Average: 4.2 (14 votes)

October 24, 1969

Cleveland, OH US

Public Hall

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Moby Dick, How Many More Times.

Notes:

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Support act: Grand Funk Railroad

Newspaper review: Cleveland. 8:32 p m.: Grand Funk Railroad comes in late. But they come on strong, sounding very heavy under the big pink WIXY 1260 sign and Public Auditorium fills with red and purple music and things are good for 2,000 kids, freaks, and music.

9:50 p.m.: Led Zeppelin just appears. The look is that particular brand of London freak — short on leather — and the colors in the hall change from deep solid to pink and white, like the white satin trousers of Jimmy Page - the musician, the magician, who plucks effects, acidity-blue atmosphere from his guitar, and music.

The light is not red but white, and hundreds of music technicians, and two screaming girls, crowd up front — really out front - to see close up and where one ear anyway is next to an eight-foot amplifier speaker and everyone looks at Jimmy Page's very fast fingers except in the black where a heady haze wraps around the music, and in the back people move, or stand alone or not. and things are good in the back.

While up front Jimmy Page uses a bow and does many things, as a hassle starts with fire aisles between the seats which have been a hassle (no blankets), and a man calls for the Angels to make a fire lane through the Page watchers, and they do. In the back, in the front, in the balcony, on stage, in the seats in the middle, the music goes on for a while, and then Led Zeppelin disappears. (Oct. '69)

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eating breakfast with Zep

I was 17 or 18 and working at the Versailles Motor Inn on Euclid Ave. Night desk. In comes this guy with 3ft long blonde hair....then another ....then another. It was Led Zep. I was in shock being into that band a lot. We chatted. Plant was very cool with me. Page quiet. Jones smiled a lot checking in...Bonham acted a bit dour. Peter Grant I think was their manager and he was a major prick. In the morning I was getting off work and they came down. We went into the Diner together and there I sat in the booth with all of them. I told the guys they were very popular in C-town. Plant asked me if I was going to the show and I said heck no "it was sold out"....to which they looked at each other kind of surprised. Plant asked me " Do you wanna go?" I said YESSSSSSSSSS....He said well cool you can ride with me in the limo.........and the rest is my own personal history.....and damn if I did NOT have a camera - so if ANYONE has backstage pics of that gig PLEEEEEEEEEEEZ email me!! Navigatr52@cox.net