October 12, 1969
Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, You Shook Me, What Is and What Should Never Be, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen'.).
The English press announces that Led Zeppelin will receive "the highest fee ever paid to a British group for a one-nighter in this country", when they appear at London's Lyceum Oct. 12th, though the actual amount is not revealed.
Press Review: Led Zeppelin stormed London’s Lyceum with a marathon two hour action packed show on Sunday. A capacity crowd cheered them to the echo of a raving rock finale in which backstage fans were seen dancing in the wings.
The group were in tremendous form. Robert Plant offered screaming vocals and Jimmy Page offered screaming guitar – a combination guaranteed to send audiences wild.
But there was serious music on hand as well as Zeppelin’s more wild moments. Jimmy Page played a superb acoustic guitar and John Bonham’s drum solo was exceptional, drawing bursts of applause throughout, especially for his hand drumming interlude.
Led Zeppelin don’t do anything that is so revolutionary or new. They just do what the public want very well. They play heavy rock the best, and no arguing!
Frosty Mosts from Birmingham opened the show and Audience proved extremely popular with high quality music that underlines the constantly raising standard of groups. (M.M. Oct. 1969, by C.Welch)