Had to jump the barriers and walk across a couple of fields down to the roundabout. So a couple of months fly by and its time for the gig, well being 17 and a bit naïve, I thought – OK I had to camp overnight to get a ticket, how bloody long before should I get to the concert to make sure I get a good spot…? Go to the 11th for a review for that show if interested. Sorry, but I'll take a bad '77 version over this anyday. Also included are Fairport Convention, Chas and Dave, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Commander Cody, Todd Rundgren and Utopia and The New Barbarians! All you could see were the lasers and the orange bow, trembling, rising and falling, creating strange and wonderful sounds across the guitar strings. ","body":" Get exclusive\u00a0official\u00a0Led Zeppelin news and announcements. I remember the biggest cheer of the day before Zepplin appeard was when they played "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow - the crowd was hotting up. Label: Not On Label (Led Zeppelin) - ZAP-1043, 1044 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock You will be taking part in a piece of musical history! Vtedy The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers a ďalší populárni umelci vystúpili pred 60 tisícovým publikom. This concert was and remains the highlight of my life (wife, kids & God excepted) - it was Led Zeppelin at their very, very best and a life changing experience. Needless to say I had stopped work by then. for 1+3, enter 4. I am sad that I will not be at the Dome in December, but hope that this time around there will be other nights: that this will not be a one-off show and more will follow; preferably in the north of England. It was my first ever concert. I aslo remember missing the coach back to Manchester cos the show finished late - getting a train to Kings Cross and sleeping on the platform. All the warmup acts were good especially Todd Rungren. We spent the first part of the day getting blown about by various members of the Rock ensemble who kept dropping out of the sky by helicopter right next to us (one has to tolerate such things, doesn’t one). We've missed you, but if you don't, thanks so much for everything thats gone before. I had decided that as I was going to be there all day and at least half the night, and as Knebworth Park is not exactly famous for facilities more comfortable than a grassy bank, something more suitable to retire to than my car was in order, (brewing tea in the Buick is not really on!) A short Heartbreaker finishes the event. For me, it has been the "definitive" rock concert of my life. Well we made to England 10000kms of flying. The first few numbers had the same feel as the Earl’s Court concerts of about four years ago, and I felt it was their way of warming themselves and us up for what was about to come. This piece of music is like an animal with a soft centre – hear it – you’ll know what I mean. So Monday morning (30th July) I hops a lift off an acquaintance down to the M1 junction at Luton, soft bugger only lets me out on the motorway instead of going round the roundabout! Just a note to say what an incredible experience it was for me and my buddy seeing Led Zeppelin play live. So Tuesday I gets up and gets a lift in with the others down to the stage area, had to go and see a guy called Gerry who was doing the hiring, job no problem its £1.50 an hour if you work at heights and £1.00 at stage level – well that’s decided I’ll take £1.50 thank you very much. Achilles Last Stand (Live Knebworth 1979). We parked up and set off across the corn fields to join the crowds with such an air of excitement building. Best things I see vividly portrayed to me through their sounds of musical perfection. I remember finally trooping back to the tent, crashing and then queueing for about 4 hours just to get out of the car park on the Sunday. John Paul Jones and Benji Le Fevre found him dead the following afternoon. Remember a fantastic atmosphere - impossible to walk anywhere, it was so tightly packed, and I trod on a huge Hell's Angel. TPi. Share your show calendar with like-minded music fans. As Gary Carnes remembers: “There were about 150 people in the audience for the first show and it was totally sold out for the second.”. In the middle of them stood the lonely figure of Jimmy Page with a bow that glowed like brilliant neon. The concerts — which also featured Fairport Convention, Keith Richards’ & Ron Wood’s The New Barbarians, Todd Rundgren, Commander Cody, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and the ever-so-slightly unsuitable Chas’n’Dave — were the last open-air events promoted at Knebworth by Frederick Bannister, who had presented festivals there since 1974. Das erste Konzert in Knebworth mit der Allman Brothers Band im Jahr 1974 zog über 60.000 Besucher an. Far out. Plus it looks good, and with a healthy V8 it goes pretty well (even burns rubber!). From there I think it took a couple of hours to get over to Stevenage. Before Zep appeared, bonfires were lit around the festival site giving an ethereal feel as well as providing a little warmth. The iconic Knebworth Festival, located Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, welcomed the sell-out two concerts headlined by Led Zeppelin in August 1979. Hearing the opening chords of 'The Song Remains the Same' sent my heart racing and my knees trembling. Anyway, comes Monday and naiveté strikes again, I went into Stevenage and spent most of my hard earned cash on a new camera so I could get pictures of this weeks sound check … oops no sound check this week! Eventually Zeppelin treated us to a set piece which has been one of the most emotional experiences of my life and will forever remain a high point. Having