Size 13x 19". Never piss off a thousand people surrounding you. It was the first time in a very long time that Led Zeppelin actually had opening acts: Derringer and Judas Priest. I was 16 at the time. 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. You can post now and register later. 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! Great time growing up in the '70's in San Francisco! Their music played right through me. it is something special to remember that day and the attention that i got from the mighty LED ZEPPELIN. Led Zeppelin performed their last ever U.S. performances here in 1977. Thanks! We spent the night in the BART tube adjacent to the stadium, avoiding the drug addicts and transients. Since then I have met Robert & Jimmy and spoken to them about this infamous gig. I just remember hearing that and being thankful that I was at Saturday's show. But then maybe not. Please try again later. Thanking God i am. “I was standing right by the trailer when all this went down,” recalls Jack Calmes. i couldnt see the end of the line, carte blanche treatment for me. I brag about it all the time. I also have several I didn't use intially for this that I will add soon. They played 4 and a 1/2 hours. I suppose you always want your fans wanting more. Certainly the best way to experience their music. (could be for Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or for Black Dog), Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or Black Dog. It was put on by Bill Graham as his 'Day on the Green' yearly shows. Great memories, hot and packed out in right center field. Lived in Half Moon Bay, used to go to the Days On The Green concerts all the time. Nobody's Fault but Mine or Since I've Been Loving You, Coming back for encores. E.g. 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. Led Zeppelin Oakland Stadium 1977 Concert Poster 23 x 32. It was a perfect day, i didnt hear a missed note or beat. Peter Grant, Bill Graham, Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Oakland, CA-Alameda County Coliseum- July 24, 1977 Oakland, CA-Alameda County Coliseum- July 24, 1977. We had a watermelon spiked with vodka and lots of other recreational things to share. i stood there and NEVER moved thru Judas Priest and Rick Derringer.. © LedZeppelin.com Those were the days............Zep kicks ass and always will. This was the last time that Jimmy Page would wear his famous Black Dragon suit on stage. Derringer was a band that Rick Derringer had and it included drummer Vinny Appice who would go on to play with Black Sabbath. Robert Plant said at the end, I surprised no one got killed! Nice! But, o well, don't regret a thing. Also went to the Kezar stadium show in '73 with Lee Michaels and the Tubes as opening acts. OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23: Jimmy Page performing with 'Led Zeppelin at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on July 23, 1977. 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. Powered by Invision Community, Oakland, CA -Alameda County Coliseum-July 23, 1977. 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. Shows: Alameda County Coliseum - July 23, 1977 Alameda County Coliseum - July 24, 1977. ","body":" Get exclusive\u00a0official\u00a0Led Zeppelin news and announcements. His ride broke down 1/2 mile from the exit. 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. 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. But, it was summer time and I was waiting to see LED ZEPPELIN. Last ever US show by original; By DavidZoso, February 14, 2013 in Photos. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Zep RULES! My brother and some friends picked me up a the oakland airport. ","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"}}]. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Oakland 1977 t-shirt. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history. The show was incredible, especially the acoustic set, which I learned later was something they hadn't live done in years.   Your link has been automatically embedded. i was standing next to a guy in a wheel chair, on the BEST spot there was to see from. Waited hours for Zep to take the stage after sets by Judas Priest & Rick Derrringer. Clear editor. Oakland Coliseum Arena and Stadium 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland CA 94621. i would have never made it back to this spot if i had left it. By email; facebook; instagram; tumblr; twitter; google+; Chicago 1971 ticket. I have been a huge Zep fan since (or even before) and I measure all rock bands against them. 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. ---- on Sat july 23 1977 -- Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Freebird' Oakland Coliseum Stadium (1977 Concert) ... Lynyrd Skynyrd performed this legendary concert in Oakland, California on July 2, 1977.   You cannot paste images directly. It was a terrible way to finish. I would like a SB of both Oakland shows but some of the aud sources are not that bad at all. I've told this to people over the years, but it's nice to get some confirmation that I remember it correctly. Though profitable financially, the tour was beset with difficulties. 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. My dad was getting married on the same day of the concert. And what happened there breathed new life into the legend of the Led Zeppelin curse. We all hung out for half an hour hoping for more. you all know the rest. July 24, 1977 Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, Ca - Ramble On Zep - The Web's Center for Plantations 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. Led Zeppelin, what more do I have to say. December 11, 2012 in Photos. I managed to get in an hour before the concert and walked through a sea of people towards the stage on the green. My sister won the tickets on KMEL and I talked her out of them on the day before the show. 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! Robert Plant 1980 Tour Robe. 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. 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. Went both days...Got into Sunday's show with extra Saturday tickets. Display as a link instead, × Share Followers 0. 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. (as the aud tape is quite muddy). Really great photos ! × No ticket barcode scanners back then. 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. I remember the energy of that day was really eerie. 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. He'll be pretty happy to see these. It was put on by Bill Graham as his 'Day on the Green' yearly shows.   Your previous content has been restored. Took some 110 kodak pictures on the same day.I remember the show was a great accomplishment to finnaly see 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. Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store! Led Zeppelin Timeline; Concert Timeline / Database; Events; Photos; Video; All Activity; Home ; Main Forum ; We piled 9 people into my Cady and proceeded to the show. It was played at the Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California as a two day event. Next The Ark, A Venue In The Remains Of … Wish I could turn back the clock sometimes and relive those days. Enjoy. There are some really cool pics for this show and the next day's show. I would never change a thing about this day! Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. Lets just say I didn't know the three purple triangles I saw were Judas Priest at first, but they played very well. I was there, too! Zeppelin forever!! Luck had it one of us "ROD's" dad owned a towing company. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for LED ZEPPELIN POSTER PAGE . Best show ever in my book - easy to get to the stage as everyone was wasted and passed out! The crowd couldn't get enough music. Great experience. 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 lived off of MacArthur Blvd. I was not a big fan of either of them, but I recall they were both great. i really felt like the songs were written for THAT DAY I enjoyed them so much ! Led Zeppelin/Fillmore East Vintage Tour Hoodie/Hat Combo from Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, CA), Jul 23, 1977 On 19 April, over 70 people were arrested as about 1,000 ticketless fans tried to gatecrash Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum for two sold out festival seating/general admission concerts, while some gained entry by throwing rocks and beer bottles through glass entrance doors and some wall height, all-glass panes surrounding the outermost perimeter of the arena. Dazed and Confused LIVE is my anthem. Somebody spiked punch with a lot of LSD. It was the first time in a very long time that Led Zeppelin actually had opening acts: Derringer and Judas Priest. i wouldnt have missed this concert for ANYTHING!! I lived in the Bay Area, but was staying the summer in Southern California with my Dad. for 1+3, enter 4. i was 17 I realized the crowd behind us didn't have a good view of Plant and set her down. or Sun. This was my first rock concert. Was up close,having got in early. Free shipping. We took some incredible LSD and the entire concert was animated. Possibly Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or Black Dog. Awesome photos, but none of me and the very large bong that was being passed around. The Head Hunters cruised by. After playing LA, Zeppelin flew to Oakland, North California, for the final dates of the tour. I was 17 and went with a few old neighbors of mine. This is a truly great job DavidZoso! Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. 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