Average: 5 (159 votes)

June 23, 1977

Inglewood, CA US

The Forum

Setlist:

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

Notes:

77 programme

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Keith Moon joining the group onstage during Moby Dick and the encores.

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Night 3 at the Forum

This show has accurately been portrayed on the popular bootleg "For Badgeholders Only Pt 1 & 2". This was the 2nd bootleg I ever owned and is probably my favorite. A 4 album set with great sound quality (probably recorded by Mike Millard as were many other LA shows).

Song Remains the Same opens this show as was standard in 1977. A rare dedication to John Reed (LA Queens) for Sick Again and we quickly discover that Jimmy is dialed in. Great versions of Nobody's Fault and Over the Hills follow. Since I've Been Loving You is played flawlessly......as if Plant & Page are joined at the hip. Every lyric and every note played to perfection. I still don't know why this song was dropped from the regular rotation in 1975. The marathon masterpiece No Quarter is next and Jonesy's solo is awesome........until Page comes out of right field with a wicked blues lead that reminds me of Mick Taylor circa 1972. Things quiet down a bit and then the main solo is unleashed by Page. Clocking in at over 30 min, it's safe to say this song has matured. For yet a longer version see 6/27/77 (42 min).

Ten Years "Bonham" is delayed a bit by the antics of Mr Plant. Eventually the song is played and then we get our 1st reference to Badgeholders. The acoustic set opens with Battle of Evermore with weak back-up vocals courtesy of JP Jones. However, with the clever use of echo and delay, Plant can cover for him. Going to CA is well performed, although the crowd does drown out the beginning. BC Woman and BYR Stomp close out the set........Strider!!!!!! A relatively tame White/Black serves as the intro into a butchered Kashmir. Jonesy gets lost and they play the refrain twice. This wouldn't be the only time the boys messed up this classic. For some reason, this song could often go astray. Trampled Underfoot quickly regains the lost momentum and then it's time for Bonzo and Keith Moon to beat on the skins. This is the only drum solo I ever listen to. Great tympani interplay between these two late legends. What a treat!

Pagey then takes the reigns and its theramin time complete with a Star Spangled Banner and more. This indulgence leads into Achilles. Great song live and this version doesn't dissappoint. Great drum fill leads Plant into the "Ahh Ahh" section and signals that the end is near. Stairway with all the dedications and thank you's is a triumph and the show is over. Moon joins them again for the encores WLL>R & R. A classic concert that's been shared with many fans via the bootleg system. Thank You Led Zeppelin.