Event Details




Curtis Hixon Hall

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Recorded Time: 1:31:37   Tampa, FL, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
N American Tour Spring 1970     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
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Jimmy Page may have finished only sixth or seventh to the recently completed Playboy magazine jazz poll but more than 9,000 rock fans decided Thursday night in Tampa he may be the greatest. Page was the premier attraction of Led Zeppelin, a British Isles supergroup who conducted "an evening with…" concert at Curtis Hixon Hall Thursday night. It was Curtis Hixon’s first complete standing room only sell-out in a long time. It was also one of the more expensive concerts ever on this coast of Florida. So, if things didn't go perfectly smooth, the sub-culture of hard rock would surely have let the promoters know about it. Things went smoothly. Page, while the most musical of the quartet, is still only one fourth. Bobby Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham are names you will hear again. If not as members of Led Zeppelin, then as solos or members of other small groups. Each member of Zeppelin got a shot at solo work. Page was first and he was magnificent. Many of the groups touring through the area manage to turn everybody on, but few of the individual performers are true musical craftsmen Jimmy Page is a master guitarist After cranking out some numbers from their two albums, vocalist Plant introduced Page for a solo. The slender guitarist, hanging over his instrument like some strange stork, stroked out more than 15 minutes of music scaling from elementary Chuck Berry rhythm to hard raga. The far eastern influence in Page's fretwork was obvious, his long, bony fingers running the length of the electrified guitar with magical ease. The capacity audience rewarded Page with a seven-minute standing ovation. Only a shy smile creased his lips as Page fidgeted about the stage constricted with huge amplifiers. Drummer Bonham soloed for more than 25 minutes to several standing ovations. Bass guitarist Jones turned his solo on the electric organ and vocalist Plant, besides providing the words for all the Zeppelin's songs, played his harmonica. Zeppelin turned in one of the truly great performances in this area. Some of the biggest names in rock have been at Curtis Hixon but few – besides B.B. King — have received the welcome afforded these slender English boys. And more amazing than the group's ability to perform is the fact they came on the stage and started their first number four minutes before show time. This was promised by the promoter, National Shows Inc., but few hardened rock fans believed it. Led Zeppelin is one group that would be welcome back.

Known Set List
  Track   Title Time
1.       Bring It On Home    2:41   cut    
    a.        Break It Down Section    0:46   cut    
      i.        Page/Bonham Mimic Section    0:46   cut    
2.       White Summer-Black Mountain Side   13:03    
    a.        Casbah    0:25      
    b.        Mustapha    0:21      
    c.        Swan Song    0:40      
3.       Since I've Been Loving You    6:56    
4.       Organ Solo    3:49      
5.       Thank You    6:35      
6.       What Is And What Should Never Be    1:33   cut  
7.       Moby Dick   19:57    
    a.        No-Sticks Section    3:30      
8.       How Many More Times   21:30   cut  
    a.        Ad Hoc Funk Jam    2:00      
    b.        Descending Riff Section    1:30      
      i.        Echo Effect    0:10      
    c.        Beck's Bolero    1:10      
      i.        Boléro    0:28      
    d.        The Hunter    1:43      
    e.        Acapella Blues Improvisation    0:40      
      i.        Think You Need A Shot(The Needle)    0:08      
    f.        Boogie Chillen'    2:25      
      i.        Boogie Mama    0:28      
      ii.        Hideaway    0:10      
    g.        Bottle It Up And Go    0:59      
      i.        Cumberland Gap    0:08      
      ii.        They're Red Hot    0:08      
      iii.        She's A Truckin' Little Baby    0:08      
    h.        Mess O' Blues    0:46      
    i.        My Babe    1:05      
    j.        The Lemon Song    0:53      
9.       Whole Lotta Love **Encore**    6:34    
    a.        Space Out Section    2:05      
      i.        Theremin Duel    1:35      
    b.        Come Back Section    0:21      
  10.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master       aud   Uher 5" (master cassette)
1st gen   90   aud   -