i really felt like the songs were written for THAT DAY $84 - $1,870 $42 Led Zeppelin Poster; $64 - $68 $32 Led Zeppelin Men's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $64 $24 Robert Plant Nurses Women's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $82 - $86 $41 Led Zeppelin Poster; $64 - $68 $32 Led Zeppelin Men's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $56 - $106 $28 Led Zeppelin Postcard I remember squeezeing my way to the front for the Dazed And Confused (shortened version) and Stairway. Possibly Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or Black Dog. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. It was played at the Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California as a two day event. Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Freebird' Oakland Coliseum Stadium (1977 Concert) ... Lynyrd Skynyrd performed this legendary concert in Oakland, California on July 2, 1977. The stage was dressed up to look like Stonehenge with a big sun positioned behind Bonzo's drums. This was the next to last ever show played by the original band in the United States. Stairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to HeavenStairway to Heaven. We piled 9 people into my Cady and proceeded to the show. I had to cross a live BART rail to get across because I didn't have a car getting there. Led Zeppelin | Official Website ... Search . There was no drum solo played at this show but they did have the rare for this tour -'Black Dog' played as a second encore. I think I was at this show. There are some really cool pics for this show and the next day's show. Dazed and Confused LIVE is my anthem. or Sun. This was my first rock concert. By It was also the show where Robert Plant wore the famous 'Nurses do it Better' t-shirt. The band would leave with a bill totaling well over $10,000. THEN i looked up and saw a van i recognised and the driver i knew named GLENN and i shouted out to him and he picked me up and drove me to my house 70 miles away. We had a watermelon spiked with vodka and lots of other recreational things to share. Concert info: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/july-23-1977. a cosmic thing. Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. The crowd couldn't get enough music.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Led Zeppelin’s Destroyer: How a 1977 Richfield Coliseum show became an iconic bootleg By Troy L. Smith, Cleveland.com. They played 4 and a 1/2 hours. It was put on by Bill Graham as his 'Day on the Green' yearly shows. one particular instance i will never forget! Awesome. I was there and remember everything, stayed straight to make sure I did. i arrived at the complex 23 hours earlier. Just had to find the ticket taker that looked the most wasted...lol Long 2 plus hour delay after Derringer on Sunday, but worth the wait. I stole $12 out of the till @ my first job; Bim's Donuts in Fremont, CA., to get my Zep ticket for my first concert in Oakland, CA in 77. i was blessed that day. Waited hours for Zep to take the stage after sets by Judas Priest & Rick Derrringer. i didnt even go to the bathroom, or get a drink, or even buy a T-shirt!! Next The Ark, A Venue In The Remains Of … I was not a big fan of either of them, but I recall they were both great. “I was standing right by the trailer when all this went down,” recalls Jack Calmes. Shows: Alameda County Coliseum - July 23, 1977 Alameda County Coliseum - July 24, 1977. Thanks! Saved from s683.photobucket.com. Upload or insert images from URL. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) it felt like something sinister was happening,(backstage) Still the greatest show I will ever witness! (as the aud tape is quite muddy). i had to find a job to buy the ticket. its like 40 wide and 10 or so foot high. Led Zeppelin arrived at the hotel the day before its April 27, 1977 gig at Richfield Coliseum. What a day!! I don't remember if it was the Sat. I was 17 and went with a few old neighbors of mine. ","body":" Get exclusive\u00a0official\u00a0Led Zeppelin news and announcements. This is very good show and one that is unique in that the music really had to speak for itself as it was played outdoors during the day with hardly any lights, no dry ice and no lasers. Robert Plant 1980 Tour Robe. Held at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, these events began in 1973 and continued into the early 1990s.The last Day on the Green overseen by Graham took place the same month as his death in a helicopter crash in 1991. Tom car was home before we were. Was up close,having got in early. yeah Oakland knows who they are. I also remember Derringer and Judas Priest. Them ws the days! Led Zeppelin, what more do I have to say. i am a musician now because of Led Zeppelin. My dad was getting married on the same day of the concert. