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Birmingham Odeon - December 16, 1972

  • Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Heartbreaker.
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on September 22, 2007 - 7:59am
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Average: 4.8 (12 votes)
December 16, 1972
Birmingham
United Kingdom
uk
Setlist: 

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Heartbreaker.

Setlists: 

Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You Baby, Going Down Slow), Heartbreaker.

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Ian Darby's picture

I was 18 when I saw them at this show. It was my first & last experience of them, despite being a huge fan of their music then and now. As concerts go I thought the music was good, JP was awesome, but felt the show lacked any real energy compared to the other acts I saw around that time e.g. Yes, Black Sabbath, Curved Air, Deep Purple, Family. I do remember a little girl wandering across the stage at one point during the show. I assumed it was one of RP's kids as I think he was the only one to show any interest in her. But its hard to remember after so many years. I do remember a bunch of heavies patrolling in front of the stage and jumping on anyone they felt stepped out of line. A sign of things to come maybe...

I still consider LZ the greatest rock band of all time and enjoy seeing any of the many tribute bands that are around.

Colin's picture

I attended this concert as well. I was in the sixth form at high school in Birmingham at the time. The Odeon wasn't (isn't?) the greatest venue for a rock concert as the sound tends to echo round the walls, but nevertheless this was an awesome experience. I pretty much died of excitement as Page dived into Rock & Roll to open the show!

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A very good show from Robert's hometown. One point of great interest is that early on in The Rain Song John Paul Jones has big problems with the Mellotron, which goes out of tune, and he had to scurry across to the organ and play that instrument for the rest of the song. The first and only time I think in a Led Zeppelin concert, most surprising considering what a precocious instrument the Mellotron is. Dazed And Confused interestingly contains a snippet of the descending riff from In The Light during the final section.

John's picture

I was here or was it tomorrows show? anyway I remember the gig, blew me away, I will treasure my autographed Led Zep III album forever.
Signed by RP himself at his home.
Still play all the albums, never stood a chance for the O2 concert, God Dam, would have loved to have been there.
Come on guys do some more for us old rockers tryin to educate our kids.

trevor stevens's picture

i was at the saturday show, blimy that was along time ago, had left school that year, first big concert, i think i went to the top rank afterwards, how strange !

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Birmingham Odeon Gig, Dec 1972 by Ian Darby (not verified)
1972 by trevor stevens (not verified)
Another attendee by Colin (not verified)
I was here or was it by John (not verified)