Sunday, October 18, 2015

On This Day 18 October


1999 18 October On This Day - Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes, Greek Theatre (day 1)

  • 1968 Led Zeppelin - London, England at Marquee Club (as The Yardbirds)
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Detroit, MI at Olympia Stadium
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Montreal, Canada at Montreal Forum
  • 1999 Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes - Los Angeles, CA at Greek Theatre (day 1) 

1968 Led Zeppelin - London, England at Marquee Club (as The Yardbirds)

1969 Led Zeppelin - Detroit, MI at Olympia Stadium (Getty Images)
1969 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin - Detroit, MI at Olympia Stadium (Getty Images)
1999:
Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes played two nights at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  While the set-lists included songs from both, the double CD released didn't include any of The Black Crowes' material due to contractual constraints.  No loss, far as I'm concerned.  Jimmy Page's contribution to the partnership was more valuable to the band than their musical contribution was to him. He raised them up, not the other way around. Don't get me wrong - The Black Crowes put out some good music - Jimmy Page wouldn't have toured and recorded with them otherwise - but they were reaching hard to keep up.

Still, you can hear that Jimmy Page was having fun. That's worth a lot right there.

The double CD was released by TVT Records nearly a year later, with a different track order than the concert setlist.  It included a bonus extra song, a video, and still shots of the Greek Theatre performances.  A Japanese version of the album includes Misty Mountain Hop and In the Light, recorded in 2000.



♪  Full set (Page & Plant, Montreal, 1995) YouTube
♪  Full Set (Jimmy Page / The Black Crowes, Greek Theater 19 October 1999) YouTube [note: link updated 10/18/16]
♫  Mat Snow review (text from On This Day)


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