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Don Kirshner's people were walking around checking for overdoses. It was a terrible way to finish. for 1+3, enter 4. Awesome photos, but none of me and the very large bong that was being passed around. In 1977, Led Zeppelin ... All of the bad vibes finally came to a head at the band’s show at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. You can post now and register later. Also went to the Kezar stadium show in '73 with Lee Michaels and the Tubes as opening acts. In 1977, Led Zeppelin played a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland. Thanking God i am. "How are all of you people getting home?". Powered by Invision Community, Oakland, CA -Alameda County Coliseum-July 23, 1977. I enjoyed them so much ! They got most of our boose on entry but the CHICS stash made it in, SO, what I can remember of the show IT WAS RAD. so i guess robert plant got everyone to yell at me until i turned around so my brother and friends came up to get me down. On 3 June, after an open-air concert at Tampa Stadiumwas cut short because of a severe th… well after 40 people crowded in the front of the line at the parking lot gate, i still managed to make it the 8th person in line to get in to a LED ZEPPELIN concert.. my dream was coming true, he tore my ticket badly! This is a truly great job DavidZoso! July 23, 1977 But then maybe not. The guitar army and the close-up of Jimmy during Rock And Roll are my favorites. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for LED ZEPPELIN POSTER PAGE . this is my one and only chance to see Led Zeppelin. I remember for a while some girl was riding my shoulders bouncing a beach ball back into the crowd. and i ran down the stairs; as Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles was playing over the PA; into the coliseum right out into left field and center field. It was played at the Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California as a two day event. Lived in Half Moon Bay, used to go to the Days On The Green concerts all the time.   Pasted as rich text. Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. a car came by and started honking his horn from the beginning of the line to the end.. which was basically a vanishing point, i had the WHOLE STAGE to choose from where to stand Took some 110 kodak pictures on the same day.I remember the show was a great accomplishment to finnaly see Zeppelin. I would like a SB of both Oakland shows but some of the aud sources are not that bad at all. Great experience. × we, all of those in line, stayed there all day and all night, the line kept growing longer and longer, people were driving by shouting 'Zeppelin!!' About 30 feet from the stage. ---- on Sat july 23 1977 -- Who else would really love a sounboard recording from the 23rd show ? Great time growing up in the '70's in San Francisco! A partner Tom took his car 69 fire bird drop top. i stood there and NEVER moved thru Judas Priest and Rick Derringer.. Zep RULES! But, o well, don't regret a thing. The infamous backstage brawl occurred after this gig between Zep security and Bill Graham Presents security and the Zep gig the following day at this venue was to be their last ever in the USA, unknown to all at the time. Dad was at this one. I was there, up front to the right of the flag, that is me clapping in the video, and I remember you, the guy in the wheelchair, I was standing next to you!! Free shipping. I was there! The Head Hunters cruised by. Led Zeppelin Oakland Stadium 1977 Concert Poster 23 x 32. I suppose you always want your fans wanting more. 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. Oakland Coliseum Arena and Stadium 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland CA 94621. and how did i get there? Nice! Sat on the grass looking up t Robert Plant in his "Nurses Do It Better" t-shirt. carte blanche treatment for me. I remember being there, sitting in the grass with my friends from Travis AFB not far from the stage. I also remember about 500 people trying to squeeze through about a 3-ft. wide gate in the cyclone fence when they opened the gates into the parking lot about 9 am. We all hung out for half an hour hoping for more. Tickets were $12.50 ... Hhmm. It was a perfect day, i didnt hear a missed note or beat. Wish I could turn back the clock sometimes and relive those days. Ultra Premium Photo Paper. Peter Grant, Bill Graham, Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. I just remember hearing that and being thankful that I was at Saturday's show. I lived off of MacArthur Blvd. the overcast day, was one of the first on the feild. Click here to view the US '77 Tour Programme (flipbook)News Report: On May 31, Led Zeppelin made its first Greensboro appearance in over three years. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Led Zeppelin - Oakland '77 at Discogs. Get the Led Zeppelin Setlist of the concert at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA on July 23, 1977 from the North American Tour 1977 Tour and other Led Zeppelin Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Those were the days............Zep kicks ass and always will. We spent the night in the BART tube adjacent to the stadium, avoiding the drug addicts and transients. ","field_newsletter_id":"9697319","field_label_list_id":"5720","field_display_rates":"0","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"60000","field_toaster_position":"From Top","field_turnkey_height":"1000","field_mailing_list_params_toast":"&autoreply=no","field_mailing_list_params_se":"&autoreply=no"}}]. By the time I prayed to god and came down it was time for Led Zeppelin. My sister won the tickets on KMEL and I talked her out of them on the day before the show. ShareThis. By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about. Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store! I brag about it all the time. Derringer was a band that Rick Derringer had and it included drummer Vinny Appice who would go on to play with Black Sabbath. I was there, too! I have been a huge Zep fan since (or even before) and I measure all rock bands against them. Great shots! I was there with 9 gallons of tequila sunrise. Went both days...Got into Sunday's show with extra Saturday tickets.   