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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I was there too 7-24-77

I don't remember Judas Priest even playing on Sunday - guess we got there after they finished. I do remember Derringer and the long wait for Zeppelin. The vibe in the air was not good. Bill Graham came out on stage at one point holding up one of Page's guitars and said there's a problem with the guitar - obviously buying time. I had just seen Zeppelin in L.A. on 6/23 and they were really hot. This show was rushed and a bit 'phoned in", which makes sense considering what happened. I could tell something was wrong. Page was so stoned he sat on a stool for more than 1/2 the show. Sad that it ended up being their last U.S. show when Plant's son died a few days later. This was my 7th Zeppelin show.

For the record - especially for those who feel Bill Graham was to blame for what went down: Peter Grant, Bohnam, Richard Cole and others beat the hell out of one of Bill Graham's staff.

After the Saturday show the staff member caught Grant's kid trying to steal the name plates off the backstage band trailers and reprimanded him. When Grant heard about it they almost had the guy killed. Zeppelin's crew and Grant had a long history of this type of ugly over the top violence and Bonham at this point was a severe alcoholic that people couldn't even make eye contact with him without a violent outburst. The delay was due to their lawyers getting Bill Graham to sign documents that would make them legally immune - which he did knowing it held no water in the U.S. to avoid a riot by 60,000 waiting fans if LZ split for the airport.

Sad end all around for my all time favorite band - such talent. They were truly rock Gods!!!