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Madison Square Garden - June 11, 1977

  • The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker.
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on September 22, 2007 - 9:00pm
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June 11, 1977
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Setlist: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker.

Setlists: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker.

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JD's picture

Set list is missing Whole Lotta Love which was played after Achilles Last Stand. Awesome show, great laser light show for JPJ's piano solo and JP's instrumental. Sound system wasn't as good as I expected but the show was awesome.

Elliot Gould's picture

I was a Junior in High School when Led Zeppelin booked the Garden for a week of concerts in June of 1977. I wasn't planning to go, but a buddy at school said he was putting in for the lottery so I said I'd pay for one. To our great surprise we received seats in the first tier of the Garden right next to the stage (the left side of the stage as you look at it from the audience).

I shot Tri-X, Kodacolor II, and Panatomic-X. A whopping three rolls of film! Today I would easily snap off a thousand shots today at a concert. Boy, how times have changed.

I had a 50mm and 200mm lens and my Dad's Pentax body. Looking back at the photos now, I'm crushed to see blurred shots and the graininess of the film. I kept the negatives in plastics sheets, but they still had tons of scratches and dirt on them.

The first black & white photo of Jimmy Page was just as the show opened with "The Song Remains The Same" playing his famed double-neck Gibson guitar and sporting nice, blown-dry hair (that didn't last long). The color picture was taken during his extended guitar solo towards the end of the show. You can't see it, but he is wielding his bow above his head.

One the strongest memories from the show was the band's unique use of lasers. These were very expensive back then, so not many acts incorporated them into their light show. What was cool was during Jimmy Page's guitar solo, he touched the laser beam that was passing over his head with his bow. This scattered the laser all over the arena. They also drew a pyramid around Jimmy and then spun it around him. Very cool, elegent effect. I always wondered why lasers weren't used in this fashion more often.

I know people might find this hard to believe, but I found the concert to be both one of the best shows I ever saw while also having the distinction of being the most boring at times (during the extended keyboard and drum solos). I think I would have appreciated those moments more now. Back then I was probably more interested in just hearing what I was familiar with from the albums. With age I've come to appreciate and enjoy the improvisation more.

I remember at the end of the show that the lights came up in the arena and no one left. The crowd continued to scream loud and unabated. After what seemed a VERY long time, the lights cut out and Jimmy started playing those great notes from the opening of "Heartbreaker." In looking at the play lists for all the shows during the week at the Garden, they didn't play this song every night, so I think it was quite special to see them perform it. Great way to finish a Led Zeppelin concert.

I have some more photos from the concert at my website:

http://www.renderedgemedia.com/blog

Enjoy!

Michael Leininger's picture

The 6/11/77 show at M S G was something I will always carry with me, just a year out of high school and a Zeppelin fan for many years. A couple of my friends graduating in 77 confronted me one night at a party, with the idea of catching a Zepplin show. Living in northwest Ohio I tried to get Cleveland tickets, but it was a sell out very quickly, so we opted for one of the N Y C shows At that time the tickets were mail order and we kept our fingers crossed untill the tickets finally arrived. What a great day, then it was on, the plans began. None of the three of us were legal to drive, I had to give up my job, due to the fact my boss was not understanding about having the weekend off. That week I bought a car and come Friday morning we were on Interstate 80 headed for N Y City, just hoping to make it there without any legal hassels. Myself I had never been any further than 50 miles from home, so upon arriving in N Y C was such a trip, a weekend I will never forget. The show was great, I beleive only my second concert. Before leaving a coworker told me Zeppelin shows take you to another level and he was right, it was incredable, still after all these years it's hard to find words to describe it, it's one of those things that must be experienced to fully apriciate it. not untill Sunday Morning did I find out my classmates had to be back on Monday to complete some summer classes in order to graduate, well I did get them back a couple hrs prior to class, we spent as much time on the road as we did in the city, but well worth it for the 2 hrs plus of uphoria I experienced at the show. I now try to catch Robert or Jimmy when ever I can, the feeling is so sureal I become so overwhelmed, to the point of tears of joy. I also had the chance to catch Jason's tribute to his father another awesome show. I would really look forward to a U S tour of the reformed Led Zeppelin, I guess only time will tell.
Zep fan forever.....
Michael Leininger