Your previous content has been restored. DavidZoso, email; facebook; instagram; tumblr; twitter; google+; Chicago 1971 ticket. It was the first time in a very long time that Led Zeppelin actually had opening acts: Derringer and Judas Priest. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/july-23-1977. I realized the crowd behind us didn't have a good view of Plant and set her down. $178.45. Led Zeppelin/Fillmore East Vintage Tour Hoodie/Hat Combo from Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA), Jul 23, 1977 i dont even know what i am saying, except PAY ATTENTION guitarists. Certainly the best way to experience their music. We sayed the night at the London Lodge in oakland. we all know they are amazing. I think I was there. Great memories, hot and packed out in right center field. Complete your Led Zeppelin collection. show, but I do remember strangers all heading to the show passing around a joint in the back of the AC Transit bus over from SF at 6 in the morning! E.g. My brother and some friends picked me up a the oakland airport. Unable to process your request at this time. Thank you very much! I am a fan and a thief. i wrote 'sac' on a little piece of paper but no one could read it. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history. They were, and still are, the greatest musical group I have ever had the privelege of hearing. Please try again later. Size 13x 19". so when i turned around everybody was facing me trying to get my attention. July 24, 1977 Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, Ca - Ramble On Zep - The Web's Center for Plantations FOR REAL !! Though profitable financially, the tour was beset with difficulties. I was 15 and this was a GREAT first concert! Led Zeppelin Timeline; Concert Timeline / Database; Events; Photos; Video; All Activity; Home ; Main Forum ; It was my 15th birthday, my first concert, and I worshipped Led Zeppelin & Robert Plant. Major, major, rush for me. Lets just say I didn't know the three purple triangles I saw were Judas Priest at first, but they played very well. I also have several I didn't use intially for this that I will add soon. No ticket barcode scanners back then. there were already 25 people standing at the freeway hitchhiking before i got there, i was thinking how do i get a ride? Day on the Green was a recurring concert in Oakland, California, presented by promoter Bill Graham and his company Bill Graham Presents. WE HAD A N AWSOME TIME! I surprised no one got killed! This was the last time that Jimmy Page would wear his famous Black Dragon suit on stage. I remember the energy of that day was really eerie. Paste as plain text instead, × I would never change a thing about this day!   You cannot paste images directly. I was 16 at the time. i couldnt see the end of the line, Robert Plant and John Bonham knew the members if Judas Priest personally as they were also from Birmingham, England. It caused me to remember, oh yeah i got dropped off here by my mom yesterday and i have to hitchhike home from oakland to sacramento. And what happened there breathed new life into the legend of the Led Zeppelin curse. Display as a link instead, × 1977 OAKLAND COLISEUM JIMMY PAGE & THEREMIN .G27 at the best online prices at … - lined up outside the parking lot gate. His ride broke down 1/2 mile from the exit. Their music played right through me. i just found center and backed up a bit, away from the stage, so i could see the drum riser and all of Bonhams drums. Thanks for posting them. But, it was summer time and I was waiting to see LED ZEPPELIN. We took some incredible LSD and the entire concert was animated. I lived in the Bay Area, but was staying the summer in Southern California with my Dad. I was turned on to them by a good friend several months earlier, and only really new the Led Zeppelin 1, 4 and Presence albums, and loved them. They were the biggest band of the decade, a live performance act for the ages and the embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Thank you for finally coming to Northern California that day for me. Sync by ledzepfilm. Best show ever in my book - easy to get to the stage as everyone was wasted and passed out! This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. It was the first time in a very long time that Led Zeppelin actually had opening acts: Derringer and Judas Priest. Zeppelin forever!! i could see the whole stage perfectly . Clear editor. I went out and bought Derringer's album the next day. I was a the concert! December 11, 2012 in Photos. Never piss off a thousand people surrounding you. I was at this gig with a girlfriend,traded a pack of marlboro for 2 tickets.. i still dont think people really know what jimmy page is really doing ripping into his endless array of riffs, always staging and supporting his next riff. This video is kinda how I remember it! Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab in Vintage Swag. I don't know what happened. i would have never made it back to this spot if i had left it. I managed to get in an hour before the concert and walked through a sea of people towards the stage on the green. This is the second to last performance in America July 23rd, 1977. i was standing next to a guy in a wheel chair, on the BEST spot there was to see from. Jimmy..Robert, John Paul and John.. Oakland Coliseum - A Day On The Green July 23, 1977 OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23: Jimmy Page performing with 'Led Zeppelin at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on July 23, 1977. you all know the rest. He'll be pretty happy to see these. Robert Plant said at the end, Oakland, CA-Alameda County Coliseum- July 24, 1977 Oakland, CA-Alameda County Coliseum- July 24, 1977. This was their last concert in the good ole USA! Rare 8mm footage of Led Zeppelin live in Oakland 1977. Photobucket. it is something special to remember that day and the attention that i got from the mighty LED ZEPPELIN. The program is closed with "Free Bird," which by several fans' opinions is only rivaled by Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" as the most epic closing tune in rock history. we would wait for the 1st band to start, the scalpers would then freak and get anything they could for their tickets. Wish I was a little more sober, probably would have remembered in more detail. Somebody spiked punch with a lot of LSD. Really great photos ! Jimmy vividly recalls the 'security thugs' at the front of the stage, manhandling the patrons in the very front of the crowd, much more aggressive than any Zep entourage antics....according to Jimmy. I was fourteen at the time I saw Zeppelin in 1977. there were only a few people there, who seemed kinda lost trying to figure out where they wanted to stand. Last one . my#1 We weaved through the flow of people and worked our way to the very top of the coliseum's second level.Seated, we began a nervous anticipation of the appearance of Led Zeppelin, but were told via the supersonic loudspeakers that ''Day On The Green'' Rick Derringer opened for Zeppelin Enjoy. ... Vintage Original 1977 Bill Graham Presents Led Zeppelin Concert Poster Oakland Coliseum July 23rd. [{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list! Doesn't seem that long ago...:). Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The "Late Peter Grant" with "Late Bill Graham"... http://markcunningham.com/derringer3.html. i was 17 I was there! It was put on by Bill Graham as his 'Day on the Green' yearly shows. i just sat down watched the whole place fill up around me Zep can bring it live like no other band. After playing LA, Zeppelin flew to Oakland, North California, for the final dates of the tour. Condition: Excellent++ (See Photos For More On Condition) Slight Crease Line On Upper Left Corner. I also remember that there was a fight the next day with Bill Graham or some of his people and some of the LZ people that caused the Sunday show to be cut short. My friends and I went up from San Jose in my 1965 Cady Fleetwood. Last ever US show by original; By DavidZoso, February 14, 2013 in Photos. on Friday the 22nd, i arrived the 7th person in this little circle of a line how do they know if im going their way? (could be for Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or for Black Dog), Coming back for encores. well after 40 people crowded in the front of the line at the parking lot gate, i still managed to make it the 8th person in line to get in to a LED ZEPPELIN concert.. my dream was coming true, he tore my ticket badly! None can live up to them, of course, this was my first concert, I was 13, went with brother ron and peggy black ---good concert hah peg. Since then I have met Robert & Jimmy and spoken to them about this infamous gig. the horn went honnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk for a mile. Share: Previous Lindley Meadows – Golden Gate Park. up front center i was!! the roar of the crowd when they took the stage. on the 23rd they opened the parking lot gate and we all ran across the parking lot to the ticket gate.. Oakland 1977 t-shirt. × theres no way i will leave this spot. I was there just off to the left of the Camera wish I would of brought a movie camera did get pictures though, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjXOByFxegw. Luck had it one of us "ROD's" dad owned a towing company. Oakland 1977 t-shirt. Led Zeppelin performed their last ever U.S. performances here in 1977. (could be for Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or for Black Dog), Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or Black Dog. I had the full attention of the forty thousand + crowd because i was on the third level where i guess no one was supposed to be and i had my back to the stage looking into the parking lot when i heard the crowd getting really loud. That was totally hairball. © LedZeppelin.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – In 1977, Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers. I found a ride home with my head buzzing for a week. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. I've told this to people over the years, but it's nice to get some confirmation that I remember it correctly. Nobody's Fault but Mine or Since I've Been Loving You, Coming back for encores. i wouldnt have missed this concert for ANYTHING!! The show was incredible, especially the acoustic set, which I learned later was something they hadn't live done in years. Share Followers 0. 4 of us had a great time!! I have two original Led Zeppelin/Oakland jackets that were given out to the crew for these concerts. Related Locations. Best concert ever! 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