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Caird Hall - November 13, 1971

  • Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Mess of Blues, Honey Bee), Communication Breakdown, Weekend.
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on September 21, 2007 - 3:56pm
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November 13, 1971
Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom
uk
Setlist: 

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Mess of Blues, Honey Bee), Communication Breakdown, Weekend.

Note: 

Press Review: Led Zeppelin Overpower Fans

Led Zeppelin – one of rock music’s most successful groups – appeared at Dundee Caird Hall on Saturday night, and with a full house of 2560 fans the atmosphere was electric.

No support act had been contracted, so Zeppelin were on stage at the unusually early time of 8.15.

As the house lights dimmed, the power amplifier system of the band staggered the fans with its enormous volume.

For 50 minutes the band, who have released three LPs to date and who are releasing a fourth one very shortly, played some heavy rock/blues. The sound often reached overpowering proportions.

Every number was well received. Shortly after 9 p.m. the group went into an acoustic set which took them through to 10 p.m.

The last 45 minutes were like the first segment, in the violent rock music vein.

The fans, who bought nearly all the tickets on the first day of their sale, heard Whole Lotta Love and Moby Dick.

The band was called back for an encore and Jimmy Page and company complimented the fans on their warm applause.

They were told: “You’ve got a great little world of rock appreciation here.”

This was the only date in Scotland of the band’s present tour of the British Isles. (Nov. ’71)

Notes: 

Press Review: Led Zeppelin Overpower Fans

Led Zeppelin – one of rock music’s most successful groups – appeared at Dundee Caird Hall on Saturday night, and with a full house of 2560 fans the atmosphere was electric.

No support act had been contracted, so Zeppelin were on stage at the unusually early time of 8.15.

As the house lights dimmed, the power amplifier system of the band staggered the fans with its enormous volume.

For 50 minutes the band, who have released three LPs to date and who are releasing a fourth one very shortly, played some heavy rock/blues. The sound often reached overpowering proportions.

Every number was well received. Shortly after 9 p.m. the group went into an acoustic set which took them through to 10 p.m.

The last 45 minutes were like the first segment, in the violent rock music vein.

The fans, who bought nearly all the tickets on the first day of their sale, heard Whole Lotta Love and Moby Dick.

The band was called back for an encore and Jimmy Page and company complimented the fans on their warm applause.

They were told: “You’ve got a great little world of rock appreciation here.”

This was the only date in Scotland of the band’s present tour of the British Isles. (Nov. ’71)

Setlists: 

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, That's the Way, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Mess of Blues, Honey Bee), Communication Breakdown, Weekend.

Comments

Islay Reid's picture

Having bored my friends to death over many years recalling just how good this gig was (as was the 1973 gig), I am so glad to have found this excellent site. Thanks for the memories, you have no idea how happy it makes me to see all this memorabilia gathered together in one place. In those days we didn't get to keep our ticket stubs, so I will print a copy and save it proudly with my huge pile of concert tickets. I'm off to play some Zep now...

Graham Kennedy's picture

This is still the best concert that I have ever attended. Having queued all night in the cold and rain to get a ticket the excitement was at electrifying. No support band of course and the equipment on stage didn't look that much but it was all very high power stuff. The lights went down, a row of big bouncers lined up along in front of the shoulder high stage then Zeppelin simply walked onto the stage. Robert Plant shouted "Good Eeevening" which got a loud good evening back and Jimmy Page plucked a few notes on the old Gibson. Percy nodded to Jimmy and then we were off into Immigrant Song - a wall of sound hitting you in the chest - oh my god it was loud and without as much as a pause straight into Heartbreaker. A few minutes chat to introduce the new songs off the new album. It was during this chat that Percy explained that they had wanted to play elsewhere in Scotland but the halls were all booked up when very loudly from just behind us came "Oh f**k the bloody halls and get on with it" - "You what?" replied Percy - the message was repeated so Percy introduced a new number off the new album Black Dog wiftly followed by Rock 'n Roll. The new album had only been relerased the day before so none of us had heard these songs but the whole place had gone apeshit by now and those bouncers were causing a bit of trouble at the front.

The acoustic set was wonderful and ofcourse we heard Stairway for the first time also the first time we'd seen the double neck Gibson. I'm sure that Celebration day was played that night, it's a favourite of mine but it's not listed on the setlist above. Checking the other nights around this concert it was played at them.

I'd read that Bonzo had tired of playing Moby Dick so between songs I shouted for it - Percy turned around walked over to Bonzo and then said "by special request - John Bonham - Moby Dick" The concert ended after an amazing Whole Lotta Love or so we thought. The house lights went on but the crowd wouldn't move - the bouncers were pushing folks about at the front too. Then the crowd rushed the stage and the bouncers were forced to jump onto the stage - well all bar one who got a bit of a doing over - served him right. The bouncers were lined up along the edge of the stage when Zeppelin returned after what seemed like an age. Percy waved them to get off of the stage and the big man (Mr Grant) watching from the side of the stage obviously got the message through to those idiots to clear off. Communications Breakdown another song I'd been shouting for was the encore - brilliant. Jimmy paid a complement to the Dundee crowd about having 'a great little world of rock appreciation here' then off they went again and on with the house lights and the end of the concert, or so we thought, The crowd wouldn't move and kept on shouting for more. After a very long wait Zeppelin returned and Percy aksed the crowd to calm down and not give the bouncers any excuses to cause any more trouble - the final encore was the old Eddie Cochran numer Weekend, very apt as it was the weekend. Then it was all over.

Percy recalled the troubles at the 1973 concert but in an interview in 1972 prior to the 72/73 tour, Jimmy Page recalled the concert as being 'phenomenal...fantastic'. He was right and still is.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A good show. Plant's voice is beginning to show some wear and he seems to take it easy up until the medley at the end of the show. Page and Bonham, on the other hand, are still very much in it from the very start, playing just as they had been at the last recorded date at the tour-opener in Newcastle. This show features the first recorded performance of Bron-Y-Aur Stomp since the official full debut in Osaka on September 28th that year. The best playing of the night is definitely the Whole Lotta Love medley, which features the band doing Hello Mary Lou, Mess Of Blues and a fantastic version of Honey Bee, where Page delivers some excellent soloing, and Plant finally lets his voice rip. The band also play an excellent version of Eddie Cochran's Weekend, with Page again putting in a great solo and Plant again giving the vocals a good effort.

Colin's picture

Was the 1st big concert I had been to and once those banks of orange speakers got going it blew me away.
Never forget that night.
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Life-changing by Islay Reid (not verified)
Dundee 1971 by Colin (not verified)
The phenomenal 71 concert according to Jimmy Page by Graham Kennedy (not verified)