a lyrics of Immigrant Song.

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JUNE 27 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWS) (cancelled)
Both shows were cancelled because the band were set to perform at Bath Festival and rescheduled to September 19, 1970.


JUNE 28 - SECOND BATH FESTIVAL OF BLUES & PROGRESSIVE MUSIC, ROYAL BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND, ENGLAND (SUNDAY, START AT midday and Led Zeppelin took the stage around 8:30pm)
Shared with Canned Heat, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, It's A Beatiful Day, Fairport Convention, Donovan, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, The Flock, Hot Tuna and many others. Continuity was provided by DJs John Peel and Mike Raven. The performance was filmed on instruction from Peter Grant for potentical future use.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], The Boy Next Door [AKA That's The Way], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Instrumental Intro based on Rice Pudding theme >> How Many More Times (<< Mr. Soul, Down By The River, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, Boogie Chillun, Hideaway, El Paso Blues, The Lemon Song, Need Your Love Tonight, That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love, Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown, Announcer Speech, Rock 'N' Roll Medley (<< Long Tall Sally, Say Mama..), Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 123 minutes.
Details: Taped twelve feet in air on a pole about 200 yards from center stage. The source has vocals upfront and recording is overloaded rather significantly. It lacks the low end frequencies. The taper seems to have moved after Whole Lotta Love, because the sound deteriorates.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], The Boy Next Door [AKA That's The Way] [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Instrumental Intro based on Rice Pudding theme >> How Many More Times (<< Mr. Soul, Down By The River, The Hunter, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, Boogie Chillun, Hideaway, El Paso Blues, The Lemon Song, Need Your Love Tonight, That's Alright Mama..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], [ cut], Whole Lotta Love [ cut ], Announcer Speech, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, [ cut ], Rock 'N' Roll Medley (<< Long Tall Sally, Say Mama, Johnny B. Goode, Rocky Road Blues, That's Alright Mama..) [ cut ], Band Announcements [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair 2nd audience recording. 118 minutes.
Details: This source is even more distant and too lacks low frequencies. The point is that this source is not overloaded.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage . 30 seconds.
Details: Shot from the diagonal left hand side of the stage, when zoomed, it is close. The film is kinda dark as the taper was shooting into the sun. Almost all versions have sound synched up with audio recording.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Bath Festival (Krishna Records)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 2: Knock Oneself Out Vol. 1&2 (Magic Market)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Bath Stop! (Image Quality) & Hootchie-Kootchie Zep (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Bath Festival 1970 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD original and 2 reissues & 4CD), Bath Festival 1970 (Wendy Records), The Boy Next Door: Bath Festival 1970 (Lighthouse), Happier Than Ever (Beelzebub Records), Immigrant Song/Out On The Tiles (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & In Yokel Mode (Boleskine House Records)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Flying High With Led Zeppelin (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: The most legendary gig by Zeppelin ever certainly lives up to that, even in the average recording. Robert's voice is just amazing in its range and scope, and the band are blistering ... Jones is on fire, Jimmy is incendiary and Bonham is thunderous. The band just played a perfect gig! There are a few previews: Immigrant Song, which was written six days before has a completely different vocal arrangement, That's The Way (under it's working title and introduced as "something a little different"), and a great jam at the end, and Since I've Been Loving You is played for the first time in the UK. Moby Dick is exceptional and the How Many More Times and Rock Medley are immensely powerful. Plant speaking to the audience prior to the final encores: "We've been playing America a lot recently and we really through that coming back here we might have a dodgy time. There's a lot of things going wrong in America at the moment, that are getting a bit sticky. It's really nice to come to an open-air festival where there are no bad things happening and everything's turned out beautiful."

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JULY 12 - DEUTSCHLANDHALLE, BERLIN, GERMANY (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled to July 19, 1970.
JULY 16 - COLOGNE SPORTHALLE, COLOGNE, GERMANY (THURSDAY, 8pm)
JULY 17 - GRUGAHALLE, ESSEN, GERMANY (FRIDAY, 8pm)
JULY 18 - FESTHALLE FRANKFURT, FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SATURDAY, 8pm)
Chris Welch joining on stage for Whole Lotta Love on timbales.


JULY 19 - DEUTSCHLANDHALLE, BERLIN, GERMANY (SUNDAY, 8pm)
Fragments of this concert were filmed on amateur equipment and were used partially on "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Shake Your Moneymaker, The Lemon Song, CC Rider, Down In Virginia, Hoochie Coochie Man, Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle)..) [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good audience recording. Near 92 minutes.
Details: The tape is a bit distorted with the bass frequencies causing it to sound muffled at times. Despite of being hissy and muddy, the tape itself is still very listenable. The song order is incorrect on some of bootlegs.

