Average: 4.4 (132 votes)

July 24, 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, Mystery Train, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

Notes:

77 programme

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Press Review: 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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I was at this show which is

I was at this show which is now popular because of the fights between the mighty Led & Bill Graham's goons. I knew something must be wrong when after Rick Dirrenger was off the stage, it took over 1-1/2 hrs before Zep came on. Obviously we didn't hear about it until later but you could tell that Zep was off a little, still great to see for me, but not at 100%. I also didn't realize until years later that this was the last concert on their last US tour ever. I also want you guys to know that a few years later I was at an after party at the Oakland Coliseum after a Grateful Dead, Santana, Beach Boys, Starship benefit concert and I had a chance to go up to Bill Graham to ask for his autograph. After being rude to me I decided to give him a little crap, so when he asked, rudely I might add, "who do you want this signed to?" I said " sign it to Jeff from the #1 Led Zeppelin fan in the world, BILL GRAHAM!" You might guess he was pissed & that he shoved the paper and the pen back into my hands and told me "you know I could have you kicked out of here right now???" Thank God he didn't because I still had alot of autographs to get that night. Sorry for the long winded comment but thought you might enjoy. Hope to see you guys in AZ sometime! Take care, JP