Average: 4.6 (35 votes)

April 14, 1970

Ottawa, CA

Ottawa Civic Centre

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: Thousands Thrill to Rock Band

Led Zeppelin, one of the world's most foremost rock bands, presented a concert April 14, in the Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ont. The concert was sponsored by one of the local music stores, the Treble Cleft. The concert was an immeasurable success and attended by nearly 8,000 young people.

The Zeppelin presented themselves not only as splended musicians but as true showmen. Although the group arrived late, they performed a thrilling show with a highlight of John Bonham's drum solo without drum sticks. Bonham formed such a rapore with the audience it seemed that you and he were alone. Everyone was aware of this & it gave added reason for the standing ovation given him.

Jimmy Page also had a solo on lead guitar. Jimmy showed that he not only a master on lead with his fingers but also with a violin bow. Page's presentation of "Heartbreaker" was completely unbelievable. It was like listening to the song for the first time. Page also received a standing ovation.

John Paul Jones remained somewhat subdued as usual. But his bass was as heavy and as great as always. John Paul,
also spent some time on the electric piano as did Robert Plant.

The showman himself, Bob Plant, seemed to have cut his vocals somewhat but still thrilled the crowd with "Dazed and Confused". Plant's bodymotions set the whole audience loose and relaxed. Robert's harmonica sounded as sweet and mellow as always. The group left the stage with the crowd begging for more.

Love, music, freedom, and peace.

[M.Sanford/Journal 1970]

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april 1970 ottawa show

Wow, unbelievable, magical, to here the new tracks from Zepplin 3 has made the album my favorite of all time. No other concert has even come close to that night. The night started off ominously though, when we had to walk through a gauntlet of cops holding German Shephard drug dogs. They obivously were family pets because, damn... we made it through. Next year it will be 40 years since that night and I wish there was like, a reunion of sorts in Ottawa. Just to celebrate the fact that some of us are still alive and kicking. I showed my old ticket stub to a new friend of mine, a hardcore Zepplin fan, and he said he would have paid $4000 for a ticket to see the band. I paid $4.50 in 1970. Yes, I still have my ticket, and in perfect shape to, I might add. Hey, thanks for listening or reading. Just wanted to let the guys know that I can't listen to one of their songs without thinking of that night. Bye for now.