Recording Includes: Miscellaneous scenes (band trip through Germany), Dazed And Confused [ 1:23 - cut ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Almost 1,5 minutes.
Details: There are a couple of camera footages available from the show. Footage is mostly close, with band members’ height filling two thirds or more to full screen height. The official LZ YouTube channel has the clip much shortened, mixing parts of footage in a different way. All have sound synched up with audio. Some of them have also sound synched with non-concert part.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Air Raids Over Germany (Tecumseh), Checkpoint Charlie (Immigrant), Intimate (Almost Mysterious) (Equinox), & Led Zeppelin In Germany (Beelzebub Records)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy) & Film Noir Volume 1 - 1969~1975 (Hercules)

Comments: A really great show right after the Bath blowout. This show is like a sister to the Bath show but the atmosphere is very different. It is very intense and almost mysterious, and the band is on. Dazed And Confused is a great version and Robert's vocals are simply perfect. He even achieves the album cut's high and wailing vocals in Since I've Been Loving You with extreme ease in this great version. Moby Dick is an awesome display and the medley is great.

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Led Zeppelin Sixth U.S. Tour
August 15, 1970 - September 19, 1970

AUGUST 5 - CINCINNATI, OHIO (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family.
AUGUST 6 - OLYMPIA STADIUM, DETROIT, MICHIGAN (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family and rescheduled for August 28, 1970.
AUGUST 7 - CLEVELAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family and rescheduled for August 26, 1970.
AUGUST 8 - PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family. The band was also erroneously billed to appear at the Strawberry Fields Festival at Strawberry Fields, Mosport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The festival was performed between August 7 and 9 of 1970 and consisted of the following acts: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Cactus, Leonard Cohen, Eric Burdon & War, Grand Funk Railroad, Fat, Hog Heaven, Jethro Tull, King Biscuit Boy & Crowbar, Luke & The Apostles & More!, Melanie, Mountain, Procol Harum, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After, and The Youngbloods.
AUGUST 9 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETS (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family and rescheduled to September 9, 1970.


AUGUST 10 - HAMPTON COLISEUM, HAMPTON BEACH, VIRGINIA (MONDAY)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Back In The USA, Boogie Chillun [ cut ], I'm Moving On, CC Rider..), Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times..).
Source: Incomplete fair to good audience recording. Almost 122 minutes.
Details: It's distant, overloaded and sometimes barely listenable source with only the voice clear in the general mush. The instruments do clear on occasions but there are some dropouts, volume/channel changes and recorder handling noise in various places. When sound progresses, the hiss is becoming even more annoying.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Live In Hampton 1970 (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: This show varies bewteen great and average. Bron-Yr-Aur is the worst, sounding like Page tuning his guitar for two minutes. However, they do achieve some unique dramatic effects in the early part of Dazed And Confused, and the guitar solo in Since I've Been Loving You is very dramatic. The ending guitar work in Imigrant Song also sounds very unusual.

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AUGUST 11 - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family.
AUGUST 12 - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family.
AUGUST 13 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to an illness in John Paul Jones' family.
AUGUST 14 - BOSTON COLLEGE ALUMNI STADIUM, CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (FRIDAY, START AT 10:30am) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to pressure from local authorities that were feared noise issues and rebooked for September 8, 1970, then later changed the date to September 9, 1970. Originally, Led Zeppelin were due to headline the festival, planned with the following support acts: Junior Wells, Buddy Guy Blues Band, Amboy Dukes, Big Brother & The Holding Company, American Dream, Stark Forest Group, Cactus, Swallow, Lighthouse, MC5, The Stooges, The Allman Brothers Band, and Catfish.


AUGUST 15 - YALE BOWL, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT (SATURDAY, 8:15pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, [ cut ], (an excerpt from Whole Lotta Love medley): Boogie Chillun [ cut ] >> Hi-Heel Sneakers >> Bottle It Up And Go >> They're Red Hot >> Cumberland Gap >> Shake >> Move On Down The Line >> I'm Moving On >> Honey Bee >> The Lemon Song >> Think You Need A Shot (The Needle) >> Whole Lotta Love, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. Near 85 minutes.
Details: Some serious distortion and hiss are evident throughout and in these places recording reaches a fair level only, also there is occasional low end rumble. The tape is distant, lacking in top end. Audience is talktative and very noisy.

