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City Hall (Salisbury) - December 21, 1971

  • Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, What Is and What Should Never Be, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love (medley including: Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Mystery Train)
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on September 21, 2007 - 4:35pm
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Average: 4.4 (64 votes)
December 21, 1971
Salisbury
United Kingdom
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Setlist: 

Includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, What Is and What Should Never Be, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love (medley including: Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Mystery Train)

Note: 

Rescheduled date from Dec. 15th.

Notes: 

Rescheduled date from Dec. 15th.

Setlists: 

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

Comments

Sue's picture

I was there :-) Was only just 15 and can still remember it so clearly today.

Tony Mason's picture

I was heart broken when the first concert was cancelled. When the show was rescheduled I was really happy but by then I had been lucky enough to have seen them at Boscombe Ballrooms, Both the shows were brilliant I was lucky enough to see them again in January 1973 at Southampton University. All for one pound a ticket at venues that no name would consider playing these days. Maybe I will get the chance to see them again

Name Ian Hussey's picture

First rock concert I had been to. Blagged a ticket off my mate Mick because his girlfriend could not go. Seminal moment of my life. I had not taken any notice of my mates raving about this group. I was skint but went out next day and bought all four albums. It completely changed my view of how music can change the way you feel or think. Still the best live music I have ever ever heard.....

mike doherty's picture

This gig was dangerously overcrowded ,the demand for tickets was so high that more people got in than should have done They started with Immigrant Song and it was the loudest most impacting start to a gig I have ever seen the crowd visibly moved back a few inches from the force of the soundwaves.

Peter  Coombs's picture

I organised this gig for the band. It was probably the smallest venue on the tour. In spite of that, Peter Grant & Micky Most (whom I met in their office above Millets in Oxford Street) said it was a goer and plans were made.. Richard Cole invited me to the Wembley show early on in the tour so I new what a treat was in store for the Salisbury fans. Jimmy was ill and the gig had to be postponed from the 15th until the 21st December. Support was by Martin James's band, Marble Orchard and Bob Cooke's Band (Ian Gillan's proteges,) JERUSALEM. This was the most exciting concert Salisbury had ever seen or heard. Supper afterwards in the Provencal Restaurant. I think that Jimmy Page was driving a long wheelbase Land Rover and John Bonham a rather fine Rolls Royce Convertible. John very generously drove Tim Simons, one of the concert stewards home to Bemerton as he'd missed the last bus.....happy days

Hazel Strand's picture

Peter

I was there too. My brother David co-promoted this with you. It certainly rocked Salisbury. I was 14 and not allowed to the after show dinner but collected by my Dad who promptly told Jimmy Page " What a bloomin racket I could hear you all up the street!!...Happy Days indeed!

Nigel Mundy's picture

i will never foreget this day as long as i live. they were brilliant.

i was 17 and went with some friends. already had albums of zeppelin.

my ears were still ringing the next day. cant believe the ticket price of £1.

great days.

Derek Agar's picture

I was at both concerts with friends Nigel and Jacqui - I thought Marble Orchard were excellent (whatever happened to them?) and the re-scheduled Led Zep set was superb......except for that awful rock'n'roll section in the middle of Whole Lotta Love! Why did they bother?

Frances Davison's picture

will remember this for the rest of my life, first and best gig I've ever seen.  Wore mauve velvet loons with split knees....

 

Mike Paxman's picture

I was working for Peter Coombs who organised the gig (see below) and was given the job of stage hand, which meant getting lots of cups of tea for Robert Plant and generally running around for the band. I watched the show from the side of the stage - they were amazing. John Bonham put his fist through the snare head and drew blood but carried on as if nothing had happened. It was VERY loud.

When we found out that the gig had to be re-scheduled, Peter told the manager at the City Hall that the gig had to be postponed because the guitarist was sick, and and he said: "Can't they get another guitarist?".

Jon Bush's picture

This was one of the first big gigs I went to. There were a bunch of us heavily into the live music scene and Salisbury was blessed with a club under the old tax office, opposite the White Heart Hotel, that featured the most iconic bands despite being so small including Fleetwood Mac, Stan Webb's  Chicken Shack, Uriah Heep etc etc. 
One of my pals and a family friend Ian Sutton told me Zeppelin were coming to the city hall. It was hard to believe but his sister Leslie was dating Pete Coombs who was promoting it and one way or another we got tickets. The things I remember were based around the number of people ( I think it was supposed to take 3000 but it seemed like double that) and the noise. I never heard anything so loud. I can't be sure but I think they opened with Black Dog. They sort of crept on stage in the gloom without people realising and went straight into that number. The local security guards (who we all knew) had their backs to the stage so didn't know the band were about to start. The speaker stacks were massive and the guards stood right in front (no where else to go). I would say the guards  leapt  six feet off the ground when that first note played. 
I feel lucky to have experienced that incredible performance in such a small city such as ours. 

 

 

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