Average: 4.9 (195 votes)

January 15, 1973

Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Trentham Gardens

Setlist:

includes: 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, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party).

Notes:

UK '72 / '73 Programme

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

"I mused on the thought of putting a heavy rock band on stage in a venue such as Trentham Gardens. Set in 1000 acres of woodlands and beautiful gardens... John kick-started the kit into life, making it sound like a pneumatic hammer pounding the snare. The audience knew it was time to rock and Jacko (father) and I stood proudly watching as the boys yet again gave their all in a show that moulded talent with sheer magic."

 

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Led Zep at Trentham Gardens January 73

I was just 17, had my first serious girlfriend, I was Led Zep mad, and we were there at Trentham Gardens. I remember before the band came on looking in awe at the huge backdrops of the Icelandic symbols. The excitement reached fever pitch, and the band came on, straight into Rock and Roll, then I think, Black Dog.

It was so long ago I cannot remember the actual list of numbers they did that night, but all the favourites were in there. The sound was great, and the band played really well. When it was all over I was left with a big smile on my face and a sort of feeling that I had witnessed a bit of history. LZ never came back to Stoke, so it I guess it was a piece of history in a way. I was happy for days. I guess that was LZ in their prime; those first four albums - to me - are the best ones. All have their own taste and feel, and I like them all equally depending on what mood I'm in.

Now, I'm 52 and I tried my best to get tickets for the re-union concert, but like millions of others, to no avail. I've a feeling we haven't heard the last though. And for me, to see LZ in full motion, 35 years later, would be something. I just hope that I can get tickets next time! But I'll never forget that Trentham gig so long as I live.