My mother even saw the “Song Remains The Same” with me a few times at the theater! 3:30:48 . On the ceiling green laser beams danced with the music. This show has my vote for the best White Summer. The band had such a presence that it was hard to describe it in everyday, worldly terms. [{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list! We had poor seats behind the stage, but the presence of being there overwhelmed us all. Venue: Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Format: MP3 CBR 256 kbps Lineage: 'The Supreme Destroyers I' Silver CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC > dbpoweramp > MP3. On April 28th, 1977, fans gathered to see one of the last truly great performances by the greatest of the great. Zeppelin is especially noted for their unique, tastefully done, light show and stage effects. I can only say that the electricity in the Richfield Coliseum that night was unlike anything I had experienced at any other concert, ever. Years later, having seen most of the big hard rock acts from that era, I can say that Zeppelin was at a level above all others. "No Quarter" is a wonderfully improvised set of different moods seamlessly woven into one stream of conciousness. Subscribe to cleveland.com. i think its just the recording. Unable to process your request at this time. The second night, April 28, 1977, we went solo with a couple of buddies to raise hell and have fun. Add new comment; Comments. Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store! This is Led Zeppelin, the world's most acclaimed rock group. Collecting other shows from the band's 10 years as performers (no shows in '74 or '78), it has become obvious that this was the best show of the 1977 tour, and what a concert it is!! As well as John Gorman, head of legendary radio station WMMS at the time. He still has his. I was there too. I remember buying ticket from a very unlikely source...an older lady at work told me her son had an extra ticket and he would sell it for the price of a bag of weed. It's never been one of my favorite live songs, and it wasn't on the original bootleg box, but the longer audience source available now reveals a version full of wonder, drama, and emotion. Within the next few hours they brought 20,000 people to a thunderous roar at the Coliseum April 27 and 28. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. ‘An Evening With Led Zeppelin’ is seared into my memory banks and I’m glad I had the chance to catch them on that tour. In My Time Of Dying has some amazing screams from Robert. Saved by Charles Wolfe. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Our latest episode of the CLE Rocks podcast looks back at that time. and none compared, though all were awesome. Thank you for changing the face of Rock & Roll forever! The acoustic set is a very enjoyable listen. My step dad managed to get me 10 tickets in the 100's section on the right side about 10 rows up from the floor. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). RICHFIELD - Led Zeppelin spent their first hour on stage at the Coliseum Friday night playing music that was howlingly loud, but soggy and spiritless. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. No Quarter is great and long with an amazing keyboard solo from JPJ. My first bootleg purchase was the original Smilin' Ears 4-lp box set of Rocco's audience recording, "The Destroyer". The playing and energy are wonderful and Robert is in very strong voice. While JP may think that Zeppelin was at their very best in '72 (remarks concerning How the West Was Won), it's hard to believe that they could have been as good as this night in Cleveland thirty years ago. But even now, young people are excited to hear about my experience of actually seeing Led Zeppelin! They decreed that to have a chance to purchase tickets it had to be done by mail order using money orders and the orders had to be postmarked on a selected date in order to have a chance to buy tickets. As I passed him in a record store I mentioned ‘Nice shirt! Apr 27, 1977 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Oh - Ramble On Zep - The Web's Center for Plantations Even when Plant's vocals break in his last big ad-lib it sounds great. I bought the T-Shirts (one white, one black, both now long gone) as did my brother. This show has what are probably the best ever versions of Ten Years Gone and Since I've Been Loving You from 1977, as well as a spine-chilling Jimmy Page Solo, a monstrous Achilles Last Stand, a grand Kashmir, and amazing playing throughout, especially from Jimmy. See you in the after life.............Later Dudes. I never get tired of hearing Led Zeppelin! Jimmy provides some pretty sloppy but great blues licks that really make the jam. Led Zeppelin is forever! It also goes out during the solo in Rock And Roll. After lying vacant for five years, the arena was torn down in 1999, between March 30 and May 21, and the arena and surrounding parking areas were allowed to be returned to woodland as part of the Cuyahoga This past Christmas my younger brother was given the complete Led Zeppelin remastered box set edition of their catalogue from his stepson (and he listened to the CDs on his way to and from Daytona when he went down for Speedweeks last month) and after hearing him talk about the mighty Zeppelin we recounted the much anticipated 1977 Led Zep tour. John Paul Jone's piano solo is an especially strong composition for something completely improvised, and John Bonham knows just where to emphasize with the ocasional accent at just the right placement. Plant, dressed in a purple blazer and skin tight jeans strutted across stage shaking his hips. Cleveland 4/28/77. Jonathan Hathaway. It was an amazing show! In my time of dying take my body home. Over the years I've been amazed that every generation of "rockers" loves Led Zeppelin. That was the end of Led Zeppelin as we knew them. After the usual opening numbers, the concert really gets going with an impassioned "Since I've Been Loving You", wherein Jimmy and Robert interact constantly. