Average: 4.9 (75 votes)

December 22, 1972

London, UK

Alexandra Palace

Setlist:

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Mellotron solo ~ Thank You.

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The Privileged Few

My strongest memory of this gig is that, having been about a quarter down from the front for the show, we had made our way, very happy and contented after a brilliant show, to the main exit at the back when we heard some organ music coming from the stage - we looked back and saw the lone figure of John Paul Jones sitting at his keyboards, literally doodling - I said to my friend Chris, come on, let's go back (3 quarters of the night's audience had already left the building!), so we, with probably around 100 others, 200 tops, gathered at the foot of the stage to watch JPJ having a little fun, Then I spotted through the open door at the back of the stage Jimmy being helped on with his guitar - at that moment we realised, in absolute disbelief, that they were coming back on, just for us. They did a version of Thank You that lasted at least 20 minutes. I remember Robert bashing 2 tambourines together and finally throwing them out to the 'priveleged few' who were well aware that they were witnessing something really special and one off. Why they did it, I don't know - it was the first of 2 nights at the Ally Pally, and they didn't do it on the Saturday. I've no recollection of how we got home - the last train had gone - but we didn't care, as we had just received THE Christmas present of year! A private thank you from Led Zep to a fraction of the capacity crowd who had earlier already witnessed what was arguably one of the best British gigs they ever did.