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Earls Court Arena - May 17, 1975

  • Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Tangerine, Going to California, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. Woodstock), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog.
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on September 22, 2007 - 7:10pm
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Average: 4.9 (208 votes)
May 17, 1975
London
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Tangerine, Going to California, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. Woodstock), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog.

Setlists: 

Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Tangerine, Going to California, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. Woodstock), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog.

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Argenteum Astrum's picture

A very good show but not tops and also few PA problems plagued the atmosphere. "We'd all like to welcome back to Britain ... Led Zeppelin!" DJ Bob Harris proudly introduced their triumphant come back. Robert's voice is simply awful in Rock And Roll and Jimmy's guitar goes on the fritz in Rock And Roll, but by Sick Again there is an obvious recovery. In My Time Of Dying (dedicated to Dennis Healey, the Chancellor Of The Exchequer, who was taxing large earnes heavily at the time that caused groups' emigration from the United Kingdom) and No Quarter are simply wonderful, and although this version of Dazed And Confused isn't the best, it is quite good with a particularly great violin bow solo from Jimmy. His solo in Stairway To Heaven makes up for any shortcomings previous to it.

Trina's picture

I was there at Earl Court on May 17th, 1975 and it was the best. I am so glad I saw them at Earls Court. I got the programme and have the ticket framed! What a band and what a brilliant beautiful vocalist! Phew!

Name Dave Norrie's picture

First visit to London, first Zeppelin concert. As I crossed the road to Earls Court some guy shouted to the crowd "Smile you're not going to a fackin' funeral you're gonna see Zeppelin!" Aside to his mate "I'm gonna get myself arrested tonight!" From the first song onwards I smiled. The opening song was "Rock and Roll", which sufferred from a jack plug falling off Jimmy's guitar. I thought well live music's never 100% perfect. How wrong I was. From then onwards I was completely blown away. This was how I thought rock music should sound! Jimmy's guitar solos took me to a new level of consciousness. Bonzo's drum solo was beyond belief echoing off the corrugated iron roof. Robert's vocals were superb. John Paul's bass held the band together tighter than I thought possible, as well as some brilliant keyboards and mandolin during the excellent acoustic set. They were certainly at the top of their game at that point, and I'd love to see them do a tour. Newcastle arena's a great venue or how about St Jame's Park. Think about it guys- we deserve it, and I'm getting too old to go to London!

Robert McGinley's picture

Just watched Celebration Day.It takes me back to when my mates work was running a bus to Wembley for the Scotland v England football match and asked if we like to go,staying at a hotel in Earls Court.
Rock and roll divine intervention!!
What a gig! Celebration Day is as fresh and alive as was the 70's

Neil George's picture

My first ever gig - Aged 17. Went with my mate Nick. I was really spoiled for a first gig, only the Zeppelin Knebworth gigs & Pink Floyd at Earls Court on the Pulse tour came close to this gig. Have always been a big fan of the blues, (Willie Dixon's music was a big influence). Most memorable tracks had to be In my time of dying, Trampled, No Quarter, Tangerine, Kashmir (of course), When Bonzo started Moby, I remember looking at the clock, it was exactly 10 pm and when he finished it was 25 past, even now it makes me feel knackered just thinking about the effort bonzo put into it. The ending to Stairway was just sublime, with the long pauses between the last three words, you could hear a pin drop. Finishing with WLL & Black Dog was just awesome. From then on I've been a devotee, my only regret was not being able to get to see the O2 gig.

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