Average: 4.5 (129 votes)

October 25, 1968

Battersea, UK

Surrey University - Great Hall

Setlist:

Exact setlists during the first tours are still sketchy. Old Yardbirds' live staples such as Train Kept a Rollin', Dazed and Confused, White Summer and likely For Your Love were performed.

Jimmy Page: "At this point in 1968, I was living in my house in Pangbourne, West Berkshire. For some time prior to that, I had lived in Epsom in Surrey (when this location was called Ewell Technical College) and I had attended a handful of chemistry lessons at night school back in the day. This show was a good chance to catch up with some of my old pals from Epsom."

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Surrey University

The concert WAS in Battersea, I was there! Battersea College of Advanced Technology received its' charter to become the University of Surrey in1966. The new campus was being built in Guildford and in 1968 the University became a 'split personality' when half of the departments moved to Guildford for the start of that academic year! My department remained in Battersea, and this second half then moved to Guildford in 1969. This was the first big concert of the Autumn Term and a lot of people came up from Guildford for it so it was quite a reunion. I didn't realise the momentousness of the occasion at the time - I wrote in my diary that it was 'a great dance' and that the 'Yardbirds' were 'quite good' !!!! I think I was more taken up with seeing the Guildford lot!