Average: 4.8 (18 votes)

July 18, 1969

Chicago, IL US

Kinetic Playground

Setlist:

setlist included: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

Savoy Brown and Jethro Tull are also in the lineup.

Review excerpt: Led  Zeppelin – Wow, Led Zeppelin! Amazing!

What pain is in their music. Ecstasy can only come through this kind of pain and frenzy. And it isn’t just the energy and power of Robert Plant’s voice. The ecstasy inherent in The Doors is due for the most part to Jim Morrison, but with Led Zeppelin it’s all four of them; they all exude this tremendous energy force.

John Bonham, the drummer, is excellent. Most drum solos tend to fall into monotony quickly and become boring, but his was able to keep the listener constantly involved, feeling each rhythm throughout one’s whole body. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are also able to do this with their instruments. (ChicagoTribune, July ’69)

 

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July 19'th Show

I'm not a music critic so I can't write as knowledgable criticism of Led Zeppelin's performance that evening but I know that as a member of the audience I was energized by the performances of each of the three acts. I was nineteen at the time and I brought along my girlfriend of the same age. I also brought my brother who was fifteen at the time.

I think we got our five-dollars worth of music that evening, even though my black elephant bell jeans were ruined by the soda and other milky spore on the floor. It was this concert that led me to Goose Lake Music Festival where the music was equally profound rock and roll (the acid did help).

If only we could support music at a reasonable price such as this today but concerts that cost $500 dollars a seat just don't make for legitimate rock and roll.

Horray for the sixties that lived through the eighties - what happened since then?