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Boat Club - March 21, 1971

  • Songs during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown.
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on September 21, 2007 - 12:46pm
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March 21, 1971
Nottingham NG2 4UU
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

Songs during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown.

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Setlists: 

Songs during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown.

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phil tetley's picture

I attended this gig, I was 17 at the time. I recall you had to attend 4 previous gigs ( crap bands mostly, one was the Pink Fairies ) at the Boat club to be able to buy a ticket for Led Zeppelin. This I did and arrived at the Boat Club at 2pm in the afternoon to become second in the queue! I think they opened the doors at 7pm, by which time there wer several hundred people outside. My mate and I ran to the stage and secured a front row position, centre stage. Zeppelin came on and proceeded to blow us away - it was stunning. Robert Plant was immediately in front of me, about 18" away, with his groin on my eye level! Sound wise, we would have been better off further back, as the speakers were effectively behind us, but excitement wise we were in the right place! During John Bonham's drum solo, the other three guys squeezed into the dj's booth and smoked joints. A little later on Robert plant asked me if I had a joint I could give him, unfortunately I hadn't.
At some point in the concert John Bonham broke a drumstick, and the broken off half hit me in the chest! I kept this as a souvenier for many years after, until I was decorating one day and looking for something to stir the paint, I found the drumstick and used that! It unfortunately got thrown away after. I remember they played stairway to heaven which we hadn't heard before, this was before Led Zep IV came out. Also remember Jimmy Page using a violin bow on Communication Breakdown. Altogether one of my most treasured memories!

John Baxter's picture

This date and venue is etched on my memory. I was at Trent Poly at the time and heard that Led Zep were at the Boat Club. In 1970 I'd had a ticket for the two day event at Shepton Mallet for the Bath Festivel but, even though I lived just 30 miles away could only make the Saturday sessions (Led Zep were topping the bill on the Sunday) and no-one in the family could give me a lift there or back home. I had no ticket for the Nottingham gig but I had 9 shillings and sixpence on me, went to the door and was told it was 10 shillings to get in! So I was refused entry! So I never did get to see them live even though they were my favourite band. Didn't get tickets in the lottery for the O2 concert either so it wasn't to be third time lucky either!

John Baxter

John Tuckwood's picture

I too was at thi memorable concert, and have two tickets. I remember Zep playing 'It'll Be Me' as a tribute to Cliff Richard !!

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Led Zeppelin Boat Club 1971 by John Tuckwood (not verified)
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