Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

August 2, 1969

Albuquerque, NM US

Civic Auditorium (NM)

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

(Vanilla Fudge support act)

News Report:  From the first organ note by Vanilla Fudge to the last wail of a Led Zeppelin guitar, hard rock and blues fans were treated to one of the most exciting shows ever performed in Albuquerque.

Before it was over late Saturday night, much of the audience was dancing in the aisles, on the chairs or near the stage where Jimmy Page’s guitar and Robert Plant voice were screaming the blues of Led Zeppelin.

Most selections performed by the England-based Led Zeppelin were from its first album on Atlantic. Their second LP release on the same label is due soon.

They started with “Can’t Quit You Babe” and moved next into probably their most popular song, Dazed and Confused.

Plant and Page, one of the premier blues guitarists in the world stole the show.  Rod Geer - Albuquerque Tribune – 8/4/69

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I was a roadie back in the

I was a roadie back in the mid to late 60's and got to meet and party with most of the greats of the day. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin ohhh so many.

So I got to see/hear a lot of bands live obviously. These were the days that when you heard someone live, it was the real deal, no lip sync here. Also, you heard extended versions of the short tracks that were on the records.

This most amazing band was, hands down, Led Zepplin. I was backstage helping out at first..... Vanilla Fudge was the main draw and the Zep of course. 1969.

We cleared the stage and their guys were pulling out the equipment and we went front row center. Pretty soon the curtains were moving, cause someone was trying to find the break so they could get through. Plant come out, says hello to everybody and says "Hi, I'm Robert Plant and we are Led Zepplin and we'd like to play some music for ya". The curtain opens and they go to it for about 1/2 hour. He says "that's the first side of our album . Here's the second side" They used to do an incredible riff where Paige would strum the lowest fret and Plant would match it exactly (I mean EXACTLY) in tone. They would go up the scale until Paige was leaning on the wah-wah pedal while sliding up and down and Plant keeping up with him the whole time. Never heard that matched before or since. Then Plant said " we are working on a second album, would you like to hear it?" Duh....... They played about four more songs and Plant said "That's all we got, thanks a lot".

I went to the parties afterward, was a good time for all