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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The university hall

On the promotional poster advertising this event, it quite clearly states the Great Hall in Battersea Park Road as being (planned?) the venue. In 1968 the university main hall on the new campus in Guildford, Surrey was not yet complete. Nevertheless, it could be that the poster was incorrect - which could well have been the case, as the band's name billed on the poster The new Yardbirds was, by then, also incorrect, or rather outdated. On the other hand on this comments page there is a report from an eye-witness who was at the event and states it did take place in Battersea. This has not yet been confirmed though as the writer of this comment remains anonymous.