Monday, June 29, 2015

On This Day 29 June

The Thing.
1995 29 June On This Day Page & Plant in Denmark

  • 1966 The Yardbirds- Bromley, England at Bromel Club ,Bromley Court Hotel
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - City of Westminster, London, England at Royal Albert Hall (two shows in one night!)
  • 1969 BBC Radio 1 broadcast of the 24 June Maida Vale session
  • 1980 Led Zeppelin - Zurich Switzerland at Hallenstadion
  • 1995 Page & Plant - Unledded Tour - Roskilde, Denmark at Festivalpladsen - Roskilde Festival
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
  • 2000 Jimmy Page - The Black Crowes - Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Amphitheatre

" is boggling that in a matter of months they have achieved such a high degree of musicianship and become one of the biggest crowd pullers around."
~ (NME, July ’69)
Led Zeppelin performed at two "Pop Proms" shows in one night at Royal Albert Hall, appearing with the sax players from The Liverpool Scene and Mick Abraham's Blodwyn Pigs for the final jam Long Tall Sally.  The performance was wild, with the audience dancing in the aisles and throwing flowers and paper airplanes onto the stage.

"Prom" is short for promenade concert.  The term was originally used for the concerts in the pleasure gardens of London, where the audience could stroll about while listening to the music. The BBC's eight-week summer seasons of daily orchestral classical music and other concerts and other events take place primarily in the Royal Albert Hall in London. "Pop Prom" refers to the popular music offerings. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones performed at a Pop Prom in 1963, the first of only two times when they appeared on the same bill.

Long Tall Sally was a song originally recorded by Little Richard (Richard Penniman) and released in 1956. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Elvis and the Beatles, though of course some of us know that Led Zeppelin did it best. The band used Long Tall Sally for encores in 1969 and 1970. (Note the Led Zeppelin link below is from a week later in the US).

1969 Led Zeppelin - Westminster, London at Royal Albert Hall "Pop Proms" shows

1969 Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin - Westminster, London at Royal Albert Hall
(Photo Peter Sanders)

1980 Led Zeppelin in Zurich (Photo L Viti)

1980 Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin Zurich (Photo Chris Turner)

No comments:

Post a Comment