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Kinetic Playground - May 23, 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 - 4:25pm
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May 23, 1969
Chicago
IL
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: 

 Opening Acts: Illinois Speed Press(with Kal David and Paul Cotton later of Poco) and Pacific Gas and Electric.

Notes: 

 Opening Acts: Illinois Speed Press(with Kal David and Paul Cotton later of Poco) and Pacific Gas and Electric.

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

Dan Folkus's picture

Everyone keeps talking about Savoy Brown. Maybe they'd already left, but it was the Sir Douglas Quintet we entered in on...
Before that, huge bouncers were bellowing and throwing their full weight against the remaining crowd just after we barely squeeked in. Holy Gosh, it was sublime! We did see the Sir Douglas Quintet (who quickly exited), then Jethro Tull's full concert... But once Led Zep started it went on, and on and on. Because of their altruism. So many had been left outside when they started, these shirtless godlike beings played on until 4:00 AM, when we finally had to leave - and they were STILL playing :)

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Bob Aldrich's picture

I think I was at this concert, or the one on 5/24. My recollection of the bands that played before Led Zepp came on is:

1. [Some minor group]
2. Jethro Tull
3. Savoy Brown

If anyone can verify this, I would be appreciative.

Peace,

Bob A.

Bob's picture

It's pretty cool to know Led Zeppelin played in my city on the day I was born. That might explain why I'm such a big fan of their music.

RALPH's picture

I WAS AT THIS CONCERT ALSO, SAT ON STAGE WITH A FEW
FRIENDS ON TOP OF OLD PIANO ON LEFT SIDE OF STAGE
BAND LESS THAN 15 FT AWAY THE WHOLE NITE
GREAT SHOW AS I REMEMBER

Name Paul S.'s picture

The opening group was local, "The Litter." Their equipment trunks were located at a side wall of the 'dance floor.' The luggage collapsed as many patrons stood or sat on same. Boy, the place was packed. There wasn't much room in there. But it started to clear out when Zeppelin did "The Lemon Song" off their then new album.

TBone's picture

the "minor group" was The Litter from Minneapolis, whose CDs are now available. a great show and what a lineup for $5!

Michael B's picture

I was in the 2nd row of people sitting on the floor for this show, still the best show I"ve ever seen. I didn't catch the opening act either.

Michael F.'s picture

The opening act was Pacific Gas & Electric

Terry T-Bone Morrison's picture

Thank you for getting it right.  I have been trying to recall the first group for years!  What a great opening act, and also to see Tull and Savoy Brown with their first album material was unbelievable.  By the time Zeppelin came out we were already blasted and overwhelmed by the quality of music.  There is no better concert in my memory and I was at many.

 

Andrew Krebsbach's picture

The show was opened by a relatively popular local band called the Flock

Bob Aldrich's picture

i now believe the concert I saw with Litter, Jethro Tull, Savoy Brown, and Zeppelin was July 18 or 19, 1969. Sorry for causing confusion.

Pat 's picture

The opening acts were Illinois Speed Press(with Kal David and Paul Cotton later of Poco) and Pacific Gas and Electric.  I went both times Led headlined-Vanilla Fudge were headliners the first time.

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Opening acts I saw by Pat (not verified)
Wrong date by Bob Aldrich (not verified)
Thank you for getting it by Terry T-Bone Mo... (not verified)
Other bands on the bill by Andrew Krebsbach (not verified)
the "minor group" was The by TBone (not verified)
Electric Theater/Kinetic Playground by Michael B (not verified)
Led Zeppelin in Chicago May 23, 1969 by Name Paul S. (not verified)
The opening act was Pacific by Michael F. (not verified)
Other bands on the bill by Bob Aldrich (not verified)
I WAS AT THIS CONCERT ALSO, by RALPH (not verified)
It's pretty cool to know Led by Bob (not verified)