Average: 4.3 (26 votes)

November 6, 1969

San Francisco, CA US

Winterland

Setlist:

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Hideaway, Bottle Up 'n Go, "Lemon Song"), C'Mon Everybody, Something Else.

Notes:

Supported by Roland Kirk and Isaac Hayes.

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Press excerpt: For $3 a head, the massive turnout had jammed Winterland to see Roland Kirk, Wolfgang, Isaac Hayes and Led Zeppelin. England’s sensational Bonzo Dog Band was scheduled, but a sign said they were cancelled because of “immigration” problems.

Finally, after midnight, Led Zeppelin came to the stage. Everybody stood up - tired of sitting on the floor for so long, not just to see better. Singer Robert Plant strutted around the stage in a series of Jim Morrison type postures, while Jimmy Page demonstrated his virtuosity on guitar. During one song he did some weird stunts with a violin bow.

Their style seemed to be a bunch of effects, superimposed on a loud pulsing beat, and little else. The Fillmore scene has degenerated to a point where it is scarcely tolerable for performer and audience alike.

The cult around it is made up of the masses of militant mediocrity. The freaky clothes have been worn thin and grown ragged at the edges. The group narcissism has gone stale. Rock music has become the prey of corporate leeches.  [Berkeley Barb / Nov. 1969]

 

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Issac Hayes

The night we went Issac Hayes only played one set... His album," Hot Buttered Soul" was very big at the time and the hit single was "By the time I get to Phoenix" was getting lots of airplay on the underground FM stations.. Hayes got the entire place totally mellowed out and after a short break, Zeppilin came on..They literally changed the face of music from that point on.. I remember standing on a chair, smoking a joint with two friends.(we were teenagers at the time)... Someone was tugging on my pants and I looked around to see a cop, I freaked out but all he said was" Get off the chairs fellas, you might get hurt".. totally cool!
The violin solo during "Whole Lotta Love" was really scary. All the lights were out except for a dark purple spot on Jimmy.. By the time the solo ended, the drums kicked in and Robert was signing his guts out.. The lights came back on and the fucking place went nuts!! I will never forget that night and feel honored to have witnessed this band at such an important stage of their career.