August 9, 1969
Anaheim, CA US
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.
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]