Average: 4.7 (13 votes)

April 8, 1969

Welwyn Garden City, UK

Bluesville 69 Club / The Cherry Tree

Setlist:

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight (drum solo).

Notes:

Press Review: Finally, good word: Led Zeppelin Bluesville.

Outside, a long as ten years of government line. A few minutes later, buttressed by a naturally painted Telecaster, long hair, Jimmy Page relives a moment the bygone era with the Yardbirds "Train Kept A-Rollin" (see "Blow Up") ... Quiet ephemeral ... Knobs turn and the sound quickly becomes unbearable. A small box and an antenna that generates an evil sound, this is the definition of "Sonic Wave". Distortion and wha-wha were not enough to Page and as a sculptor, he grips his hands in the air, thus producing the most intolerable frequencies. The pieces are linked together quickly and demonstrate mastery of each member of the group, thanks to its outstanding performance on stage, Robert Plant, the singer, "owns" the audience. If Led Zeppelin plays ten times stronger than the Yardbirds, the sound is similar. In that, it is primarily the group of Jimmy Page. Hopefully the Led Zeppelin will also be appreciated that the Yardbirds were in their time. [Rock & Folk, No. 29, 5/69 - by Bruno Ducourant]

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the cherry tree April 8th 1969

I went to this gig with some of my school friends from Watford Grammar School. It must have been shortly before I took my A levels. It is still one of my stand-out gigs, even after all these years. It was very loud, really exhilirating in that, as I remember, rather small pub space. There must have been less than a hundred people there, just because of the size limitations of the place. Zeppelin were fresh, and quite unlike anything I had heard up to that point. I played the album, which I still have, all that summer, while I was revising for my exams. The next time I saw LZ was at a big outdoor festival in the West Country, not Glastonbury. They were great, but nothing could match the physical experience of hearing them at the Cherry Tree.