Average: 4.8 (13 votes)

December 9, 1971

Coventry, UK

Locarno Ballroom

Setlist:

likely includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Notes:

The show is interrupted by an IRA bomb scare early in the show, but then continued.

Former John Bonham band-mate, Dave Pegg recalled this show in a 2001 interview: "Went to see Zeppelin at the Locarno Coventry when there was a bomb-scare, everyone left the building except Robert who was saying 'what's the matter with you all?'  

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Coventry Locarno Ballroom - Dec 9th 1971

Three and a half hours of pure magic it was! I will never forget it. LZ IV had just come out in November. The gig was never advertised - all via word of mouth (believe it!). Queued at a (now closed) record store in the Lower Precinct for 5 hours and was allowed to buy 3 tickets (still got mine in LZ IV). The cost of one ticket? A Quid! A sole pound note! I was upstairs in the "balcony" in the middle right at the front. Dazed & Confused took 35 mins. One solitary guy in the audience stage right at the front was head banging all on 'is own some for the whole time. He was K-nackered at the end I recall. And er, nah, it's incorrect for Mr. Dave Pegg to say that everyone left when we had the 20 minute Bomb Scare interlude. Mr. Plant actually told the audience what had occurred (phone call saying bomb in the Locarno) and asked if we wanted to leave. About 3% of the gathering left, that's all. I was 16 going on 17 at the time. The Locarno became the Central Lending Library about 13 years later and was eventually demolished (like the Cov Theatre) to make way for shops. Should never had been allowed. One time only that the Black Country lads came to Coventry (probably cos Mr. Plant supports the Wolves and they ALL hate CCFC). Happy Days, eh. Glad I was there and will never, ever forget. My dad got to speak to Peter Grant, lucky so-and-so!