Average: 4.9 (115 votes)

June 25, 1972

Inglewood, CA US

The Forum

Setlist:

Drone ~ Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused (incl. Walter's Walk, The Crunge), What Is and What Should Never Be, Dancing Days, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Hello Mary Lou, Heartbreak Hotel, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll, The Ocean, Louie Louie ~ Organ solo ~ Thank You, Communication Breakdown, Bring It On Home.

Notes:

Available on How The West Was Won cd, released in 2003.

Press Review: LED ZEPPELIN APPEARED in concert at the Los Angeles Forum on Sunday night without a support act. It was definitely for the better as far as the audience was concerned, for they received nearly four hours of music from their heroes. I haven't seen a crowd with as much energy and enthusiasm in years.

From the minute the group walked out on stage the crowd went wild, throwing firecrackers and smoking mounds of dope. Zeppelin started with "Immigrant Song" and "Heartbreaker" and worked their way through many of their greatest hits, old and new. "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven". "Whole Lotta Love" and loads of others were played before the group settled down for three acoustic numbers.

These were followed by some more rockers and then a string of oldies but goodies. It seemed exceptionally strange to see a band like Led Zeppelin striking the three chord ingredients to "Louie Louie", "Hello Mary Lou", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Let's Have Party" and their own "Rock and Roll".

All in all, there were five encores because the audience screamed and stomped like spoiled babies till they got what they wanted.

I was told that the group performed ten gigs of this caliber in 14 days. It's easy to understand America's love for the group and vice versa. I heard after the show that Plant's voice was beginning to go and Jimmy Page had to stay in bed on doctor's orders. It means a lot when you see a group as big as they are putting so much into their stage act.
 D. HOLLOWAY, NME 1972.
 

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A concert for the ages

Simply the most exciting & incredible rock and roll night of my life. This was my 4th concert and I was not prepared for what we witnessed that night. We were big Zeppelin fans and loved their records but this concert was the gold standard.

I was with 7 of my friends and we were expecting an opening act to come out and play, like every other concert. The synthesizer drone filled the Forum and Bonham's green drum set was lighted. The boys hit the stage and we went nuts.

I never smoked pot so I remember a lot from that night..........the firecrackers...........Robert's "Good Evenings" all night long..........Robert and Jimmy doing a tandem dance step (I think it was during the "Crunge" section of Dazed and Confused............a 3 and half hour show..........4 encores and the crowd in a frenzy each time they came back...........Robert getting on a security guard who was roughing someone up.......a rousing acoustic set.....

It's a shame there is no video of this show. I heard a rumor that Jimmy said that he wanted to impress a girl that night (Lori Maddox?). I saw Zeppelin 4 times in later years and the raw energy and magic of that night was never the same

My friends and I still talk about it 40 years later. If God gives us time travel I'm going back to June 25, 1972 and relive rock and roll greatness..................all for $7.25