Average: 4.6 (95 votes)

July 23, 1977

Oakland, CA US

Alameda County Coliseum

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, Trampled Underfoot, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll, Black Dog.

Notes:

77 programme

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News Report: Zeppelin Soars to New Heights

“It feels great to be back”, a self-assured Robert Plant addressed the Saturday “Day On the Green” sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. “I must personally apologize for the two-year delay.”

The lead singer and resident sex symbol of Led Zeppelin was alluding to a 1975 automobile accident he suffered which prevented the British hard-rock combo from fulfilling extensive tour obligations that year.

Their long absence from the Bay Area prompted a sellout within five hours after tickets went on sale earlier this month – a feat not uncommon to any affair involving Led Zeppelin.

The four man congregation which many critics fancy as the embodiment of heavy metal rock, had just finished bludgeoning the packed house of 54,000 with the thunderous power-chording of “Sick Again”, a relatively subdued piece from the 1975 double-album, “Physical Graffiti”.

Those in attendance at the Bill Graham-promoted Days on the Green last weekend were treated to vintage Led Zeppelin.

Providing a musical counterpoint to Plant’s shrieking and teasingly androgynous posturing, Jimmy Page’s sledge-hammer guitar style led Zeppelin through many of their classics, including: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore and Trampled Underfoot.

But the musical highlight for many of the sun-drenched crowd that paid $11.50 per ticket came during the extended jams. All the Zeppelin touches were there – Page coaxing eerie sounds out of his axe using an array of electronic devices, and at one point using a violin bow on his strings; John Bonham rifling popgun drum rolls; bassist John Paul Jones looking unperturbed and confident behind the overt sexuality of Plant’s pelvic thrusts. The crowd ate it up. (G. Estrada, Oakland Tribune, July 1977)

 

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My first concert with the best hard rock group ever !

I was just 15 and ZEP was my fovorite band ever,still is ! Unfortunatly,it was also one of their most infamous gig's. They took several hours between Derringer & when they hit the stage. The stage set-up was a big STONEHENGE. I'd never seen anything like it. When ZEP opened up with "SONG" a huge black zeppelin rose above stonehenge. What a specticle,the music,the PRESENCE ! Me & my bud's with our rock n' roll god's,doobie's,whiskey in a boda bag,hot girl's everywhere - we were all in heaven. My greatest privilege that day was that it was the ONLY(regretably) chance I got to see John Bonham play Live. We share the same birthday. I've always been proud of that. I've since seen all the ZEP'S play live on dozen's of occassion's,individually & collectivly(Page/Plant'95). I've seen all the great's multiple times: WHO,BEATLES,FLOYD,STONES,UFO,THIN LIZZY,AEROSMITH,J.GEILS,BAD-CO. ! I cherish my ticket stub from this gig. I wish my musical muse god speed. They couldn't hope to have a better man on the drum kit than the great Jason Bonham. I've seen him 3 times (once with Jimmy,& twice with UFO). This show next month should be even better than Knebworth '79. They're all more content,accomplished,healthy,& yearning for that old magic,that spark. We can only hope for the best : LED ZEPPELIN over America in 2008 ! Merry Christmas !