said that one of my mates managed to snatch a few from one of the black bins they where throwing them in. Thanks for eleven years!". This allows Jimmy to swap back to the Les Paul as he plays a Gibson RD Artist hollow-body for the first time on Misty. Although a small chant of In My Time falls on deaf ears, Trampled ain't a bad choice. Took us up front left of the stage to the press area, made the trade & there we were. Robert Plant’s son Karac died from a stomach virus in 1977 while Zeppelin toured North America and the band did not tour in 1978. While Peter dealt with the day-to-day business, Richard was the main interface for Zeppelin production and still regarded as the fifth member. Bannister would never run a show at Knebworth again. I think now that's a good thing, still surprised by life every day whether in a good way or not, still rocking, still a Led Zep fan , still love Robert like a brother, still got my own hair. LOT Vol.1 & Vol,2 (3 xCD) 1. ps i travelled down for the second show as well, could not say which was better. I was sober by this point the wine was long gone but I have never so high as that moment. I was lucky enough to be at the rehearsals for Knebworth 79, they were held at Bray Studios , on Stage 1 ,this is just down the road from Jimmy's house, so they all stayed there, i was right at the front of the stage !, my ears have never been the same after.I went on to drive Jimmy on a number of occasions, had some real good experiences. I've just nearly walked smack bang into Jimmy Page in Goodge St in London - I'm not impressed by seeing 'slebs in London, but JPP is proper Royalty. Knebworth Park concerts 8-4-79 and 8-11-79, led zeppelin sound check and accounts from roadies ,commander cody,utopia, fairport convention, New barbarians, chas and dave ,southside johnny and the asbury jukes ,setlists, reviews. They could not believe we came all the way from Canada. Anyhow on Saturday afternoon I was over by the VIP enclosure to the left of the stage and who is waltzing around in there? NO writing or tears. One of the highlights of my life Led Zeppelin at Knebworth park. To be safe I had also applied by post for a ticket which when it came back was for the then announced second concert. Click here to view the concert programme. We were building our Pyramid loudspeakers in those days and it was a cool idea.”. 1979 Unreleased promo LP - JJ Jackson Knebworth interview, Knebworth 8-4-79 review (LZ Captivate 150,000), Copenhagen 1979 - (Danish Run-Through For Zeppelin) Billboard, Knebworth 1979 (Review fan letter / Evening Standard). Yes RP maybe too fast playing but not A PROBLEM AND John Paul LOOKS ASSURED WHICH IS THE MEASURE OF THE BAND. Other memorable pieces included magnificent versions of ‘Trampled Under Foot’ and ‘Kashmir’ plus ‘Achilles Last Stand’ which hurtled through the arena like an irresistible force. As the set started the most abiding impression on me was that somebody had just tuned an additional PA system on: not only was the volume notably louder, but the clarity was amazing. Zeppelin’s stand at Knebworth were the last shows Bannister promoted. Ten Years Gone is next and it's a liitle sloppy. I grabbed a page of the Sounds music paper from someone and a felt tip pen and went round getting all their autographs, well all except Grants – he was terrifying, and I didn’t ask Jason for his either. Friday was just a work day and the evening in the pub as usual, I had made £60 in my pocket for the 4 days work which in 1979 for a schoolboy was a lot! One week apart, Led Zeppelin’s two concerts in Knebworth Park 30 years ago this month marked not only the last truly legendary live events of the seventies, but also the last time the original quartet would grace a British stage. The legendary Monday gigs at The Pavilion, Bath commenced 50 years ago last week To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary we are offering as a 'celebration set' these seminal Bath Pavilion event posters and handbills for just £16 which also includes a DVD with 100 photos of Led Zeppelin at the Knebworth 79 festival and an interview with Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. Was working with a couple of guys called Happy and Jade, great couple of lads we were putting up the white sheeting around the stage area which would keep the weather out if it rained. Perhaps my favorite photo of all-time is Jimmy playing this song on the double-neck from Cincinatti 1977. Nobody's Fault is also an improvement as Page is starting to find his groove. Where do I start? Sounds like you are (/were) a true Zephead and enjoyed the show for what it was, unlike so many reviewers and detractors who can't understand the mammoth power that was Zeppelin. Now my questions.. you here for the gig? Many thanks to u all. Highpoints were Achilles Last Stand and the explosion of Kashmir following White Mountain. Whilst there, on July 23-24, they decided to play two low key shows under the pseudonym The Melancholy Danish Playboys. Wednesday, same sort of day only it was raining for some of the day but it would take more than a bit of rain to dampen my spirits! Travelled down on the Friday with my girlfriend (soon to be wife and mother of my son , then ex-wife) and a couple of friends arriving as it got dark.I was at the gate that collapsed under the pressure at about 2 in the morning and remeber running across fields to the turnstiles where we scarily crushed until they let us in at first light. The band had just debuted the ITTOD tune a week earlier at the August 4 Knebworth concert. But we had a fantastic weekend, at the first gig, about ten of us travelled down in a hired transit van, full of beer and long haired louts. 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