Average: 4.4 (132 votes)

July 24, 1977

Oakland, CA US

Alameda County Coliseum


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.


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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Day on the Green

I feel fortunate to be one of the annointed in having seen Led Zeppelin live in concert, twice. Me and my step brother went to this show and also the one in 73' at Keezar. I was able to sneak my boda bag of MD20-20 in but bro had his confiscated at the gate. What none of us knew then or could have known was that we were watching what was to be the very last Led Zeppelin show in America. We also didnt know then that in just a few short weeks Elvis would be dead! I remember up on the stage for some reason there was an American flag stand there which I didnt think much of at the time. At the end of the show John Bonham kinda swaggered over to it as he was leaving the stage and put his hand over the eagle and sort of wrapped the outstreched flag around him as he rolled out and off the stage. Thats when it dawned on me that it was strange to see a flag up there. I guess thats just before the fight broke out back stage and Bonham was arrested. It so happened that my step brother was working for OPD at the time as a jailer and he had to go to work that day after the show. He no sooner clocked in then guess who was brought in for booking? None other than John Henry Bonham. My step brother actually got to chit chat with him a bit while processing him. Telling him he had been at the show and how much he enjoyed it etc. etc. After my bro told me the story I asked him if he could get me a copy of Bonham's mugshot, which he did a few days later. I kept it and treasured it for years after that especially after he passed away. That was a very sad day for all of us! Salute to all the fine people who were there that day and have crossed over to the other side to join John & Elvis. R.I.P.