Following the release of their self-titled album in January 1969, Led Zeppelin made a tour of the United Kingdom and Scandinavia which on 17 March would lead them to Gladsaxe, Copenhagen suburb where they had already played recently, recording 4 live songs in the TV-Byen building, former headquarters of DR, Danmarks Radio, the public service radio and television broadcaster of Denmark. It is still one of the first performances and TV appearances of London based Band.
It was just something over half a year that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham were together at the time of this performance; and only almost three months since the release of their first album, what reveals the great understanding between the band, and especially, of course, between Page and Plant.
Here is one of the best performance you can see of Led Zeppelin in their early stage; only four songs, enough to watch and listen the potential of a band that from that point grew and started becoming a legend, for better and for worse, with its pluses and minuses, until their dissolution back in 1980 because John Bonham’s death on September 25.
17 March 1969, TV-Byen, Denmark, 1969.
- Communication Breakdown
- Dazed and Confused
- Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
- How Many More Times