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Green's Playhouse - December 3, 1972

  • includes: 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).
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on September 22, 2007 - 7:42am
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December 3, 1972
Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

includes: 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).

Note: 
UK '72 / '73 Programme

Click here to view the tour programme. (flipbook)

Press: LED ZEPPELIN press man BP Fallon was beaten up during Zeppelin's first concert at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, on Sunday night. The band were playing two nights in Glasgow, and there had been some confusion over tickets - plus some forgeries in circulation.

Fallon was trying to sort things out, and approached someone who he'd been told had been selling tickets outside the theatre. "I'm not big enough to be aggressive, even if I wanted to be," said Fallon on Monday, "but I went up to him and said I understood there'd been some confusion about tickets." The guy and two friends jumped on BP and beat and kicked him. He was cut and bruised, but on Monday was "hobbling around" without serious injury. "Frankly, I'm glad I didn't get a knife in my back," he said.

Glasgow police took away a number of tickets, and were planning to keep a close watch on people selling them outside the theme on Monday. On Sunday night, some people paid £5 for £1 tickets to see Zeppelin. [12/72]

Notes: 
UK '72 / '73 Programme

Click here to view the tour programme. (flipbook)

Press: LED ZEPPELIN press man BP Fallon was beaten up during Zeppelin's first concert at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, on Sunday night. The band were playing two nights in Glasgow, and there had been some confusion over tickets - plus some forgeries in circulation.

Fallon was trying to sort things out, and approached someone who he'd been told had been selling tickets outside the theatre. "I'm not big enough to be aggressive, even if I wanted to be," said Fallon on Monday, "but I went up to him and said I understood there'd been some confusion about tickets." The guy and two friends jumped on BP and beat and kicked him. He was cut and bruised, but on Monday was "hobbling around" without serious injury. "Frankly, I'm glad I didn't get a knife in my back," he said.

Glasgow police took away a number of tickets, and were planning to keep a close watch on people selling them outside the theme on Monday. On Sunday night, some people paid £5 for £1 tickets to see Zeppelin. [12/72]

Setlists: 

includes: 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).

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Laurie's picture

I remember my mates queuing all night to get the tickets. I lived nearby so my job was to bring them flasks of tea and sandwiches about 6 in the morning. They got the tickets but all their tickets were for December 4th.. so I went on my own. I was in the 3rd row almost centre stage. I recall the cymbals of Rock n Roll opening the 3 hours + set. I thought to myself if the cymbals are this loud what will the guitar and bass be like..a wall of sound literally knocked me of my feet. I think I was deaf for about 3 days! Amazing acoustic set in the middle of the performance with a stunning version of Going to California and Battle of Evermore (?). I remember Robert Plant asking if there were any girls in the audience who wanted to backstage at break time specifically for John Bohnham...maybe too shy to ask himself. The last encore was "Thank You".. I remember reading in the "Hammer of the Gods" that there was trouble after that show between fans and the roadies but I find that hard to imagine as the band had almost god like status in Glasgow.

Paul Sherrard's picture

First time we heard Houses of the Holy material.. it wasnt released for another 3 months or so. Pretty sure setlist included "The Ocean" but couldnt swear to it... LONG time ago!

Gary McKenzie's picture

I saw both of the concerts at the Green's Playhouse and was only 16 at the time. I still have both ticket stubs in a framed photograph of the band and everyone who sees this is always impressed. During one concert, I was at the front of the divans overlooking the stage and the stalls beneath. I had a great view. At the other concert, I was near the front in the stalls. Anyway, after the band played their first song there was an unusual hush for a split second when the band were preparing for the next song. Suddenly, during this hush, a guy at the front of the stalls shouted out, "Give us Rock 'n' Roll" only for Robert Plant to say to him, "We just played that!" The whole crowd burst out laughing and from my place up in the divans I saw this guy sit down. I'm not sure whether Robert Plant will remember this but I'm sure there is still some wee guy in Glasgow at the moment with a red face recalling this incident..... Rock 'n' Roll!

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GIVE US ROCK 'N' ROLL! by Gary McKenzie (not verified)
Greens Playhouse Dec 3 1972 by Paul Sherrard (not verified)
I remember my mates queuing by Laurie (not verified)