He smiles and waves to them. *** So almost 40 years later, the impact left upon me by this show has remained strong and prominent in my memory of all the all-time greatest shows, I ever saw! [{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list! I got my ticket by fixing a friend's car at The College of Wooster where we were freshmen. I was just 15 years old on April 27th, 1977 when I saw Led Zeppelin at the Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland, Ohio! This is one for the bands that will be timeless and their music never fades with the years! Thirty years later it's still in my regular listening rotation, a magical concert with the kind of power, warmth, and mood that only Zeppelin can conjure. ","body":" Get exclusive\u00a0official\u00a0Led Zeppelin news and announcements. I always dreamt of meeting the band and having my picture taken with you guys. Inside, curly blond lead singer Robert Plant sits low in his seat trying not to attract attention. By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about. I wish I could say I remember even the smallest of details. The acoustic set is pure joy as well. 14.07.2019 - Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. I still turn up the radio when Led Zeppelin is on! A message to Jimmy Page, I hope I will see an “official” release of the 1977 show from the Seattle Kingdome on DVD one day! Please try again later. When word was announced they would tour everyone in northeast Ohio and beyond were fired up immediately. © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. Next comes the stunning drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones. This segues into a rare Gospel blues jam that really shows how versitile this band can be. Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. But check back soon! I own many Gibson Les Pauls now, two of which look like Jimmy’s! Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. At the time that meant $15!!! I bought the T-Shirts (one white, one black, both now long gone) as did my brother. *** I was only 17years old and we had to hitch hike home to Cleveland down route 303. Incredible but almost worth the price. Apr 27, 1977 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Oh - Ramble On Zep - The Web's Center for Plantations It must be noted at this time that this recording captures perhaps John Bonham's most powerful drum sound of all time, as powerful as his "Levee" recording. Our latest episode of the CLE Rocks podcast looks back at that time. The Rover/Sick Again 03. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history. This show has my vote for the best White Summer. I was a high school sr. I think they limited each order to only four (4) tickets per order. We were extremely happy we were able to see them on two consecutive nights let alone one and I’m glad we did because that was the last chance we had to see Led Zeppelin as it turned out. 31. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2009 Papersleeve CD release of Dazed And Confused. [by Angie Czelusniak / Tatler / 5/77]. The Who and the Rolling Stones have both released their “complete” 1975 shows on DVD now and they are amazing! And isn't that what Zeppelin does best? CLEVELAND, Ohio – In 1977, Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers. They decreed that to have a chance to purchase tickets it had to be done by mail order using money orders and the orders had to be postmarked on a selected date in order to have a chance to buy tickets. They came back after 10 minutes of clapping and screaming for two encores 'Trampled Underfoot" and the exciting "Rock and Roll.". As well as John Gorman, head of legendary radio station WMMS at the time. The Rhythm section is a juggernaut barely able to control itself, and Jimmy and Robert are inspired throughout. However, all four members turn in a vital, creative, and emotive performance worthy of their best efforts. What can I say. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. What can be said about "Stairway to Heaven"? Richfield Coliseum, also known as the Coliseum at Richfield, was an indoor arena located in Richfield Township, between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.It opened in 1974 as a replacement for the Cleveland Arena, and had a seating capacity of 20,273 for basketball. Achilles Last Stand is amazing! Led Zeppelin's 1977 North American Tour was the eleventh and final concert tour of North America by the English rock band.The tour was divided into three legs, with performances commencing on 1 April and concluding on 24 July 1977. I will always be amazed at what they accomplished during their relatively short career together as Led Zeppelin, and thinking of sitting around partying on the weekend watching some of my more animated and talented friends doing their air guitar imitations of Jimmy Page as well as the countless number of visits to the local shopping mall , beer's and other illegal substances tucked away to watch the midnite showing of "Song Remains The Same" Too bad they never came out with a decent video. The next limo carries the world's top guitarist Jimmy Page. Saved by Charles Wolfe. Led Zeppelin, II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti | Led Zeppelin - Official Website "No Quarter" is a wonderfully improvised set of different moods seamlessly woven into one stream of conciousness. It was my first concert ever. Thank you for changing the face of Rock & Roll forever! I got to go to this show with 2 of my friends. See you in the after life.............Later Dudes. They were the biggest band of the decade, a live performance act for the ages … The only place on the web for Led Zeppelin bootleg specific transcriptions, with tour date/set list info and pictures of venues, tickets, posters, downloads and reviews. Led Zeppelin has influenced generations of guitar players… Jimmy Page is a genius! But the Richfield Coliseum shows were outstanding. I grew up on LZ and lived my life with LZ. In My Time Of Dying has some amazing screams from Robert. The second night, April 28, 1977, we went solo with a couple of buddies to raise hell and have fun. You can also hear soundbites from the iconic show and the story behind how “Destroyer” came to be. Bonham did a stunning drum solo that lasted slightly long. Big and boomy, but full of subtlety and tremendous feel for every groove the band brings. Thank You Led Zeppelin, for all your wisdom and life experiences though your music. The platform he was on suddenly came forward near the end as lights flashed. CLEVELAND, Ohio – In 1977, Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers. Jimmy provides some pretty sloppy but great blues licks that really make the jam. I've seen the Stones, Aerosmith, Rush, Deep Purple, BOC, Skynyrd, Eagles, Foreigner, Van Halen, etc., etc., etc. You can check out every episode of CLE Rocks on Acast. I still have my albums of Zeppelin including a physical graffiti 4 album set with no words on the label of side 3. Led Zeppelin: Live in Seattle 1977 [Fully Filmed Concert] - Duration: 3:30:48. the Jimmy Page Solo is very eerie sounding and very fun to listen to, and at the very start of his solo, you can hear bits of star spangled banner thrown in there! 