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O. U. Convocation Center - May 17, 1969

  • Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times,  Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight
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on September 20, 2007 - 4:19pm
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Average: 4.5 (16 votes)
May 17, 1969
Athens
OH
United States
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Setlist: 

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times,  Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight

Note: 

Led Zeppelin & Jose Feliciano.

Notes: 

Led Zeppelin & Jose Feliciano.

Setlists: 

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times,  Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight

Comments

mark's picture

Everyone left the venue following the Zeppelin show, and Feliciano played to an empty house.

Michael's picture

I traveled about 100 miles to see this show with a friend who wanted to see Feliciano. Really wierd!! The stage was in the round. Plant kept asking for "more treble". I remember college age kids at the stage... only about waist-high... pounding chairs and anything available demanding more encores. UNBELIEVABLE show! How could anybody book LZ with Jose Feliciano? I remember a stand-up comedian doing about 30 minutes between the acts but Jose didn't have a chance. The crowd was so worked up over the LZ set NOBODY could have brought them down for a performance. One of the most amazing evenings of my life!

Mike's picture

Many people did rush the stage; I leapt right up onto it, and sat about 15 feet in front of Bonham's bass drum. We'd had about four months to become familiar with the debut album -- which was plenty amazing, no two ways about it -- but the live show was something else altogether.

Seeing Led Zeppelin when they were new and unknown enough to open for Jose Feliciano is one of the best concert anecdotes I have.

Dan's picture

I was really wrecked and don't remember the concert itself that much. But I lived in the Convo Center and had been listening to their first album over and over again on my Zenth Circle of Sound and it blew my mind when I learned they were coming to Athens. The best part: My room mates and I were shooting some hoop when the Zep's equipment arrived the nite before and there was only one roadie and we helped him unload the truck and set everything up. He gave me a drum stick for my effort. I never heard so much swearing and cussing in a British accent.

Terry's picture

The band was fantastic! The house did not clear after Led Zeppelin completed their set. People stayed for Feliciano. Led Zeppelin did steal the show that night.

Ty's picture

I'm the one that went with Mike that wanted to see Jose Feliciano. Wow, what a night.

Frank's picture

I really enjoyed the show and it was truly a clash of two cultures. There was no big sound system like today. They played through the arena's built-in P.A. There was a standup comedian who either opened the show or performed between Led Zepp and Feliciano, I can't remember. I could be biased but I believe a sizable portion (maybe 20%) of the audience left when Zeppelin were finished. The stage was barely two feet above the arena floor, constructed from simple risers. My friends and others rushed down and sat with our feet under the stage, elbows on the front edge, so close I could see the rosin dust falling from the bow Page used in one song. I will never forget that show.

Jim Copacino's picture

I was a sophomore in college and attended this surreal concert. I was only vaguely familiar with Led Zeppelin; Jose Feliciano was at the height of his popularity: a mellow, blind acoustic guitarist who sang poppy love songs with a Latin twist. Zep rocked the place. Fans on the leading edge of the music scene knew what was coming and they were there in force. The rest of us looked on with slack jaws--witnessing this guitar-and-drum wielding force of nature. Poor Jose. He took the stage, sat on his stool with his guide dog, and did his set. It was like a sad little rainbow following a hurricane.

Mark james's picture

just a stupid review.

Jose Was at that time the star, his live performances are incredbile just today, a great musician and, especially, guitarist like no other.

We can fans of LED but this not a reason to don't know value of other true artists

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just a stupid review. Jose by Mark james (not verified)
Zep opens for Jose by Jim Copacino (not verified)
I was really wrecked and by Dan (not verified)
I'm the one that went with by Ty (not verified)
Went to this show on a whim by Michael (not verified)
Re: Athens Concert by Frank (not verified)
Athens Concert by Terry (not verified)
Athens by mark (not verified)