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Winterland - November 6, 1969

  • Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Hideaway, Bottle Up 'n Go, "Lemon Song"), C'Mon Everybody, Something Else.
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on September 21, 2007 - 6:57am
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November 6, 1969
San Francisco
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United States
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Setlist: 

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Hideaway, Bottle Up 'n Go, "Lemon Song"), C'Mon Everybody, Something Else.

Note: 

Supported by Roland Kirk and Isaac Hayes.

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Press excerpt: For $3 a head, the massive turnout had jammed Winterland to see Roland Kirk, Wolfgang, Isaac Hayes and Led Zeppelin. England’s sensational Bonzo Dog Band was scheduled, but a sign said they were cancelled because of “immigration” problems.

Finally, after midnight, Led Zeppelin came to the stage. Everybody stood up - tired of sitting on the floor for so long, not just to see better. Singer Robert Plant strutted around the stage in a series of Jim Morrison type postures, while Jimmy Page demonstrated his virtuosity on guitar. During one song he did some weird stunts with a violin bow.

Their style seemed to be a bunch of effects, superimposed on a loud pulsing beat, and little else. The Fillmore scene has degenerated to a point where it is scarcely tolerable for performer and audience alike.

The cult around it is made up of the masses of militant mediocrity. The freaky clothes have been worn thin and grown ragged at the edges. The group narcissism has gone stale. Rock music has become the prey of corporate leeches.  [Berkeley Barb / Nov. 1969]
 

 

Notes: 

Supported by Roland Kirk and Isaac Hayes.

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Press excerpt: For $3 a head, the massive turnout had jammed Winterland to see Roland Kirk, Wolfgang, Isaac Hayes and Led Zeppelin. England’s sensational Bonzo Dog Band was scheduled, but a sign said they were cancelled because of “immigration” problems.

Finally, after midnight, Led Zeppelin came to the stage. Everybody stood up - tired of sitting on the floor for so long, not just to see better. Singer Robert Plant strutted around the stage in a series of Jim Morrison type postures, while Jimmy Page demonstrated his virtuosity on guitar. During one song he did some weird stunts with a violin bow.

Their style seemed to be a bunch of effects, superimposed on a loud pulsing beat, and little else. The Fillmore scene has degenerated to a point where it is scarcely tolerable for performer and audience alike.

The cult around it is made up of the masses of militant mediocrity. The freaky clothes have been worn thin and grown ragged at the edges. The group narcissism has gone stale. Rock music has become the prey of corporate leeches.  [Berkeley Barb / Nov. 1969]
 

 

Setlists: 

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Hideaway, Bottle Up 'n Go, "Lemon Song"), C'Mon Everybody, Something Else.

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A very intense and great show. The opening number is brutal in impact and Zeppelin takes the audience all over the spectrum, from, the great jamming of Dazed And Confused and the gentleness of White Summer/Black Mountain Side, through an awesome How Many More Times medley and two punked-up encores. The "nastiness" of the recording helps emphasize the intense atmosphere and savage beauty of Robert's voice.

rich arago's picture

i was there-the opening band was Wolfgang-then Isaac Hayes-roland kirk did not play-wolfgang was just what they were-an opening band-butIsaac hayes was smokin-played a great set-Walk on by in particicular and hypercalifracilistic or some crazy song that really built momentum-When zep opened up with good times bad times it was one of the few times that bill grahm didnt intro the act-the band just started playing-even tho my memory is kinda hazy-i belive each band played 2 sets?? can anybody confirm-definitely too much psychedelics that night-i squeezed into the crowd and got right between plant and page about 40 feet from the stage and will never forget plant going to the amps and shakin his hair about and reaching for the controls as if he needed to turn it UP! I could not hear the next day -still remember the visuals-plant open shirt-page with velvet pants and ruffled shirt-john playin moby dick with his hands-anyvbody else that was there would love to hear from ya richarago2003 @yahoo.com

rich arago's picture

were you at the isaac hayes show?do you remember there being 2 sets??
thanks
rich

Dick Blakely's picture

The night we went Issac Hayes only played one set... His album," Hot Buttered Soul" was very big at the time and the hit single was "By the time I get to Phoenix" was getting lots of airplay on the underground FM stations.. Hayes got the entire place totally mellowed out and after a short break, Zeppilin came on..They literally changed the face of music from that point on.. I remember standing on a chair, smoking a joint with two friends.(we were teenagers at the time)... Someone was tugging on my pants and I looked around to see a cop, I freaked out but all he said was" Get off the chairs fellas, you might get hurt".. totally cool!
The violin solo during "Whole Lotta Love" was really scary. All the lights were out except for a dark purple spot on Jimmy.. By the time the solo ended, the drums kicked in and Robert was signing his guts out.. The lights came back on and the fucking place went nuts!! I will never forget that night and feel honored to have witnessed this band at such an important stage of their career.

M L's picture

I was young & too high. But I'll never forget the amazing performance - Plant & Page rubbing bodies, Plant's long hair shaking, glowing orange under a black light & his shrieking, moaning vocals; Page's sizzling guitar work; the spell-binding, hard, electric, rock music taking the audience on a wild ride.

funny, I didn't remember IH until I saw the posts. this was my last time at Winterland.

Randy's picture

Yeah, I was there alright. My band was on after him and before Zepplin. Do you remember us? We were called Wolfgang in deference to Bill Graham who was managing us back then. Anyway, IH was otherwordly he was so good. And very intimidating if I recall, and very grumpy about us going on after him as we were just starting out while he had hit records.

michae's picture
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too long ago but I was there  and he was great 

 

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too long ago but I was there  by michae (not verified)
Dazed & confused by M L (not verified)
Isaac Hayes set.... by Randy (not verified)
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were you at the isaac hayes by rich arago (not verified)
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