|1995 Page & Plant - Unledded Tour, Glastonbury Festival|
- 1966 The Yardbirds - Bury, England at Bury Palais de Danse
- 1972 Led Zeppelin - Inglewood, CA at The Forum
- 1977 Led Zeppelin - Inglewood, CA at The Forum
- 1995 Page & Plant - Unledded Tour - Glastonbury Festival, Pyramid Stage
|1972 Led Zeppelin - Inglewood, CA at The Forum|
This show was so good that when Jimmy Page used it and the June 27 Long Beach show for How the West Was Won, a 2003 triple disc release. In the liner notes, Jimmy Page says that Led Zeppelin was at its artistic peak in 1972.
Mr Page said that when they were playing their best - such as at these two shows - “we combined to make it a fifth element. That was the magic, the intangible." (Guitarist Magazine interview, 2003)
The fifth element, in metaphysical and other teaching, is aether or spirit, the other four being earth, air, fire and water. The fifth element is the thing that is more than the sum of the parts. It is quintessence, qi, mana. It is life force, the energy of the universe.
|1977 Led Zeppelin - Inglewood, CA at The Forum|
|1995 Page & Plant - Unledded Tour, Glastonbury Festival (Photo Ross Halfin)|
Glastonbury Tor is a hill in Somerset County, in SE England. There is archeological evidence of human occupation of the tor since before human written history. The Celtic name of the hill, Ynys Wydryn means "Isle of Glass". In ancient days the plain that the hill rises from would be flooded by high tides. The Britons named the hill Ynys yr Afalon meaning "The Isle of Avalon". When there are thermal inversions, heavy mists can blanket the plain with the tor rising from it - these mists are called Fata Morgana, after Morgan le Fay, a sorceress of Arthurian legend.
The five-day Glastonbury Festival has its own history. The first series of concerts, lectures and recitals were held in the town of Glastonbury were held in 1914. The first festival at Worthy Farm was the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival held in 1970. It now attracts well over 100,000 people each year, and tickets sell out within hours.
|Glastonbury Tor (Photo Rob Holden)|