Average: 4.7 (35 votes)

January 26, 1969

Boston, MA US

Boston Tea Party

Setlist:

Set One Includes: Train Kept A Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Killing Floor, Dazed And Confused (incl. Shapes Of Things), You Shook Me, Communication Breakdown.

Set Two Includes: White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times (incl. For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down).

Notes:

77 programme

Boston Tea Party - (press release)
January 1969

(flipbook - 6 pages)

John Paul Jones:  “As far as I’m concerned, the key Zeppelin gig, the one that put everything into focus, was one that we played on our first American tour at the Boston Tea Party. We’d played our usual one hour set, using all the material for the first album and Page’s White Summer guitar piece and by the end, the audience just wouldn’t let us offstage. It was in such a state that we had to start throwing ideas around, just thinking of songs that we might all know or that some of us knew a part of and work it out from there.

So we’d go back on and play things like “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Please Please Me”, old Beatles favorites. I mean, just anything that would come into our head and the response was quite amazing. There were kids actually bashing their heads against the stage – I’ve never seen that a gig before or since, and when we finally left the stage, we’d played for four plus hours.

Peter (Grant) was absolutely ecstatic. He was crying, if you can imagine that, and hugging us all. You know with this grizzly bear hug. I suppose it was then that we realized just what Led Zeppelin was going to become.” – (NME, Feb. 1973)

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Concert description

An amazing show ... this could be quite possibly one of the the best Led Zeppelin concert from 1969. The sound is vibrant and crisp and the playing is amazing. Jimmy's soloing throughout is nothing short of breathtaking and Jones' thundering bass and Bonham's amazing drums only add to it, as does Robert's crystalline and wonderful voice. An incredible show ... one of the very best! Some sources reports that another set of rock 'n' roll medleys was performed but a big care must be taken with these statements.