Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On This Day 10 February

Memphis yes or Memphis no?
1969 10 February On This Day Led Zeppelin Memphis (maybe)

  • 1968 The Yardbirds - London, England at Barlong Hall
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin - Memphis, TN at Memphis State University
  • 1975 Led Zeppelin - Landover, MD at Capital Centre
  • 2002 Jimmy Page receives an award from Traffic Musique (French TV) 

There seems to be some disagreement as to whether Led Zeppelin did actually do a show at Memphis State University on this day. David Stanley, Elvis Presley's step-brother, reported on having attended the concert, as did several others. However, the key to the city was definitely something that happened in 1970 (referenced in various newspapers), when Led Zeppelin performed on 17 April. At the 1970 show Robert Plant stated: "We've waited for a long time to come to Memphis, in fact ever since we were born I think!" which makes it sound a lot like the band hadn't been there the year before.

Dave Lewis reported that Jimmy Page attempted to get some time for the band in the Sun Studio (shown in the On This Day photo) but that the studio was already booked.

On 31 January 1970 Robert Plant was in a car accident, a head-on collision while he was driving his Jaguar. He suffered from broken teeth and various severe cuts that no doubt needed stitches.The 07 and 17 February shows in Scotland were cancelled.
1975 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin Landover MD

1975 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin Landover MD

2002 Jimmy Page, Paris (Ross Halfin photo)

♪  Heartbreaker/Audience footage (Led Zeppelin, Landover 1975) YouTube

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

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