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Parc des Expositions - March 27, 1973

  • Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party, I Can't Quit You Baby).
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on September 22, 2007 - 3:15pm
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March 27, 1973
Nancy
France
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Setlist: 

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party, I Can't Quit You Baby).

Note: 

Led Zeppelin, the "Jet" concord

[Republican Lorrain -  1 April 1973] For those who have a look optimistic, they were 6000 for the other there was an indefinite mass of young people. In the hostile coldness Exhibition Nancy, they came to see and compliment the golden roaring monster "Led Zeppelin", or if you prefer greatest quartets Hard Rock anglais.L appearance of "airship" is provided midday Tuesday, the organizers had to require early, transfer to another pens, 2,000 sheep crowded the hall D. So at noon one LED can ask its cargo safely slush funds, a hundred large, small and even one hundred percent cash boxes giant hat.

The "sound", lighting and instruments were arranged in a scrupulous pattern on a podium 20 meters long.Finally, behind the scenes, the ultimate requirement of "wild", had already brought the meal: 8 juice bottles of Chablis, 24 bottles of beer, 4 large bottles of orange juice, 12 large bottles of Coke, 30 sandwiches, fruit for 17 people, lemons, honey - lots of liquid honey - finally ice cubes.

 

At 21 hours, the podium began smoking as an apotheosis of lit cigarettes. Half an hour later, the Zeppelin had died (table) inadvertently was literally thrown out of his hotel by impatient organizers. Finally, at 21:45, the supreme moment the airship hall D could fulfill its mission, that is to say smolder under the fingers of four wizards hard rock. Four devils who blew two hours each in turn on the fire they had lit in which they trampled, and burned everything except them.

Scattered everywhere, projectors, such poli-ic tubes [sic] a dust covered the entire emerald studded podium colonnades amid which flamed light cascades. Through the concentric waves projectors, condensations colorful married vaguely outlines musicians who seemed to walk on a sapphire powder. There were also rumors that taking visual forms. So much for the pleasure of the eye.

 

But Led Zeppelin is especially a great swing machine, a machine sometimes below its reputation last Tuesday, but at times sweeping everything in its path. Supported by a seamless rhythm, made ​​by John Paul Jones on bass and John Bontam on drums, Robert Plant, the man with the voice without limit could unleash his rage, while Jimmy Page's fingers roamed the Double handle the "Gibson" red at breakneck speed. Stunning.

 

He must have seen the two men meet in a duo of incredible precision. I think the memorable moment it became impossible to distinguish the human voice sounds so electric they mingled. Meanwhile in the room, the public was demonstrating the explosive pop had no value. Unlike the famous "pure" rock'n roll period where the public broke all the pops would rather be asleep, mechanized. They want to "hover", "fly", and that's all.Impressive, disturbing, intriguing sometimes pops are by a desire for differentiation. But ultimately, it is not they who are afraid but the potential they represent. Among these fanatics crackers, that's for sure, the dropouts (1) undoubtedly "good young men" surely, and high school, many students. Long hair in any case, dividing the country in two generations. Their music and their mindset is creating the most beautiful confusion of the times. Confusion where neither Lenin nor Mao nor Ginsberg nor nobody could recognize his ... [Google Translation]

 

Notes: 

Led Zeppelin, the "Jet" concord

[Republican Lorrain -  1 April 1973] For those who have a look optimistic, they were 6000 for the other there was an indefinite mass of young people. In the hostile coldness Exhibition Nancy, they came to see and compliment the golden roaring monster "Led Zeppelin", or if you prefer greatest quartets Hard Rock anglais.L appearance of "airship" is provided midday Tuesday, the organizers had to require early, transfer to another pens, 2,000 sheep crowded the hall D. So at noon one LED can ask its cargo safely slush funds, a hundred large, small and even one hundred percent cash boxes giant hat.

The "sound", lighting and instruments were arranged in a scrupulous pattern on a podium 20 meters long.Finally, behind the scenes, the ultimate requirement of "wild", had already brought the meal: 8 juice bottles of Chablis, 24 bottles of beer, 4 large bottles of orange juice, 12 large bottles of Coke, 30 sandwiches, fruit for 17 people, lemons, honey - lots of liquid honey - finally ice cubes.

 

At 21 hours, the podium began smoking as an apotheosis of lit cigarettes. Half an hour later, the Zeppelin had died (table) inadvertently was literally thrown out of his hotel by impatient organizers. Finally, at 21:45, the supreme moment the airship hall D could fulfill its mission, that is to say smolder under the fingers of four wizards hard rock. Four devils who blew two hours each in turn on the fire they had lit in which they trampled, and burned everything except them.

Scattered everywhere, projectors, such poli-ic tubes [sic] a dust covered the entire emerald studded podium colonnades amid which flamed light cascades. Through the concentric waves projectors, condensations colorful married vaguely outlines musicians who seemed to walk on a sapphire powder. There were also rumors that taking visual forms. So much for the pleasure of the eye.

 

But Led Zeppelin is especially a great swing machine, a machine sometimes below its reputation last Tuesday, but at times sweeping everything in its path. Supported by a seamless rhythm, made ​​by John Paul Jones on bass and John Bontam on drums, Robert Plant, the man with the voice without limit could unleash his rage, while Jimmy Page's fingers roamed the Double handle the "Gibson" red at breakneck speed. Stunning.