Recording Includes: Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. Near 24 minutes.
Details: The tape is noticeably less distant and the instruments are fairly listenable.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Rare Short Party (Image Quality)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Blues Erotica (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: This is a monstrous show, with Robert's voice reaching unbelievable heights, as well as the band being unstoppable. Listen to Dazed And Confused and the Whole Lotta Love medley ... unreal stuff! Even Bonham's drum solo is thunderous and exciting.

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AUGUST 19 - KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ARENA, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (WEDNESDAY)
AUGUST 20 - OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR ARENA, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (THURSDAY)


AUGUST 21 - TULSA ASSEMBLY CENTER ARENA, TULSA, OKLAHOMA (FRIDAY)
The show is truncated, and then stopped due to riotous audience.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< White Summer..), Bring It On Home, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Bottle It Up And Go, They're Red Hot, Cumberland Gap, Matchbox, That's Alright, Heartbeat, The Lemon Song, My Baby Left Me, That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 128 minutes.
Details: The main drawback is the balance of the instrumentation. The vocals and guitar come through very clear. But the rhythm section is at the bottom of the mix, giving it a slightly distant sound. This is due to a recorder, and audience, still looking for their seats. The sound becomes brighter and louder after the recorder gets better positioned a minute into Immigrant Song but overall the tape is still in the same condition.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Bottle Up And Go (Graf Zeppelin & Scorpio EU), The Lights Go Down (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Live On Tour With Led Zeppelin Volume 2 (Beelzebub Records), Tulsa Hillbilly (Tarantura), Tulsa Symphony - Ode To Joy (Wendy Records), Visceral Attack (Beelzebub Records), Vive La France (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & You Gotta Be Cool (Whole Lotta Live)

Comments: A really great, virtuoso concert from the whole band! Lots of little surprises here, including a rare version of White Summer played by Jimmy at the end of Dazed And Confused! Immigrant Song has some excellent war cries from Plant, but as usual in 1970 America, crowd troubles threaten the gig. In the middle of his solo in Heartbreaker, Jimmy stopped playing and Robert said: "Actually you can turn down the house lights now. Turn the lights off! Everybody sit still. Before we carry on, the lights go down. No listen, if we're gonna have a good time and you are, we're gonna have to work hand in glove with the so-called authorities. So, you sit down and they'll be cool and turn the lights off. So let's wait for them to turn off the lights." But authorities obliged so Plant said: "That's not a victory - that's common sense, so don't take it as a victory!" Pagey then continued his guitar solo.

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AUGUST 22 - TARRANT COUNTY ARENA, FORT WORTH, TEXAS (SATURDAY, 8pm)
AUGUST 23 - HEMISFAIR ARENA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (SUNDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to local juvenile diphtheria outbreak.
AUGUST 24 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (MONDAY) (unconfirmed)
AUGUST 25 - NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (TUESDAY, 8pm)
AUGUST 26 - CLEVELAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO (WEDNESDAY, 5:30pm)
The concert was rescheduled from August 7, 1970. The show time was moved back from 8:30pm so John Paul Jones go leave early to back to England due to the death of his father, the band continued with an unknown female bass player in a "Belkin Productions" [ promoter ] t-shirt on the last encore.
AUGUST 27 - MILWAUKEE ARENA, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (THURSDAY)(cancelled)
The show was cancelled due to the death of John Paul Jones' father and rescheduled to August 31, 1970.


AUGUST 28 - OLYMPIA STADIUM, DETROIT, MICHIGAN (FRIDAY, 8pm)(
The show was rescheduled from August 6, 1970 and started a couple hours late.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, That's The Way [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete poor to good audience recording. Near 48 minutes.
Details: Heavily overloaded tape, garbled and quite muffled in many places but more bearable whenever Jonesy is not playing. The sound increasingly becomes more overloaded and unbearable during Dazed And Confused to the point of it being almost non-listenable. There's also a large part of non musical content, on which we can hear taper and his friends going outside the venue.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Detroit Soul (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: This is all that survived from this show. An usual late 1970 set and sheer power that stuck with big size of venue and acoustic set is not as much anticipated as expected from noisy, hyped-up audience. A real treat here, this show is taped by few Mexican guys, who left the show during That's The Way with unknown reasons.

