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The Forum - June 27, 1977

  • The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, I Can't Be Satisfied, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp ~ Dancing Days, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.
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on September 22, 2007 - 9:18pm
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June 27, 1977
Inglewood
CA
United States
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Setlist: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, I Can't Be Satisfied, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp ~ Dancing Days, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

Setlists: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, I Can't Be Satisfied, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp ~ Dancing Days, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

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L.G.'s picture

Just graduated from Burbank HS, it was my first ever concert (late bloomer i guess). Was introduced to Zep at the start of 1977 from a buddy, with the live album, played it nonstop for months. the same friend bought tickets for his buddies as a surprise. arrived at the forum at 4 in the afternoon on a hot sunny day, they wouldn't let us in until about 6pm, just sweated bullets outside. show was supposed to start at 8pm, didn't start until 9:20pm, just completely 'out of my mind' (you know why) by the time they came on.
remember all the long songs, D&C, NQ, MD, they played 'em forever, didn't appreciate it as much then, BUT DO NOW. remember stairway (great), whole lotta love (fantastic). the last encore was R & R, it was so loud, we couldn't even hear Robert's voice, awesome! concert was done at about 1am!
I was completely spoiled from that show, been to many concerts since and nothing could top that night. my kids (16 & 14) now love LZ, passing the torch!

howdy doeq's picture

I was there, it was the best

Clinton G Whitman's picture

In an age of $200 tickets to see OK artists in 09. Made me think of the show that I will never forget 77. I was selling some pot to some friends when the guy I didnt even know said his friend bailed on his girlfriends and him and did I wana goto a concert with the three of them,,,, 2 hours later I was standing next to a hot girl 7 rows back at the forum With Plant and Page!!!!!! The really good old days.. Clint (aveman Whitman

Mike Gags's picture

After already playing 5 shows at the Forum, some better than others, it was time for Zeppelin to wrap things up. Monday night's show was the 6th in 7 days and the end of the 2nd leg of their 1977 US Tour.

SRTS opens the show in fine fashion with no screw-ups and Plant in good spirits. Sick Again sounds a little sick as Page's usual killer solo is absent, HMMM. Nobody's Fault is also a little sluggish with a weak harmonica solo by Robert. Over the Hills regains the energy and Jimmy's solo is killer, complete with echo and delay. Since I've Been Loving You is dedicated to LA DJ JJ Jackson and Page rewards him with one of the best versions of the tour. Great call and response interplay with Robert and any signs of fatigue are dismissed. This song was usually a rallying cry whenever things went astray. The nightly marathon, No Quarter, lives up to it's reputation tonight clocking in at just under 40 min. Jonesy's solo is a little longer and Jimmy takes his time developing the middle jam as Robert could have left the building for 1/2 hour and no one woul have noticed! I have no problem with extended jams as long as they remain focused and tonight was both long and focused. I really have grown to like the last jam by Jimmy on the wah-wah.

Ten Years Gone, which could be hit or miss on a any given night, was a miss tonight..........just no cohesiveness. The acoustic set which followed was another matter. Battle of Evermore starts things off and has Plant singing off his own delay and it works perfectly tonight. Jimmy switches from mandolin to accoustic for Going to CA and before you know it Plant is sing Going Down South (Can't Be Satisfied). Awesome!! Black Country Woman/BYR Stomp also produces a spark as Dancing Days is weaved into the latter. Before all is said and done, the acoustic set is 30min long and Jimmy is reaching for his Danelectro. A long and meandering White/Black becomes Kashmir and this version is spot on. No miscues and Plant is really screaming the final chorus "wasted, wasted land" like he means it. Trampled Underfoot finishes hour 3 of the concert and we still have another hour to go! My copy of Out on the Tiles/Moby Dick is edited and I won't lose any sleep because of it.

However, the Page effects solo section is intact and I am probably alone in saying I like it. "America", "Star-Spangled Banner" and hints of "Superfly" all combine for 20 plus min of beautiful noise. Many are relieved when the opening notes of Achilles Last Stand are heard. A clever edit makes my copy (and every other copy Ive heard) a short 6 min radio-friendly version, but it is well played at that. Stairway officially closes 4 hours and 6 nights of magic and all that's left are the goodbyes and Whole Lotta Love>Rock N Roll. Truely a week of music for the ages. Thank You Led Zeppelin!

Yvette's picture

This was the last night they played the Forum. I went 4 of the 6 nights they played. The most memorable time of my life. A 3 hour show, Robert Plant looked and sounded amazing as did the rest of the band. Page was electric.

Earlier in the week, they band had a night off in between the L.A. tour and we went to the sunset strip to hang out at Gazzari's. Some one came into the club and said that Page & Plant were at the Rainbow Club down the street. We tried to get in, but there were so many people we couldn't get in.

In 2011, I went to see Robert Plant play at the Santa Barbara Bowl, ( I had followed his solo career since 1983). The show was wonderful. The next day we got up to have breakfast at a great mexican restaurant in SB, La Superica, and guess who walked in, Robert Plant. We kind of staged it but we got him to sit near us and took a photo with him. He sat and talked to us until his food arrived. He is an amazingly kind and genuine person. A dream of a lifetime.