 

He must have seen the two men meet in a duo of incredible precision. I think the memorable moment it became impossible to distinguish the human voice sounds so electric they mingled. Meanwhile in the room, the public was demonstrating the explosive pop had no value. Unlike the famous "pure" rock'n roll period where the public broke all the pops would rather be asleep, mechanized. They want to "hover", "fly", and that's all.Impressive, disturbing, intriguing sometimes pops are by a desire for differentiation. But ultimately, it is not they who are afraid but the potential they represent. Among these fanatics crackers, that's for sure, the dropouts (1) undoubtedly "good young men" surely, and high school, many students. Long hair in any case, dividing the country in two generations. Their music and their mindset is creating the most beautiful confusion of the times. Confusion where neither Lenin nor Mao nor Ginsberg nor nobody could recognize his ... [Google Translation]

 

Setlists: 

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Let's Have a Party, I Can't Quit You Baby).

Comments

NamePOTIER's picture

C soir là,j'y etais ce fut une de mes plus belles soirées de ma vie.Malgré l'énorme charpente métallique,ou était suspendu des fans,le son fut tout de meme convenable.J'ai toujours ce son du départ du concert,gravé bien au fond de ma mémoire,il tape et tape sur ces caisses un son dur c'est rock n roll ,led zepp est pour moi dans mon trio de groupes préfères avec deep purple et who.

Namepascal vernier's picture

j'étais ce soir là terrassé par un mur de son devant mes héros chevelus et déterminés.J'avais à peine douze ans un age ou l'on prend encore des claques, celle-ci fut sans doute celle de ma vie...

Nichelatti's picture

Bonsoir,

Led Zepp à 70km de chez moi à Nancy, je m'y suis rendu en stop.

Le concert et l'ambiance était au max. Peut être mon premier concert !

Et pourtant l'Est républicain titrait: Led Zeppelin a volé bien bas

Thanks a lot Led Zep for this moment so perticuliar !

Mario

Pierre Volpi's picture

Et oui, moi aussi j'ai eu ce plaisir.
J'avais 16 ans, fan de Led Zep depuis la sortie du II. A l'époque, on devait se contenter des posters et des articles de Best, Extra et Rock&Folk. Ce jour là reste un grand jour de ma jeunesse, peut-être le meilleur souvenir.

J'ai revu Page et Plant à Toulon en 2000, toujours la même fougue et j'ai pû les faire découvrir à mon fils, grande soirée aussi.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

Another great discovery, especially for Bonham fans, who seems to be waging all out war against his drum kit. Sadly, Dancing Days and Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp were dropped out from this show.

Aldo LOMBARDO's picture

Salut
J'ai lu ton comentaire sur le site de Led Zeppelin lors de leur passage en France en 1973.
Je suis de Lyon et la veille j'étais présent aussi à Lyon pour leur concert.
Memorable ! une chance inoui que beaucoup de jeunes nous envient.
Je suis ausi fan de Deep Purple et des Who.
D'ailleurs Deep Purple passait en concert aussi dans cette période en France et je les ai vu également en 1973 avant Led Zep.
Ce fut mon premier concert Rock j'avais 19 ans.

Ce fut la meilleur epoque pour la musique au monde!

Amitiés et que Dieu te préserve ta mémoire !
Et que la chance fasse que Led Zep refasse une tournée !

Aldo

Jean-François's picture

Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi Aldo. Que je regrette cette époque... Plus jamais on ne verra ce genre de chef d'œuvre voir le jour ...Pour une interprétation très intéressante de Heartbreaker, allez voir ici : http://pense-bete.over-blog.fr/article-la-musique-cette-trainee-desirabl...

Je pense que les fans apprécieront.

Bien à vous.

barbot's picture

Je me souviens de ce concert :

- les fans se pressent, au point de faire voler en éclats une vitre de l'entrée de la salle (hangar) du Parc des Expositions de Nancy ;

- 30 minutes de retard pour le show qui démarre sous les stroboscopes de Rock'n Roll ;

- après la fin du concert, quelques fans se retrouvent derrière la scène, occupée par une caravane qui tient lieu de loge pour les musiciens ;

- des fruits et des bouteilles de coca en provenance de la caravane ont été déposés à proximité, ce qui permet à quelques fans d'étancher leur soif ;

- la caravane se met à tanguer dans tous les sens et au bout d'un moment, un miroir se fracasse sur le sol après que la porte se soit brusquement ouverte ;

- en surgit un John Bonham passablement contrarié, qui nous jette un regard noir ;

- on a envie de lui dire, tu es le plus grand, on t'aime, mais nos mâchoires sont paralysées ;

- plus rien à signaler, on retourne devant la scène et là se produit une double apparition, Jimmy Page et Robert Plant, côte à côte, contemplant la salle vide ;

- un roadie approche avec un Fenwick depuis la salle et vient poser son plateau au niveau de la scène ;

- Jimmy et Robert montent sur le plateau et se tenant en équilibre se font déposer au pied d'une limousine qui vient d'entrer dans la salle ;

- deux trois fans bien équipés arrivent à se faire signer des autographes sur des pochettes de disques, puis Jimmy et Robert embarquent ;

- une fan éplorée s'élance à la poursuite de ces apparitions qui s'évanouissent dans la nuit.

Jamais vu, jamais revu.

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Concert Nancy 1973 by barbot (not verified)
Led Zeppelin à Nancy by Nichelatti (not verified)
J'y étais by Pierre Volpi (not verified)
concert de nancy by Namepascal vernier (not verified)
Led Zep by Aldo LOMBARDO (not verified)
C soir là,j'y etais ce fut by NamePOTIER (not verified)