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AUGUST 29 - MAN-POP FESTIVAL, WINNIPEG STADIUM, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA (SATURDAY, START AT 12 noon)
Support from Iron Butterfly, The Youngbloods, Euphoria, Diane Heatherington & The Merry Go Round, Chilliwack, Sugar N' Spice, Ides Of March, The Mongrels, Haymarket Riot, The Fifth, Chopping Block and Justin Tyme. Led Zeppelin held out until 2:00am to take the stage because the rain had ruined their equipment and was rumored to have also held out for more money.

WARNING! The soundboard recording is rumored to exist. Approach any tapes or CDs that claim to be this date with caution.

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AUGUST 31 - MILWAUKEE ARENA, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (MONDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from August 27, 1970.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), [ cut ], Bring It On Home, That's The Way [ cut ], [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 54 minutes.
Details: Starting off a bit distorted and mushy the sound soon becomes clearer allowing more detail to be heard. The tape itself is clear and up close with very little audience disturbance or tape hiss. All the instruments are well balanced. It is reported that tape recorder ran out of batteries after tape one and that is reason why latter part of the show is not available.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Just The Crowd And... (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Latest Summer (Jelly Roll), Milwaukee (Akashic), Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay (Beelzebub Records), & Scat (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: This is one of those shows where right from the beginning it is evident the band is on top form. Robert's war cries in Immigrant Song are chilling and incredibly high and powerful. In fact, this is one of the best 1970 shows I have ever heard in terms of his voice and its power and range. The bane is incredible too, turning Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused and Since I've Been Loving You into incredibly powerful, unique and excellent performances.

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SEPTEMBER 1 - SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show was truncated due to riotous audience.


SEPTEMBER 2 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (WEDNESDAY)
Bill Graham introduced. There are possibilities that this show might be recorded professionally as straight soundboard by Bill Graham crew and still lying in the archives.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Boppin' The Blues, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, For What It's Worth, Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, I'm Moving On, Fortune Teller, That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times..) [ cut ], [ cut ], The Train Kept A Rollin', Blueberry Hill >> Long Tall Sally.
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 120 minutes.
Details: The instruments are more up front here and Plant's vocals still sound strong however the fact that it was taped on worse equipment is keeping it below next source because this tape sounds a bit more muddy.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Boppin' The Blues [ cut ], Lawdy Miss Clawdy, For What It's Worth, Honey Bee, Long Distance Call, I'm Moving On, Fortune Teller, That's Alright Mama..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times..), The Train Kept A Rollin', Blueberry Hill >> Long Tall Sally.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 142 minutes.
Details: The tape is distant but clear, with all the inctruments rather well balanced and with a nice spectrum. It sounds like it was recorded in a big hall so the atmosphere is truly outstanding here.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Get Loose (Holy Grail)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: Another Night On Blueberry Hill (Electric Magic), Fortune Teller (Tarantura2000), Live On Blueberry Hill II (Tarantura), & Two Days Before (Silver Rarities)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Live On Blueberry Hill II (Wendy Records), Return To Blueberry Hill (Graf Zeppelin), Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay (Beelzebub Records), & Youth Gone Wild (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Comments: A really excellent show, with an unusual and exciting string of encores! The playing is amazing, and Robert, as on nearly every 1970 show, is in incredible voice, with a range that is unbelievable. The acoustic section is greeted with impatience which causes Plant to scold them, and rightfully so ... it sounds great! An explosive start to the West Coast blitz of the 1970 tour!

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SEPTEMBER 3 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (THURSDAY)
The show is married by guitar problems.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], [ cut ], Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Roberta, Crosscut Saw Blues, I've Got To Find My Baby, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song, Think You Need A Shot (The Needle), Lawdy Miss Clawdy..), [ cut ], Communication Breakdown [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete fair audience recording. Near 120 minutes.
Details: The tape is significantly distant and a bit hissy. Sometimes it's really hard to tell what's what here.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): DX I ~ X (Mad Dogs), Missing Sailor (Immigrant), Screaming To The Ocean (Beelzebub Records), & Take My Breath Away (Wendy Records)

Comments: Another excellent show from this string of dates in California! A rowdy crowd and equipment problems with Page's acoustic guitar causes the group to abandon Bron-Yr-Aur and they get right into Since I've Been Loving You. The playing at this concert, as in all during this run, is slick, exciting, and powerful! The closing medley is a long one full of obscure songs that sounds great, and a manic encore closes this show.

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SEPTEMBER 4 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
DJ JJ Jackason introduced. Rumoured to be filmed from the audience.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Bring It On Home, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, Redhouse, Some Other Guy, Think It Over, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There, She Was Just Seventeen..), [ cut ], Out On The Tiles, Blueberry Hill.
Source: Incomplete excellent 1st audience recording. Near 129 minutes.
Details: Exceptionally excellent sounding tape, the best of all six sources available. Very clear, recorded much close to the stage (very likely near the dead center), and well positioned, has great atmosphere without any distortion. The only drawback is the fact the tape is in mono and some sections are cut.

