Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
17-Apr-1970  

Mid-South Coliseum

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 2:14:56   Memphis, TN, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
N American Tour Spring 1970     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


           

Review(s)
 
A really spectacular show ... the entire band is on fire and Robert's voice is amazing! From the opening blasts, the band is out to crush the crowd, and they certainly do! "We've waited for a long time to come to Memphis, in fact ever since we were born I think!" said Plant. The bass/drum/guitar interplay is unreal and Page plays some breathtaking figures in Heartbreaker, which also has a spaced-out intro and finale where Page makes the Theremin sound like a scratched record ... it's too much! Jimmy plays a riff in Black Mountain Side that will later be developed into Kashmir ... five years later! During How Many More Times things were out of control so Plant tried to diffuse the situation: "I want the policemen to put their hands together. Put those lights down! You're beautiful - even with the light on!" And during the medley he tried to calm things down again: "All we wanna do is save our manager! Save Mr Peter Grant! Don't stand on the chairs 'cos they'll give you such shit! And also, please don't step on the rails, because your parents paid rates for them as well. They are yours but don't stand on them. They're for the hockey." And "Everybody must get off those chairs - really must! They're taking our manager away! Please get off the chairs - it's no joke! ... Listen, you must respect the fact that we've come from England and everything and we weren't paid. Just please get off everything that might not be cool!" It was reported that during as Plant tried to calm down the crowd, backstage, the local promoter tried to coerce Peter Grant into pulling Zeppelin off the stage and when Grant refused, a gun was pulled and thrust at his stomach! The story goes Grant response is blunt and to the point: "You can't shoot me, ya cunt. They've just given us the fucking keys to the city." The jams are amazing, and this tape features the bootlegger himself introducing and closing the tape with comments about the show .. .spectacular!
     

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       We're Gonna Groove    3:47    
    a.        Sing A Simple Song    0:27      
2.       Dazed And Confused   16:51      
    a.        Early Shuffle    0:46      
    b.        Bow Solo    4:43      
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:41      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    1:30      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    1:05      
      iv.        Judy Judy Judy    0:06      
      v.        Fireworks Section    0:28      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:17      
    c.        Beat Down Section    0:29      
      i.        Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay    0:03      
    d.        Moaning Section    0:37      
    e.        Mars: The Bringer Of War    0:28      
    f.        Outro Shuffle    1:45      
          Echo Effect (Intro)    0:14      
3.       Heartbreaker    6:33    
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    2:37      
      i.        Bourrée In E Minor    0:06      
4.       Bring It On Home    9:12    
    a.        Break It Down Section    3:05      
      i.        Page/Jones Mimic Section    0:52      
      ii.        Harmonica Section    1:10      
      iii.        Page/Bonham Mimic Section    0:45      
5.       White Summer-Black Mountain Side   12:44      
    a.        Casbah    0:23      
    b.        Mustapha    0:22      
    c.        Swan Song    0:40      
6.       Since I've Been Loving You    6:44    
7.       Organ Solo    4:47      
8.       Thank You    6:58      
9.       What Is And What Should Never Be    4:31      
10.       Moby Dick   19:52    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    4:10      
11.       How Many More Times   31:30    
    a.        Ad Hoc Funk Jam    2:35      
      i.        Bold Soul Sister    0:08      
    b.        Descending Riff Section    0:34      
    c.        Echo Effect    0:09      
    d.        Rice Pudding    0:15      
    e.        Beck's Bolero    0:55      
      i.        Boléro    0:32      
    f.        The Hunter    1:41      
    g.        Acapella Blues Improvisation    0:48      
      i.        Think You Need A Shot(The Needle)    0:08      
    h.        Boogie Chillen'    2:25      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:28      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:10      
    i.        Bottle It Up And Go    1:01      
      i.        They're Red Hot    0:08      
      ii.        She's A Truckin' Little Baby    0:08      
      iii.        Cumberland Gap    0:08      
    j.        Memphis, Tennessee    1:24      
    k.        For What It's Worth    0:28      
    l.        Ramble On    1:06      
    m.        Tobacco Road    1:14      
    n.        Honey Bee    0:49      
    o.        Long Distance Call    0:53      
    p.        The Lemon Song    0:48      
    q.        That's All Right, Mama    1:44    
12.       Whole Lotta Love **Encore**    5:46    
    a.        Space Out Section    1:43      
      i.        Theremin Duel    1:26      
    b.        Come Back Section    0:18      
  13.       Closing Thanks        

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
2nd gen   135   aud   cassette
3rd gen   135   aud   -
unknown gen   10   aud   color amateur video without actual sound