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Bluesville 69 Club / The Cherry Tree - April 8, 1969

  • Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight (drum solo).
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on September 20, 2007 - 3:49pm
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April 8, 1969
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight (drum solo).

Note: 

Press Review: Finally, good word: Led Zeppelin Bluesville.

Outside, a long as ten years of government line. A few minutes later, buttressed by a naturally painted Telecaster, long hair, Jimmy Page relives a moment the bygone era with the Yardbirds "Train Kept A-Rollin" (see "Blow Up") ... Quiet ephemeral ... Knobs turn and the sound quickly becomes unbearable. A small box and an antenna that generates an evil sound, this is the definition of "Sonic Wave". Distortion and wha-wha were not enough to Page and as a sculptor, he grips his hands in the air, thus producing the most intolerable frequencies. The pieces are linked together quickly and demonstrate mastery of each member of the group, thanks to its outstanding performance on stage, Robert Plant, the singer, "owns" the audience. If Led Zeppelin plays ten times stronger than the Yardbirds, the sound is similar. In that, it is primarily the group of Jimmy Page. Hopefully the Led Zeppelin will also be appreciated that the Yardbirds were in their time. [Rock & Folk, No. 29, 5/69 - by Bruno Ducourant]

Notes: 

Press Review: Finally, good word: Led Zeppelin Bluesville.

Outside, a long as ten years of government line. A few minutes later, buttressed by a naturally painted Telecaster, long hair, Jimmy Page relives a moment the bygone era with the Yardbirds "Train Kept A-Rollin" (see "Blow Up") ... Quiet ephemeral ... Knobs turn and the sound quickly becomes unbearable. A small box and an antenna that generates an evil sound, this is the definition of "Sonic Wave". Distortion and wha-wha were not enough to Page and as a sculptor, he grips his hands in the air, thus producing the most intolerable frequencies. The pieces are linked together quickly and demonstrate mastery of each member of the group, thanks to its outstanding performance on stage, Robert Plant, the singer, "owns" the audience. If Led Zeppelin plays ten times stronger than the Yardbirds, the sound is similar. In that, it is primarily the group of Jimmy Page. Hopefully the Led Zeppelin will also be appreciated that the Yardbirds were in their time. [Rock & Folk, No. 29, 5/69 - by Bruno Ducourant]

Setlists: 

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight (drum solo).

Comments

Ron Piper's picture

The first band I ever saw was LZ at The Cherry Tree in Welwyn Garden City - what a rock baptism! And all for the princely sum of seven shillings and six pence (thirty seven and a half pence to the decimal generation). Nearly forty years on and a number of concerts under my belt, I still think it was the best gig I've attended.

Nigel Parke's picture

I was there, following a powerful recommendation. It was one of the most exciting gigs I ever attended. Jimmy Page was using some kind of effects box with an antenna. The audience were stunned and the atmosphere was electric. I had school the next day and ordered the first album on my way home, weeks before it was released, from Arcade Records in Hertford.

It was clear that Led Zep were destined to be enormous. I went back to the Cherry Tree a few times and saw Family and Chicken Shack, I recall. I was a great Family fan.

Richard's picture

I will never forget that show - nor the fact that I went for a pee afterwards and there were two of the band propping up the urinals... So memorable in many ways.

stephen plaice's picture

I went to this gig with some of my school friends from Watford Grammar School. It must have been shortly before I took my A levels. It is still one of my stand-out gigs, even after all these years. It was very loud, really exhilirating in that, as I remember, rather small pub space. There must have been less than a hundred people there, just because of the size limitations of the place. Zeppelin were fresh, and quite unlike anything I had heard up to that point. I played the album, which I still have, all that summer, while I was revising for my exams. The next time I saw LZ was at a big outdoor festival in the West Country, not Glastonbury. They were great, but nothing could match the physical experience of hearing them at the Cherry Tree.

Richard's picture

I was at exactly the same concerts at the Cherry Tree! Such an unlikely place to see these great bands. I later saw Rory Gallagher from Family at Newcastle Civic Hall and I thought the place was going to collapse when he played Going to my Home Town.

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