Recording Includes: Bring It On Home, That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo, [ cut ], Thank You [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, [ cut ], Honey Bee [ cut ], The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There, She Was Just Seventeen..), Band Announcements [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 2nd audience recording. 69 minutes.
Details: This is also great sounding tape, somewhat similar to the above but with less high end and with kinda mushed bottom line a bit. Balance and clarity are excellent.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused [ cut ], Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ cut ], Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, Redhouse, Some Other Guy, Think It Over, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There, She Was Just Seventeen..), Announcer Speech, [ cut ], Out On The Tiles, Blueberry Hill.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 3rd audience recording. 111 minutes.
Details: Another well sounding source. The only issue of this show is bass, which is a bit distorted in some points abit. Beside of it, this tape sounds excellent.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, Redhouse, Some Other Guy, Think It Over, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..) [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There, She Was Just Seventeen..), Announcer Speech, Out On The Tiles, Blueberry Hill.
Source: Incomplete very good to excellent 4th audience recording. 129 minutes.
Details: A real surprise here, the tape is just almost as good as well known TMoQ source, capturing the whole band in a great shape and with a nice audience atmosphere. The difference is this source is a bit less bright although it was recorded much close to the stage too.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, Bring It On Home, That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, Redhouse, Some Other Guy, Think It Over, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There, She Was Just Seventeen..), Announcer Speech, Out On The Tiles, Blueberry Hill.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 5th audience recording. Near 131 minutes.
Details: Not so distant and distorted sound, just it might be a tiny bit more open. Harsh in places, overall stands the quality of a good recording if not some dullness throughout.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements, Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], Dazed And Confused, [ cut ], Bring It On Home, That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, I'm Moving On, Redhouse, Some Other Guy, Think It Over, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth [ cut ]..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 6th audience recording. 120 minutes.
Details: Recorded from loge section 24, row A, seat 5. The sound is a bit muted and quite fuzzy, also heavy muffled for the most time. Not well enjoyable recording and does sound like it was close to Plant's PA system.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Archipelago (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler), Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 1&2 (Rock Solid Records), Best Of Led Zeppelin Live In Concert (Immaculate Conception Records), Blueberry Hill (no label), K&S Records, & Titanic), Caution Explosive (Wizardo Records), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Gone To California (Dittolino Discs), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), Live On Blueberry Hill (Abstract Records, Blimp basic & other issues, Box Top Records, Contraband Music, Del Pez, Godzilla Records, Led Records), Mushroom Records, Trade Mark Of Quality rubber stamp & generic jacket with hole issues, Zeppelin Records), Sin City Social (K&S Records), Three Days After (Titanic, Toasted Records, Trade Mark Of Quality), Winterland 1970 (BP 3676 A-B), Trade Mark Of Quality Years (Trade Mark Of Quality), & Zeppelin (AER)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 2: Live At The Los Angeles Forum 9-4-70 (Rubber Dubber)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) quick review: Blueberry Hill (Moonchild Records), The Final Statements (Antrabata Reference Master), Good Times In LA (Beelzebub Records), Live On Blueberry Hill (Cobra Standard Series, Cobra Premium Series, Eat A Peach, Empress Valley Supreme Disc, Last Stand Disc, Mud Dogs, Lighthouse, Sanctuary, Tarantura, Tarantura2000, & Wendy Records), Live On Blueberry Hill Parts 1&2 (Neutral Zone), Live On Blueberry Hill Remaster Version (Wendy Records), Live On Blueberry Hill: Another Master (Lighthouse), Return To Blueberry Hill (Immigrant), & Youth Gone Wild (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

1st source CD Reference(s): Live On Blueberry Hill (Last Stand Disc, first 2 CDs), Live On Blueberry Hill Parts 1&2 (Neutral Zone), & Return To Blueberry Hill (Immigrant)

2nd source CD Reference(s): Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc's final disc of 9CD set) & Live On Blueberry Hill (35th Anniversary Edition) (Tarantura2000's first disc of 9CD set)

3rd source CD Reference(s): Live On Blueberry Hill (Mud Dogs) & Live On Blueberry Hill (35th Anniversary Edition) (Tarantura2000's fourth & fifth disc of 9CD set)

