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Public Hall (Preston) - November 23, 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 - 4:11pm
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November 23, 1971
Preston
United Kingdom
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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: 

John Bonham's brother Mick recalled the show in his book "My Brother John":

"I watched the show perched on the stairs leading to the stage and as the performance reached its climax, Mick Hinton (John's stage assistant) came over and said that John wanted a pint of mild and wanted me to fetch it for him. When I returned from the bar, I was instructed to take it over to the side of the drum kit. I crouched down and tried to get there without being noticed... Like lightning, John grabbed my arm, pointed to a set of congas behind his kit and shouted 'play them'. Before I could reply, 'how?', the opening riff for Whole Lotta Love had kicked in. So there I was, stranded and thinking how not to look like a prat, so I started to play... As the number came to a close all I could think of was getting the hell off that stage, but John and Robert had other ideas, escorting me to the front of the stage to take a bow alongside Jimmy and John Paul... Although scared shitless, that night would remain one of the greatest memories of my life."

Notes: 

John Bonham's brother Mick recalled the show in his book "My Brother John":

"I watched the show perched on the stairs leading to the stage and as the performance reached its climax, Mick Hinton (John's stage assistant) came over and said that John wanted a pint of mild and wanted me to fetch it for him. When I returned from the bar, I was instructed to take it over to the side of the drum kit. I crouched down and tried to get there without being noticed... Like lightning, John grabbed my arm, pointed to a set of congas behind his kit and shouted 'play them'. Before I could reply, 'how?', the opening riff for Whole Lotta Love had kicked in. So there I was, stranded and thinking how not to look like a prat, so I started to play... As the number came to a close all I could think of was getting the hell off that stage, but John and Robert had other ideas, escorting me to the front of the stage to take a bow alongside Jimmy and John Paul... Although scared shitless, that night would remain one of the greatest memories of my life."

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).

Comments

robert's picture

I remember robert saying he was struggling a bit with a cold,that evening. But it was a great show as far as i can remember,and recall getting a lift from lancaster with a mate on the floor in the back of his van. cheers robert

Bernard Derbyshire's picture

My first concert. I went with the lads from the band I was with at the time. Never been quiet the same since. Still got the stub. Saw them later at the Guild Hall and after a trip down the M6/1 with Polish smoked ham, crusty bread and butter, with a bottle of red, at one of the Earls Court gigs.

Nev Davey's picture

This was the first concert I ever went to - can you imagine that? An all-in coach trip from Lancaster & Morecambe FE College. Preston Public Hall (now demolished) was a circular building with a wooden suspended dance floor but this was seats only - boo! When the band were in full flow and almost the entire audience were banging their heads to and fro, the floor was heaving up and down, the roadies were lying on top of the huge p.a. speakers at the front of the stage to keep them there and the chandeliers were swinging to and fro in their own tribute to the phenomeneon coming from the stage! My ears rang for two days afterwards. Not many of the concerts I've been to since have matched it for pure impact! You can tell the people who were really there - they say "Eh" a lot.

Hiya Caz

From Nev

Caz's picture

I was at the gig - front row - and also remember Robert saying he had heard the Public Hall was going to be pulled down and could he have all the flags that hung from the walls when it was! Happy memories -Led Zep greatest band on earth! - Caz

Stephen Whitehead's picture

I Went to this concert at preston public hall 75 pence for a ticket great show by Led Zeppelin just released fourth Album.

Stephen Whitehead From Blackburn.

Don Fraser's picture

In the second half of this gig, the first I'd ever seen, the entire floor of the Hall gave way by several feet where it joined the stage and scores of people disappeared under the stage itself. Health & Safety in 1971? Er, no. A brief 10 minute interlude allowed all those who could walk to reconvene on what was left of the floor and the band carried on. The worst injuries were, I'm sure, to hearing!   

 

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I Went to this concert at by Stephen Whitehead (not verified)
My first concert. I went by Bernard Derbyshire (not verified)
Led Zep at Preston Public Hall by Nev Davey (not verified)
Preston 23rd Nov 1971 by Caz (not verified)
preston 23rd nov,1971 by robert (not verified)