Average: 4.6 (12 votes)

October 12, 1969

London, UK

The Lyceum Theatre

Setlist:

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'.).

Notes:

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)
 

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The Lyceum

So different from the first time I saw them at The Toby Jug behind my Saturday haunt at theTolworth Bowl. At the Lyceum we were all sitting cross legged on the floor taking it all in. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before, acoustic blues had become my passion scouring record shops to try out any new artist I could find , but after that show blues/ rock and more importantly improvisation become my love for the next few years. The variety of moods they took the audience through that night was great , i'm not sure how long the show wasbut with encores etc i've often told people when recounting it was over 2 hrs probably an exageration. Another thing that sticks in my mind was wanting to be the first person to stand up and dance.