October 15, 1976
TSRTS Don Kirshner TV 1976 - (Press Release)
LED ZEPPELIN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION
SEGMENT FROM FEATURE FILM “THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME” ON
DON KIRSHNER’S ROCK CONCERT
FIRST ZEPPELIN PERFORMANCE EVER ON TV
Official Swan Song Press Release
Oct. 15, 1976
A segment from Led Zeppelin’s long awaited feature film, The Song Remains the Same will be aired on Don Kirshner’s nationally syndicated “Rock Concert”. The segment will include a concert performance of Black Dog and a portion of Dazed and Confused, incorporating Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence. This is the first Zeppelin performance ever on television.
Three years in the making, The Song Remains the Same is a personal and private tour of Led Zeppelin, in concert and beyond. The concert footage was filmed at Madison Square Garden during their record breaking 1973 tour. The fantasy sequences of each member of the band – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and their manager Peter Grant – for the first time delve into the imagery and symbolism of these men and their music.
The broadcast times of Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert are as follows: New York – Saturday, Oct. 23 (1:00 am); Los Angeles – Sat. Oct 23 (1:00 am); Chicago Fri. Oct. 29 (midnight); Philadelphia – Sat. Nov. 11 (1:00 am); Detroit – Fri. Nov. 19 (11:00pm); Pittsburgh – Sun. Oct. 24 (1:30 am); Dallas – Sat. Nov . 11 (12:30 am); St. Louis - – Sat. Oct 23 (midnight); Houston – Sat. Nov. 6 (6:00 pm); Atlanta - Sat., Oct. 23 (11:30 PM); Miami - Sat. Nov 6 (1:00 AM); Tampa - Sat. Nov. 12 (1:00 AM); and Baltimore - Fri. Nov. 12 (2:00 AM).
For the air dates and times in other cities, please consult local listings.
The film will open October 20 in New York and October 21 in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, and Atlanta.
A two record soundtrack like LP will be released on Swan Song, Led Zeppelin's record label on October 18. The record is shipping platinum.