Monday, July 7, 2014

Led Zeppelin: The Last Show

34 years ago today, the mighty Led Zeppelin played their last official show in Berlin, Germany on July 7, 1980. Here is a recording of the show..

Like the Alpha and Omega Led Zeppelin reached out to perform one of the songs they used to play when they first started "Train Kept-A-Rollin.'"  Zeppelin then played a blues rocker in "Nobody's Fault But Mine" followed by the classic "Black Dog."

Kick in a newer song "In the Evening" followed by another classic "The Rain Song" and then play a fun song in "Hot Dog."

Yes the In Thru the Outdoor album was well represented with "All of My Love" and "Trampled Underfoot." Then returning to the blues with "Since, I've Been Loving You."

Then showcase Jimmy Page on "White Summer-Black Mountain Side" before finishing strong with "Kashmir" and the required "Stairway to Heaven." The encore would be "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love."

The concert was stripped down. Lengthy stables from the past like "No Quarter," "Dazed and Confused"  and Bonham's "Moby Dick were scratched in favor of new material  and other gems.

They were rehearsing for a tour of America when John Bonham died and cut the band's career short. Luckily we have recordings to hear what was and what will never be.

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