Average: 4.8 (41 votes)

November 2, 1969

Toronto, ON CA

O'Keefe Centre

Setlist:

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown (incl. Bluebird), I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (incl. Ramble On (lyrics), What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, C'Mon Everybody.

Notes:

2 shows: 5pm and 8:30pm

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Press Review: The flight of the Led Zeppelin

"Everybody comfortable? 'cos we won't start until you are!"

Showmanship and artistry marked the Led Zeppelin concert at the O'Keefe Centre on Sunday. The surroundings weren't exactly the best for the creation of a relaxed, involved, groovy  audience - but the heavy music in the darkness slowly loosened the crowd and relaxed the people, but never to that point  of uninhibited hysteria that the Zeppelin seem to expect.

Rock is becoming an art

It became very obvious as the Zeppelin took the stage that rock music is now an art which, at peak performance, is experimenting with combinations of electronic sounds and voices. Rock is closest to achieving the function of pop art – in interpreting the industrial environment of machines - and motors to people.

But the Edward Bear, who are supposedly a new and fast-moving Canadian group first disgraced themselves with uncoordinated, loud and clumsy derivative noise. Don't bother about their first album which is to be dumped on the market soon.

Theatre is a large part of the success of a rock concert - the dance of singers and players, exhibiting slim and graceful bodies to the virile music, the element of surprise and old-fashioned carnival showmanship.

After a long and absorbing drum solo called 'Moby Dick' the Led Zeppelin wound up with the last, important component of good rock - audience reaction, as they moved us out of the theatre, still rocking and clapping our hands, the formal and straight atmosphere of the 0' Keefe blown to kingdom come. (by By J. ALBRIGHT, York University, Nov. 5, 1969)


While in Toronto, John Bonham picks up a miniature set of drums for his three year old son Jason: "I've bought him a great set of miniature drums. It's an absolutely perfect replica down to the bass drum pedal and hi-hat. Even I can play them. They are Japanese made and I saw them in a shop in Toronto. They weren't really for sale and were just on display. But I offered them a hundred dollars and bought them." (M.M., Dec. 1969)
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Concert-November 2nd 1969 I was 17 and me and a friend drove up from London Ontario in the middle
of winter in a volkswagen bug the floor was rotted out and there was no heat.
We finaly got to Toronto and went to the concert to say this concert changed my life is an understatement i was in a band and I knew music was going to be part of my life but after watching Jimmy on stage playing the way he did was dazzling.
Right there I made some life changing choices one was to go Back to England ( I Ieft there when I was 13)and persue a career in music which I did
.I now have been teaching guitar for about 28 years with many succeses( (one of my former students had a #1 video on much music at xmas)our mtv here in Canada and many other succeses see website.
Ironicly I was talking to one of my parents last night he has an 9 yearold daughter who played an acoustic crazy train which was put up on youtube now she has an electric guitar she can play all Stairway (except the lead) so we are going to put that up soon on you tube.
Thankyou Jimmy and the rest of Led zeppelin for all your incredible music over the years.
Rock on
Terry Armitage