4th source CD Reference(s): Good Times In L.A. (Beelzebub Records) & Live On Blueberry Hill (Lighthouse, 2015 edition)

5th source CD Reference(s): Live On Blueberry Hill (Tarantura, 1997 edition) & Live On Blueberry Hill (35th Anniversary Edition) (Tarantura2000's eighth & ninth disc of 9CD set)

Mixes CD Reference(s):
Blueberry Hill (Moonchild Records) - sources no. 3,4&5 (source 4 as foundation).
The Final Statements (Antrabata Reference Master) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 3 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Cobra Standard Series) - sources no. 1,3&4 (source 4 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Cobra Premium Series) - sources no. 1,3&4 (source 4 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Eat A Peach) - sources no. 1,3&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, first & second disc of 9CD set) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, third & fourth disc of 9CD set) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 3 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, fifth & sixth disc of 9CD set) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 4 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, seventh & eighth disc of 9CD set) - sources no. 1&4.
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 4CD) - sources 1,3,4&5 (source 1 as foundation for the first & second disc; source 3 as foundation for the third & fourth disc)
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, first & second disc of 4CD set) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, third & fourth disc of 4CD set) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 3 as foundation)
Live On Blueberry Hill (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 3 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Last Stand Disc, last 2CDs) - sources no. 1,3&4 (source 3 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Lighthouse, 2017 edition) - sources no. 3,4&5 (source 4 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Sanctuary) - sources no. 1,3,4,&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Tarantura, 1993 edition) - sources no. 1&3 (source 1S as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (Wendy Records) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (35th Anniversary Edition) (Tarantura2000's second & third disc of 9CD set) - sources 3&4 (source 3 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill (35th Anniversary Edition) (Tarantura2000's sixth & seventh disc of 9CD set) - sources no. 3&4 (source 4 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill Remaster Version (Wendy Records) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 1 as foundation).
Live On Blueberry Hill: Another Master (Lighthouse) - sources no. 3,4,5&6 (source 3 as foundation).
Return To Blueberry Hill (Scorpio EU, no label issue with blue sleeve) - sources no. 1,3,4&5 (source 3 as foundation).
Youth Gone Wild (Empress Valley Supreme Disc) - source 1,3,4,&5 (source 1 as foundation).

Comments: Exceptional! This show captures Zeppelin at their fun and most energetic best. A great late DJ JJ Jackson made his appearance tonight introducing the band on stage. "Good evening! Nice to be back. This is gotta be about the sixth time" stated Plant after storming Immigrant Song/Heartbreaker medley. A kicking show with a very Hendrix-inspired Dazed And Confused and the first to last known recording of Out On The Tiles live, as a rare encore, as well as the surprise Blueberry Hill encore! That's The Way was introcued to the audience with much appreciation so Plant commented that: "It gives us great pleasure to hear that. We've had a bit of abuse in the Midwest, every time you sit on a chair and pick up a mandolin." A rowdy audience throwed few firecrackers onstage before the first encore so Plant asked: "Who throw that firecracker? You ought to be locked up!"

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SEPTEMBER 4 - TROUBADOUR CLUB, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (FRIDAY nr. midnight)
All four members of Led Zeppelin appeared with Fairport Convention for an after hours jam at their second set. Whole concert was professionally recorded and all the tapes are in the hands of group.
SEPTEMBER 5 - INTERNATIONAL CENTER ARENA, HONOLULU, HAWAII (unconfirmed) (SATURDAY)


SEPTEMBER 6 - INTERNATIONAL CENTER ARENA, HONOLULU, HAWAII (SUNDAY 7pm and 10:30pm SHOWS)
Some sources are saying that the venue was the Honolulu International Civic Arena of which the 2nd show being superior. Also, it states Page didn't use the violin bow at the 2nd show. During the 2nd show Plant stopped the show twice. Once during the acoustic set because a person was having a seizure! Plant asked for the spotlights to be turned onto the victim. A second stoppage due to a fight breaking out with ushers and fans. Clips of bootleg footage were used partially for illustrating "Whole Lotta Love" promo video in 1997.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Dazed And Confused, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Stop Messing Round, I'm Moving On, Shake Your Moneymaker, Some Other Guy, I've Got To Find My Baby..), Announcer Speech, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< American Woman..), Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. Near 76 minutes.
Details: The vocals are very up front in this recording while the drums are pushed to the rear. Distortion is also present throughout the recording, possibly because the recorder was not ready for the volume of this performance, but it does lessen significantly after Heartbreaker.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song, Dazed And Confused, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..), Communication Breakdown [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 5 minutes.
Details: Extremely close footage, mainly of Robert Plant. Songs are out of order in its origin. The sound is synched up with existing audio. The LZ Official YouTube channel is several seconds shorter and adds just one song instead of individual tracks.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Aloha From Hawaii (Wendy Records), Almost Son Of Blueberry Hill (Shout To The Top), The Box Of Tricks (Red Hot & Tarantura2000), Holiday In Waikiki (Scorpio EU), Honolulu 1970 (Lighthouse), In Exotic Honolulu (Akashic), Screaming To The Ocean (Beelzebub Records), & September VI (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Official Visual Reference(s): Whole Lotta Love (promo video)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): 1970-1972 (Cosmic Energy), Early Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume One (Celebration Definitive Masters), & Film Noir Volume 1 - 1969~1975 (Hercules)

