LED ZEPPELIN – ” Fillmore East New York ” 31st January 1969.

Posted: October 26, 2021 in MUSIC

A couple weeks after the release of their debut self-titled album, Led Zeppelin appeared as the opening act for Iron Butterfly, then one of the world’s biggest bands, at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. But it was Zeppelin who blew away the audience. “In other words, through the Zeppelin album is very, very good, the group in person is even better and the excitement they generate hasn’t been felt in the Fillmore since the last appearance of Big Brother & the Holding Company,” read one review of the performance. “A subtle hint of the group’s quickly growing status can be found in the fact that while their album had only been out a week and a half, fully half the audience was familiar with it. Need we say more?”

TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’ I CAN’T QUIT YOU thank you very much, indeed. good evening, uh, from, Led Zeppelin. That was, uh, that was a thing, uh, from Otis Rush called “I Can’t Quit You Babe”. we’re gonna carry on with, uh, a thing off the new Led Zeppelin album. This is called “Dazed And Confused” thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. well, right now we’d like to feature, uh, John Bonham on drums. this is John Bonham, “Pat’s Delight” how ’bout that? John Bonham. John Bonham. ladies and gentlemen, we, we’d like to say goodnight and thanks very much for having us. I’d like to introduce Led Zeppelin To You. on bass and Hammond organ, when it’s available, John Paul Jones. on drums, John Bonham. lead guitar, Jimmy Page. and myself, Robert Plant

HOW MANY MORE TIMES thank you very much goodnight, goodnight from Led Zeppelin, Thank you YOU SHOOK ME Thank you very much for everything you do, We’ll see you again one day. good night from Led Zeppelin.

“Porter’s Popular Preachers (replacement act for The Move) opened the night, then Led Zeppelin took the stage prior to the headliners Iron Butterfly. The Move was originally billed as the opening act, but dropped out. Iron Butterfly cancelled their second show and Edwin Hawkins Singers replaced them. Psychedelic imagenary was provided by the Joshua Light Show.”

“This was possibly great and very intense show. Having almost complete recordings for their second date at Fillmore we can expect that the band performed their usual set and crashed the audience what caused of an applause for the Zeppelin instead of Iron Butterfly, whose were billed as headliners. Robert’s voice in all of its high pitched, amazing 1969 glory and the band playing as well as ever. “Dazed And Confused” was played instead of “How many More Times” this time and the show is very tight and powerful throughout. Jimmy is on fire!”

Setlist: 01 – Train Kept A Rollin’ [0:00] 02 – I Can’t Quit You [3:27] 03 – Dazed And Confused [9:28] 04 – Pat’s Delight [19:22] 05 – How Many More Times (incl The Hunter) [27:30] 06 – You Shook Me [39:00]

There was about 5-6 encores of covers that are not included here. The audience did not want to let them go and the applause and foot stomping was deafening. Plant apologized that they had no more songs to play after the last encore.

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