Average: 4.5 (15 votes)

July 19, 1970

Berlin, DE

Deutschlandhalle

Setlist:

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, That's The Way, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Red House, CC Rider, Hootchie Kootchie Man, Honey Bee, Long Distance Call), Communication Breakdown.

Notes:

"Peter Grant wandered out into the crowds milling around the stage, working his way around the permimeter on the lookout for pirate recording activity. Not surprisingly, there were blatant attempts to record the concert being made by organised professionals armed with stereo tape recorders and microphones on boom stands. Several digruntled 'engineers' set up in front of the stage soon found their tapes being unceremoniously confiscated. Peter ripped one tape spool from a machine and began tearing it up." (C. Welch, "The Man Who Led Zeppelin" biography)

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Press Review: Another German record-breaker , with the six thousand crowd being bigger than the previous three rock shows at the Deutscheiandhalle.

There were hoards of police with water-cannons ready to quell the anticipated riots, but Zeppelin left the audience too limp from the sheer excitement of the two-and-a-half hour show. Even the police were toe-tapping and hand-clapping when Robert requested it!

Led Zeppelin are really something else – they even made the tough Berlin police bop on the aisles! (July 1970)

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I Was There!

Nice review of the concert but seems to me it was a little different. It was as you stated this morning in the CBS interview, a better venue than the 'arena' concerts. As I remember it, we were sitting there in the folding chairs waiting for the music to start. A guy came out and said Jimmy had left one of his guitars at the hotel and it would be delayed a little bit.

While patiently waiting, I was tapped on the shoulder, I turned to find a line of Berliners. They were folding up the chairs and passing them back to a pile. It was cool, now we were a lot closer to the stage but sitting on the floor. It as funny because a guy sitting further up, closer to the stage was holding a microphone up to try and get a recording. It was seized and the concert went on.

It was really a great show. To hear not only the first two albums but a taste of the third one. I still love those first two albums the most.

Thanks for the great memories of serving my country in Berlin.

Tim Day