Knebworth Festival - August 4, 1979
Led Zeppelin perform "Achilles Last Stand" live at Knebworth 1979. From the official Led Zeppelin DVD (2003).
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Awesome version of one of their greatest songs and a blueprint for hard heavy metal in the 1980's and 1990's being super inetnse and rhythmically driving like Metalica or Iron Maiden who were inspired by the driving beat to do 'run to the hills'. of course Zeppelin have never been bettered or equaled and were as important to the music in 1970's as the Beatles were in the 1960's. Just like them, Elvis or Jimmy Hendrix the whole sound of music HAD to move on or sound aged afterwars.
Of course Plant and Page were the leaders and like JP Jones amazing musicians but John Henry Bonham was to drums what Hendrix was to lead guitar and Page to riffing. The unequaled God of Drums.
How grateful (Dead) I am for this DVD as I was one of the luckiest human beings in the world that night. By bribing my way to the very front during Todd Rundgrens pre Zeppelin performance (the 2nd best of the day) I was able to watcjh the whole 3 1/2 hours from 20 feet from the front of the stage. THe experiance of a life time. God Im sorry for today youth I got to be punk Hippie Freak, drop acid, and then move on to a more sober adulthood and a beautiful family. Live the dream you only got one life; love it and those around you, Peace!