5 seats in one row and 5 directly behind them. You can check out every episode of CLE Rocks on Acast. When they announced the next tour in 1980 I dutifully ordered tickets but before they could be processed word came out that drummer John Bonham had died. A couple weeks later we were thrilled when we each received tickets for both nights! Very good! We had procured tickets for the August 9, 1977 show at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh but that was eventually cancelled when Robert Plant’s son passed away at the end of July. I was still a new fan of the band at that time but after that memorable show, I have been a dedicated follower of the band to this day! But even now, young people are excited to hear about my experience of actually seeing Led Zeppelin! Get the Led Zeppelin Setlist of the concert at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA on April 27, 1977 from the North American Tour 1977 Tour and other Led Zeppelin Setlists for free on setlist.fm! On April 28th, 1977, fans gathered to see one of the last truly great performances by the greatest of the great. I ordered tickets for the 1980 tour, but that concert never came. Led Zeppelin Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN - Jan 25, 1975 Jan 25 1975; Led Zeppelin Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC - Jan 29, 1975 Jan 29 1975; Last updated: 21 Jan 2021, 18:20 Etc/UTC. No Quarter is great and long with an amazing keyboard solo from JPJ. This gets my vote for the best show of the whole 1977 tour! I went all by myself even though it was kind of scary but I met up with lots of people that I knew and I felt like I was at one big family reunion!! Rock N Roll Achilles Last Stand Going To California Houses Of The Holy John Paul Jones John Bonham Whole Lotta Love … I can only say that the electricity in the Richfield Coliseum that night was unlike anything I had experienced at any other concert, ever. Even when Plant's vocals break in his last big ad-lib it sounds great. No videos for this show yet. In April 1977, Led Zeppelin arrived in Northeast Ohio for a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum, a place that had become an epicenter for live music. While JP may think that Zeppelin was at their very best in '72 (remarks concerning How the West Was Won), it's hard to believe that they could have been as good as this night in Cleveland thirty years ago. I never get tired of hearing Led Zeppelin! ‘An Evening With Led Zeppelin’ is seared into my memory banks and I’m glad I had the chance to catch them on that tour. I want to have a party at my funnel with your music playing and all the free booze and weed. This past Christmas my younger brother was given the complete Led Zeppelin remastered box set edition of their catalogue from his stepson (and he listened to the CDs on his way to and from Daytona when he went down for Speedweeks last month) and after hearing him talk about the mighty Zeppelin we recounted the much anticipated 1977 Led Zep tour. Upon the first listen, I have to say I didn't know what to make of the recording, and the band sounded nothing like I expected, having only heard the studio albums and the TSRTS soundtrack album. I'm thrilled that the boys are talking about taking the stage again! *** The tour was originally intended to finish on 13 August, but was cut short following the death of Robert Plant's son. Unable to process your request at this time. The crowd would not let them go. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). In April of that year, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their way to Northeast Ohio for a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum. Collecting other shows from the band's 10 years as performers (no shows in '74 or '78), it has become obvious that this was the best show of the 1977 tour, and what a concert it is!! I’m 47 years old now and still crank it loud when your music comes on. The wait was worth every minute! Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. My mother even saw the “Song Remains The Same” with me a few times at the theater! After the usual opening numbers, the concert really gets going with an impassioned "Since I've Been Loving You", wherein Jimmy and Robert interact constantly. My first bootleg purchase was the original Smilin' Ears 4-lp box set of Rocco's audience recording, "The Destroyer". John Paul Jone's piano solo is an especially strong composition for something completely improvised, and John Bonham knows just where to emphasize with the ocasional accent at just the right placement. E.g. People are interested to own these! I go through my fazes listening to the Who, Zeppelin, Clapton, Tom Petty and on and on and sometimes even think I've tired of Zep only to put in an old cd, tape, vinyl and hear a song that I'd listened to a thousand times yet never heard. They were rather, well, unworldly in their stage presence. Page, in a white jumpsuit played with non-stop energy. Local CB'ers advertised tickets for sale. Thanks for changing the way I approach playing and hearing music forever! But this was truly a night to remember. RICHFIELD - Led Zeppelin spent their first hour on stage at the Coliseum Friday night playing music that was howlingly loud, but soggy and spiritless. The soundboard recording is from the first show of two nights at the venue, which were part of the band’s 1977 North American Tour. He stopped in his tracks and proceeded to grill me for 15 minutes on the band and the Richfield appearances. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Pontiac Silverdome - April 30, 1977. for 1+3, enter 4. We had poor seats behind the stage, but the presence of being there overwhelmed us all. Destroyer is a bootleg recording from the English rock group Led Zeppelin’s performance at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio on 27 April, 1977. The expansive echo of the hall in this recording does wonders for "The Battle of Evermore", which sounds incredible considering poor JPJ got stuck with the job of doing the vocal lines originally sung by Fairport Convention's Sandy Denny (r.i.p.). 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