April 3, 1970
Macon, GA US
Includes: We're Gonna Groove, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, 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, Whole Lotta Love.
Robert Plant contributes to the middle jam mele of Whole Lotta Love on JPJ's Hammon organ.
Press Review: Zeppelin Concert – Macon Crowd Goes Wild
England’s Led Zeppelin washed its hands in muddy water Friday night as the citizens of Redding’s birthplace eloquently expressed their appreciation.
The group played with brilliance and endurance which far surpassed the performance it gave at last summer’s Atlanta Pop Festival. This was largely due to the Macon crowd’s enthusiasm, from which Led Zeppelin seemed to draw its own enthusiasm, even on this, its fifth North American tour.
As Page bowed his way noisily through Dazed & Confused, I feared that we were in for an evening of psychedelic delights in the tradition of Iron Butterbird.
Things came better though as the group introduced a song from its upcoming album, Led Zeppelin III, which is to be released incidentally sometime during the summer.
As Plant introduced it, bassist John Paul Jones took his station at the Hammond organ and along with Page, played the best stuff that has been done in Macon since the cops ran Duane Allman out.
Bonham shone on Moby Dick (always have gone for that song) and by the time Page and Jones returned to the stage to finish it, the crowd was going mad.
I never have gone for drum solos but Bonham really was outstanding. Anyway, what with Plant’s harp playing, by the end of Bring it On Home, the crowd was in hysterics and pushing the cops into the front of the stage.
With the crowd peaking, Jones started How Many More Times and we all wondered. The cops had given up and Page’s guitar was so loud you couldn’t hear anything else.
Plant pulled his “gun” bit superbly and the boogie went on and on. When they had finished, the crowd hadn’t and was screaming louder than ever. They reciprocated with a massive rendition of Whole Lotta Love, with Plant on organ.
Georgia has never seen the like.
(S.Fair , Staff Writer / April 1970)