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Hampton Roads Coliseum - September 9, 1971

  • includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Celebration Day, That's the Way, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).
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on September 21, 2007 - 2:47pm
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September 9, 1971
Hampton
VA
United States
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Setlist: 

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

Note: 

Press: "41 Years Ago Tonight - "The Zeppelin" Lands in Hampton"

September 9th, 1971, Led Zeppelin cruised into Hampton Roads. Some 8,000 fans rocked to the supergroup at Hampton Coliseum in a concert sponsored by WNOR radio.

Our reporter wrote that the group performed songs including a 25-minute rendition of “Dazed and Confused”. Zepp started off the concert with “Immigrant Song” and finished off with “Whole Lotta Love” – the latter lasting about 20 minutes. It was said Jimmy Page’s guitar performance that evening stole the show.

“Page seemed best on “What is”, although the last song, “Whole Lotta Love,” proved him one of the outstanding guitarists in the world today, perhaps the best since the death of Jimi Hendrix.”

As you can see in a few of the photos, it appears that an excited fan rushed the stage to hug Robert Plant. There was no mention of this in the reporting that accompanied these shots. Also, there are some shots from backstage where it looks like Plant mingles with some fans. The group granted no interviews that evening. (-Virginian-Pilot / hamptonroads.com. Sept. 2012)

Notes: 

Press: "41 Years Ago Tonight - "The Zeppelin" Lands in Hampton"

September 9th, 1971, Led Zeppelin cruised into Hampton Roads. Some 8,000 fans rocked to the supergroup at Hampton Coliseum in a concert sponsored by WNOR radio.

Our reporter wrote that the group performed songs including a 25-minute rendition of “Dazed and Confused”. Zepp started off the concert with “Immigrant Song” and finished off with “Whole Lotta Love” – the latter lasting about 20 minutes. It was said Jimmy Page’s guitar performance that evening stole the show.

“Page seemed best on “What is”, although the last song, “Whole Lotta Love,” proved him one of the outstanding guitarists in the world today, perhaps the best since the death of Jimi Hendrix.”

As you can see in a few of the photos, it appears that an excited fan rushed the stage to hug Robert Plant. There was no mention of this in the reporting that accompanied these shots. Also, there are some shots from backstage where it looks like Plant mingles with some fans. The group granted no interviews that evening. (-Virginian-Pilot / hamptonroads.com. Sept. 2012)

Setlists: 

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

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

An incomplete show and all that is known to exist from this show in this fabulous sounding soundboard. An excellent, virtuostic show with Jones in particular shining through! His bass in Heartbreaker and Celebration Day is amazing. Stairway To Heaven is one of the closest to the album version I have heard with a great guitar solo. In the opposite to previous show, tonight the audience is quiet and very polite so Plant did a warm commenatry during an acoustic set: "Right, you're sitting down and so are we. Far out! This is the part where we usually ask people to stop falling out of the spotlights for a bit. Fortunately, there's no trouble tonight." High Heeled Sneakers contains only a few lines singing by Plant: "Put on your red dress, baby, 'cos we're going out tonight!"

Ken B's picture

 

I recall being at this show. I drove down with my roommate at the Univ of MD and met friends who were at William & Mary College in Virginia. I recall a fan(s) jumping on the stage and hugging Robert Plant, but I seem to recall a fan hugging Jimmy Page too and him not missing a note. Memories from those days are a bit foggy at best...

Mike Full's picture

I went to this concert when I  was but 17.  I heard Black Dog and Stairway to Heaven for the very first time. It could not been any more perfect to experience the mighty Led Zeppelin at 17 and have my mind totally blown. Met Robert Plant backstage, again wow...

Sandra  Nelson's picture

2 days before my tenth birthday . . I still thought noys had coodies, let alone able to feel and appreciate Led Zeppelin.

Now, I just had my 54th birthday, . . There are no words to describe the sadness / emptiness that encompasses me each day as I never saw them play live. My soul is put back on it's heels seeing video of Achilles. Bonzo plays effortlessly, and with enormous KABOOMS, KerThwacks and running toms. Robert, you ARE the only one, you are the voice of Love. Every song, JPJ's Amazing bass is punched up, balanced and blends yet stands unique. JAMES PATRICK, ... my soul dances with your soul everyday. Although we have never known eachother, you are with me and I am with you. With no personal attachment, when I hear you play the lead in SIBLY, I cry. As the lover of the opera, or a masterpiece by Renoir can consume attention for a lifetime, you are my besutiful opera, you are my renoir masterpiece, . . The colors of the sky as the sun fades the day to night. And more. Although, I missed you live, I am forever pleased with having known your works, the magick of Zeppelin via recordings and video. Thank you.

Much Love,

~ Sandy

1000 Oaks, California

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