Last ever US show by original; By DavidZoso, February 14, 2013 in Photos. I was 16 at the time. And what happened there breathed new life into the legend of the Led Zeppelin curse. ShareThis. Share: Previous Lindley Meadows – Golden Gate Park. “I was standing right by the trailer when all this went down,” recalls Jack Calmes. I think I was there. This was the last time that Jimmy Page would wear his famous Black Dragon suit on stage. I managed to get in an hour before the concert and walked through a sea of people towards the stage on the green. I was there, up front to the right of the flag, that is me clapping in the video, and I remember you, the guy in the wheelchair, I was standing next to you!! WE HAD A N AWSOME TIME! We weaved through the flow of people and worked our way to the very top of the coliseum's second level.Seated, we began a nervous anticipation of the appearance of Led Zeppelin, but were told via the supersonic loudspeakers that I am a fan and a thief. Tickets were $12.50 ... Hhmm. I remember the energy of that day was really eerie. Oakland 1977 t-shirt. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Clear editor. Enjoy. This is a truly great job DavidZoso! Took some 110 kodak pictures on the same day.I remember the show was a great accomplishment to finnaly see Zeppelin. July 23, 1977 (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) 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. i stood there and NEVER moved thru Judas Priest and Rick Derringer.. or Sun. 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. I don't know what happened. Thank you very much! Doesn't seem that long ago...:). I was 17 and went with a few old neighbors of mine. Great time growing up in the '70's in San Francisco! Peter Grant, Bill Graham, Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. Thanking God i am. DavidZoso, we, all of those in line, stayed there all day and all night, the line kept growing longer and longer, people were driving by shouting 'Zeppelin!!' (could be for Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or for Black Dog), Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or Black Dog. 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! CLEVELAND, Ohio – In 1977, Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers. 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! Oakland Coliseum - A Day On The Green July 23, 1977 I would like a SB of both Oakland shows but some of the aud sources are not that bad at all. No ticket barcode scanners back then. Led Zeppelin performed their last ever U.S. performances here in 1977. one particular instance i will never forget! [{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list! × i still dont think people really know what jimmy page is really doing ripping into his endless array of riffs, always staging and supporting his next riff. We had a watermelon spiked with vodka and lots of other recreational things to share. a car came by and started honking his horn from the beginning of the line to the end.. which was basically a vanishing point, carte blanche treatment for me. its like 40 wide and 10 or so foot high. It was played at the Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California as a two day event. the horn went honnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk for a mile. I would never change a thing about this day! i dont even know what i am saying, except PAY ATTENTION guitarists. The "Late Peter Grant" with "Late Bill Graham"... http://markcunningham.com/derringer3.html. It was a perfect day, i didnt hear a missed note or beat. there were already 25 people standing at the freeway hitchhiking before i got there, i was thinking how do i get a ride? the overcast day, was one of the first on the feild. my#1 I was there! The Head Hunters cruised by. I enjoyed them so much ! We spent the night in the BART tube adjacent to the stadium, avoiding the drug addicts and transients. My dad was getting married on the same day of the concert. I went out and bought Derringer's album the next day. Concert info: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/july-23-1977. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab Robert Plant said at the end, Share Followers 0. Lived in Half Moon Bay, used to go to the Days On The Green concerts all the time. Lets just say I didn't know the three purple triangles I saw were Judas Priest at first, but they played very well. i wouldnt have missed this concert for ANYTHING!! Please try again later. By the time I prayed to god and came down it was time for Led Zeppelin. email; facebook; instagram; tumblr; twitter; google+; Chicago 1971 ticket. 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. Awesome photos, but none of me and the very large bong that was being passed around. You can post now and register later. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Led Zeppelin - Oakland '77 at Discogs. But, it was summer time and I was waiting to see LED ZEPPELIN. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for LED ZEPPELIN POSTER PAGE . I had the full attention of the forty thousand + crowd because i was on the third level where i guess no one was supposed to be and i had my back to the stage looking into the parking lot when i heard the crowd getting really loud. Related Locations. (could be for Whole Lotta Love-Rock and Roll or for Black Dog), Coming back for encores. They were, and still are, the greatest musical group I have ever had the privelege of hearing. We sayed the night at the London Lodge in oakland. I suppose you always want your fans wanting more. His ride broke down 1/2 mile from the exit. Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. 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. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/july-23-1977. 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. i wrote 'sac' on a little piece of paper but no one could read it. 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. Paste as plain text instead, ×   Pasted as rich text. well after 40 people crowded in the front of the line at the parking lot gate, i still managed to make it the 8th person in line to get in to a LED ZEPPELIN concert.. my dream was coming true, he tore my ticket badly! Robert Plant and John Bonham knew the members if Judas Priest personally as they were also from Birmingham, England. © LedZeppelin.com FOR REAL !! i was blessed that day. yeah Oakland knows who they are. None can live up to them, of course, this was my first concert, I was 13, went with brother ron and peggy black ---good concert hah peg. December 11, 2012 in Photos. and how did i get there? It was also the show where Robert Plant wore the famous 'Nurses do it Better' t-shirt. i was standing next to a guy in a wheel chair, on the BEST spot there was to see from. Who else would really love a sounboard recording from the 23rd show ? I just remember hearing that and being thankful that I was at Saturday's show. Waited hours for Zep to take the stage after sets by Judas Priest & Rick Derrringer. Just had to find the ticket taker that looked the most wasted...lol Long 2 plus hour delay after Derringer on Sunday, but worth the wait. Nobody's Fault but Mine or Since I've Been Loving You, Coming back for encores. Thanks for posting them. Jimmy Page and John Bonham walking to the stage to start the show. (as the aud tape is quite muddy). i was 17 The band would leave with a bill totaling well over $10,000. E.g. Oakland Coliseum Arena and Stadium 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland CA 94621. It was my 15th birthday, my first concert, and I worshipped Led Zeppelin & Robert Plant. By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about. I don't remember if it was the Sat. Tom car was home before we were. I remember for a while some girl was riding my shoulders bouncing a beach ball back into the crowd. This was their last concert in the good ole USA! Luck had it one of us "ROD's" dad owned a towing company. 4 of us had a great time!! I also have several I didn't use intially for this that I will add soon. Dazed and Confused LIVE is my anthem. But then maybe not. I remember squeezeing my way to the front for the Dazed And Confused (shortened version) and Stairway. But, o well, don't regret a thing. We all hung out for half an hour hoping for more. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history. Don Kirshner's people were walking around checking for overdoses. I was fourteen at the time I saw Zeppelin in 1977. I lived off of MacArthur Blvd. Those were the days............Zep kicks ass and always will. Condition: Excellent++ (See Photos For More On Condition) Slight Crease Line On Upper Left Corner. Sat on the grass looking up t Robert Plant in his "Nurses Do It Better" t-shirt. A partner Tom took his car 69 fire bird drop top. $84 - $1,870 $42 Led Zeppelin Poster; $64 - $68 $32 Led Zeppelin Men's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $64 $24 Robert Plant Nurses Women's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $82 - $86 $41 Led Zeppelin Poster; $64 - $68 $32 Led Zeppelin Men's Vintage Tour T-Shirt; $56 - $106 $28 Led Zeppelin Postcard I think I was at this show. 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. We took some incredible LSD and the entire concert was animated. how do they know if im going their way? Upload or insert images from URL. I've told this to people over the years, but it's nice to get some confirmation that I remember it correctly. i would have never made it back to this spot if i had left it. Next The Ark, A Venue In The Remains Of … up front center i was!! Was up close,having got in early. It was the first time in a very long time that Led Zeppelin actually had opening acts: Derringer and Judas Priest. Wish I was a little more sober, probably would have remembered in more detail. there were only a few people there, who seemed kinda lost trying to figure out where they wanted to stand. Derringer was a band that Rick Derringer had and it included drummer Vinny Appice who would go on to play with Black Sabbath. Great shots! It was put on by Bill Graham as his 'Day on the Green' yearly shows. it felt like something sinister was happening,(backstage) Still the greatest show I will ever witness! I realized the crowd behind us didn't have a good view of Plant and set her down. I was 15 and this was a GREAT first concert! He'll be pretty happy to see these. i had the WHOLE STAGE to choose from where to stand we would wait for the 1st band to start, the scalpers would then freak and get anything they could for their tickets. 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