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.

Material from the yet unfinished debut album was also included, such as: Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, You Shook Me, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, How Many More Times and a Garnett Mimms cover, As Long As I Have You.

Notes:

The "live" debut of their new name, Led Zeppelin.

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LZ's first venue

The poster announcing the gig clearly states in the Great Hall in Battersea Park Road which is in London. This is the old Victorian site of the Battersea College of Advanced Technology, which, in 1968, was already the new University of Surrey. The new site in Guildford, Surrey was still a very muddy building site at the time, but was already being used. Never-the-less, it is very unlikely that the new university site would have been used for such an event. There is also an (anonymous) eye-witness account of the evening that has yet to be confirmed. So, until trustworthy sources state otherwise, we can only assume that the historic event took place in Battersea, London.