Memorial Hall - November 5, 1969

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November 5, 1969
Kansas City
KS
United States
us
Setlist

includes: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Move On Down The Line).

Note

Two Shows: 7pm & 9:30pm. The group's stage equipment was sent to San Francisco from their show in Ontario, Canada the night before, in preparation for their dates at Winterland. On this night in Kansas City, they played with rented P.A.'s and amps from Mission Music.

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book
Notes

Two Shows: 7pm & 9:30pm. The group's stage equipment was sent to San Francisco from their show in Ontario, Canada the night before, in preparation for their dates at Winterland. On this night in Kansas City, they performed with rented P.A.'s and amps from Mission Music. Support Acts: Morningstar, Bartok’s Mountain Spokesmen, Blues Garden & Bill Zickos.

Press Review: Music In Mid-America

The Led Zeppelin rock group in concert for two performances last night at Memorial Hall, Kansas City… It is somewhat amazing though not surprising – that the Led Zeppelin sounded as good as they did, considering the circumstances.

They brought none of their own instruments, and were forced to use the instruments provided them by the promoters or borrow from other performers on the bill. The resulting sound was a tribute to their ability really, for the need to adapt to unfamiliar instruments forced them to improvise more than they no doubt desired.

The only flaws in their performance came as very slight signs of reluctance, or uneasiness, but were not numerous enough to detract from their tonal sound.

The equipment, it should be noted, was more than sufficient – it just was not theirs. A good part of the rock message lies in the ability of the musicians to relate through their particular media… or instruments can sometimes drastically hinder a musician’s ability to interpret.

Led Zeppelin, however, is made up of good and seasoned musicians who can overcome the limitations of their media, and for the most part that is what they did last night.

Jimmy Page seemed to outshine the rest, but not to the point of making the group top heavy. He was most adept in the number I Can’t Quit You Baby.

Using a violin bow at times on his guitar, he was able to achieve an electrifying cello-like sound, especially in the lower-middle ranges.

Robert Plant, as usual, blended well with Page’s guitar, particularly in the aforementioned number. John Paul Jones and John Bonham balanced the other two well.

It is a shame Led Zeppelin couldn’t attain their usual level of quality. The absence of the P.A., echo or lag equipment was noticeable and unfortunate.

The program presented by Corinth-Baldwin, also included the highly capable Morningstar, Bartok’s Mountain Spokesmen, Blues Garden and Bill Zickos. [S. Weber / Star / 11/69]

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book
Setlists

includes: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', Move On Down The Line).

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