Average: 4.5 (44 votes)

March 7, 1970

Montreux, CH

Montreux Casino

Setlist:

We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Bottle Up 'n Go, My Baby Left Me, Jenny Jenny, "Lemon Song"), Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

Soundman Phil Dudderidge: "When I arrived, mid-tour, at Montreux to join the Led Zeppelin crew, I found a fairly standard rig for that level of band, similar to those owned by The Who and Pink Floyd, which I had seen at various gigs. The speakers were mostly 4 x 12-inch columns (10 per side), plus two stacks of two 2 x 15s with a small horn on top per side, all driven by 12 100W power amps. And just two WEM five-channel Audiomaster mixers providing 10 channels. I'd never had my hands on such a big rig! Mics were the usual assortment of Shure Unidynes and Unisphere's, the forerunners of the SM57 and SM58." (Performing-Musician interview)

Montreux promoter, Claude Nobs, sparks a close friendship with the band and brings them to perform at the Casino. They would return to play in 1971 and 1972 as well as taking personal holidays to the mountain retreat throughout the decade. One of the perks of playing in Montreux is the availability of the state-of-the-art recording studio, Mountain Studios, connected to the venue, which the band also used.

(The group was never part of the "Montreux Jazz Festival", as they as sometimes erroneously attributed.)

 

Submit your personal review of a particular show you attended, updates, corrections, etc., which will be considered for addition to the official online archive.



You may also contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ledzeppelin.com

Comments

Submit your personal review of a particular show you attended, updates, corrections, etc., which will be considered for addition to the official online archive.You may also contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ledzeppelin.com

I was there too.

I, too, was attended a relatively nearby boarding school, LAS (Leysin American High School) in Leysin, about an hour away by train; had tickets and my girl friend and I waited outside for hours to get in, to eventually end up front row center, kneeling room only. I was close enough to reach out and grab Plant's leg if I wanted....I didn't want, but my girl friend did, I think! I had a B&W-loaded Hasselblad camera with me and took many great shots, some of which ended up in the yearbook that year. What a show! Robert really was squeezing his "lemons" for the Lemon Song....great show.....great venue, altho too bad the Casino burned up the next year for the (in)famous Zappa show (I was there for that one, too) that Deep Purple used for a muse on "Smoke on the Water."