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Mothers Club - March 22, 1969

  • includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times.
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on September 20, 2007 - 3:37pm
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March 22, 1969
Birmingham
United Kingdom
uk
Setlist: 

includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times.

Note: 

John's brother Mick recalled the show in his book "My Brother John":

"The place was packed and as the band launched into their opening number, the venue erupted. The end result of course was a great night for band and audience. Apart from a slight hiccup involving the pal who'd accompanied me. Eddie Povey was another soul brother, and he decided it would be a good idea to holler "Sock it to 'em Jimmy!", just as Pagey was ripping into a great solo. For a split second, I swear the place went quiet as everybody looked around to see what idiot could have shouted such a line in 'Mothers'. Being as we were the only ones wearing Ben Sherman shirts surrounded by a sea of flower jackets and perms, it didn't take long to come up with 'it must be one of them tossers'. Heads down, we watched the rest of the show until it was time to go backstage and meet the band, where Eddie had to go one better and tell Jimmy that if he kept it up he could be a good guitarist. John and I looked at each other in disbelief, and then he smiled widely and gave me a right pisser round the side of my head (only a fun one), then said to me 'Give that to you mate on the way home'.

Notes: 

John's brother Mick recalled the show in his book "My Brother John":

"The place was packed and as the band launched into their opening number, the venue erupted. The end result of course was a great night for band and audience. Apart from a slight hiccup involving the pal who'd accompanied me. Eddie Povey was another soul brother, and he decided it would be a good idea to holler "Sock it to 'em Jimmy!", just as Pagey was ripping into a great solo. For a split second, I swear the place went quiet as everybody looked around to see what idiot could have shouted such a line in 'Mothers'. Being as we were the only ones wearing Ben Sherman shirts surrounded by a sea of flower jackets and perms, it didn't take long to come up with 'it must be one of them tossers'. Heads down, we watched the rest of the show until it was time to go backstage and meet the band, where Eddie had to go one better and tell Jimmy that if he kept it up he could be a good guitarist. John and I looked at each other in disbelief, and then he smiled widely and gave me a right pisser round the side of my head (only a fun one), then said to me 'Give that to you mate on the way home'.

Setlists: 

includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times.

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

This is the earliest known true live recording of the band during their UK Clubs tour. I'm very curious if the rest of the tape will be available someday.

Bernard Kay 's picture

I saw the the gig at Mothers when the Zeppelin toured Britain for the first time under their new name, formerly The New Yardbirds. Still dazed and confused. Also witnessed dozens of other amazing acts there including The Who, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Steppenwolf, Country Joe And The Fish, Roy (Hats Off To) Harper. Moby Grape, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Canned Heat etc. The list could go on but I will not. Great memories.

gordon davis's picture

mothers......I was there, the first time I saw Led Zeppelin and was knocked dead........brilliant! think I was the youngest there? I remember a sea of flower power and the sound of power! Led Zeppelin still rule!

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Mothers by Bernard Kay (not verified)
mothers......I was there, by gordon davis (not verified)