Average: 4.8 (17 votes)

April 7, 1970

Charlotte, NC US

Charlotte Coliseum

Setlist:

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, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

Press Review:LED ZEPPELIN – FLYING HIGH

The heavy sounds of four young Englishmen, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, rocked the Charlotte Coliseum April 7. Led Zeppelin, making a one-night concert appearance in Charlotte on this American tour, proved to be the hottest rock group on the music scene today.

From the outset of the show, there was a feeling of uneasiness apparent on the face of Robert Plant, lead vocal, because of the attitude of the audience. They were young and didn't seem to appreciate the talent displayed. At one point Plant stopped singing and said, ''Why don't you people shut up and listen to what you paid for?'' Even with this uneasiness, Zeppelin showed they were true entertainers and put on a tremendous performance.

They played many songs from their first two albums and also treated the people to a few numbers from the new, soon-to-be-released album Led Zeppelin III. Among the selection of songs was ''Black Mountain Side'' with an outstanding fifteen minute guitar solo by Jimmy Page and ''Moby Dick'' also with a twenty minute drum solo by John Bonham.

The total scheduled performance lasted two hours. They finished, said thank you, and walked off the stage. But to the cries of ''More, more'', Zeppelin returned and smashed the minds of everyone by doing ''Whole Lotta Love”.  [by T. STORK / April 1970]

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When Led Zeppelin came to the Charlotte Coliseum in 1970 they had recently released their "Led Zeppelin II" LP, and Whole Lotta Love was their only big hit. The coliseum was not sold out. I remember Robert Plant chastising the boisterous crowd with a curt "Why don't you be quiet and listen since you've paid your money?" during the slow, unfamiliar Since I've Been Loving You which they previewed from "Led Zeppelin III." I also remember Jimmy Page's amazing acoustic version of Black Mountain Side/White Summer and how genuinely pleased he was with the ovation he received at the end, which I fortunately caught on film. Most people seemed disappointed with their encore of Whole Lotta Love because it didn't feature the studio version's slide guitar lick.