Average: 4.5 (10 votes)

November 23, 1971

Preston, UK

Public Hall (Preston)

Setlist:

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, Celebration Day, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Notes:

John Bonham's brother Mick recalled the show in his book "My Brother John":

"I watched the show perched on the stairs leading to the stage and as the performance reached its climax, Mick Hinton (John's stage assistant) came over and said that John wanted a pint of mild and wanted me to fetch it for him. When I returned from the bar, I was instructed to take it over to the side of the drum kit. I crouched down and tried to get there without being noticed... Like lightning, John grabbed my arm, pointed to a set of congas behind his kit and shouted 'play them'. Before I could reply, 'how?', the opening riff for Whole Lotta Love had kicked in. So there I was, stranded and thinking how not to look like a prat, so I started to play... As the number came to a close all I could think of was getting the hell off that stage, but John and Robert had other ideas, escorting me to the front of the stage to take a bow alongside Jimmy and John Paul... Although scared shitless, that night would remain one of the greatest memories of my life."

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Led Zep at Preston Public Hall

This was the first concert I ever went to - can you imagine that? An all-in coach trip from Lancaster & Morecambe FE College. Preston Public Hall (now demolished) was a circular building with a wooden suspended dance floor but this was seats only - boo! When the band were in full flow and almost the entire audience were banging their heads to and fro, the floor was heaving up and down, the roadies were lying on top of the huge p.a. speakers at the front of the stage to keep them there and the chandeliers were swinging to and fro in their own tribute to the phenomeneon coming from the stage! My ears rang for two days afterwards. Not many of the concerts I've been to since have matched it for pure impact! You can tell the people who were really there - they say "Eh" a lot.

Hiya Caz

From Nev