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. *** A number of years ago some company reissued those ’77 t-shirts and while at an area mall once I noticed a young man wearing one who wasn’t even born when that tour happened. They were the biggest band of the decade, a live performance act for the ages … The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Trampled Underfoot. I went all by myself even though it was kind of scary but I met up with lots of people that I knew and I felt like I was at one big family reunion!! I'll never forget the day Zeppelin came to the Richfield Ohio. The Rover/Sick Again 03. Richfield Coliseum became an epicenter of live music in the Midwest. 5 seats in one row and 5 directly behind them. I hope the band sees their way to going on tour again in the United States. The show was outstanding and just being able to tell my kids who are now young adults that I was there is pretty cool. The platform he was on suddenly came forward near the end as lights flashed. How fortunate we are to have lived during this moment in time to had seen Led Zeppelin “Live!” The Richfield Coliseum no longer stands but the memories that were created there will never disappear from that place! You guys are the greatest ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobodys Fault But Mine is amazing! The audience loved it. It was my first concert ever. Trampled Under Foot closes out this very amazing and energized show. However, all four members turn in a vital, creative, and emotive performance worthy of their best efforts. What can be said about "Stairway to Heaven"? Led Zeppelin: Live in Seattle 1977 [Fully Filmed Concert] - Duration: 3:30:48. Apr 28, 1977 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Oh - Ramble On Zep - The Web's Center for Plantations I got my ticket by fixing a friend's car at The College of Wooster where we were freshmen. An unexpected highlight was Page's "Star Spangled Banner" never performed before a live audience. I still turn up the radio when Led Zeppelin is on! This gets my vote for the best show of the whole 1977 tour! A message to Jimmy Page, I hope I will see an “official” release of the 1977 show from the Seattle Kingdome on DVD one day! I think they limited each order to only four (4) tickets per order. Click here to view the US '77 Tour Programme. Richfield Coliseum - April 27, 1977. 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. Thirty years later it's still in my regular listening rotation, a magical concert with the kind of power, warmth, and mood that only Zeppelin can conjure. I was a high school sr. Get the Led Zeppelin Setlist of the concert at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA on April 27, 1977 from the North American Tour 1977 Tour and other Led Zeppelin Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. This brings the first big surprise of the night when the band jumps into "the Nutcracker Suite", full of joy and energy. Jimmy's wank-o-rama using theramin, harmonizer, violin bow, and God-knows-what-else is oft-criticized by bootleg collectors of this tour, but once again, this one flows from one idea to the next as if it were meant to go that way. It left such an impression on me. Led Zeppelin Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH - Jan 24, 1975 Jan 24 1975; Following concerts. They were fantastic!!!!!! No videos for this show yet. Much of that has to do with "Destroyer," a soundboard recording of the first show, which has become one of the best-known -- and most sought-after -- concert bootlegs in rock history. And isn't that what Zeppelin does best? Jimmy Page has been one of my biggest influences on my playing and stage performance ever since! Despite the lack of clarity, it sounds exactly like you're at the concert. Big and boomy, but full of subtlety and tremendous feel for every groove the band brings. What can I say. Led Zeppelin has influenced generations of guitar players… Jimmy Page is a genius! He was simply the best ever, and the world of Rock will never see his like again. At age 53 now I still remember a lot of it. Pontiac Silverdome - April 30, 1977. Nobodys Fault But Mine is amazing! Destroyer is a bootleg recording from the English rock group Led Zeppelin’s performance at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio on 27 April, 1977. Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. Led Zeppelin – The Destoyers RICHFIELD CLEVELAND,OH. I was still a new fan of the band at that time but after that memorable show, I have been a dedicated follower of the band to this day! This is clearly a night to remember. for 1+3, enter 4. The Rhythm section is a juggernaut barely able to control itself, and Jimmy and Robert are inspired throughout. Achilles Last Stand is amazing! Archives 1975/1977 on Discogs. Click here to view the US '77 Tour Programme (flipbook), Press Review: Crowd of 20,000 attend concert starring Led Zeppelin Group. I bought all the tickets for my friends and supplied the weed. I still have the 8mm film I shot that night! It was also my audience recording that be came the original destroyer four album set on smiling ears records. I wish I could say I remember even the smallest of details. Please support high-quality local journalism. I do remember that being able to hang out with 9 of my closest partying buds was a great experience. Mythic shows… E.g. In My Time Of Dying has some amazing screams from Robert. My 25-year-old son says he can't wait because he wants to pay homage to the kings. I was there also. This winds up finally and JPJ brings us finally into the