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The Lyceum Theatre - October 12, 1969

  • Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, You Shook Me, What Is and What Should Never Be, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen'.).
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on September 21, 2007 - 6:27am
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October 12, 1969
London
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, You Shook Me, What Is and What Should Never Be, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen'.).

Note: 

The English press announces that Led Zeppelin will receive "the highest fee ever paid to a British group for a one-nighter in this country", when they appear at London's Lyceum Oct. 12th, though the actual amount is not revealed.

Press Review: Led Zeppelin stormed London’s Lyceum with a marathon two hour action packed show on Sunday. A capacity crowd cheered them to the echo of a raving rock finale in which backstage fans were seen dancing in the wings.

The group were in tremendous form. Robert Plant offered screaming vocals and Jimmy Page offered screaming guitar – a combination guaranteed to send audiences wild.

But there was serious music on hand as well as Zeppelin’s more wild moments. Jimmy Page played a superb acoustic guitar and John Bonham’s drum solo was exceptional, drawing bursts of applause throughout, especially for his hand drumming interlude.

Led Zeppelin don’t do anything that is so revolutionary or new. They just do what the public want very well. They play heavy rock the best, and no arguing!

Frosty Mosts from Birmingham opened the show and Audience proved extremely popular with high quality music that underlines the constantly raising standard of groups. (M.M. Oct. 1969, by C.Welch)
 

Notes: 

The English press announces that Led Zeppelin will receive "the highest fee ever paid to a British group for a one-nighter in this country", when they appear at London's Lyceum Oct. 12th, though the actual amount is not revealed.

Press Review: Led Zeppelin stormed London’s Lyceum with a marathon two hour action packed show on Sunday. A capacity crowd cheered them to the echo of a raving rock finale in which backstage fans were seen dancing in the wings.

The group were in tremendous form. Robert Plant offered screaming vocals and Jimmy Page offered screaming guitar – a combination guaranteed to send audiences wild.

But there was serious music on hand as well as Zeppelin’s more wild moments. Jimmy Page played a superb acoustic guitar and John Bonham’s drum solo was exceptional, drawing bursts of applause throughout, especially for his hand drumming interlude.

Led Zeppelin don’t do anything that is so revolutionary or new. They just do what the public want very well. They play heavy rock the best, and no arguing!

Frosty Mosts from Birmingham opened the show and Audience proved extremely popular with high quality music that underlines the constantly raising standard of groups. (M.M. Oct. 1969, by C.Welch)
 

Setlists: 

Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, You Shook Me, What Is and What Should Never Be, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen'.).

Comments

Andy Young's picture

Hi,
in researching this show for Letz Zep....I discovered some MM reviews etc which were kept by Audience who supported at this show. I work with Howard Werth and Trev Williams from Audience and we shall be suporting Letz Zep for a 30 yr special.....it being 30 yrs since Audience supported LZ. I shall put you in touch should you wish to have the perspective from Audience for this show........they signed their deal with Charisma on the back of it!

best wishes

Andy Young www.rhythmofblues.com

simon's picture

It was one of the first performances of the LZ2 tunes, and it was amazing. It was the first time most of us had heard "Communications breakdown", "Whole lot of Love", etc. and the band was in fantastic form and still raw.

It was a great experience.

Andrew Burchell's picture

So different from the first time I saw them at The Toby Jug behind my Saturday haunt at theTolworth Bowl. At the Lyceum we were all sitting cross legged on the floor taking it all in. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before, acoustic blues had become my passion scouring record shops to try out any new artist I could find , but after that show blues/ rock and more importantly improvisation become my love for the next few years. The variety of moods they took the audience through that night was great , i'm not sure how long the show wasbut with encores etc i've often told people when recounting it was over 2 hrs probably an exageration. Another thing that sticks in my mind was wanting to be the first person to stand up and dance.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

Along with October 10th, 1969 Paris gig, this show is a treat, as the group previews some songs from the upcoming second album and generally play their butts off for this audience. A killer show with energy flowing out of the speakers.

Danny's picture

I was  the bass player in Frosty Moses, where the nose bit comes from I don't know but we were not too pleased on the day. Respect Danny

Mark Nisenholt's picture

On this night, my first Led Zepp concert and first time in London...mind completely blown.

But also... 

heard a terrific band, Audience, who went on to release several terrific albums of progressive rock,

led by Howard Werth. I understand that they have re-formed and are still touring.

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Audience too! by Mark Nisenholt (not verified)
FROSTY MOSES by Danny (not verified)
The Lyceum by Andrew Burchell (not verified)
Lyceum October 12th 1969 by simon (not verified)