Average: 4.8 (177 votes)

July 27, 1969

Woodinville, WA US

Gold Creek Park (Seattle Pop Festival)

Setlist:

includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

Press Review: More than 50,000 rock fans gathered at Woodinville’s Gold Creek Park over the weekend for a practically non-stop three-day festival of music, events and exhibitions. The first annual Seattle Pop Festival was a marvel of crowd control and smooth organization.

Sunday night was supposed to belong to The Doors but it was stolen right out from under them by the great English blues group, Led Zeppelin.

Coming onstage about 11:30pm, immediately after the forced extravaganza of The Doors, the Zeppelin faced a jaded and uncomfortable audience that had been standing in the cold all evening. But the electricity of lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page quickly warmed them up.

Plant has a voice that is controlled hysteria. Anguish pours from his every note;  his voice is an epitome of the blues.

Page is an amazing guitarist. His runs and fingering are magnificent, his control of the instrument pure genius.

They were aided by a fine drummer, John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones. Few who experienced it will forget Led Zeppelin's performance, especially their smashing encore of Communication Breakdown. [P. Macdonald, SeattlePost-Intelligencer. July 1969]

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concert poster

I was there to experience those three magical days beautiful days no cops no hastle huge field of grass.I have the line up poster but I have looked for the poster for over 25 years This the one poster I can not find a have a large collection and would give up anything .How about the doors set where Morrisson had the crowd yelling at him that was something I have never seen and into it for several minutes and back to the exact place on break on through.Zepplelin and the Vanilla Fudge were killer that night This event is the highlight reel of my life.There is a bit of the doors on utube you can not really see or here.My favorite was Ten Years After and Santana and I could not figure out what the hell Alice Copper was.3 days what a trip