Average: 4.9 (179 votes)

February 13, 1975

Uniondale, NY US

Nassau Coliseum

Setlist:

Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Communication Breakdown.

Notes:

'75 North American Tour Programme

Click here to view the North American '75 Tour Programme (flipbook)

Ron Wood joins the band onstage for the final encore.

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Led Zeppelin 2/13/75 - Nassau Coliseum

Even though it was so many years ago and although I have since been to literally hundreds of Rock shows since then, this evening remains one of my all-time "Top Five" concerts. I've witnessed so many classic Rock and Roll moments, but this show really stands out.

Even at this time - the heyday of Classic Rock - Led Zeppelin were one of only a few bands who could sell out arenas worldwide without benefit of an opening act. The show was 2 1/2 hours of solid Zeppelin, with only a 10-minute break for the other three members while Bonzo soloed on "Moby Dick."

My brothers and I were obsessive Zep fans and we listened voraciously to every bootleg we could get our hands on, so we were well familiar with what constituted a good show and what didn't. February 13, 1975 was an esepecially good night. Robert Plant was in fine voice and the band was really "on." The rolled through their set like the unstoppable force they were.

But what made the night even more special was that the concert occurred about two weeks before the U.S. release of "Physical Graffiti." Although radio had one track to play there was tight security around the rest of the album. Peter Grant had promised dire consequences to any DJ who played it before the release date - a threat that all took seriously.

So, the first time we heard the music from "Physical Graffiti" was as performed live in concert by Led Zeppelin. When they played the epic "Kashmir" it was unlike anything any of us had heard played by a Rock band. When they finished the song, a full twenty seconds of stunned silence elapsed before the crowd erupted in applause. In all the shows I've seen I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen that happen (another was Floyd '76 so you can imagine).

As if that weren't enough, the "icing on the cake" was a guest appearance by then-Face and future Stone Ron Wood, who joined the band on the last encore, "Communication Breakdown."

I hope someday to find a bootleg of this show so I can hear whether it was as good as I remember it. I would be really surprised if it weren't!

Peace and love to all of you who were also there. You know I speak the truth. - GG