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Kinsmen Field House - July 29, 1969

  • Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown
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on September 20, 2007 - 5:24pm
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July 29, 1969
Edmonton
AB
Canada
ca
Setlist: 

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Note: 

Originally scheduled for July 25th. Vanilla Fudge is also on the bill, who close the show. Carmine Appice jokingly takes John Bonham's place for the end of How Many More Times.(interview here )

Press Review: "It would have been better if Vanilla Fudge had played first. Their music's more intellectual and more jazz-influenced than the gutsy Zeppelin's.

Tuesday's show at the Kinsmen Field House was probably the best of the year and the size of the turnout probably caught the promoters - Concerts West of Seattle and Dick Lodmell - by surprise. There weren't enough chairs to go around the crowd of 5,000 but otherwise, the concert was the smoothest and best-organized rock show here in a long time." (Edmonton Journal, 8/1/69)

Notes: 

Originally scheduled for July 25th. Vanilla Fudge is also on the bill, who close the show. Carmine Appice jokingly takes John Bonham's place for the end of How Many More Times.(interview here )

Press Review: "It would have been better if Vanilla Fudge had played first. Their music's more intellectual and more jazz-influenced than the gutsy Zeppelin's.

Tuesday's show at the Kinsmen Field House was probably the best of the year and the size of the turnout probably caught the promoters - Concerts West of Seattle and Dick Lodmell - by surprise. There weren't enough chairs to go around the crowd of 5,000 but otherwise, the concert was the smoothest and best-organized rock show here in a long time." (Edmonton Journal, 8/1/69)

Setlists: 

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Comments

K.A.'s picture

Carmine Appice Talks about a joke on Robert Plant & Jimmy Page at the Edmonton concert July 29, 1969, where he takes John Bonham's place for the end of How Many More Times:

http://youtu.be/0V5nNK-0cf4

Kerry Stenson's picture

Those were both awesome shows.
The show on May 9th at the Edmonton Gardens was definitely centered around the first album. They were backed by a band named Django, from Vancouver.
The July 29th show with Vanilla Fudge was attended by the same 2000 long haired hippy type freaks that went to all the concerts in the city back then. It seemed like this concert was the coming out for Led Zeppelin II. Stunning concert.
I still have a poster from the July concert. Tickets were $4:50 in advance. Four fifty, heck you can't by a water at a concert today for that much. Yeah, I know it was a million years ago...

Ken Blackley's picture

This was the very first concert I ever attended. Led Zeppelin played first, followed by the Vanilla Fudge. I was a big fan of Led Zeppelin I ( I think the second album hadn't come out), and was thrilled there were in town and I could actually go see them.

Although very young at the time (barely 13), I still remember Jimmy Page sitting down and playing Black Mountain Side, and Led Zep closing with "How Many More Times." There was some switching of personnel between the two bands with (IIRC) Tim Bogert playing with Led Zep for at least a few numbers.

The Kinsman Field House was a terrible venue with horrible acoustics but this was still a very memorable night.

John Calvert's picture

I was there with Ken Blackley. I remember the oohs and ahs that went up from the crowd of about 2,000 people when Jimmy Page took out his bow for the middle section of Dazed and Confused. I remember also that Led Zeppelin jammed with Vanilla Fudge toward the end of the concert.

Jack Dale's picture

been a long time ;-)

I was there. It was the second time I saw and heard them,

I had seen the Vanilla Fudge concert in Vancouver on December 28, when Led Zeppelin were an unknown quantity.

When the combination of Vanilla Fudge and led Zepellin played Willie Dixon's "Shotgun" and then continued without a break, it was the greatest concert moment I can remember.

Ken Blackley's picture

I was thinking about this concert the other day trying to remember exactly what was played, but memory fades. The only song I'm 100 per cent sure they played was How Many More Times - I remember Plant doing the "I've got you in the sights of my gun" part.

I'm pretty sure I remember Page sitting down and doing Black Mountain Side, and am fairly sure I recall the intro being played to You Shook Me.

Anyone remember what else was played?

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