Average: 4.5 (26 votes)

August 9, 1969

Anaheim, CA US

Anaheim Convention Center

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:

Rodney Bingenheimer gives Jimmy Page a long fringe vest, which JP wears onstage that night. It was custom made by Hatter's Castle which was located on Sunset Blvd across from Thee Experience club.

One of the few shows where John Bonham uses a double bass drum.

Press Review: Anaheim Crowd Wild Over Led Zeppelin “Noise”

Orange County was overflowing with teeny-boppers Aug. 9, as Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull performed at the Anaheim Convention Center. The crowd went wild over Led Zeppelin’s noise, but I preferred Jethro Tull’s music.

Led Zeppelin, led by the shrieking of Robert Plant, had in it three very fine musicians. Drummer John Bonham performed one of the best solos I have ever heard, and lead guitarist Jimmy Page played excellently. On bass guitar was John Paul Jones. However, Plant’s singing detracted from any musical effect the group had. He simply mimicked the lead guitar with his voice… every entertaining. But the crowd loved it, not permitting the group to leave until they had completed a half-hour encore.

Instrumentally, the group was excellent, playing together to produce a very good sound. As if the lead singer had nothing else to do, he would get into the act with mind-blowing howl. [M.Gindes, Aug. 1969]

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Anaheim Show '69

I was there. Jethro Tull opened. The show was incredible. They had curtained off a corridor for the band to exit through from the stage and the crowd pushed forward enough to collapse it following the show. I remember Bonham's solo.

Some blond, long-haired kid jumped up on stage after the show and hugged Page, then danced along the apron waving to the crowd and getting an ovation. The band, I'm sure, had been so many places and played so many venues that it wasn't surprising when Plant finally said to the crowd, "It's nice to be back..........in this area." He probably knew he was in the LA area but not quite in LA.

Great seats, a third of the way back, stage right, half-way up. The price? $7.50 a seat.
Beautiful thing.