Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On This Day 16 December

Where's Jimmy?
1968 16 December On This Day Led Zeppelin at Bath

  • 1968 Led Zeppelin - Bath, England at Bath Pavilion
  • 1972 Led Zeppelin - Birmingham, England at Birmingham Odeon Theatre 

This is one of those times when you have to read carefully. Led Zeppelin didn't play Bath three years in a row on this day, but at three different times in those three years. But that's OK.

Dave Lewis reports in his excellent reference, Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, that Robert and Jimmy learned about what roadies were able to do at the 1968 venue at Bath while they were watching the support band, Yellow Brick Road (not to be confused with the more recent band of that name).  As reported by Dave, that band's roadie ran onto the stage to replace a busted drum.  Prophetically, perhaps, Robert commented, "Jimmy, we must remember that."

It's hard to remember there was ever a time when the boys of Led Zeppelin were still new at their game.

1972 Led Zeppelin at Birmingham Odeon
Yeah, I know that the O2 was over by this point, but the celebration goes on. Nobody minds looking at more photos, right?
2007 09 December Jimmy Page at O2 rehearsal (Ross Halfin photo)

2007 09 December O2 rehearsal (Ross Halfin photo)

I've included links today to a few songs from BBC Sessions in addition to a couple from the 1972 show.  Just because.

♪  Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin Birmingham 1972) YouTube
♪  Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin Birmingham 1972) YouTube
♪  How Many More Times (Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions 1997 release) YouTube
♪  Whole Lotta Love / Medley (Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions 1997 release) YouTube
♪  Thank You (Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions 1997 release) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube

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