Retro Band Of The Week: Led Zeppelin

We should probably filed this one under vintage as well. But by from the looks of that poster, this pretty much sums up the bad-assery...

Retro Band Of The Week: Led Zeppelin


We should probably filed this one under vintage as well. But by from the looks of that poster, this pretty much sums up the bad-assery of Narragansett beer. Mentioned a while back in our Chicago blog that Narragansett sponsored a series of concerts called the Tribal Rock Festivals. Well here is proof from the Led Zeppelin show at the Boston Garden on October 25, 1969. That is awesome and made our mouths drop. One of the best bands of all time paired with the best New England beer. Then add Johnny Winter as an opener, forget it. We received an email from a fan named Lorna looking for this poster. It was her first concert ever and she was only 12. That's something to be proud of. Not to mention the fact that all Zeppelin fans of the legal age were drinking Gansett at this show. So if anyone has these poster, then please contact us. Here are some more photos, press review of the show and set-list from


Press Review: "Naragansett's "Tribal Love-Rock Festival" of the twenty fifth attracted a typical Boston Tea Party crowd, with a hardly subtle difference in order of magnitude. The Led Zeppelin propelled itself onto the Boston Garden stage to confront sixteen housand colourfully-attired high school and college aboriginals - a total of thirty-two thousand dilated pupils, all eagerly trained upon the massive loth-fronted bank of amplifiers that was 'to produce the capper of an evening of northern-fried schmaltz rock and mini-riots.

They sped rather rapidly through their early material in group effort, combining "Communication Breakdown" and "Good Times, Bad Times" into a medley. At this point, group feeling began to flag, and the spotlight turned mainly to Page, although towards the end of the performance Plant (lead vocal) began to play vocal catch with Page's riffs.

The Zeppelin performance really had two climaxes, one of them faultless. The first was Page's rendition of "White Summer", a very lengthy medley of both Zeppelin and (Johnny) Winters-like patterns, connected at times rather faultily with semi-classical phrases.

The second climax was the well-deserved solo of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who contrived to enrapture the audience with rhythm while entirely avoiding any imitation of Baker's "Toad", which is no small feat of willpower." - G.Berk, October 1969

Ticket s stub - Oh the days before scanners!

includes: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Lemon Song, Kansas City).

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