David Salvage's picture

At this point I'd seen so many acts by the big stars of the 70s -- Kiss, Queen, Elton John, Floyd, Bowie, and was in the process of becoming a Zeppelin fanatic. I remember this concert out of several that I saw by them as being a masterpiece show. From the first D chord of The Song Remains the Same you could feel that both the band and the audience were at a peak state of ecstasy and energy. I have never seen anything like this -- the complete abandon of the crowd; the band's pacing -- heating things up and taking the recorded versions of the songs to new edges; slowing it down again; then really heating things up. There was a sense of a massive hypnosis of 20,000 people in this unity of raw emotion as the oceans of Zeppelin's music washed over us. The encore of the show was a rapid version of Rock and Roll with a surprise segue into Heartbreaker. Here the audience went totally bezerk. It seemed that he had given everything a band could, and then suddenly they pushed it further. I remember Page holding his Les Paul jacked above his head as he fingered the beautiful tentative pull offs of the solo and as he approached the side of the stage the sense of electric energy turning into hysteria was palpable. After this finale as the lights came on it was as if the 20000 people were totally wrung out, satisfied, blissful. No other rock and roll band has ever approached their Wagnerian power. Please guys, reunite!! We want to see you again!

Frank Bordelon's picture

I've seen many shows, but this 1977 American Tour by Led Zeppeplin was by far he greatest set of shows I've ever attended. I had tickets to four nights of the seven the band was here in New York. I believe the first night on June 11, 1977 was the greatest show I ever was in attendence. Jimmy whaled on his double neck, Robert's voice was absolutely perfect, just like the albums. John Paul Jones's No Quarter was one of the highlights of the show, and what can I say about John Bonham? his solo had raw fury! I was at other shows during that magical summer of 1977, I attended Pink Floyd's Madison Square Garden's Animals shows, and Emerson Lake and Palmer's 1977 Madison Square Garden shows, but, Led Zeppelin reined over all other concerts. Yes, I feel humbled that I was able to witness perfection, and might I add, I had floor seats two of the four nights that I went to, aso I had a birds eyed view of each show. They're timing was superb, they're stage presence was magical, and finally they're concert was probably one of the greatest shows in the long history of Madison Square Garden. Thank you guys for a lifetime of memories from those shows.

tales's picture

I was at the show where the last song was Black Dog.
I Still have the PLJ pin.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

Fourth night at the Garden and the crowd is just as wild as the first! The set is well paced and the crude recording gives you an idea of just how much of a sonic wall Bonham and Jones were capable of creating. No Quarter is excellent as in most 1977 shows and Ten Years Gone has Page being as epic as usual with his one guitar orchestrations. Kashmir is towering and Heartbreaker is a riotous encore with Page's middle solo containing sections as it did in the past.

sue's picture

Greatest concert I ever went to and I went to alot! Love Love Love Zep

Rob's picture

omg u guys are soooo lucky.

Tom's picture

Whole Lotta Love was not played on June 11th 1977. Heartbreaker was played instead of the WLL/RAR medley.

Anonymous's picture

We mailed in our ticket order form from the NY Daily News  for 3 tickets. A couple weeks later we got the tickets in mail $7.50 each for the green seats at MSG. We were going to see Zeppelin!  Me and 2 pals had my parents drive us down to MSG from our house upstate in Peekskill NY. We were sophmores in high school. My Dad rolled us right up to front door at the Garden amid dealers yelling out " acid, speed, THC" The aroma of weed was everywhere. My Mom was freaking, Dad just smiled and said have fun...THIS WAS THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN. Our ears rang for 2 days but it didnt matter, we had seen LED ZEPPELIN. Life changing. 

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