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Kinetic Playground - July 18, 1969

  • setlist included: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown
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on September 20, 2007 - 5:14pm
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Average: 4.8 (21 votes)
July 18, 1969
Chicago
IL
United States
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Setlist: 

setlist included: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Note: 

Savoy Brown and Jethro Tull are also in the lineup.

Review excerpt: Led  Zeppelin – Wow, Led Zeppelin! Amazing!

What pain is in their music. Ecstasy can only come through this kind of pain and frenzy. And it isn’t just the energy and power of Robert Plant’s voice. The ecstasy inherent in The Doors is due for the most part to Jim Morrison, but with Led Zeppelin it’s all four of them; they all exude this tremendous energy force.

John Bonham, the drummer, is excellent. Most drum solos tend to fall into monotony quickly and become boring, but his was able to keep the listener constantly involved, feeling each rhythm throughout one’s whole body. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are also able to do this with their instruments. (ChicagoTribune, July ’69)

 

Notes: 

Savoy Brown and Jethro Tull are also in the lineup.

Review excerpt: Led  Zeppelin – Wow, Led Zeppelin! Amazing!

What pain is in their music. Ecstasy can only come through this kind of pain and frenzy. And it isn’t just the energy and power of Robert Plant’s voice. The ecstasy inherent in The Doors is due for the most part to Jim Morrison, but with Led Zeppelin it’s all four of them; they all exude this tremendous energy force.

John Bonham, the drummer, is excellent. Most drum solos tend to fall into monotony quickly and become boring, but his was able to keep the listener constantly involved, feeling each rhythm throughout one’s whole body. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are also able to do this with their instruments. (ChicagoTribune, July ’69)

 

Setlists: 

setlist included: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Comments

Thomas Filip's picture

what a show-and all for $5 admission, as always!

CHAD's picture

This was the day I was born - pretty cool. Also, just 2 days from the first man on the moon, and exactly 1 month away from Woodstock.

Paul Norwich's picture

I'm not a music critic so I can't write as knowledgable criticism of Led Zeppelin's performance that evening but I know that as a member of the audience I was energized by the performances of each of the three acts. I was nineteen at the time and I brought along my girlfriend of the same age. I also brought my brother who was fifteen at the time.

I think we got our five-dollars worth of music that evening, even though my black elephant bell jeans were ruined by the soda and other milky spore on the floor. It was this concert that led me to Goose Lake Music Festival where the music was equally profound rock and roll (the acid did help).

If only we could support music at a reasonable price such as this today but concerts that cost $500 dollars a seat just don't make for legitimate rock and roll.

Horray for the sixties that lived through the eighties - what happened since then?

Heinz's picture

not only did Zeppelin do their magic and blow the roof off, Savoy Brown and Jethro Tull were also magical. It was truly the concert of a lifetime. And at 59 yrs of age, I've been to hundreds of concerts, this one from my early youth (17) is still on the top of the list.

James Pennebaker's picture

I was there and I'll never forget. Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Savoy Brown and the Litter.

Page sat down and started jamming on acoustic guitar. He played on and on. The rest of the band left the stage and jimmy played on. 45 min. latter the band returned and with a nod from his head they joined back in. They played till 1:30 am. Wow amazing what 5 bucks would buy in 1969!

Bob Aldrich's picture

i think I was at either this show or the next night. I think it was thus one, though, because a friend who was with me recently reminded me that the front man for Litter began by apologizing for getting there late, claiming "our plane was struck by lightning - no shit!"  Being sheltered young fellows from Hyde Park, we hadn't heard that expression before. It became a "thing" afterward, for one of us to suddenly say to another "no shit!", thereby evoking that goofy intro to what became a memorable concert.

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Comments

No shit! by Bob Aldrich (not verified)
concert of all concerts! by Heinz (not verified)
July 19'th Show by Paul Norwich (not verified)
Amazing night by James Pennebaker (not verified)
what a show-and all for $5 by Thomas Filip (not verified)
This was the day I was born by CHAD (not verified)