traditional NQ solo section, only played more beautifully than ever, punctuated by Bonham tapping on the center of his cymbals, creating a bell-like effect. I still have the newspaper ad of the news of John's B. death. In 1977, Led Zeppelin played a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland. I will always be a fan. Bonham's booming bass drum brings an urgent, driving feel to this version, as does Plant's echo-drenched ad-libs. The episode includes interviews with photographer Janet Macoska, who shot Zeppelin’s April 27, 1977 performance. I've seen the Stones, Aerosmith, Rush, Deep Purple, BOC, Skynyrd, Eagles, Foreigner, Van Halen, etc., etc., etc. This is one for the bands that will be timeless and their music never fades with the years! But I'd be lying. I would frame it and hang it on my living room wall for all to see! I was just 15 years old on April 27th, 1977 when I saw Led Zeppelin at the Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland, Ohio! ","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"}}]. Bonham did a stunning drum solo that lasted slightly long. It was the perfect location for what would become Led Zeppelin’s final tour after Bonham died in 1980. Local CB'ers advertised tickets for sale. We were extremely happy we were able to see them on two consecutive nights let alone one and I’m glad we did because that was the last chance we had to see Led Zeppelin as it turned out. The first night was April 27, 1977 and we took dates. I have this entire concert on CD, and i agree with Argenteum, this is probably the best concert of 77! One man sold his four extras for $500. I’m 47 years old now and still crank it loud when your music comes on. They were rather, well, unworldly in their stage presence. I am still knocked out by the 20+ minute version of “No Quarter” they played on that tour! Very good Stairway, but during the very last verse, Jimmy's guitar goes out..i dont know if its the recording or if he broke a string or what..but you cant hear jimmy. The soundboard recording is from the first show of two nights at the venue, which were part of the band’s 1977 North American Tour.The album is technically titled simply Destroyer.. The acoustic set is pure joy as well. 14.07.2019 - Led Zeppelin's two-night stand at the Coliseum in Richfield on April 27-28, 1977, has achieved mythic status among diehard fans of of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock quartet. July 8, 2010 - 4:26pm — Dylan Stewart (not verified) I have this entire concert on CD, and i agree with Argenteum, this is probably the best concert of 77! Led Zeppelin's 1977 North American Tour was the eleventh and final concert tour of North America by the English rock band.The tour was divided into three legs, with performances commencing on 1 April and concluding on 24 July 1977. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. ~Eric Ronson. The crowd would not let them go. I want to have a party at my funnel with your music playing and all the free booze and weed. USA, APRIL 27 & 28,1977 Led Zeppelin - The Destroyers (6CD) Wendy Sound : Audience Discs 1 & 3 April 27 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Sound : Audience Discs 4 & 6 April 28 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Art/Packaging : Fatpack Jewelcase w/obi Collection : Essential […] Led Zeppelin, II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti | Led Zeppelin - Official Website I have bootleg DVDs of the complete Earl's Court '75 and Kingdome '77 shows on DVD but I hope Led Zeppelin will follow the example of other bands by releasing these shows and put the bootleggers out of business! A couple weeks later we were thrilled when we each received tickets for both nights! I was there with my best friend and yes, my mother & father – who loved the show also! And it breaks into the most incredible "Achilles Last Stand" I've ever heard. It was the main arena for the Northeast Ohio region until 1994, when it was replaced by Gund Arena in downtown Cleveland. 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. Led Zeppelin’s Destroyer: How a 1977 Richfield Coliseum show became an iconic bootleg cleveland.com - Troy L. Smith. … Led Zeppelin Rarities 1,107,313 views. I am forever grateful that Rocco recorded this show so that I and others can remember a time when magic could still be found in rock music. Noted Cleveland rock photographer Janet Macoska was at one of the 1977 Coliseum shows, remembering it as a wild, wonderful blur. Next comes the stunning drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones. In April of that year, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their way to Northeast Ohio for a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum. He smiles and waves to them. *** But the Richfield Coliseum shows were outstanding. It says something when your art reaches that far through time. You can check out every episode of CLE Rocks on Acast. Scheduled for the Coliseum in Richfield, OH for two nights, the promoters threw a monkey wrench into the ticket buying process. 8 people were there . All rights reserved (About Us). 1977 Richfield Coliseum. I still have my albums of Zeppelin including a physical graffiti 4 album set with no words on the label of side 3. So almost 40 years later, the impact left upon me by this show has remained strong and prominent in my memory of all the all-time greatest shows, I ever saw! I am thankful to had seen Jimmy Page and Robert Plant together and separate since 1977. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2009 Papersleeve CD release of Dazed And Confused. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history. Singer Robert Plant sits low in his tracks and shop for the 2009 Papersleeve CD release of and... 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