Comments: A very incomplete set that is dominated by the amazing voice of Robert Plant! The band plays exceptionally well but Robert blows everything off the stage with his amazing voice! Jones leads the group right into Dazed And Confused after Immigrant Song, causing a spontaneous change in the set list. "What am I doing" said Plant after the song and he intrioduced the next one: "This is one from the second album. It's about a mean woman - as they usually are!" and Heartbreaker was performed as well. This version is awesome and the Whole Lotta Love Medley is great. Some equipment problems plagues the show what caused Robert to quite funny commentary: "The group's been renaimed The Box Of Tricks - 'cos we don't know what these things really are, but they come with us everywhere we go." This is not a much better show than the one two nights before, but has a quite different mood and is loaded with guts, power, and shorter, more focused versions of the songs. During acoustic set someone had a seizure. There were also a few problems with fighting between fans and the show was stopped for awhile. We don't know from which show exactly this recording comes from.

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SEPTEMBER 7 - J.S. DORTON ARENA, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (MONDAY) (discredited)


SEPTEMBER 9 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WEDNESDAY 5:15pm and 8:45pm SHOWS)
DJ JJ Jackson Introduced. The show was rescheduled from August 14, 1970 and is married by rowdy audience.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur [ cut ], [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo [ cut ] >> Thank You [ cut ], [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Stop Messing Round, Ramble On, For What It's Worth, Some Other Guy, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech [ cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete good 1st audience recording. 112 minutes.
Details: The tape is clear but distant and kinda hissy. The disturbances and arrhythmic clapping can be a bit distracting.

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, [ cut ], That's The Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Stop Messing Round, Ramble On, For What It's Worth, Some Other Guy, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown, Band Announcements.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. Near 118 minutes.
Details: Clear and a really nice sounding source, however still a bit distant, hissy and muffled in places.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: 207.19 (Rock Solid Records) & The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: 214/207.19 (Cobra Standard Series) & No License, No Festival (Silver Rarities)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 2: At The Boston Garden (Wendy Records), Boston Journal ~ Wreckage In Boston: Worse Than G.M. (Tarantura2000), & LA Jive And Rambling Mind (Holy Grail)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: Absolute Hysteria (Beelzebub Records) & Come Back To Boston (Holy)

Comments: An amazing show in front of another out of control crowd! DJ JJ Jackson again introduced the band: "They haven't been here since last November, so can we have a big hand for Led Zeppelin." Robert's voice is simply amazing, hitting some of the highest screams and wails ever to really pack an emotional wallop to Since I've Been Loving You. He sings higher and stronger than on some of the album versions! Jimmy plays some great guitar and Jones and Bonham are unstoppable! A great medley and a totally fast, thrashing Communication Breakdown close the show. As always in Boston, the audience was rowdy and Plant tried to stopped them: "Can you move back and clear the ailses for a while, so we can get a good thing going."

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SEPTEMBER 12 - CLEVELAND PUBLIC HALL, CLEVELAND, OHIO (SATURDAY) (disputed)
SEPTEMBER 14 - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (MONDAY) (discredited)
SEPTEMBER 17 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (THURSDAY) (discredited)


SEPTEMBER 19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (SATURDAY, AFTERNOON SHOW, 2pm)

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Bring It On Home [ cut ], [ cut ], That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You [ cut ], Jimi Hendrix death announcements, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick.
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 83 minutes.
Details: This source uses a good, rather clear but slightly distant recording. Because of that, the rhythm section's sound does get lost in places.

