Average: 4.7 (36 votes)

May 25, 1969

Columbia, MD US

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Setlist:

Songs performed during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

A rare double-bill featuring Led Zeppelin and the Who - the only time this would occur. The encore featured another early appearance of Whole Lotta Love.

Press Review:  At the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, on Sunday night, comedian Uncle Dirty, Led Zeppelin and The Who performed to a packed hall, field and parking lot.

Led Zeppelin played a fairly orthodox show, mostly using material off their first album. And although guitarist Jimmy Page once again proved himself a fine musician, there wasn’t much more to be said about the act as a whole. He and singer Robert Plant launched into innumerable transgressions of tonal question-answer games, more conducive to boredom than musically induced languor.[R. Cowan]

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Concert description

This is only the encore for the show and all that exists from the show. It also happens to be the second time ever (see April 26th, 1969 for the first) time Whole Lotta Love was played live. A very different version that is excellent, with a long guitar solo in the middle and great vocals from Robert. A very interesting comment about that evening comes from one of the Who's crew: "I had the unenviable task of throwing Zeppelin off the stage," recalled Jeff Wolff. "They were playing over time, stringin' it out, and there was a curfew, so I was saying, "I've got to get you off!" I had to pull the plug on them, otherwise we were never going to go on!" (The quote comes from the book written by Andy Neill and Mark Kent titled "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978". Many thanks to the authors for sharing these memories.)