Event Details



05-Nov-1969 ~ First Show (7.00 p.m.)  

Soldier's & Sailor's Memorial Hall

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 42:02   Kansas City, MO, USA   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
N American Tour Autumn 1969 - Dec 1969     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J


Page is playing as excellently as he had been the past few dates. Jones as well is spot on. And Plant is in strong voice. But Bonham ... The story goes that Bonham was so drunk that he couldn't stay awake at this show. I don't know if that's true, but I wouldn't be surprised, as it sure sounds like it. The entire night he seems to frequently disappear from songs, often times crashing in at the wrong time, and playing either too fast or too slow when he does come in. Some "highlights" include his drum outro to I Can't Quit You Baby, his on-again-off-again participation during the return from Page's solo in Heartbreaker, his total absence during the beginning of Dazed And Confused, and his complete butchering of The Hunter portion of How Many More Times, among many other moments of really really bad drumming. Bizarrely, a review of this show in the Kansas City Star doesn't mention anything about Bonham's performance. It does mention, however, that the band did not use their own instruments at this show. Besides not making any sense whatsoever, this doesn't sound like it was entirely correct. A mystery is from which show exactly this recording comes from.

Known Set List
  Track   Title Time
          Good Times Bad Times (Intro)    0:35      
1.       Communication Breakdown    4:07      
    a.        It's Your Thing    0:30      
2.       I Can't Quit You Baby    5:55      
    a.        Unknown    0:40      
3.       Heartbreaker    5:39      
    a.        HB Guitar Solo    1:09      
4.       Dazed And Confused   12:57   cut    
    a.        Early Shuffle    0:43      
    b.        Bow Solo    2:53   cut    
      i.        Slapped Echo Section    0:33      
      ii.        Mars Alternate Section #1    0:52      
      iii.        Vocal Accompanied Section    0:30   cut    
      iv.        Judy Judy Judy    0:03      
      v.        Musical Copulation    0:11      
      vi.        Crescendo Section    0:15      
    c.        Moaning Section    0:22      
    d.        Outro Shuffle    1:20      
5.       How Many More Times   13:13   cut    
    a.        Beck's Bolero    0:32      
    b.        The Hunter    2:12      
    c.        Acapella Blues Improvisation    0:54      
    d.        Boogie Chillen'    1:27      
      i.        Move On Down The Line    0:35      
    e.        Unknown    0:13      

My Collection Of Recordings For This Event






Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master   39   aud   Shure mic>Ampex C-60 master cassette. Taped by Karl Ryan. There has been questions of whether all circulating copies come from a 2nd gen tape or not. After some conversations with die hard collectors this source was verified that all copies circulating we
1st gen   40   aud   -
2nd gen   42   aud   cassette (better quality than master?)
4th gen   41   aud   -