Led Zeppelin – Live At Paris Theatre – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Led Zeppelin - pretty much kicked off the 70s in a grand style.

Led Zeppelin – kicked off the 70s in grand style.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Led Zeppelin In Concert – John Peel Presents – April 4, 1971 – BBC Radio 1

For no good reason whatsoever, it’s been almost 5 years since I posted a Led Zeppelin concert. There are times you assume everyone has heard every note and every handclap of every album and every concert they ever did. And since Past Daily is, for the most part, committed to offering out-of-the-way or sadly-overlooked artists, I decided to overlook Led Zeppelin all this time because I figured you already heard it all.

My bad – won’t do it again. Led Zeppelin, aside from being one of the cornerstone Rock Bands of all time, were also the band that shook things up from the doldrums of the late 1960s and injected a bit of adrenalin into the musical landscape. They also dragged hedonism to new heights (or depths depending on how you look at it), and were essential programming on just about every FM rock station worth its Kilowatts.

This concert, part of John Peel’s In Concert series takes place at the BBC’s fabled Paris Theatre in London, on April 4, 1971. Robert Plant, recovering from a cold and the reason for a last minute cancellation the previous week, apologizes if his voice isn’t up to scratch. No worries – he’s in fine form.

And for the next 90+ minutes, you’ll get to hear vintage Led Zeppelin relatively early in their career.

Sit back, crank it up and enjoy.

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