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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Sorry to read of your bad Bill Graham experience !

I had many an opportunity to bump into the late Bill Graham over a several-decade concert goer's career. He gave me a most quizicall look one night @ the Shoreline Ampitheatre one night during a Peter Frampton/Stevie Nicks concert. I was wearing a JIMMY PAGE T-SHIRT. This prompted a sour look on the face of the great impressario. Still, this being only the second event held @ this new venue - I felt that as he picked my brain he really had a heartfelt concern for what was foremost in the mind's of his concert-going public. He actually asked me really integral questions. I was conflicted,really,by my unwavering love of ZEPPELIN & the fact that I lived in a priviledged area where the BEST artist's on the planet continually roll through here! I was sad to hear of Bill's passing in late 91'. That being committed to print, I also want to let you all know - I am REALLY looking forward to ALL future Led Zeppelin shows,particularly those in the United States ! Bill Graham may have been the ultimate control freak/svengali, however, I always found him to be a very gracious gentleman who only hated those who were more talented & powerful than him !