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Wembley Empire Pool - November 21, 1971

  • includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, Celebration Day, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).
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on September 21, 2007 - 4:09pm
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November 21, 1971
London
United Kingdom
uk
Setlist: 

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, Celebration Day, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Note: 

These two shows at London's Wembley Arena are named "Electric Magic" which featured circus performers, and included support acts such as Stone the Crowes. This second night is added after the previous night's tickets (nearly 10,000) sell out in less than an hour.

Notes: 

These two shows at London's Wembley Arena are named "Electric Magic" which featured circus performers, and included support acts such as Stone the Crowes. This second night is added after the previous night's tickets (nearly 10,000) sell out in less than an hour.

Press Review: (Sunday, 11/21) The Empire Pool, scene of horse shows, table tennis championships, the Harlem Globetrotters and the like, turned its head towards progressive music for the first time, with two supporting groups "Home" and "Stone the Crows" to keep the audience happy before the on-slaught.

"Home", a country/rock group, opened the evening but perhaps the occasion rather overawed them them as their numbers seemed a little long and tiresome at times, but they started the "show" rolling in their own way.

"Stone the Crows" were next, with female vocalist Maggie Bell, showing how much more experience she has obtained in doing all the college gigs. They proved to be confident in style contrasting vividly with "Home", who seemed nervous at the prospect of a 9,800 capacity audience.

Led Zeppelin eventually came on, due to schedule at 8.00 p.m., and provided all and sundry with an  excellent evening's entertainment, playing for 2½ hours new numbers and old. Robert Plant and Jimmy
Page, combining to form an efficient unit in all their numbers, the best of which being "Dazed and Confused" and "Communications Breakdown".

To add to a marvellous evening, we were provided with several good circus acts, with trapeze acts, spinning plates, trampoline acts and last but not least two brained Pigs!! A great evening for entertainment and who said Rock music is dead. [K. Donert / 11/71]

Setlists: 

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, Celebration Day, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

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Alastair's picture

This was an amazing gig. I was 14 and had not been going to see live bands for long, but really wanted to see Led Zeppelin. I remember Page playing his guitar with the bow, and also that the front rows didn't have anyone sitting in them. Someone said that the PA was so loud that they didn't sell the tickets for the front rows!

sylvia michelle line's picture

best concert i have ever been to fantastic led zep at the very best i was so lucky to be right up the front.

Syd''s picture

Home UK band (with AC/DC Cliff Williams) supported Led Zeppelin at the second Electric Magic Show at the Wembley Empire Pool. 

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This was an amazing gig. I by Alastair (not verified)
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