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Charlotte Coliseum - April 7, 1970

  • includes: We're Gonna Groove,  Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You,  Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love.
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on September 21, 2007 - 9:24am
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April 7, 1970
Charlotte
NC
United States
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Setlist: 

includes: We're Gonna Groove,  Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You,  Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love.

Note: 

Press Review:LED ZEPPELIN – FLYING HIGH

The heavy sounds of four young Englishmen, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, rocked the Charlotte Coliseum April 7. Led Zeppelin, making a one-night concert appearance in Charlotte on this American tour, proved to be the hottest rock group on the music scene today.

From the outset of the show, there was a feeling of uneasiness apparent on the face of Robert Plant, lead vocal, because of the attitude of the audience. They were young and didn't seem to appreciate the talent displayed. At one point Plant stopped singing and said, ''Why don't you people shut up and listen to what you paid for?'' Even with this uneasiness, Zeppelin showed they were true entertainers and put on a tremendous performance.

They played many songs from their first two albums and also treated the people to a few numbers from the new, soon-to-be-released album Led Zeppelin III. Among the selection of songs was ''Black Mountain Side'' with an outstanding fifteen minute guitar solo by Jimmy Page and ''Moby Dick'' also with a twenty minute drum solo by John Bonham.

The total scheduled performance lasted two hours. They finished, said thank you, and walked off the stage. But to the cries of ''More, more'', Zeppelin returned and smashed the minds of everyone by doing ''Whole Lotta Love”.  [by T. STORK / April 1970]

Notes: 

Press Review:LED ZEPPELIN – FLYING HIGH

The heavy sounds of four young Englishmen, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, rocked the Charlotte Coliseum April 7. Led Zeppelin, making a one-night concert appearance in Charlotte on this American tour, proved to be the hottest rock group on the music scene today.

From the outset of the show, there was a feeling of uneasiness apparent on the face of Robert Plant, lead vocal, because of the attitude of the audience. They were young and didn't seem to appreciate the talent displayed. At one point Plant stopped singing and said, ''Why don't you people shut up and listen to what you paid for?'' Even with this uneasiness, Zeppelin showed they were true entertainers and put on a tremendous performance.

They played many songs from their first two albums and also treated the people to a few numbers from the new, soon-to-be-released album Led Zeppelin III. Among the selection of songs was ''Black Mountain Side'' with an outstanding fifteen minute guitar solo by Jimmy Page and ''Moby Dick'' also with a twenty minute drum solo by John Bonham.

The total scheduled performance lasted two hours. They finished, said thank you, and walked off the stage. But to the cries of ''More, more'', Zeppelin returned and smashed the minds of everyone by doing ''Whole Lotta Love”.  [by T. STORK / April 1970]

Setlists: 

includes: We're Gonna Groove,  Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You,  Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love.

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Dave 's picture

I was in attendance at this show ... it was the first rock concert I ever went to! I was in the 7th grade and was seated right on the rail behind the stage. In that posted photo of Page with the pink trousers on, I am likely one of those silhouettes in the background. My memories of the show are vivid ... I recall it being really loud and sounding really different from their albums. It was kind of scary for a 12 year old ... all the hippies and pot. I bought a poster of the band which I still recall in detail. I also remember Plant scolding the audience who were chanting for "Whole Lotta Love." He said something like, "We'll play what we feel like!," but ultimately they played the song. I saw them again at the Charlotte Coliseum in May of 1972, had far better seating as by then I was a much more "sophisticated" concert-goer. ;-)

Terry's picture

I was at the Charlotte show April 7th 1970.....

Dr. David McDaniel's picture

At age 15 this was my first rock concert and it still rates among the best I have ever attended. It was also my first encounter with girls who had forgotten their bras(*) (*) ! I so impressed by the bass amplification that John Paul Jones used (twin Acoustic 18" 's) that I bought a less powerful Acoustic amp the following summer. I currently have a Gibson Les Paul like Jimmy Page used at the Charlotte concert. Lastly, I also remember the concert crowd erupting when Whole Lotta Love was played. Fond memories indeed.

skeet's picture

When Led Zeppelin came to the Charlotte Coliseum in 1970 they had recently released their "Led Zeppelin II" LP, and Whole Lotta Love was their only big hit. The coliseum was not sold out. I remember Robert Plant chastising the boisterous crowd with a curt "Why don't you be quiet and listen since you've paid your money?" during the slow, unfamiliar Since I've Been Loving You which they previewed from "Led Zeppelin III." I also remember Jimmy Page's amazing acoustic version of Black Mountain Side/White Summer and how genuinely pleased he was with the ovation he received at the end, which I fortunately caught on film. Most people seemed disappointed with their encore of Whole Lotta Love because it didn't feature the studio version's slide guitar lick.

Robin's picture

me too.....i love Zep

Joseph Glenn Parker's picture
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This was my first concert. After that I was a fan for life.

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This was my first concert. by Joseph Glenn Parker (not verified)
me too.....i love Zep by Robin (not verified)
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I was at the Charlotte show by Terry (not verified)
Zep Charlotte Show - April 7th, 1970 by Dave (not verified)
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