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The Forum - March 27, 1970

  • We're Gonna Groove, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. I'm a Man, Boogie Chillen', Bottle Up 'n Go), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.
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on September 21, 2007 - 9:10am
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Average: 4.8 (56 votes)
March 27, 1970
Inglewood
CA
United States
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Setlist: 

We're Gonna Groove, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. I'm a Man, Boogie Chillen', Bottle Up 'n Go), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.

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Review excerpt:

Zeppelin created more frenzy at the Forum than any group I’ve seen since the Stones’ appearance last year. At the end of the evening, hundreds had pushed their way into the aisles near the stage and thousands of others were standing in rhythm to the music.

The concert, which had been sold out for weeks, showed that Led Zeppelin is largely trying to recreate the sounds that have dominated English blues-rock in recent years.

Appearing without any support act, the group was onstage from 8:45 to 11:15pm. Like the Stones, they have a gyrating lead singer in Robert Plant and their best received songs have bawdy, under-the-counter lyrics. (LA Times, March 1970)

Notes: 

Review excerpt:

Zeppelin created more frenzy at the Forum than any group I’ve seen since the Stones’ appearance last year. At the end of the evening, hundreds had pushed their way into the aisles near the stage and thousands of others were standing in rhythm to the music.

The concert, which had been sold out for weeks, showed that Led Zeppelin is largely trying to recreate the sounds that have dominated English blues-rock in recent years.

Appearing without any support act, the group was onstage from 8:45 to 11:15pm. Like the Stones, they have a gyrating lead singer in Robert Plant and their best received songs have bawdy, under-the-counter lyrics. (LA Times, March 1970)

Setlists: 

We're Gonna Groove, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. I'm a Man, Boogie Chillen', Bottle Up 'n Go), Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

This is one of the greatest shows ever! Right from the start this show is special. The band is on and Robert's voice is perfect, controlled and his entire range is used, resulting in one of his finest recorded vocal performances! "Good evening. Everybody feel alright? Tonight we intend to get everybody looser than anybody's even been loose ... even with cod liver oil!" tells Plant at the beginning of the show. Heartbreaker features some wonderful playing form Jimmy in his solo in the middle but Plant calmed down the audience after the song: "The people who are standing in the aisleys, can they sit on the floor or whatever. There's some people behind can't see. So if anybody knows they are obstructing somebody else's view, can they respect that fact or move, then everybody can see!" Since I've Been Loving you was dedicated to "...the litttle men with the suits on who keep pushing everybody back down the aisle. It's their big day, y'see. They can't understand it." Plant also humorously intrioduzed the band at the beginning of How Many More Times as "the four survivours of the Graf Zeppelin", John Bonham as "for the benefit if Mr Kite! and Pagey as "the man who made rock, rock". After a wild version of that song, the Whole Lotta Love encore features a duel between Jimmy on the Theremin and Jonesy on a heavily distorted organ....simply wild! An announcer informed the crowd about the forthcoming event - Jimi Hendrix on April 25th, 1970.

Hairnose's picture

WOW! I remember this concert. i went with a few friends. did not have a ticket. but i managed to sell some joints and came up with enough cash to buy a ticket from a local scalper. one of the best concerts i have seen. i remember jimmy page playing the guitar with a violin bow. before the concert they had stage announcements. about upcoming events. i remember hearing that jimi hendirx was going to be at the forum in April. when i heard this. i said to myself. i need to roll more joints because i am going to need the money to see jimi. but i never went. and jimi died in september of that year. Bummer.

John Kayser's picture

Recently returned from Nam, all my friends were talking about the hot new group Led Zeppelin. All it took was hearing the way they layed down the classic blues songs like "Since I've Been Loving You" to make me a life long fan.

The concert at the Forum in LA on March 27, !970 was the only oppertunity I've had to see them live, but I've always said with pride that I was there and that it was the first official date with my wife of 32 years. I put this concert right up there with my attendance at the farewell performance of Cream tour and the 1967 tour of Pink Floyd.

If there is any hope in the world of getting tickets to the possible tour later this year or so, I'll for sure be trying my best. Congrats on the reunion on 12-10-08! Your in the love of great music, John Kayser

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