Connie's picture

I PREPARED FOR THIS EVENT, MY BEST FRIEND AND I TOOK A LIMO FROM ORANGE CO. TO L.A FOR THIS EVENT... WE WERE 18 YEARS OLD AND THOUGHT WE DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN WHEN WE SAT FIRST ROW FRONT AND CENTER AND WATCHED WHO WE THOUGHT WAS OUR GOD AT THE TIME PLAY AND SING!!! WE WENT TO CONCERTS ALL THE TIME BUT THIS WAS THE ONE I STILL TELL MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ABOUT.. I AGREE WITH SOME OTHER GUY'S COMMENT ABOUT THE MUSIC SETTING YOUR SOUL ON FIRE, MAN IT DID JUST THAT, AND STILL DOES! MY KIDS GREW UP ON MUSIC LIKE THIS AND MY OLDEST SON IS LEAD SINGER IN A BAND AND HE SINGS THIS KIND OF MUSIC RATHER THAN THE SCREMIN CRAP OF TODAY..

Chris Cummings's picture

17yrs.old going to see zeppelin. I can still hear it after all these years. completely blown away!never thought it would be thier last night in L.A. yeah, I feel lucky!

Maurizio 's picture

To this date Still the BEST BAND I ever saw, they will live forever in music

Blayne's picture

I remember this show as being a little dyfunctional.

There was such a build-up as I recall the shows were initially post-poned due to RP and tonsillitlis. Anyways, I went with my best friend Bruce who was a huge KISS fan and I was a Zep fanatic. Little did I realize that KISS would have been a better show as JP & JB were a mess after "No Quarter". The night turned into a showcase for noodling and extended solos. I remember all the green Heneiken bottles on Pages amp and he was a little sloppy for my taste. I do remember the acoustic set as being outstanding and they had the whole crowd on its feet during "Bron-yr stomp"
I do remember the mix being great, as opposed to the movie TSRS. RP voice was in great form and JPJ was amazing. The show was a little ragged IMHO but it was still great to see ZEP. A lot of people I meet can't believe I really did see ZEP so that's a great memory. But I was expecting more from JP and his Les Paul. Glad I saw them!

Geoff Goodridge's picture

This was the last time they played L.A. we had 1st riser seats at about row 20. I was 16 and thought I owned the world ! These were great times for great real rock and roll that will never return. I feel very fortunate to have been part of it all . ( even though I don't remember alot of it due to certain substances )

Led Zeppelin was a very important band that could set a fire under you and at the same time touch the core of your soul, which is exactly what is missing in the crap that is being produced these days. Oh well great memories of a great time as I am sure all of you who there can agree.

JRR's picture

All three concerts were GREAT! Got into my very first car accident on the way to the first concert. Still that didn't stop me, got there in time! On the first night I sat right next to the stage. I saw Bonham talking to a stage hand. The stage hand proceeded to cut the wooden legs off of the stools they used when they perform their accoustic set. When Plant was talking to the croud the stage hand brought out all the stolls for the band and Plants was about a foot tall. All the band members had a good laugh and proceeded with Plant on the small stool. It looked like they were having a greart time together! I was able to get a hold of two bootleg albums that were recorded on Bonzo's birthday and the other is when Keith Moon sat in on the encore. Their both pricless!

Argenteum Astrum's picture

An endless epic concert closes out the six night stand at the Forum, and Led Zeppelin start off slow but by the middle they reach a great height, although they do seem to be a little tired at the end. The 40 minute No Quarter contains some great improvisation and Ten Years Gone is really epic. A wild and spontaneous acoustic section is the centerpiece of this show and a riotous and funky Trampled Underfoot is a welcome addition to the concert. Jimmy solo is nearly 30 minutes long and is fairly enjoyable, although his tuning in the middle helps give the impression that it is rather wandering, and Achilles Last Stand is sloppier than most versions. A great end to the saga though!

Buster's picture

OMG Chris Cummings...we went to the show together remember!?!?

What a night!

I still remember playin' air guitar at Larry's house while jamming to The Song Remains The Same!

All the best,
Buster

Rick T's picture

I was at a couple of the '77 Forum shows. Initially we had ticket to see the concerts, and Robert Plant came down with tonsilitis? But we made sure we attended during the make-up dates, in June 1977.

The opening song -- the Forum completely dark and the Song Remains the same, to this day that is my sentimental favourite song. I had truly great tickets, I could see the white Adidas with the black stripes worn by John Bonham. I forget what exact dates I saw the concerts, I had the ticket stubs for a few years and somehow I misplaced them. I've seen many other concerts, by others, but... Not much I can say other than they simply do not measure up.

I remember an acoustic set, but cannot remember what songs.

I still have a T-shirt, the black one with Pegasus on the front, that I bought at the first concert and quickly put it on. I also used it for the second night I was there.

I have vivid memories of the sights and sounds of the concert, wish I had the $$$ to travel to London to see the reunion show. Maybe I'll have a second chance to see them again :)

Chris Cummings's picture

Dave is that you! E-mail me,bro.

Christy's picture

I was there, 15 years old...and it was MAGICAL!!

Stephen Brust's picture

I was a very big 17 year old, had a job working for the event staff (bouncing). Worked the stage for all 6 nights.  I was totally blown away, nothing has come close to it in nearly 40 years.  Looking at the set list I didn't see it but I could have sworn they played a single song each night off In Through The Out Door, I specifically remember hearing HotDog.  But what a fabulous concert.

Thank you guys for the great memories.

Karl Shepherd's picture

The best rock and roll show I ever saw. I lived in LA during the arena rock days, saw a lot of bands but Led Zepplin was the best.

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