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Gaumont Theatre - January 21, 1973

  • includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).
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on September 22, 2007 - 2:21pm
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Average: 4.6 (11 votes)
January 21, 1973
Southampton
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, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Setlists: 

includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

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ken mattingly 's picture

what a great night had a good time queing all night in the car park to buy the tickets

Geoff Townshend's picture

Looking down the barrel of nearly 35 years ago it's funny the things that stick in your memory.
The first is that at one point during this show I actually became aware that the balcony I was on was moving up and down with the combination of volume and audience participation ! and I remember thinking 'oh well If I go we all go and in any case its been a great concert !'
The second thing (and its always been a source of frustration since) is that Bonzo in between numbers at one point ACTUALLY PLAYED THE INTRO TO WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS !
Wonderful sound except thats all it was - the intro to one of my all-time favourites.
Never mind I'll settle for that I'm grateful for having been there - only wish that I had kept some memorabilia but at the time you think its not important and there will always be another opportunity.In all honesty '73 wasn't my favourite Zep period (don't get me started on Houses Of The Holy/The Song Remains The Same) but nevertheless in my opinion (and I was there after all) it was a great concert albeit not a classic.

John Cotton's picture

It was like buses, you wait for one and a couple come along! I had the "honour" of attending concerts two nights running in Southampton, the Gaumont and the University. The concerts were fantastic, as you would have expected, and memories come flooding back. How was it all possible? I came from "over the water" the Isle of Wight. To get the tickets I had to go over to Southampton and queue overnight around the outside of the then Gaumont (now the Mayflower) to get my "prize". Then, in contrast, got tickets for the University via my freind on my local college students union. The concerts meant two day/nights "away" for me, at the age of 17. The first night sleeping out in the open on the old city walls and nearly getting frost bite in the cold. The second night was inside a building under construction. How I got to the University, I don't know! It was all well worth it to see such "brilliance". Memories of sitting cross-legged on the floor of Southampton University Refectory, so close to the Band, it seemed so intimate. Did I dream it all? No, I was there! Please lads, let's have a reunion tour, a "SWANSONG"! (The Isle of Wight festival would be perfect)---- John Cotton, Isle of Wight.

Nick's picture

I was also in the balcony, front row at that. I remember the whole place moving & the house lights jumping up & down. The ushers were trying to get us to sit down. I realy thought the balcony may collapse.

   It was a great night for me as it was my 20th. birthday. I still remember Jimmy Page doing a solo on a twin kneck, I could not believe he was solo, I was peering though the gloom, the rest of the band were drinking & smoking.

If my memory serves Robert had a stinking cold, but still managed a fantastic set..

   First & only time I managed to see the band live, 41 years later I still remember it with very fond memories.

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Gaumont Theatre by Nick (not verified)
what a great night by ken mattingly (not verified)
Southampton Concerts 1973, 21 & 22 January by John Cotton (not verified)
Looking down the barrel of by Geoff Townshend (not verified)