Friday, March 18, 2016

On This Day 18 March

1969 18 March On This Day, Led Zeppelin recorded Supershow

  • 1968 The Yardbirds - BBC Radio Pete Brady Show
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Newcastle upon Tyne, England at Mayfair Ballroom
  • 1985 The Firm - Albuquerque, NM at Tingley Coliseum
  • 1995 Page & Plant Unledded Tour - Dallas, TX at Reunion Arena
I'm definitely dazed and confused. The Supershow was a music documentary film directed by John Crome and produced by Tom Parkinson. It included many of the big names in jazz, rock and blues of the time:  The Modern Jazz Quartet,  Buddy Guy, Buddy Miles, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Stephen Sills, and of course, Led Zeppelin. It was filmed over two days' time, 25 and 26 March, in an vacant linoleum factor at Staines, England because the project was hush-hush. The cost to film was supposedly over $150 (in 2016 dollars) per minute.  Reportedly Jimi Hendrix would have been included but he missed his flight from the US.

Whatever Led Zeppelin was doing on 18 March 1969, it wasn't being filmed performing Dazed and Confused for Supershow, because there are plenty of witnesses to their doing so the following week.

The film premiered in London at the Lyceum Theatre in November 1969 and in 1986 was released on video. This version of Dazed and Confused was included on the Led Zeppelin DVD in 2003.

1985 Jimmy Page / The Firm, Albuquerque

♪ Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin, Supershow 1969) YouTube
♪ Dancing Days (Page & Plant, Dallas 1995) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube
♪ Page & Plant playlist at YouTube

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