Recording Includes: Immigrant Song [ cut ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Organ Solo >> Thank You, Jimi Hendrix death announcements, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, For What It's Worth, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Communication Breakdown (<< American Woman..).
Source: Incomplete good 2nd audience recording. 117 minutes.
Details: A distant source with annoying hiss throughout. Because of distance, cheap equupment used and overloading, the sound goes into little mush in louder parts.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1: Mauie Wowie (Missing Link)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) source 1 & 2 mixes: American Woman (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Come On Come Through New York New York (Beelzebub Records), Have You Ever Experienced? (Tarantura2000), Praying Silently For Jimi (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD & 4CD original and reissue), Praying Silently For Jimi 1970 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), & Storming The Big Apple: New York 1970 Complete Shows (Eat A Peach)

Comments: This is a strong performance. Before What Is And What Should Never Be Plant paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix who died only one day earlier in Londo: "I think it's really hard ever having to say something about something that's quite a delicate point. But yesterday something happened - Jimi Hendrix died and we're all very sorry because he contributed a lot to the current music thing, and we'd like to just hope that everybody thinks it'a a real shame ... Jimi Hendrix!" Immigrant Song is playing with fury and led into very heavy version of Heartbreaker. Dazed And Confused follows that and it's another good version. A bit strange organ solo and dramatic Thank You making this show interesting and Bonham's high energic drum solo is very inspired. The Whole Lotta Love medley and agressive Communication Breakdown closed this show but it's nothing when compared to the evening set.

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SEPTEMBER 19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (SATURDAY, EVENING SHOW, 8pm)

Recording Includes: Band Announcements [ cut ], Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), Dazed And Confused (<< Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay..), Bring It On Home, Jimi Hendrix death announcements, That's The Way, [ cut ], Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ Solo >> Thank You, [ cut ], What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick [ cut ], Rice Pudding Intro >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Look On Yonder's Wall, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, Bottle It Up And Go, Cumberland Gap, They're Red Hot, She's A Truckin' Little Baby, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, For What It's Worth, Cinnamon Girl, Some Other Guy, The Train Kept A Rollin', I'm A King Bee, El Paso Blues, CC Rider, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Honey Bee, The Lemon Song..), [ cut ], Announcer Speech, Out On The Tiles >> Communication Breakdown (<< It's Your Thing, Gallows Pole..), Announcer Speech, Rock 'N' Roll Medley (<< Girl Can't Help It, Talking 'Bout You, Twenty Flight Rock..), How Many More Times (<< The Hunter, Cadillac No Money Down, Blueberry Hill..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. Near 145 minutes.
Details: The recording for the performance is really nice for the time period minus some bass distortion. It comes in rather sharp sound and the atmosphere of a madness crowd is captured here extremely good. The bad point of this recording is constant panning distortion made by taper himself while trying to simulate the spatial effects he heard at the concert.

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Come On Come Through New York New York (Beelzebub Records), Have You Ever Experienced? (Tarantura2000), Live On Tour With Led Zeppelin Volume 1 (Beelzebub Records), One More For The Road (Boogie Mama), Praying Silently For Jimi (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Praying Silently For Jimi 1970 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Requiem (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Shout That Loud (Electric Magic), & Storming The Big Apple: New York 1970 Complete Shows (Eat A Peach)

Comments: Great audience recording for this era of technology, and of Zep live, pleasure to listen to. The performance is definitely a best-of-1970, at outset seems to take a while to get going ... there are some crowd issues, Plant improvises a "sit down, sit down" lyric for the 1st verse of Dazed And Confused. Bring It On Home is really intense and from this point the band seems to have "won the audience over". Since I've Been Loving You has some unique ensemble improv and a great guitar solo. Jonesy is really stretching out in his organ solo, with what sounds like pitch-bending/shifting and the crowd seems to enjoy it. This show's utterly unique Whole Lotta Love does make it a strong "holy grail" candidate - it even briefly includes The Train Kept A Rollin’. Before as song starts, Plant says: “What we want to do is try to choose a good number to go on with.” Out On The Tiles is a raved-up "rhythm move along" version and the last time when they performed it live! Communication Breakdown includes Gallows Pole verses. Spontaneous Girl Can't Help It, Talking 'Bout You and Twenty Flight Rock encore medley is priceless and we're lucky to have it captured on tape. The band want to keep ensuring that their audience has a good time, so How Many More Times includes another excellent medley of odd tunes. What could we ask for more?

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SEPTEMBER 20 - COLE FIELD HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, MARYLAND, WASHINGTON D.C. (cancelled, 7pm)
The show was cancelled after university officials said it violated university rules of only five major concert programs being held in Cole Field House per year and also cited concerns over the logistics of the concert.