Average: 4.5 (42 votes)

October 10, 1969

Paris, FR

Olympia

Setlist:

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountain Side, You Shook Me, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. "Lemon Song", Boogie Chillen'.)

Notes:

First broadcast on French radio, November 2, 1969 on Europe1 (Musicorama program). The tape was re-discovered in the radio station's basement in 2007 and re-broadcast on December 7, 2007.

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Paris Olympia 1969

The Paris show at the Olympia was one of the most memorable concerts in Paris by a rock band, in the fall of 1969 and a huge opportunity for Zeppelin to conquer the continent on October 10, 1969. I was lucky enough to get a ticket for it and bring my camera along with me.

A light show had been planned for Led Zeppelin’s first concert in France but it was quickly dismissed due to malfunctioning. Nevertheless the band agreed to go on without it.

Two crew men projected spotlights on Robert and Jimmy from the rafters up above but that was it for the light show. The band did not mind the film noir lighting and eventually set the stage on fire with the bare minimum of props which included the violon bow segment and the most outstanding acoustic “Black Mountainside”.

Led Zeppelin in Paris was a barn burner of a show. It struck with the crowd that night and for years to come. Robert Plant was dressed in a black silk puffy sleeved pirate like shirt and wore some type of indian moccasins while Jimmy Page wore shiny satin velvet pants and pink tight T shirt to boot that accentuated his fragile frame and beautiful body.

The show was unbelievable. I had just turned 18, Jimmy would have been 22 at the time, and Robert 21 or so.

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